Monday, October 17, 2005

Book your travel now!

I’ve bemoaned many a bowl prediction. They are filled with conflicted assumptions and often ignore things like ticket sales and conference politics.

So here is my service to you -- a lock solid, 100% guarantee bowl prediction from Eagle in Atlanta. Book your travel today!!!*

RoseUSC-TexasI just don’t see either losing. I like Va Tech but think there is too much ground to make up.
FiestaUCLA-Va TechUCLA is a rollercoaster, but if they finish with one-loss to ‘SC it will be hard to keep them out.
SugarWest Virginia-GeorgiaAn Atlanta Sugar Bowl is an easy sellout with an SEC champ, so the Katrina subs take one for the team and host the unappealing Big East champ.
OrangeOhio State-AlabamaBoth of these teams could easily stumble before getting here, but they travel well and should provide a good TV draw.
Capital OnePenn State-AuburnPSU fans will be one of the many claiming they got screwed on the BCS bid.
CottonTexas Tech-LSUMiles goes against his old Big XII foes. Tigers fans worry about the inevitable blown lead.
GatorNotre Dame-Boston CollegeA boy can dream. Either BC or Miami is going to get shafted on Bowl placement. Obviously I am hoping we luck out.
OutbackIowa-Florida This feels awfully Zookish, doesn’t it Florida fans?.
HoustonBaylor-MinnesotaThe extra SEC rep in the BCS makes it hard for the SEC to fill its slot.
LibertyUTEP-Miami (Fla)This is my biggest leap. But I think Miami might go for the bigger payday and a different bowl. Highly unlikely, so book now!
MeinekeClemson-UConnThis should be Rutgers, but I just can’t put any faith in them.
PeachTennessee-FSUNot where either team thought they would finish the season.
IndependenceMizzou-South CarolinaSomeone has to play in this. I don’t think I’ll Tivo it.
SunArizona State-Michigan StateI think both teams will be playing in bigger bowls next year.
Music CityVandy-WisconsinVandy returns to the postseason and gets to travel…across town.
AlamoMichigan-OklahomaFYI Michigan bloggers – there’s no basement in the Alamo.
HolidayNebraska-OregonI was tempted to put Cal, but don’t think they will get invited back two years in a row.
EmeraldOregon State-WyomingWyoming is a nice story. They’ll get killed here.
MPCBoise State-MarylandThe ACC needs to improve their bowl affiliations.
InsightCal-LouisvilleWhen will we stop asking how Louisville blew their BCS chance?
ChampsGeorgia Tech-ColoradoTech returns to Orlando. The Gailey watch continues.
Motor CityNorthwestern-ToledoNorthwestern gets the bottom of the Big Ten slots. It could be worse. They could be at home, like Purdue.
HawaiiFresno State-Southern MissI’d love to see Pat Hill in a Hawaiian shirt.
Fort WorthTexas A&M-TulsaA&M joins the ranks of team asking “how did we end up here?”
Poinsettia Navy-Colorado StateThese low-level bowls love the USNA, especially in a Navy town like San Diego.
Las VegasNevada-TCUNevada happily grabs the open Pac 10 spot.
GMACBowling Green-HoustonSouthern Miss would’ve been the easy call, but sometimes the bowls like variety.
New OrleansArkansas State-UCFThe best thing about this bowl used to be its location. Hopefully the Sun Belt champ will have a winning record.

*Eagle in Atlanta is not responsible for anyone actually buying tickets or booking hotels based on my hair-brained, half-cocked presumptions.

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