RECORDS & AWARDS
Top bowls to keep an eye on
December 12, 2012Richmond High School
The holidays can be tough. The specter of gift-shopping – and having your eyes repeatedly spritzed with perfume at every turn while being forced to listen to Justin Bieber Christmas songs on repeat in the dreaded, marble-floored monolith known as the mall – looms over nearly every waking moment. Plus, what are you going to do with the dog before you head home to see your parents? There are logistics to juggle, casseroles to make and gifts to try to wrap then take back to the store to have them gift-wrapped for you because you could never really grasp the concept of a crease. And amid all of this, there are 35 bowl games to watch.
Though there seemed to be a bevy of teams with big wins this season, finding quality bowl matchups was tricky. These are the 10 you should watch, carefully ranked by a committee of me. In ranking these, I didn’t factor in whether it was a BCS bowl or a bowl that history (meaning old dudes) tells you you’re supposed to care about. Instead, I had two simple criteria: How good were the two teams this season? And how much fun will it be to watch?