Bowl Game Mania
I’m one of the fans that wants more bowl games, not less. The one positive that came out of my surprise trip up to Tahoe on Sunday (10 hour drive) was that I got to lay down all of this year’s bowl game parlays. Fourteen parlays in all, 3 $ line parlays, 8 four- teamers, 2 five-teamers and a lonely yet promising 6-teamer (which is now a five-teamer after SMU put the smack down on Frez-No State).
I don’t claim to be a college bowl picking guru, but I have enjoyed a bounty of success the last 3 years. So much success that I’ve had 3 straight super bowl Reno trips (including gambling money) paid for by the generosity of more than a handful of winning (or covering) D-1 programs. With three straight winning years it’s a little much to expect a 4th, but that’s exactly what I’m expecting because I’ve grown accustomed to my yearly Super Bowl trip to Reno and can’t imagine spending my own money on the trip this year.
So, in no real particular order, here are my future winning bowl game bets. Let the insanity ensue……
San Jose State to cover the 7.5 pt spread against Lawn Bowling Green. Yep, their coach bailed but they have a decent team this year and I think the players have something to prove.
Cinn to beat Duke and cover the 7.5 pt spread. Duke sucks.
Baylor to beat UCLA in a pick ’em.
Rutgers beating Va Tech outright
Rice also won’t need the pts and will beat Air Force.
Syracuse to beat West Virginia in the bowl game created just for them
Navy taking the 14.5 and covering that spread easily vs Arizona State— I actually tried to talk myself into Navy shocking the world in that one but couldn’t pull the trigger and just took the points instead.
Oregon State beating and covering 2.5 v Texas
TCU taking the 2.5 and covering v Michigan State just ’cause
Vandy rolling all up into NC State’s grill and covering 7 pts easily
Georgia Tech to not only cover with their 8 pts but maybe even beating USC. Please, if there is a God, make it so
Tulsa beating Iowa St just cause I need something to do before I go out for the evening on the 31st
I’m not betting on the Cardinal game. I was going to take the Cards and give the points but 1-trick offenses like Wisconsin’s are weird this time of year. Couple that with Stanford suspending one of their best run defenders and I think I’ll just watch this one with my heart pounding out of my chest.
Both the Florida schools to roll
Kansas State to upset Oregon– U of O just doesn’t play the same game in January as they do in the regular season
And Notre Dame to somehow take the 9.5 and cover for me. I hate Notre Dame but I greatly dislike the SEC, too. It would be a great story if the Irish kept this one close and a miracle of miracles if they won the game. And I do think they could win this game…….
All right, that’s it. The fridge is loaded up with Bud Lights, Round Table is on speed dial and I’m good to go for the next couple of weeks……..