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venture
12-21-2013, 09:09 AM
Bowl Games start today...

2013-14 BOWL SCHEDULEBCS GAMESDATEGAMELOCATIONTIMEMATCHUPCAPSULE | TICKETSJan. 6BCS Title (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/bowls/bcs)Pasadena, Calif.8:30 p.m.Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1)Preview (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24371504/bcs-national-championship-preview-predictions-tv-info) | Buy now (http://www.ticketcity.com/bowl-game-tickets/bcs-national-championship-tickets.html)Jan. 3Orange (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24371789/orange-bowl-preview-predictions-tv-info)Miami, Fla.8:30 p.m.Clemson (10-2) vs. Ohio State (12-1)Preview (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24371789/orange-bowl-preview-predictions-tv-info) | Buy now (http://www.ticketcity.com/bowl-game-tickets/orange-bowl-tickets.html)Jan. 2Sugar (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24370388/sugar-bowl-preview-predictions-tv-info)New Orleans, La.8:30 p.m.Alabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2)Preview (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24370388/sugar-bowl-preview-predictions-tv-info) | Buy now (http://www.ticketcity.com/bowl-game-tickets/sugar-bowl-tickets.html)Jan. 1Fiesta (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24371795/fiesta-bowl-preview-predictions-tv-info)Glendale, Ariz.8:30 p.m.Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1)Preview (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24371795/fiesta-bowl-preview-predictions-tv-info) | Buy now (http://www.ticketcity.com/bowl-game-tickets/fiesta-bowl-tickets.html)Jan. 1Rose (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24370195/rose-bowl-preview-predictions-tv-info)Pasadena, Calif.5 p.m.Michigan State (12-1) vs. Stanford (11-2)Preview (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24370195/rose-bowl-preview-predictions-tv-info) | Buy now (http://www.ticketcity.com/bowl-game-tickets/rose-bowl-tickets.html)NON-BCS GAMESJan. 5GoDaddy (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24371961/godaddy-bowl-preview-predictions-tv-info)Mobile, Ala.9 p.m.Ball State (10-2) vs. Arkansas State (7-5)Preview (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24371961/godaddy-bowl-preview-predictions-tv-info) | Buy now (http://www.ticketcity.com/bowl-game-tickets/godaddycom-bowl-tickets.html)Jan. 4BBVA Compass (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24371280/bbva-compass-bowl-preview-predictions-tv-info)Birmingham, Ala.1 p.m.Houston (8-4) vs. Vanderbilt (8-4)Preview (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24371280/bbva-compass-bowl-preview-predictions-tv-info) | Buy now (http://www.ticketcity.com/bowl-game-tickets/bbva-compass-bowl-tickets.html)Jan. 3Cotton (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24371969/cotton-bowl-preview-predictions-tv-info)Arlington, Texas8 p.m.Oklahoma State (10-2) vs. Missouri 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(http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24371985/chick-fil-a-bowl-preview-predictions-tv-info)Atlanta, Ga.8 p.m.Duke (10-3) vs. Texas A&M (8-4)Preview (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24371985/chick-fil-a-bowl-preview-predictions-tv-info) | Buy now (http://www.ticketcity.com/bowl-game-tickets/chick-fil-a-bowl-tickets.html)Dec. 31Liberty (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24370312/liberty-bowl-preview-predictions-tv-info)Memphis, Tenn.4 p.m.Rice (10-3) vs. Miss. 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(http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24371470/music-city-bowl-preview-predictions-tv-info)Nashville, Tenn.3:15 p.m.Georgia Tech (7-5) vs. Ole Miss (7-5)Preview (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24371470/music-city-bowl-preview-predictions-tv-info) | Buy now (http://www.ticketcity.com/bowl-game-tickets/music-city-bowl-tickets.html)Dec. 30Armed Forces (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24370296/armed-forces-bowl-preview-predictions-tv-info)Fort Worth, Texas11:45 a.m.Middle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (8-4)Preview (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24370296/armed-forces-bowl-preview-predictions-tv-info) | Buy now (http://www.ticketcity.com/bowl-game-tickets/armed-forces-bowl-tickets.html)Dec. 28Buffalo Wild Wings (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24370410/buffalo-wild-wings-bowl-preview-predictions-tv-info)Tempe, Ariz.10:15 p.m.Kansas 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(http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24370211/texas-bowl-preview-predictions-tv-info)Houston, Texas6 p.m.Syracuse (6-6) vs. Minnesota (8-4)Preview (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24370211/texas-bowl-preview-predictions-tv-info) | Buy now (http://www.ticketcity.com/bowl-game-tickets/texas-bowl-tickets.html)Dec. 27Military (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24370293/military-bowl-preview-predictions-tv-info)Annapolis, Md.2:30 p.m.Maryland (7-5) vs. Marshall (9-4)Preview (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24370293/military-bowl-preview-predictions-tv-info) | Buy now (http://www.ticketcity.com/bowl-game-tickets/military-bowl-tickets.html)Dec. 26Poinsettia (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24370288/poinsettia-bowl-preview-predictions-tv-info)San Diego, Calif.9:30 p.m.Utah State (8-5) vs. Northern Illinois (12-1)Preview 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vs. Washington State (6-6)Preview (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24371302/new-mexico-bowl-preview-predictions-tv-info) | Buy now (http://www.ticketcity.com/bowl-game-tickets/new-mexico-bowl-tickets.html)Note: All times Eastern. All games broadcast on ESPN, except for the Las Vegas (ABC), Sun (CBS), Gator (ESPN2), Heart of Dallas (ESPNU), Capital One (ABC), and Cotton (FOX)

