Saturday, January 03, 2015

Bowl Cut

Here is all you need to know about bowl season:

A team being coached by an interim coach after the head coach was fired but before the new head coach got out of his current gig came back from 25 points down in the 4th quarter to beat a team whose coach had quit to take another job, and which was being coached by an interim coach while the new head coach, who had just coached another bowl game 20 miles away, watched from the stands.

Also, the winning team's QB is a converted wide receiver, the losing team's kicker is named Blewitt (but he did not in fact blow the game), and the winning team was down 21 with 6:15 left in the game.

That's your Lockheed-Martin Armed Forces Bowl, folks, though between you and me, I'm pretty sure the armed forces have a pretty good idea who Lockheed-Martin is already.

So congratulations, Houston, for a genuinely thrilling comeback win in a game that bears as much resemblance to regular season college football as a llama does to a brontosaurus. Congratulations, Pitt, for fully embracing their status as a member of the ACC by Clemsoning in spectacular fashion. And congratulations, Baylor, for escaping their briefly held status as "team that inexplicably forked over the biggest lead in a bowl game to a previously moribund opponent".

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