The Fuckeyes situation has already been discussed at length here so I'm not going to waste your time with that. But let's all point and laugh one more time.
I really thought I could find a funny GIF somewhere for pointing and laughing. Needless to say, I was disappointed.
Before we get started with the bowl picks, I want to take this time to thank commenter Drew. Several months ago G Money had a post talking about food. He went somewhere to get wings and he said they were excellent. In the comments, Drew chimed in and said that Barley's had some great wings as well as other BBQ. Holy fucking food coma, those wings are spectacular. I had an insta-BBQ-boner when I laid eyes on them. Its hard to describe their greatness. Imagine the best wings you've ever had, then imagine them slow cooked over an open pit BBQ, and then imagine crack rocks sprinkled over top of them. Barley's has the greatest wings ever ever, nobody can debate that. So thank you, Drew, for steering my fat ass that way. The Christmas Ale was fantastic as well.
Onto the games.
Military Bowl: East Carolina vs. Maryland(-7.5).
Maryland made quite the turnaround this year. Danny O'Brien was torching fools. Friedgen was pounding donuts and lard smoothies. But 8 wins wasn't enough to keep the big man around. ECU will chuck it around quite a bit, but I think the Terps will pull through in Friedgen's last game. Terps -7.5.
Texas Bowl: Illinois vs. Baylor(-1).
Baylor is back to a bowl game for the first time in 16 years. Baylor will put up a lot of points. Illinois won't be able to keep up. Baylor -1.
Alamo Bowl: Oklahoma State(-5.5) vs. Arizona.
Oklahoma State is too explosive for Arizona to keep up. Weeden, Hunter, and Blackmon put on a show. OSU -5.5.
Armed Forces Bowl: Army vs. SMU(-7).
Craig James is a megafuck. Army +7.
Pinstripe Bowl...WTF?: Kansas State vs. Syracuse(Pick).
Syracuse's defense is nasty, but their offense is terrible. And last night WVU showed us why you never bet on the Big East. KSU.
Music City Bowl: UNC(-1) vs. Tennessee.
I don't know what it is, but I just feel like UNC is going to PWN. I think Tennessee is only a one point dog solely based on their ess eee see status. UNC -1.
Holiday Bowl: Nebraska(-14) vs. Washington.
This is just a ruhtarded match up. I've already seen this movie, I know how it ends. Nebraska 56-21.
Meineke Car Care Bowl: South Florida vs. Clemson(-5.5).
Why the fuck does Meineke get their own bowl? What happens if Meineke folds and some shit company like Roto Rooter buys the bowl rights? At least they would have a perfect stadium to host it...
That thing just screams "I'm clogged with shit." Clemson -5.5 because I refuse to pick the Big East.
Sun Bowl: Notre Dame vs. Miami(-2.5).
Notre Dame just has too much bad shit going on around the program to win this game. Convicts -2.5.
Liberty Bowl: Georgia(-6.5) vs. Central Florida.
I don't know if UGA will care. In the two games UCF did play against BCS competition--NC State and KSU-- they only lost by 11 points combined. UCF may not win, but they will keep it tight. UCF +6.5.
Chick-Fil-A Bowl: South Carolina(-3) vs. Florida State.
This is a tough one. I don't trust either team. Statistically they are about equal. I guess I will take the points and hope. FSU +3. Bonus. Chick-fil-A put out a music video for the bowl:
That's it for today. I will have another post up on Thursday night/Friday morning with the rest of the weeks games. I promised you a leader board but that will wait til Friday because my gotdamn computer is still with the Geek Squad and I have all the picks in a spreadsheet on the computer. I just typed nearly this entire post on my Blackberry because I am fucking dedicated...and still hungover as shit and don't feel like actually doing work at work. Just shaping America's youth one neglected child at a time. As always, leave your picks in the comments.