They range from meaningless to mind-bending, fodder to earth-shaking, boring to championship-caliber.
|Legend for Rating Bowls|
|-- Best of the year|
|-- A must see|
|-- Could be good, but...|
|-- Only for the diehards|
|-- Time to watch CBS reruns|
We're talking bowls, of course. In its wisdom (and legal inability to do otherwise), the NCAA certified a record 32 bowls this season. That's 64 teams, 54 percent of Division I-A, playing for everything from national championships to cheesy, extra-cheese bowl souvenirs (Papajohns.com Bowl).
To avoid any more confusion, we hereby refuse from here on to use the NCAA's new label for I-A -- the Football Bowl Subdivision.
What's that, a new tract of split levels opening up outside Tuscaloosa?
Using that logic I'm a senior sports journalist word engineer.
Anyway, stay focused. The Blizzard of (Mostly) Bad starts Dec. 19.
BCS title game, Ohio State vs. Florida: Urban Meyer is trying to become the third second-year coach from Ohio to win a national championship in his second year (Bob Stoops, 2000; Jim Tressel, 2002).
Lloyd Carr sneaks onto the field for the coin flip and elects to receive.