Optimism will get you a long way—with the ladies, with potential employers, and, most of all, with the 34 bowl games set to kick off on Dec. 19.
For all of us who have watched a boatload of college football this year, there's a reason to watch all 34 bowls.
For the rest of you who joined late or lost interest early, consider this a metaphorical bowl Christmas calendar.
Peel back every slide and find a small nugget of chocolate to chew on.
Here we go.