Bill Robertson
12-21-2013, 09:34 AM
I used to think that there were way too many bowl games. Then I decided that any day with any football is better than a day without football.

Pete
12-21-2013, 09:42 AM
I used to think that there were way too many bowl games. Then I decided that any day with any football is better than a day without football.

Agree 100%.

But it does mean that just going to bowl game is no longer any sort of accomplishment.

It used to be seen as a reward for a great season; now it just means you managed to go at least 6-6, and four of those wins could come from terribly weak non-conference opponents.

And then you see all these schools (and broadcasters) who proudly proclaim: Going to a bowl game for X years in a row for the first time in school history!!

When fully HALF the teams in FBS go bowling, that accomplishment alone is pretty meaningless.

OKCisOK4me
12-21-2013, 10:23 AM
Is this a U-Pick'em? Okay, I'll go...

Washington State
Fresno State
Buffalo
Louisiana Lafayette

ECU

That other OSU

Bowling Green
Northern Illinois

Marshall
Syracuse
Washington

Notre Dame
Cincinnati
Miami
Kansas State

Middle Tennessee
Ole Miss
Texas
Arizona State

Boston College
Virginia Tech
Mississippi State
Duke

Georgia
North Texas
Wisconsin
LSU
*Michigan State
*Baylor

*Alabama

Oklahoma State...regardless of how big of a threat Mizzou is.
*Clemson

Houston

Ball State

*Florida State

*BCS games.

venture
12-21-2013, 11:12 AM
So I'm going with...

NM Bowl: WSU
LV: Fresno
Idaho: Buffalo
New Orleans: LA-Laf
St. Pete: East Carolina
Hawaii: Boise
Little Caesars: BGSU
Poinsettia: NIU
Military: Maryland
Texas: Minnesota
Fight Hunger: BYU
Pinstripe: ND
Belk: Cincy
Russell: Louisville...sorry...Lullvul
Buffalo WW: Meechigan
Armed Forces: Mid Tenn
Music City: GA Tech
Alamo: Oregon
Holiday: Arizona St
Advocare: Arizona
Sun: UCLA
Liberty: Rice
Chik-Fil-A: Texas A&M
Gator: UGA
Heart of Dallas: North TX
Cap One: South Car
Outback: LSU
Rose: Stanford
Fiesta: Baylor
Sugar: OU - I know Bama will win, but there has to be one upset this year.
Cotton: Okie State
Orange: Clemson...okay maybe 2 upsets. ;)
Compass: Houston
GoDaddy: Ball State
BCS Title: FSU

OKCisOK4me
12-21-2013, 12:01 PM
I was picking a lot of PAC12 teams and I really don't think it's a strong conference but definitely stronger than the BIG10 and I was picking a lot of those teams to win but based solely on the "pick-em" competition. I really didn't want to pick LSU cause of Les Miles but what can ya do other than be realistic?

