CFB 2022 Bowls Week 2: At least it's football

Awesome Fossum

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All times ET. Lines from ESPN.

Tuesday, December 20
3:30 PM Potato Bowl: Eastern Michigan vs. San Jose State (-4.5) in Boise, ESPN
7:30 PM Boca Raton Bowl: Liberty vs. Toledo (-3.5), ESPN

Wednesday, December 21
9:00 PM New Orleans Bowl: WKU vs. South Alabama (-4.5), ESPN

Thursday, December 22
7:30 PM Armed Forces Bowl: Baylor (-4) vs. Air Force in Fort Worth, ESPN

Friday, December 23
3:00 PM Independence Bowl: Louisiana vs. Houston (-7) in Shreveport, ESPN
6:30 PM Gasparilla Bowl: Wake Forest (-1) vs. Missouri in Tampa, ESPN

Saturday, December 24
8:00 PM Hawai'i Bowl: Middle Tennessee vs. San Diego State (-7) in Honolulu, ESPN

Monday, December 26
2:30 PM Quick Lane Bowl: New Mexico State vs. Bowling Green (-3.5) in Detroit, ESPN
 

Ale Xander

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High of 26 F expected in Shreveport for 2 warm weather teams
Brrr
18 F in Detroit but that’s indoors
 

The Napkin

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The first bowl game I went to when I was at Tech was the Poulan-Weed Eater Independence Bowl. 2-8-1 the previous year and SI's only comment in the college season preview was "These are dark days in Blacksburg."
IIRC it was a noonish start on NYE. No one expected to be there. It was SO much fucking fun.
We took over Denim and Diamonds - a "Country Dance Club" for the week and the locals were utterly befuddled by us. Just a total week of drunken malfeasance - they ran out of beer one night when the Bud Light girls were there. I think that was probably the night I literally carried a freshman back to the hotel.
I think I might have had more fun than I did at the Sugar Bowl a couple years later. I definitely had more fun than I did at the Gator Bowl the following year.
So if you're ever on the fence about "smaller" bowls just go.
I will always love the Independence Bowl.
 

The Napkin

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See, that's exactly what I'm talking about. And it says more about you than it does Shreveport. Shreveport was a fucking awesome good time.
 

Ale Xander

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Liberty outnumbering Toledo about 2-1 at Boca.
Not staying. Too humid and rain possible
 

canderson

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See, that's exactly what I'm talking about. And it says more about you than it does Shreveport. Shreveport was a fucking awesome good time.
I grew up 25 miles away. Just too many terrible experiences there (and Bossier) to like it. The bowl is fun though, for sure.
 

Humphrey

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High of 26 F expected in Shreveport for 2 warm weather teams
Brrr
18 F in Detroit but that’s indoors
Two worst bowl games I can remember, weather-wise. (1) ND versus Houston, Cotton Bowl; ND won on the last play of the game after Houston refused to punt deep in its own territory because the wind was so bad (2) BC vs ND Liberty Bowl, 1983. Ice Storm. BC had a very good college football team with a mediocre high school kicker (lost 19-18, missed all 3 pats).
 

Ale Xander

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Two worst bowl games I can remember, weather-wise. (2) BC vs ND Liberty Bowl, 1983. Ice Storm. BC had a very good college football team with a mediocre high school kicker (lost 19-18, missed all 3 pats).
too soon
 

Mugsy's Jock

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Is Missouri’s offense bad? Because Wake’s defense hasn’t stopped anybody since the Elon game.
 

leftfieldlegacy

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Nice win for Wake. What a joy it has been to watch Sam Hartman.
It will be interesting to see if he declares for the NFL draft or heads into the transfer portal and plays out his final year of eligibility at a bigger football program. Word around the water cooler is he would like that to be Notre Dame.
 

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Nice win for Wake. What a joy it has been to watch Sam Hartman.
Agreed - really wishing the best for him… currently he’s projected as a late round pick. Meantime, Wake’s also had a nice string of WRs over the last 4-5 years, and AT Perry seems ready to play on Sundays.

Man, I’ll be bummed when Clawson eventually gets scooped up by some wealthy program.