The Best College Football Bowl Game Gifts This Holiday Season

December 24, 2021

Each December, America’s favorite megacorporations dole out gifts to college football players participating in bowl games. Obviously, the holidays aren’t just about presents, but nothing says “Thanks, real sorry you missed Christmas with your family and got all those concussions” quite like a bluetooth speaker. In honor of that Christmas spirit, we’ve highlighted the most thoughtful game gifts for the remainder of bowl season. EasyPost Hawai’i Bowl: Hawai’i vs Memphis Swim trunks and Oakley sunglasses A little-known fact about the Hawai’i bowl: following the game’s conclusion, the losing team’s staff and players are forced to swim back to the mainland. . . .

What Bowl Games are On TV This Week? (12/23–12/29)

December 23, 2021

Welcome to the holiday season, folks! This weekend, most of us will be decking the halls and hanging with friends and family.  There’ll be joy, gift-giving, mistletoe, a sumptuous dinner, and snow (if you’re lucky).  There’s a reason Bing Crosby (or Frank Sinatra, one of them, whatever) calls this the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year. Still, what’s the most wonderful time of the year without college football? I’ll tell you: really great! But college football makes it better. So far, bowl season has been a nonstop ride of surprise and intrigue. The underdogs keep winning, for starters. Western Kentucky’s . . .

Sneaky Stats for 2021 College Football Bowl Games: Part 2

December 21, 2021

Welcome back to the Sneaky Stats series! We’re somehow already turning the page to the final chapter(s) of the 2021 college football season. Conference Championship games have been won. The College Football Playoff field is set. Another Alabama player has won the Heisman. Several Bowl Games are already in the books. But there are still plenty of fun matchups to dive into here in Bowl season! Let’s check out some sneaky stats that could be the difference in the second round of bowl games! 229.33 The Missouri Soft & Fluffy Tigers are the only six-win Power Five Conference team to . . .

Rejected Bowl Games We Sadly Won’t See in 2021

December 17, 2021

Every college football fan has their favorite bowl game, from the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl to the not quite as famous but still pretty nifty Rose Bowl. However, not all bowls are created equal, and many don’t withstand the test of time. For example, did you know the NCAA used to hold a game called the Bacardi Bowl in Havana, Cuba? It was played three times before it was discontinued in the mid-1900s for reasons we may never know. If you peruse this year’s 42-game slate and think you see some duds, wait until you hear these totally real pitches . . .

What Bowl Games Are On TV This Week (12/16–12/23)

December 16, 2021

As Doctor Strange might say: “We’re in the endgame now.” Yep, this is the last chance for every team with more than six wins to show their stuff. ESPN even sprung for another bowl so that every bowl team would have somewhere to play. Yeah, some big name players might opt out, and some coaches have left for greener pastures. But that’s not the point, really. Bowl games are a celebration of the season that was, a fun final party for the fans and a reward for the best teams in the sport. But there’s, like, 43 games.  And they . . .

Sneaky Stats for 2021 College Football Bowl Games: Part 1

December 15, 2021

Welcome back to the Sneaky Stats series! We’re somehow already turning the page to the final chapter(s) of the 2021 college football season. Conference Championship games have been won. The College Football Playoff field is set. Another Alabama player has won the Heisman. But there are still plenty of fun matchups to dive into coming up with the start of Bowl season! Let’s check out some sneaky stats that could be the difference in the first round of bowl games! 170.4 The number of yards from scrimmage that Bryant Koback has averaged in his last five games for the Toledo . . .

The Biggest Snubs from the 2021 College Football Awards

December 10, 2021

Tomorrow night, the Heisman Trophy will be awarded to the most outstanding player in college football. However, the Heisman isn’t the sport’s only prestigious honor. To commemorate the athletes and coaches who just missed out at the 31st annual Home Depot College Football Awards, we’ve listed the most flagrant snubs of the 2021 season. Eddie Robinson FCS Coach of the Year Tie: The most innovative FBS coach 15 years from now and the most innovative FBS coach 15 years ago One is a young up-and-comer destined to take the big leagues by storm. Nobody could have plotted his meteoric rise . . .

Five Must-Watch, Under-The-Radar Bowl Games

December 9, 2021

Well, we made it. Save for the Army-Navy Game, the college football season is over, and we’ve reached that time-honored span of several weeks where every competent to excellent team faces off in exhibition matches mostly on ESPN. But how to decode which bowl games are worth your attention? Maybe you’re the sort of fan who likes watching your team play its bowl, and maybe the New Year’s Six and the Playoff get your attention, but other than that you’re all ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ . Or maybe, like me, you like cramming as much bowl-y goodness down your gullet as you can, . . .

Dealing with College Football FOMO on Championship Weekend

December 3, 2021

FOMO — the fear of missing out — can be excruciating as a fan of a team that isn’t playing on Championship Weekend. You see others doing exciting things without you and you feel like you aren’t good enough. But don’t worry, you are good enough. Probably. Anyways, here are six expert tips to get over FOMO from teams who are on the outside looking in because, well, they weren’t good enough. 1. Stay off social media Wisconsin: What you know nothing about can’t hurt you, which is why you rarely see the Badgers get beat by inspired quarterback play. . . .