Easy180
12-21-2013, 12:08 PM
Feel sorry for Baylor having a historic season, landing the Fiesta and drawing UCF

Talk about a ratings disaster

OKCisOK4me
12-21-2013, 12:19 PM
Feel sorry for Baylor having a historic season, landing the Fiesta and drawing UCF

Talk about a ratings disaster

That's why, in a crappy kinda way, I'm happy OU beat OSU in Bedlam, cause otherwise (even though it'd be more money for OSU and another Fiesta Bowl appearance in as few seasons) my Cowboys would have been playing in that game and I'd rather we play real competition like old Big XII rival Mizzou!

venture
12-21-2013, 12:54 PM
Cotton Bowl is definitely a bigger game this year over the Fiesta.

OKCisOK4me
12-21-2013, 01:09 PM
Cotton Bowl is definitely a bigger game this year over the Fiesta.

No doubt. Had the opponent in the Fiesta been like Stanford when we played in it that year, then I'd be a little torn but Cotton Bowl is a huge victory for OSU just due to the fact that its smack dab in the middle of their primary recruiting grounds and Cotton Bowl organizers know how well OSU fans travel so it's definitely a win win for both sides.

venture
12-21-2013, 03:05 PM
Well USC is shocking me right now. Figured they would be a lame duck.

venture
12-21-2013, 04:56 PM
Well WSU lost...I guess I know where my picks are going to end up this year. LOL

Pete
12-21-2013, 05:00 PM
That was a monumental choke joke by Wazzou...

I really Mike Leach but they were up 15 late in the game and refused to run it and ended paying the price.

Sometimes I think he is way too stubborn for his own good.

venture
12-21-2013, 05:07 PM
That he is!

Well USC wins...so I'm 0-2 so far. Come on Buffalo! lol .... sigh

OKCisOK4me
12-21-2013, 05:33 PM
That he is!

Well USC wins...so I'm 0-2 so far. Come on Buffalo! lol .... sigh

Heeeey, me toooooooo! lol

venture
12-21-2013, 06:00 PM
0 and 3 here we come. Stupid Buffalo.

venture
12-21-2013, 11:16 PM
Wooohoo 1-3. Sigh. LOL

venture
12-27-2013, 10:59 PM
I'm never doing bowl picks again. LOL

ljbab728
12-27-2013, 11:10 PM
I'm never doing bowl picks again. LOL

Welcome to the club, venture. I learned that long ago. LOL

The extra time between the regular season and the bowls seems to completely send everything out of kilter.

venture
12-28-2013, 12:12 AM
Yeah very true. Though I will say...most of the bowls have been really close and not total blow outs. So at least they are entertaining to watch.

ljbab728
12-28-2013, 12:58 AM
Yeah very true. Though I will say...most of the bowls have been really close and not total blow outs. So at least they are entertaining to watch.

True. Utah State and Northern Illinois was a classic. We are so lucky. LOL

OKCisOK4me
12-28-2013, 09:53 AM
I'm never doing bowl picks again. LOL

I'm currently 6-5... horrible.

venture
12-28-2013, 09:26 PM
I'm sitting at 4-10...sigh. For some reason I picked Michigan over KSU like an idiot. Oh well, maybe that was smart. LOL

Go Big 12! They are looking good so far. :)

ljbab728
12-28-2013, 11:12 PM
I know K State was favored but it was a very impressive victory anyway. It also continues to expose the Big 10. Things could certainly change but, for now, with Minnesota's loss to Syracuse they are 0 - 2 in bowl games and future Big 10 teams, Rutgers and Maryland also lost.

Richard at Remax
12-30-2013, 02:04 PM
So is anyone else going to the Sugar Bowl? I feel like Im the only one who is going, even though we'll probably get thumped. Cant turn down a trip to NOLA.

Mississippi Blues
12-30-2013, 02:28 PM
I didn't really pick any games. Ole Miss-Georgia Tech is the first game of the bowl season I picked (I picked Ole Miss, duh!).

zookeeper
12-30-2013, 04:58 PM
Two bowl games tonight with Big 12 teams.

Alamo Bowl - Texas and Oregon
Holiday Bowl - Arizona State and Texas Tech

I'd like to see the Big 12 win both of these and, in all seriousness, I would also like to see Mack Brown win his last game (probably ever as a head coach).

