Editor's Note--Well, well, well. You know Dasher and Dancer and Donner and Cupid. Silly bookmakers making lines that look stupid. But do you recall the most famous handicapper of all......It's bowl season. It's Christmas time. There's a full slate. Here we have the big man already dissecting games while you worry about what to get Aunt Gert. That's ok. Old Gertie is probably worth it. It's also worth it for you to listen to 3 early college bowl games that Big D is playin. Gooooooooooooo!--R.B.
Well Richie, you are correct in your headline. There is a Christmas Eve bowl game in Hawaii. BUT, before that, there are 2 others we like. Beginning tonight.
SAN DIEGO STATE is playing a home bowl game. Against nemesis Byu. Why is Byu favored? More famous name? Why ask why? Take the points in the "Point"settia Bowl. Get it? Got it? Good. Tonight!
Saturday early (noon eastern. 7 a.m in Oahu. Aloha!) theres a game in the N'Awlins Superdome. Why its the New Orleans Bowl. Who is in that game? Why louisiana-lafayette from not too far, and the EAST CAROLINA PIRATES from further. The line is a sneaky 5. Well, sneakily take the PIRATES, who will steal this one, getting 5. They've been playing like real swashbucklers down the stretch!
Finally, Christmas Eve. 8pm eastern. 3pm in Oahu is the Hawai'i Bowl. Most of you on the mainland will be eating dinner, or perhaps finished with dinner, whilst hopefully enjoying your time with friends and family. In the background? That TV is gonna be on, isnt it? And as you sip your eggnog, the TV is going to be showing images of palm trees and sandy beaches. Perfect. What's more perfect? You telling people that the coach of SMU is June Jones who used to successfully coach the University of Hawai'i for a bunch of years. The fans are going to be pulling for June and his underdog MUSTANGS. Sure Fresno has been a "house a fire" lately, but 12.5 points pal? Really? Mr. Jones wont allow his team to celebrate at the luau until AFTER the game. Look for a close one. Take.
So the happy recap: Tonight: SAN DIEGO STATE+3.5 vs byu, Saturday: EAST CAROLINA+5 vs La-Lafayette, Monday: SMU+12.5 vs Fresno.
Tomorrow? Tune in for what really is the start of the BEST two weeks all year in the NFL for Big D and his merry men, women, and monkeys. Week 16 and Week 17, of course! Don't miss it.
And of course no Christmas time bowl edition would be complete without this staple. Aloooooooooooooooooooooha all! Mele Kalikamaka indeed.