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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Bowling

We hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas, Kwanzaa, or Hanukkah. Since time is short, we've got family to ignore and money to make, we'll be quick with the picks. Yeah, I know we struggled calling Louisville/Southern Miss, and Utah/Boise, but we did get the under in Boise, although the Utes couldn't catch to save their day, and da Ville showed why Vegas makes their money by drilling the spread and hitting the o/u within 2 points. Tip of the hat to bodog and google imagesearch for the spreads and pics.

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl - San Diego St (-3) vs. Navy (o/u 59) - tonight at 8 pm on ESPN
A home game of sorts for both squads, with the Aztecs playing in their stadium and Navy playing in a town with a massive naval base. This game will also be strength against strength, with the Navy option dominating the ground and San Diego St having a strong run D, with a coach who knows how to stop that attack (control inside the tackles and stop the B back). We think this will be another Vegas special, coming scarily close to hitting both the spread and over under. But we'll take Navy for the win.

Hawaii Bowl - Hawaii (-10) vs. Tulsa (o/u 74) - 8 pm, Christmas Eve on ESPN
A matchup of former WAC schools, in different stages of rebounding from the loss of an offensive innovator. June Jones left Hawaii two years ago, and their passing attack is finally back clicking and leading the team to success. Tulsa struggled without Guz Malzahn last year, but put the scoreboard back to work this year averaging almost 40 points per this year. We aren't going to pretend to know a thing about either school, except both score a lot of points. We'll take Hawaii, if only because their at home.

Little Caesar's Bowl - Toledo (-1 1/2) vs. Florida International (o/u -56) - Sunday the 26th at 8:30 on ESPN
Anyone else surprised Little Caeser's hasn't come up with some disgusting mix of dough, tomato juice, cheese and meat in a Pizza Bowl to cross promote with the Little Caeser's Pizza Bowl? Another contest between two teams we don't know a thing about. Toledo is an Ohio team though, going against a southern football team in a bowl. Yeah, we've seen this before. While it's been a slow build for Florida International under former Miami assistant Mario Cristobal, we think they'll pull off the upset over Toledo. Take them and the points, and feel comfortable knowing teams from Ohio can't win bowls games against teams who reside below the Mason Dixon line.

Merry Christmas everyone, we'll see you again Monday.


  1. I think Tulsa will pull out a win over the "Rainbow" Warriors. Afterall, who would want to lose a bowl game to a "Rainbow" Warrior?

  2. I don't think they are the Rainbow Warriors anymore, and have just been the Warriors for a decade or more.