Football Follies 2018: Booger down

Football Follies 2018: Booger down
At left, LSU LB #40 Devin White takes down Texas A&M QB Kellen Mond (one of White's 54 solo tackles on the season) in the insane 74-72, 7OT loss to TAMU in 2018. YouTube video

It’s finally happened: we’ve utterly missed a Booger Bowl window, due to too much holiday merriment.

No excuses, sir, ma’am, and/or all of the above and a gender-viscous partridge in a pear tree as the case may be.

This is naturally happening as we face a lopsided bowl weekend for our Inner Circle.  Instead of the usual insightful musings from your LU Football Commentary Service, we’ll have to make do with a barebones list of coming attractions.

We do pause to note that Auburn was taking no prisoners today in its widely expected win over Purdue. War Eagle was giving 4; the spread ended up being 49.  Good times, good times.

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And as correspondent R. Jacoby pointed out earlier, the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl gained itself 1,000 priceless Booger-cred points by getting itself cancelled due to lightning after one touchdown was scored in Dallas.  Just can’t buy it.

29 December

We are in no way regretful that the most important people in the Oklahoma Sooner rooting contingent will be attending a wedding in Fort Worth during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl.  Absolutely in no way.  We love the bride and groom too much for that.  We wouldn’t have it any other way.  That’s our story and we’re sticking to it.

Follow the bouncing bold for the LU Inner Circle.

Saturday’s lineup:

Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl: #10 Florida vs. #7 Michigan (-6)

Belk Bowl: South Carolina (motto: The Other USC; -4) vs. Virginia

Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl: Arkansas State vs. Nevada (-2)

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: #3 Notre Dame vs. #2 Clemson (-13; hey, we just write ‘em down)

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl: #1 Alabama (-14) vs. #4 Oklahoma

(Kyler Murray! Tua Tagovailoa! Latest word is Sooners’ Marquise “Hollywood” Brown will be in the game!  Here comes the bride!)

31 December

Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman: Cincinnati (-6) vs. Virginia Tech

Hyundai Sun Bowl: Stanford (-4.5) vs. Pittsburgh

Redbox Bowl*: Michigan State vs. Oregon (-2.5)

AutoZone Liberty Bowl: #23 Missouri (-9.5) vs. Oklahoma State

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl: #22 Northwestern vs. #17 Utah (-7)

Taxslayer Gator Bowl: NC State (motto: “They have a football team?”) vs. #19 Texas A&M (-7)

1 January 2019

Outback Bowl: #18 Mississippi State (-7) vs. Iowa

Playstation Fiesta Bowl: #11 LSU (-7.5) vs. #8 Central Florida

VRBO Citrus Bowl: #14 Kentucky vs. #12 Penn State (-6.5)

Rose Bowl Game Presented By Northwestern Mutual: #9 Washington vs. #6 Ohio State (-6.5)

Allstate Sugar Bowl: #15 Texas vs. #5 Georgia (-13)


* Formerly the Foster Farms Bowl. Played in the Tiny Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.  So much Booger, so little time.

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer is a retired Naval Intelligence officer who lives in Southern California, blogging as The Optimistic Conservative for domestic tranquility and world peace. Her articles have appeared at Hot Air, Commentary’s Contentions, Patheos, The Daily Caller, The Jewish Press, and The Weekly Standard.