Thursday, December 18, 2008

For the football fans among us (you know who you are)... is the list of upcoming college football bowl games, courtesy of ESPN, with additional partial credit to Mr. David “Putz” Barlow of Ephraim, Utah, who once fell out of a car and landed on his head:

1. Eagle Bank Bowl: Wake Forest vs. Navy (Dec. 20)
2. Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl: BYU vs. Arizona (Dec. 20)
3. magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl: Memphis vs. South Florida
4. New Mexico Bowl: Colorado State vx. Fresno State (Dec. 20)
5. R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Southern Mississippi vs. Troy State (Dec. 21)
6. San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: TCU vs. Boise State (Dec. 23)
7. Sheraton Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii vs. Notre Dame (Dec. 24)
8. Motor City Bowl: Florida Atlantic vs. Central Michigan (Dec. 26)
9. Meineke Car Care Bowl: West Virginia vs. North Carolina (Dec. 27)
10. Champs Sports Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Florida State (Dec. 27)
11. Emerald Bowl: Miami (Fla.) vs. California (Dec. 27)
12. Independence Bowl: Northern Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech (Dec. 28)
13. (Tangerine) Bowl: NC State vs. Rutgers (Dec. 29)
14. Valero Alamo Bowl: Missouri vs. Northwestern (Dec. 29)
15. Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl: Maryland vs. Nevada (Dec. 30)
16. Texas Bowl: Western Michigan vs. Rice (Dec. 30)
17. Pacific Life Holiday Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Oregon (Dec. 30)
18. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Air Force vs. Houston (Dec. 31)
19. Brut Sun Bowl: Oregon State vs. Pittsburgh (Dec. 31)
20. Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl: Boston College vs. Vanderbilt (Dec. 31)
21. Insight Bowl: Kansas vs. Minnesota (Dec. 31)
22. Chick-fil-A (Peach) Bowl: LSU vs. Georgia Tech (Dec. 31)
23. Outback Bowl: South Carolina vs. Iowa (Jan. 1)
24. Capital One (Citrus) Bowl: Georgia vs. Michigan State (Jan. 1)
25. Konica Minolta Gator Bowl: Nebraska vs. Clemson (Jan. 1)
26. Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi: Penn State vs. USC (Jan. 1)
27. FedEx Orange Bowl: Virgina Tech vs. Cincinnati (Jan. 1)
28. AT&T Cotton Bowl: Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech (Jan. 2)
29. AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Kentucky vs. East Carolina (Jan. 2)
30. Allstate Sugar Bowl: Utah vs. Alabama (Jan. 2)
31. International Bowl: Buffalo vs. Connecticut (Jan. 3)
32. Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Texas vs. Ohio State (Jan. 5)
33. GMAC Bowl: Ball State vs. Tulsa (Jan. 6)
34. FedEx BCS National Championship Game: Florida vs. Oklahoma (Jan. 8)

I didn’t even mention the Iron Bowl. And that’s just college football. There are also all of those professional football teams trying to defeat one another in playoff games so they can play in the Super Bowl.

When I was a kid, there were just four college football bowl games (Rose, Cotton, Sugar, and Orange) and just three channels on TV (ABC, NBC, and CBS) and gasoline cost only 20 cents per gallon.

In other words, I come from a world that never existed or at least has Gone With The Wind. Here is a photo of someone from my part of the country who went like the wind. Can you name him?


  1. Ye gods and little fishes!

    What's next? The "Tidy Bowl?"

  2. All I can say is... Yikes!(I always thought football was a venue for bands to perform, but now they don't even do that at halftime - so, really, what's the point?)Okay, so as usual, there WAS more I could say, after all!

  3. Pat - The Tidy Bowl! Now, that's funny!

    Tracie - Bands *do* still perform at halftime, but the performances aren't shown on television any more because the time is so sorely needed to run more commercial advertising and to let the jocks and jock wannabes rehash all the plays from the first half.

  4. Your welcome to quote or use my blog anytime.

  5. Oh, my......what an overflowing bowl of Bowls! The Outback Bowl is the only one I'm interested in, and we won't even be able to watch it, because we don't have cable.

  6. I'm guessing we'll watch only 7 or 8 of them, plus all the professional playoffs.

    Laughing my head off.

  7. Thanks, Dr. John for letting me use your words in a future post.

    Jeannelle and Ruth, I knew this post would get a rise out of the ladies!

    The name of the football player, by the way -- a legend in Georgia -- is Herschel Walker.

  8. Truthfully this makes my head swim. My husband and son revel in this stuff. I go in the other room.

  9. i was getting all excited for the sugar bowl when all of a sudden byu lost and burst my now deflated i bumble through the bowl, sppooon and fork games

  10. isn't that lightning williams of the mars twikight team?????

  11. More comments! I'm always amazed when people actually read my posts!

    Egghead (Vonda) - It makes my head swim too, although I do enjoy college football. Never really cared for the professional variety. Those guys should get real jobs.

    Putz - Sorry about BYU. As for Lightning Williams of the Mars Twikight team, never heard of him or them. That picture is of Herschel Walker, University of Georgia great, winner of the 1982 Heisman trophy. He played for 12 seasons for various teams in the NFL.

    Here's a factoid for you: The Heisman Trophy was named for John Heisman, coach at Georgia Tech (not to be confused with Georgia) when when they beat Cumberland College by a score of 222-0 in 1916?

  12. I didn't mean to sound like a Valley girl in that last comment. I should have said: 1916.