Pete
12-30-2013, 05:03 PM
Texas already down 0-7 and the announcers can't stop slobbering over Mack Brown being a legendary coach, yada yada.

He's not 'retiring'... He's the same age of Nick Saban who Texas would sell their souls to get in Austin.

He was fired because he's just not that good and I suspect he may get embarrassed one last time tonight.

zookeeper
12-30-2013, 05:07 PM
He's turned around every program he's been at. He's had good years and not so good years, but he's a great coach. He also had a great season at OU as offensive coordinator under Switzer in '84. Mack Brown is a great coach and a class guy. I'll never understand the pettiness of making football rivalries personal.

Pete
12-30-2013, 05:14 PM
I disagree he's a great coach and I'm far from alone. Many of the Texas fans feel the same way.

Mississippi Blues
12-30-2013, 06:14 PM
I picked Oregon to win, so I hope Texas loses. :)

Pete
12-30-2013, 06:31 PM
I would say you're pretty safe...

They are only 13 points ahead at half but have almost 300 yards and Texas can't stop them.

Mississippi Blues
12-30-2013, 07:39 PM
That pretty much seals it. Thanks Oregon. :)

Pete
12-30-2013, 07:42 PM
If Mariota had been healthy, this would have been far uglier.

venture
12-30-2013, 08:22 PM
Hey look...I picked Oregon and they won. It's a December 30th Miracle! /sigh

ljbab728
12-30-2013, 08:27 PM
I would say you're pretty safe...

They are only 13 points ahead at half but have almost 300 yards and Texas can't stop them.

Actually Texas did a decent job of stopping Oregon. They only scored one offensive touchdown. Having an inept offense was Texas' main problem.

bluedogok
12-30-2013, 08:41 PM
Mack is still the perfect person to be head coach at Texas, the problem is he missed on hiring great assistant coaches which is what a CEO type of coach has to do. Because he didn't have good assistants they missed out on recruits, brought ones in who had no business at UT and passed over others . It is a difficult job no matter the perks there, it is a fan base with a highly inflated view of themselves with many difficult donors. A HC there needs to play the politics there more than they need to coach, that is a what a friend who used to work in the athletic department told me. That is why I scoff at a lot of the names mentioned by the media, they don't have the personalities to deal with all the crap the head coach at UT has to deal with. Fans want a great coach, the big wheels want someone who will kiss their rears. Chip Kelly ran into some of that at Oregon.

kevinpate
12-30-2013, 08:44 PM
So is anyone else going to the Sugar Bowl? I feel like Im the only one who is going, even though we'll probably get thumped. Cant turn down a trip to NOLA.

Youngest son, who hits 21 in another day. one of his housemates, housemates parents and brother, two other friends, head out wed a.m.

dankrutka
12-30-2013, 08:49 PM
He's turned around every program he's been at. He's had good years and not so good years, but he's a great coach. He also had a great season at OU as offensive coordinator under Switzer in '84. Mack Brown is a great coach and a class guy. I'll never understand the pettiness of making football rivalries personal.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the Mack Brown offense in '84 the worst of the entire Switzer era?

Mack has been a very successful coach overall in the sense that he's a good CEO, but he's not generally seen as a very good evaluator or developer of talent or a good Xs and Os coach. So, it kind of depends what we mean by "good coach."

venture
12-30-2013, 09:18 PM
Back to bowl games. :-P

TTU is looking really good tonight against ASU. I didn't pick them, but screw it...Go Big 12.

ljbab728
12-30-2013, 09:31 PM
Back to bowl games. :-P

TTU is looking really good tonight against ASU. I didn't pick them, but screw it...Go Big 12.

This game reminds of of when Mike Leach was at TT. Teams that didn't see them every year never knew what hit them.

venture
12-30-2013, 09:41 PM
Horrible horrible free TD to ASU. SEC official blew that one.

zookeeper
12-30-2013, 10:43 PM
This TT/ASU game has me thinking about some recent comments regarding Kingsbury.

Gil Brandt has made some pretty passionate arguments for Texas to look no further than Kliff Kingsbury for their new head coach. He makes some pretty good arguments and in response to concerns about his age, Brandt says it's a positive. Texas would have a coach for a long time. He thinks KK is one of the brightest young coaches he's ever known (and he's known a ton), wise way beyond his years. He said he was incredibly impressed with him when he was OC and QB coach at A&M and mentored Johnny Manziel.

