Need an excuse to take in all 35 Bowl Games over the next few weeks? Want to win your choice of WRNL T-Shirts? Why not sign up for the WRNL Bowl Pick 'Em Contest? The winner gets a free T-shirt of their choice from the WRNL store, and you get the satisfaction of knowing there's something on the line when Wyoming takes on Temple this Saturday.
(When you sign up, please name your pick set in such a manner that we can figure out who is who. Your WRNL screenname works pretty well, for example.)
For those who haven't ever done one of these contests before, the premise is simple. Pick the team that you believe will win each of the 35 bowl games, and then rank the teams in the order of confidence that you have in each pick. Each correct answer gets you points corresponding to the amount of confidence placed in the pick.
If you need some information about each bowl game with which to make your pick, you could do a lot worse than this article where he ranks the bowl games from top to bottom and gives the Cyclones some love:
29. New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Rutgers vs. Iowa State. Those aren't empty seats: they're Rutgers fans, who are by nature invisible once they enter New York City. But they're there, so nevermind if you think Iowa State running roughshod over the Scarlet Knights without witnesses. You'll be there, and I'll be there, and so will the silent legions of television-watching invisible people.
YOUR STUPID NON-COLLEGE-FOOTBALL-WATCHING RELATIVE SAYS: "I have no idea why Rutgers isn't huge in New York, man. These Skechers shape-ups are really working my abs, by the way."
Sometimes, less is more though. Sometimes, you just don't want to write that much. 17 syllables is enough.
Here's everything you don't need to know about the bowl games. In Haiku form.
WRNL BOWL GAME PREVIEW HAIKU
New Mexico Bowl - Wyoming vs. Temple
Both are eight win teams
First game of the bowl season
Winner gets a pot
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl - Utah State vs. Ohio
A sad punter tweets
"Who the fuck wants to play there?"
Should have won the MAC
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl - Louisiana-Lafayette vs. San Diego State
Most Creole of Bowls
Ragin' Cajuns, Superdome
Bourbon Street Stumble
Beef O Brady's Bowl - Marshall vs. Florida International
They have a bowl game?
At least it's in Florida
Try the Cheese Poppers
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl - TCU vs. Louisiana Tech
Frogs' trip to Boise
Put both teams in shitty bowls
MAACO Las Vegas Bowl - Boise State vs. Arizona State
Blowout coming here
Drink each time that someone says
"Boise to Big East"
Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl - Southern Mississippi vs. Nevada
Keep Cougs from Sugar?
Have a trip to paradise
Michigan Says "Thanks"
Advocare V100 Independence Bowl
Enjoy this one, Mizzou
Where will you find your six wins
In the SEC?
Little Caesar's Bowl - Western Michigan vs. Purdue
"Dude, That Horse is High."
And check out Purdue Pete's chin
Looks like Gene Chizik
Belk Bowl - NC State vs. Louisville
These two teams are the
Football Equivalent of
Military Bowl - Toledo vs. Air Force
Rockets score at will
Air Force still runs the option
ALL OF THE TOUCHDOWNS!
Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl - Texas vs. Cal (on ESPN)
Longhorn Network Ads
Both Teams Struggling to Score Points
Longhorn Network Ads
Champs Sports Bowl - Notre Dame vs. Florida State
Much Like Thundercats
This Game Would Have Been So Rad
Back in Eighty-Eight
Valero Alamo Bowl - Baylor vs. Washington
Griffin Scores Again
Baylor Rolls to Blowout Win
Baptists Chug O'Douls
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl - BYU vs. Tulsa
Anagram is "BUY a sluT"
Vegas Bowl Takes Notes
New Era Pinstripe Bowl - Iowa State vs. Rutgers
Cyclones Travel Well
Rutgers Plays an Away Game
In Their Own Backyard
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl - Wake Forest vs. Mississippi State
Can we wrap this up?
Dan Mullen has tickets to
The Grand Ole Opry
Insight Bowl - Oklahoma vs. Iowa
The Stoops Bowl is On
No Fan Base is Happy Here
ALL OF THE PUNTING!
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas - Northwestern vs. Texas A&M
You were one weird fucking school.
Mason Jars and all.
Hyundai Sun Bowl - Georgia Tech vs. Utah
Option Attack Means
Less Time to Air Shitty Ads
All Hail Paul Johnson
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl - UCLA vs. Illinois
"Don't Look, Marian!"
"Whatever You Do, Don't Look!"
Craig James' Face Melts Off
AutoZone Liberty Bowl - Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt
Vandy makes a bowl
Six Wins and a Big East Foe
Chick Fil-A Bowl - Auburn vs. Virginia
Look at Auburn Now
One Year Past the Title Game
Nelson says "HA HA"
Ticket City Bowl - Penn State vs. Houston
What are the Chances
They Just Talk About the Game?
'Sources Point to No'
Capital One Bowl - South Carolina vs. Nebraska
These Commercials Need
Bo Pelini with an Axe
"What's in Your Wallet?"
Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl - Ohio State vs. Florida
Tax Slayer dot com
The Perfect Sponsor for a
Non-Profit Bowl Game
Outback Bowl - Michigan State vs. Georgia
Coach Who Had a Heart Attack;
Bloomin' Onion Ads
ROSE BOWL - Oregon vs. Wisconsin
2 Point Conversions
Go For It on 4th and 3
These Guys are Both Dicks
FIESTA BOWL - Stanford vs. Oklahoma State
In a Just World, this
Would be a Semi-Final
Fuck the BCS
SUGAR BOWL - Michigan vs. Virginia Tech
Bowl Projections Suck
So We Made All of them Wrong
Haters Gonna Hate
Cotton Bowl - Arkansas vs. Kansas State
Both These Teams Got Screwed
Hogs by the Rules that Exist
Cats by Rules that Don't
BBVA Compass Bowl - Pittsburgh vs. Southern Methodist
No Search Results Found
Did You Mean "DVDA"?
Google is Awesome
GoDaddy.com Bowl - Northern Illinois vs. Arkansas State
This High Scoring Game
Like Junk Food Before a Feast
MAC and Sun Belt Cheese
BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - LSU vs. Alabama
The Re-Match is On
Honey Badger Takes What it
Wants: Crystal Football