Friday, December 19, 2008

University of Alabama Football Report for 12/19/08: Week 1 Bowl Preview

EagleBank Bowl
Wake Forest vs. Navy
Washington, RFK Stadium
Dec. 20, 11 a.m., ESPN
Prediction: You will learn to love the toss sweep.

New Mexico
Colorado State vs. Fresno State
Albuquerque, University Stadium
Dec. 20, 2:30 p.m., ESPN
Prediction: By halftime you will have said the phrase “I wonder how I’d look with a Fu Manchu” at least twice.

magicJack St. Petersburg
Memphis vs. South Florida
St. Petersburg, Tropicana Field
Dec. 20, 4:30 p.m., ESPN2
Prediction: South Florida.

Pioneer Las Vegas
BYU vs. Arizona
Las Vegas, Sam Boyd Stadium
Dec. 20, 8 p.m., ESPN
Prediction: Empty casinos and sold-out Osmonds tribute show at the Bellagio.

R+L Carriers New Orleans
Southern Miss vs. Troy
New Orleans, Superdome
Dec. 21, 8:15 p.m., ESPN
Prediction: Confused Ute fans will wonder where their team is.

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia
Boise State vs. TCU
San Diego, Qualcomm Stadium
Dec. 23, 8 p.m., ESPN
Prediction: Three Broncos fans will be arrested trying to paint the field blue before the game.

Sheraton Hawaii
Hawaii vs. Notre Dame
Honolulu, Aloha Stadium
Dec. 24, 8 p.m., ESPN
Prediction: As an Alabama fan, I have hated Notre Dame before I even knew what a Notre Dame was. If Charlie Weis has to coach this game saddled onto one of those motorized scooters because of his knee surgeries, then—I’m sorry—I’m just honor bound to laugh my ass off at him.