Saturday, January 7, 2012

On Luck, and bogus bowl teams

Shocking news broke this weekend, with the report the Colts will select Stanford QB Andrew Luck with the first overall pick in April's NFL draft.

In other sports news:

- Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will be gimpy but play on Sunday vs. the Broncos.

- Tim Tebow will continue to be awesome, no matter what happens.

- SEC speed will continue to be unmatched.

- ESPN blowhard Skip Bayless will continue to annoy.

In other words, reports of the Colts' draft plan would be like someone predicting the SEC will win another college football national championship on Monday night. No matter what, Luck to the Colts will happen, folks.


The fact there are 35 bowl games this season is bad enough. Now, there's this:

Eight - not one, not two, not three - bowl teams finished the 2011 season with losing records. They are:

UCLA (6-8), Arizona State (6-7), Iowa State (6-7), Northwestern (6-7), Ohio State (6-7), Pittsburgh (6-7), Vanderbilt (6-7) and Wake Forest (6-7).

Those who support the bowl system always point to the fact teams that win their final game of the season finish the season on a high note, but what about the teams that lose?

The results are proving some of those teams have no business being in a bowl game in the first place.

- Mark Podolski | @mpodo


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