Picking EVERY College Football Bowl game (with cheerleader photos)


It’s that time of year again, when I make smart ass remarks justifying why I’m picking one college football team to beat another. Not only do I give you the full bowl schedule with tv listings, there’s fun and goofy pictures of cheerleaders and hot female fans interspersed within the listing.

And to make the post more pure to the game and traditional, I took OUT all the corporate sponsor names of the bowls

New Mexico Nevada vs. Arizona     Albuquerque, N.M.  University Stadium   Dec. 15 1 p.m. ESPN

Wait there’s bowl games already today? Wow that’s early. I’ll take Zona since they’re right next door in a game that’s sure to have low ratings.


Idaho Potato    Toledo vs. Utah State    Boise, Idaho   Bronco Stadium Dec. 15   4:30 p.m. ESPN

The famous blue field turf bowl. I’ll take the Rockets since I think they’re underrated.


S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia    BYU vs. San Diego State    San Diego   Qualcomm Stadium Dec. 20     8 p.m. ESPN

Perhaps the worst named bowl of all, going with SDSU since they have an unfair home field advantage

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Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Petersburg    Ball State vs. UCF       St. Petersburg, Fla.    Tropicana Field Dec. 21   7:30 p.m. ESPN

Maybe this one has the worst name of all bowls. Favoring UCF since they’re so close to home


New Orleans   East Carolina vs. Louisiana-Lafayette    New Orleans   Superdome Dec. 22   Noon ESPN

Does anyone care? ULL since they have dome-field advantage


Las Vegas    Washington vs. Boise State    Las Vegas   Sam Boyd Stadium  Dec. 22    3:30 p.m. ESPN

Does the winner get $500 worth of chips at the Bellagio and some lap dances? UW is weak, gotta take Boise


Hawaii  Fresno State vs. SMU  Honolulu  Aloha Stadium  Dec. 24   8 p.m. ESPN

Does the winner get some poi and a luau? Taking the Pony Express in this one


Pizza   Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan   Detroit  Ford Field  Dec. 26  7:30 p.m. ESPN

8 Mile is definitely where you wanna be for the holidays, right? CMU won’t travel far for this one. Picking all the home teams thus far


Military Bowl  San Jose State vs. Bowling Green  Washington, D.C.  RFK Stadium Dec. 27  3 p.m. ESPN

Oh this one will do HUGE FREAKING NUMBERS for ESPN. I like SJSU


Belk  Cincinnati vs. Duke Charlotte, N.C.  Bank of America Stadium Dec. 27   6:30 p.m. ESPN

Duke hasn’t been to a bowl for awhile so I think they’ll be JACKED for this one


Holiday  Baylor vs. UCLA   San Diego  Qualcomm Stadium Dec. 27  9:45 p.m. ESPN

Finally! a bowl game actually worth watching! A good match-up; Will Jim Mora Jr. have an answer for All-American WR Terrence Williams? I think so


Independence  Ohio vs. Louisiana-Monroe   Shreveport, La.  Independence Stadium Dec. 28    2 p.m. ESPN

How many freakin teams get to play in bowls in their home state? Taking the road team Ohio in this one. Does Shreveport really deserve a bowl?


Russell Athletic   Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech  Orlando, Fla.  Florida Citrus Bowl Dec. 28  5:30 p.m. ESPN

What is this bowl? Never heard of it. Going with the underachieving Hokies here


Texas   Minnesota vs. Texas Tech    Houston   Reliant Stadium   Dec. 28   9 p.m. ESPN

There’s a reason every Big Ten team is an underdog this bowl season. The Gophers are not good.


Armed Forces   Rice vs. Air Force    Fort Worth  Amon G. Carter Stadium  Dec. 29  11:45 a.m. ESPN

I’m sure the one person who watches this game will enjoy it very much. Since it’s the Armed Forces Bowl, gotta take the Air Force


Pinstripe    West Virginia vs. Syracuse   Bronx, N.Y.    Yankee Stadium Dec. 29  3:15 p.m. ESPN

Tell me again why we have cold weather outdoor bowls? Geno Smith and WVU will light the Cuse up


Fight Hunger  Navy vs. Arizona State   San Francisco  AT&T Park Dec. 29   4 p.m. ESPN2

Did you know an ASU cheerleader did a porno while wearing her uniform? Reason enough to pick the Sun Devils


Alamo   Texas vs. Oregon State   San Antonio   Alamodome   Dec. 29   6:45 p.m. ESPN

