Still recovering after a rough Championship Week. Conference Championship week got weird, and I have purposely chosen to not review the stinky mediocrity of my picks. Just know, whoever still reads this, that I am not a pro picker, and feel real emotions just like the rest of you.
But it's a new day.
Picking bowls is TOUGH. Really weird stuff happens in them, because lots of weird factors are thrown together. For example:
(i) Long rest and improving health and depth that make mediocre teams better;
(ii) Unheralded freshmen playing much better at the end of the season after more experience and practice time;
(iii) Strange conference matchups;
(iv) Motivation to play in a shitty bowlgame if you expected better;
(v) Coaching changes/absences/interims;
(vi) Being too excited about the Fossil watch you got as part of your bowl gift package to focus on the game;
But, there are certainly some good picks to grab, so let's take a look. We'll look at all the Pac-12 affiliated bowls, plus games I think have some value. Let's take a look at some of the better bowl games up through December 27.
Stay tuned next week to see how we did, and for look at the next group of bowl games. Go Ducks.