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Haiku Edition: New Year’s Day Bowl schedule, picks, why-to-watch

Happy 2019, and Roll Tide!

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Don’t worry, Kirby. There are no Alabama quarterbacks in Austin.

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Season: 88-56-2
Bowls: 17-8

As we draw closer to season’s end, the New Year’s cornucopia of bowls bring us a day of football that may finally make up for the pedestrian post-season to date.

Here’s what you’re watching

Central time), when you’re watching it, our picks against the spread — and it will all done in just 17 syllables per game:

Outback Bowl
11:00 ESPN2
No. 18 Mississippi State (8-4) -6 vs. Iowa (8-4)

Two great defenses,
But ‘State runs so much better.
The Hawks may not score.

Fiesta Bowl
12:00 ESPN
No. 11 LSU (9-3) -7.5 vs. No. 8 UCF (12-0)

Lots of guys missing,
Tigers will get scored on. Still,
That Knights’ D? Toxic.

Citrus Bowl
12:00 ABC
No. 14 Kentucky (9-3) +6 vs. No. 12 Penn State (9-3)

If one dimension
Were enough, take the Wildcats.
It’s not. Lions roll.

Rose Bowl
4:00 ESPN
No. 9 Washington (10-3) vs. No. 6 OSU (12-1) -6.5

Such easy money:
Buckeyes steamroll the Huskies
(who lost to Auburn.)

Sugar Bowl
7:45 ESPN
No. 5 UGA (11-2) vs. No. 15 Texas (9-4) +12

When Georgia shows up,
Some nasty Bulldogs expose
A marginal team.

We’ll be be back tomorrow with our (reasonably) regular schedule. We’re pushing a few things back with the upcoming Monday kick, and adding some others. But, for today, that’s less time you have to spend reading and more time spent watching meaningful football. #blessed

Happy 2019, y’all. I have a good feeling about this one.



What bowl game has the most potential to be a blowout?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    Outback (CLANGA-Iowa)
    (10 votes)
  • 3%
    Citrus (Kentucky-PSU)
    (12 votes)
  • 10%
    Fiesta (LSU-UCF)
    (43 votes)
  • 38%
    Rose (OSU-Washington)
    (152 votes)
  • 45%
    Sugar (UGA-Texas)
    (178 votes)
395 votes total Vote Now