But for every clunker there are plenty of interesting matchups. And to keep you interested in all the bowls there are Bowl Confidence pools to play in. I'm in two. Last year I was winning one until the Big Ten melted down on New Years Day.
But before we get into the Bowl picks here is:
Week 15 Mega Bets recap:
Houston +3.0 @ Cincinnati - pulled this one out of the backside of the trousers. Houston QB TJ Yates (a Tar Heel no less) scored the winning TD with 2 seconds left to beat fading Cincinnati - Final Texans 20 Bungles 19 WIN
The Doofus has been on a tear lately going 8-2 since the GO JUMBO weekend!!
Week 16 Mega Bets:
Cincinnati -6.5 @ St Louis - Cincinnati has been reeling lately losing three of their last 4. But against a ravaged St Louis secondary, QB Andy Dalton and WR AJ Green should have a field day. Meanwhile a banged up Rams QB Sam Bradford is going to spend much of his time scraping astro pellets off his butt as the Bengals rank 6th in sacks while St Louis has given up the most sacks this year.
Temple -6.5 vs Wyoming - The Div 1A's seventh best rushing offense (Temple) faces the 115th ranked rush defense (Wyoming). Even Pat can figure out the Owl's game plan. Add to that - Temple has the 13th best scoring defense (in the MAC no less) and it will be a tough game for Wyoming.
2011 Bowl Confidence Picks: Bowls are notoriously difficult to pick as they are as much about motivation as it is team strengths and weaknesses. So in my pools I played one more straight up (Confidence Picks 1) and the other with more upsets. Probably will lose both but at least it gives you a reason to watch Illinois vs UCLA. Then again maybe not - I gave it only 1 point
So check out the attached Bowl Bettors Guide and follow the Doofus as he lines the pockets of his fellow entrants. Use the Guide to make your picks at your own risk. Of course, you can always fade the picks to profit and glory!
GO JUMBO 10/20/2012 .