College Football Bowl season is upon us once again. There are 34 bowl games scheduled over the next two weeks, and that doesn’t include the BCS National Championship game. A whopping 70 teams will play in bowls. The concept of making it to a bowl has gone from being an honor to a hassle in just a few decades. Who the hell wants to play in the Beef O’Brady’s bowl? That sounds like a reason to seek a stomach pump, not a college football game. And the Gator Bowl, which dates back to 1946, is now the Taxslayer.com Bowl. If that doesn’t make you want to play like a champion nothing will.
I remember as a kid when the traditionally awful Maryland Terps managed a halfway decent season and were rewarded with a trip to the Poulan Weed-Eater Independence Bowl in Independence, Louisiana. I stayed up to watch the Terps take the field on national TV to play Louisiana Tech to a tie. A tie? You couldn’t even win the Weed-Eater Bowl. That’s about the last time I gave a second thought to Maryland football. In honor of the youngsters out there rooting on Arkansas State in the Godaddy.com Bowl or Western Michigan in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl I offer this special Christmas gift:
BBVA Compass roasting on an open Outback
New Era Pinstripe Godaddy.com at your Little Caesars
Famous Idaho Potato carols being sung by a Meineke Car Care
And folks dressed up like Beef O'Brady's
Everybody knows a Bridgeport Education and some Champs Sports
Alamo to make the Season Music City
Tiny Tots with their Chick Fil A all a-glow
Will find it Liberty to Sugar tonight.
They know that Kraft Fight Hunger is on his way
He`s Maaco lots of Independence and Discover Orange on his sleigh.
And every Mother`s Armed Forces is going to Ticket City to see if Sheraton Hawaii really knows how to Gator.
And so I`m AT&T Cotton this little Insight
To San Diego County Credit union from New Mexico to New Orleans
Although it`s been Tostitos Fiesta many times, many ways
A Taxslayer.com bowl season to you!