I hope everyone is enjoying their Cyber Monday (shameless plug, any web order from GamedayCloth.com will include free shipping and a free White Elephant gift. Today only!) and that everyone had a happy and safe Thanksgiving. The college football season is nearing it’s end and most of the postseason matchups are starting to come into focus. Notre Dame, for example, has already cinched their spot in the National Championship Game in Miami. Ohio State has already finished their season undefeated, untied and unable to play in a postseason game. Several other teams (including the Mighty Mustangs of SMU) have become bowl eligible and are just waiting for the invitations to be sent out this weekend.
Alabama and Georgia face off in the SEC championship game in a matchup that will determine who faces Notre Dame in Miami. (Jana just told me….well, kids might be reading this, so Jana says “Go Dawgs!”) Since it’s the number two versus three teams, it’s by default the Game of the Week. I was really pulling for a Kansas State versus Oregon national title game because I’m tired of SEC teams. Is the SEC that great this year? I guess we’ll have a chance to find out when those top SEC teams play top teams from other conferences.
I can’t wait until Bowl Season. Maybe it’s ESPN’s marketing, maybe it’s because college football season is coming to an end, maybe I just need a life, but Bowl Season always gets me. It’s the only time a year that I’ll care if the Mid American Conference Champion can beat someone from the Patriot League. It’s the only time I’ll make a point of watching the fifth best Mountain West Team can hang with the eighth best PAC-12 team. I love it. I’ll try and put together a Cliff’s Notes version of a comprehensive bowl preview blog for the literally dozens of you who might stumble upon it.
Other Games I’ll be Watching:
Northern Illinois versus Kent State – Both teams are not only ranked, but are 11-1. Who knew?
Texas at Kansas State – K State owns Texas and really needs this one for the Big XII title. Texas, who knows what they are thinking?
Nebraska versus Wisconsin – The battle for the Big 10 title featuring the second and third best teams in the conference.
* These opinions are from Dustin and not necessarily Gameday Cloth. Except the one opinion from Jana, that’s from Jana and not necessarily Dustin OR Gameday Cloth.