Edit - To throw this in, Mike Leach said KK was the closest thing he's ever seen to a coach on the field. Now, to put that in perspective, it was Leach that recruited and coached Josh Heupel, who was another great coach on the field. That says a lot.

venture
12-31-2013, 12:05 AM
Nicely done Tech!

Kingsbury is going to be one they want to hang on to out there.

dcsooner
12-31-2013, 04:03 AM
He's turned around every program he's been at. He's had good years and not so good years, but he's a great coach. He also had a great season at OU as offensive coordinator under Switzer in '84. Mack Brown is a great coach and a class guy. I'll never understand the pettiness of making football rivalries personal.

I totally agree with this assessment of Mack Brown. He did nothing but win with class at Texas and for that matter everywhere he has coached. I think just because he coached at Texas people in Oklahoma want to speak badly of him, but although he did not win as many Big 12 championships as Bob Stoops he was/is certainly in his league as a coach.

dankrutka
12-31-2013, 04:32 AM
I totally agree with this assessment of Mack Brown. He did nothing but win with class at Texas and for that matter everywhere he has coached. I think just because he coached at Texas people in Oklahoma want to speak badly of him, but although he did not win as many Big 12 championships as Bob Stoops he was/is certainly in his league as a coach.

I'd put Stoops a bit ahead of Mack. Not only did he beat him head-to-head (including 4 of the biggest blow outs in series history), but won 8 conference titles to Mack's 2. The resources and recruiting base of Texas provides a nice advantage too. Mack is a good coach, but I'd put him a level below Stoops.

ljbab728
12-31-2013, 09:17 PM
The Duke - A & M game has been very entertaining so far but if I hear any more hosannas for "Johnny Football", I'm gonna barf. The constant fawning reminds me so much of Saint Tebow.

venture
01-01-2014, 09:52 PM
Thanks Baylor... /sigh

ljbab728
01-01-2014, 09:55 PM
Thanks Baylor... /sigh

The Cox cable in my area went out during the 3rd quarter. Maybe that's a good thing. LOL

soonerguru
01-01-2014, 10:22 PM
Briles to Texas no longer scares me. Geez, zero defense.

ljbab728
01-01-2014, 10:24 PM
Briles to Texas no longer scares me. Geez, zero defense.

Can OU get overs against them please?

OKCisOK4me
01-02-2014, 06:18 PM
I think after Baylor losing I'm 13-15. Come on Alabama! Get me closer to .500!!

Dustin
01-02-2014, 07:01 PM
Sooners holding on so far.

10-7 Alabama

venture
01-02-2014, 08:17 PM
Ummm...WTF? lol

Dustin
01-02-2014, 08:20 PM
WHAT iS THIS MADNESS!?!?!?!

BOOMER SOONER!

31-17 OKLAHOMA

zookeeper
01-02-2014, 08:22 PM
I would love to be a fly on the wall of the Alabama locker room. Saban is probably unglued.

OKCRT
01-02-2014, 09:32 PM
I would love to be a fly on the wall of the Alabama locker room. Saban is probably unglued.

Reports starting to filter out that Stoops will be heading to Cleveland as the next head coach of the browns. Ian Rappaport reports that after 15 years at OU Stoops said he is ready to take on the NFL. Trending on twitter now.

Dustin
01-02-2014, 09:40 PM
My god, that touchdown was amazing! Boomer sooner!

38-24

OKCRT
01-02-2014, 09:41 PM
Rotoworld - Fantasy Football, Basketball, Football, Baseball and Hockey. Draft guide, news, projections, cheatsheets, depth charts and more. (http://www.rotoworld.com)

ESPN St. Louis' Tony Softli reports Oklahoma's Bob Stoops may have the "inside track" on the Browns' head-coaching vacancy.
It's unclear if Softli is passing along a sourced report or pure speculation. His Twitter account can be hard to decipher. Softli dropped the nugget as Stoops' Sooners turned in a surprisingly strong Sugar Bowl performance against Alabama. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported earlier in the week that Stoops was "open" to making the leap to the NFL after 15 years at Oklahoma.
Source: Tony Softli on Twitter Jan 2 - 11:01 PM

Dustin
01-02-2014, 10:06 PM
So close! Cmon sooners!