Again, does every bowl have a team playing in their home state? Going with the Beavers


Buffalo Wild Wings  TCU vs. Michigan State  Tempe, Ariz.   Sun Devil Stadium  Dec. 29   10:15 p.m. ESPN

Another very stupidly named bowl. Will MSU be inspired enough for this? No, probably not


Music City   NC State vs. Vanderbilt   Nashville, Tenn.  LP Field Dec. 31  Noon ESPN

Not only does Vandy get to play in their home state, but they even get their home city. And this is the best Commodores team in awhile


Sun   USC vs. Georgia Tech   El Paso, Texas   Sun Bowl Dec. 31    2 p.m. CBS

On one hand, USC is the biggest flop of the year.


Liberty    Iowa State vs. Tulsa    Memphis, Tenn.   Liberty Bowl Dec. 31   3:30 p.m. ESPN

In the words of Homer Simpson, “BORRRING!” Tulsa I guess


Chick-fil-A  LSU vs. Clemson Atlanta  Georgia Dome Dec. 31   7:30 p.m. ESPN

The Tigers (LSU variety) are pretty friggin good. Look for them to slaughter the Tigers (Clemson variety)

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Gator   Mississippi State vs. Northwestern  Jacksonville, Fla.  Everbank Field   Jan. 1   Noon  ESPN2

Good thing for NU they fell a little in the bowl hierarchy. Cuz now they have a more favorable match-up, and the 64 YEAR OLD DROUGHT WILL END!


Heart of Dallas   Purdue vs. Oklahoma State Dallas   Cotton Bowl Jan. 1  Noon ESPNU

Hard to pick a team with a fired coach. Ok St. all the way


Outback   South Carolina vs. Michigan  Tampa, Fla.   Raymond James Stadium Jan. 1   1 p.m. ESPN

Hard to take a Big Ten team over an SEC twice. Doing it once was difficult enough


Capital One  Georgia vs. Nebraska Orlando, Fla.   Florida Citrus Bowl Jan. 1    1 p.m. ABC

If the Badgers hung 70 on the Huskers, imagine how badly the Bulldogs will ravage them


Rose Bowl  Wisconsin vs. Stanford Pasadena, Calif.  Rose Bowl Jan. 1   5 p.m. ESPN

It pains me to talk about this game too much because I could be in the press box for it; if not for my health issues. I’ve really had to miss out on a lot this year. By the way, I’m making a ballsy pick and taking Sconnie


Orange  Northern Illinois vs. Florida State   Miami    Sun Life Stadium   Jan. 1   8:30 p.m. ESPN

I like NIU’s feistiness, backlashing against the evil empire (ESPN) for criticizing their placement here. But that won’t be enough to pull off the massive upset

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Sugar    Louisville vs. Florida    New Orleans  Louisiana Superdome Jan. 2   8:30 p.m. ESPN

UL really has no chance at all. This should be a laugher


Fiesta  Oregon vs. Kansas State   Glendale, Ariz.   U. of Phoenix Stadium Jan. 3   8:30 p.m. ESPN

Match-up of the two teams that could have had it all had they not both screwed up on the same weekend. Will be a fun one to watch. Picking OU cuz of their offense. And maybe their cheerleaders.


Cotton  Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma Arlington, Texas  Cowboys Stadium Jan. 4   8 p.m. FOX

This is pretty much a BCS game, both in talent and magnitude. Taking the Heisman winner’s team. Go here to check out Manziel’s model girlfriend

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BBVA Compass  Pittsburgh vs. Ole Miss Birmingham, Ala.  Legion Field Jan. 5   1 p.m. ESPN

No one gives a shit about this game. Therefore, I’m not even picking it.


GoDaddy.com  Kent State vs. Arkansas State Mobile, Ala.  Ladd-Peebles Stadium Jan. 6  9 p.m. ESPN

The main sponsor of Danica Patrick yey! Oh wait, this game tries to trick you into thinking it’s relevant because it comes so late in the sequence. But it’s not, so who cares who wins.


BCS National Championship  Notre Dame vs. Alabama   Miami   Sun Life Stadium Jan. 7   8:30 p.m. ESPN

I’m a little bitter about this one too; because there’s an outside chance I could be at press row for this one too. Again had it not been for my health issues. Alabama is a heavy favorite and it’s easy to understand why. Here’s more detail previewing this game.

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  1. paulmbanks says:

    20-11 with my picks heading into the title game

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