It’s that time of year, college football season almost over, and awards this coming Saturday night. Now last year, Kellan Moore was my second choice for the Heisman, but I wanted Cam Newton to win. Which he did. So Kellan was going to be my first choice this year, but it seems he has dropped out of the running. Therefore, I need to choose between Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck. My choice is RGIII – my prediction is probably Andrew Luck. Will see whether my choice or my prediction wins.
I know little about the Freddie (Biletnikof) award, but Freddie was on my fave pro football team for years, and I still admire the work between him and Daryl with the 60s Raiders. If eligible, I would like to see LaMichael James get that award. They were/are both receivers, and that is the only thing I can think of that might make James eligible to get it.
Bowls – there are 35 of them, most probably unimportant to most people who are not directly involved in the team(s) playing, but I like to watch them all, and make predictions. Once again my choices are not scientific – I make them either from a gut feeling, or just because I like one team better than the either – no specific reasons. And away we go:
December 17, New Mexico Bowl, Wyoming vs. Temple – my choice Wyoming
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Utah State vs. Ohio – my choice Ohio
New Orleans Bowl, La-Lafayette vs. San Diego State – my choice San Diego State
December 20, Beef O’Brady’s, Marshall vs. FIU – my choice FIU
December 21, Poinsettia, TCU vs Louisiana Tech, my choice TCU
December 22, MAACO, Boise State vs Arizona State, my choice Boise State
December 24, Hawaii, Nevada vs. So. Miss, my choice Southern Miss
December 26, Independence, NC vs Missouri, my choice Mizzou
December 27, Little Caesars Pizza, W. Mich. vs Purdue, my choice Purdue
Belk, NCState vs Louisville, my choice NC State
December 28, Military, Air Force vs Toledo, my choice Air Force
Holiday, Texas vs California, my choice California
December 29, Champs Sports, Fl. State vs Notre Dame, my choice ND
Alamo, Baylor vs Washington, my choice Baylor
December 30, Armed Forces, Tulsa vs BYU, my choice BYU
Pinstripe, Rutgers vs. Iowa State, my choice Rutgers
Music City, Miss. State vs. Wake Forest, my choice Wake Forest
Insight, Oklahoma vs Iowa, my choice Oklahoma
December 31, Meineke Car Care, Texas A&M vs Northwestern, my choice Aggies
Sun, Georgia Tech vs Utah, my choice Georgia Tech
Liberty, Vanderbilt vs Cincinnati, my choice Vandy
Fight Hunger, UCLA vs Illinois, my choice Illinois
Chick-fil-A, Virginia vs Auburn, my choice Auburn
January 2, TicketCity, Penn State vs Houston, my choice Penn State
Capital One, Nebraska vs So. Carolina, my choice S. Carolina
Outback, Georgia vs Michigan State, my choice Mich. State
Gator, Florida vs Ohio State, my choice Ohio State
Rose, Oregon vs Wisconsin, my choice Oregon
Fiesta, Stanford vs Oklahoma State, my choice Oklahoma State
January 3, Sugar, Michigan vs VTech, my choice Michigan
January 4, Orange, West Virginia vs Clemson, my choice Clemson
January 6, Cotton, Kansas State vs Arkansas, my choice K State
January 7, BBVA Compass, Pittsburgh vs SMU, my choice SMU
January 8, Arkansas State vs Northern Illinois, my choice N. Illinois
January 9, BSC Championship, LSU vs Alabama, my choice LSU
Some will note that of the seven teams I regularly follow, one of them I chose against. That was Iowa State. I just don’t think they can beat Rutgers. And also please note that I am among them who think the BCS should have been between LSU and OK State.
Now I’m going over to ESPN and make my choices there.
Have a happy holiday, ya’ll.