College football bowl season.
Isn’t it the most wonderful time of the year? I can’t imagine a bigger event to stick right near the end of December, can you? It’s no wonder why people are in the highest spirits around this time.
And for all those who love to gamble on sports, late December to early January presents opportunities to cheer on favorite teams, watch close match-ups and pick games for friendly competition. And friendly competition only, of course.
ESPN had a college football bowl mania special where analyst Jesse Palmer made picks with a confidence number associated with each. In an effort to prove his inadequacy just as much as beat my last year’s win percentage of 85%, I’ve decided to do the same.
Confidence Number Match-up (Winning Team )
34 Houston vs. Air Force
33 Central Michigan vs. Troy
32 South Florida vs. Northern Illinois
31 Southern Mississippi vs. Middle Tennessee
30 Nevada vs. Southern Methodist
29 Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee
28 Boston College vs. Southern California
27 Texas A&M vs. Georgia
26 Bowling Green vs. Idaho
25 Michigan State vs. Texas Tech
24 Fresno State vs. Wyoming
23 Kentucky vs. Clemson
22 Oregon State vs. Brigham Young
21 UCF vs. Rutgers
20 Utah vs. California
19 Miami (Fla.) vs. Wisconsin
18 Pittsburgh vs. North Carolina
17 Minnesota vs. Iowa State
16 Navy vs. Missouri
15 South Carolina vs. Connecticut
14 Iowa vs. Georgia Tech
13 Ohio vs. Marshall
12 Arizona vs. Nebraska
11 Arkansas vs. East Carolina
10 Boise State vs. TCU
9 Oklahoma State vs. Mississippi
8 Oklahoma vs. Stanford
7 UCLA vs. Temple
6 Ohio State vs. Oregon
5 Penn State vs. LSU
4 West Virginia vs. Florida State
3 Florida vs. Cincinnati
2 Texas vs. Alabama
1 Northwestern vs. Auburn
I’ve picked a couple upsets. Agree? Disagree?