For the second 12 Bowls of Christmas, the Original Retro Brand will give to you....Our expert football picks and a chance to WIN 2 FREE Original Retro Brand shirts!!
Last week, the ORB staff laid out their picks for a baker's dozen of College Bowl games, and today we will add another 13. The stakes are high. The staff member who wins the most games outright, will receive a Christmas Laurel, and hardy handshake. The staff member who loses the most games outright, will have to count shirts, and do inventory in the Original Retro Brand warehouse. The warehouse is not small. More importantly, however, is that each staff member will be playing on behalf of customers that have e-mailed in which ORB person they think will pick the most games correctly (26 total). The customer who backs the winner, will receive 2 FREE Original Retro Brand shirts of their choice. All four staff members have received at least one vote of confidence, so GAME ON!!!
Here is a recap of games picked last week:
MARC RICK CASSIDY ANDY BOWL GAME
Wyoming Fresno Fresno Wyoming (New Mexico Bowl)
UCF UCF Rutgers Rutgers (St. Petersburg Bowl)
Oregon State Oregon State Oregon State BYU (Las Vegas Bowl)
CAL CAL CAL Utah (Poinsettia Bowl)
UNC PITT PITT PITT (Car Care Bowl)
USC USC BC USC (Emerald Bowl)
Clemson Clemson Clemson Kentucky (Music City Bowl)
UGA UGA UGA UGA *(Independence Bowl)
UCLA UCLA UCLA Temple (Eaglebank Bowl)
Miami Miami Wisconsin Miami (Sports Bowl)
Arizona Arizona Arizona Nebraska (Holiday Bowl)
Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma Stanford (Sun Bowl) VTech VTech Tennessee VTech (Chic-Fil-A Bowl)
The remaining 13....
Iowa State Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota (Insight Bowl)
Texas Tech Texas Tech Texas Tech Michigan State (Alamo Bowl)
Auburn Auburn Auburn Northwestern (Outback Bowl)
LSU LSU LSU Penn State (Capital One Bowl)
West Virginia West Virginia Florida State West Virginia (Gator Bowl)
Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon ** (Rose Bowl)
Navy Missouri Missouri Navy (Texas Bowl)
Florida Florida Florida Cincinnati (Sugar Bowl)
South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina UCONN (Papa John Bowl)
Okl. State Okl.State Ole Miss Okl. State (Cotton Bowl)
TCU TCU Boise State TCU (Fiesta Bowl)
Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Iowa Georgia Tech (Orange Bowl)
Texas Alabama Alabama Texas (BCS Championship)
* Nobody picked Texas A&M ** Nobody picked Ohio State
Records as of this post.....
Marc 1-1 Rick 0-2 Cassidy 1-1 Andy 2-0
Hey, I have to boast a blistering start while I have the chance...Only 24 games to go....Be sure to stay tuned to this blog, the Original Retro Brand Facebook Fanpage & Twitter, for daily updates on all of these bowl games, leading up to and including the championship game. I invite my fellow combatants to throw in their two cents on the comment section at the end of this blog whenever they deem fit, as this is going to be a battle royale.
Let's take a quick look at tonight's match up in the Las Vegas Bowl: BYU comes in off a big win over Utah, while Oregon State lost a shot at the Rose Bowl going down to Oregon. Surely the Beavers had a tougher schedule in the Pac-10, but I go back to BYU's opening day victory over the Oklahoma Sooners as more important, and believe they will finish with a nice win to bookend the season. BYU - 28, OREGON STATE 23
The Poinsettia Bowl tomorrow pits aforementioned Utah vs. the CAL Bears. It's hard to figure out which CAL team will show up....the smokin' hot team that knocked off consecutive wins over tough Arizona & Stanford teams, or the squad that got spanked by a lousy Washington team 42-10 to finish out the season? Utah fought a bitter battle in a losing cause to BYU to finish up their regular schedule. Without CAL standout running back Jahvid Best suiting up, I believe the Utes will have the upper hand. UTAH: 35, CAL 17.
Good luck to all, and talk to you tomorrow!