I don't know what it is about this time of year, but everything starts to sneak up on me. Holidays, holiday shopping, college bowl game season. Well, it's really just those things. But it never fails.
I can't help anyone with their shopping, but perhaps I can help shed some light on the non-BCS bowl game schedule, which will begin in just over two weeks (eek!) on Dec. 15. Here are five such games that any fan would enjoy. In the interest of not rehashing what many might already know, more under-the-radar possibilities are included along with higher-profile matchups.
Projected bowl matchups from CNNSI.com.