It's Monday. The office is nearly empty. There is something called a Miami Beach Bowl coming on in the early afternoon that sounds rather enticing. Turns out there's more after that: a whole slew of minor weekday bowl games to browse.
The next few days
|Miami Beach Bowl: South Florida vs. Western Kentucky||1:30 pm||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|Idaho Potato Bowl : Akron vs. Utah State||2:30 pm||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|Boca Bowl : Temple vs. Toledo||6:00 pm||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|Poinsettia Bowl : Boise State vs. Northern Illinois||3:30 pm||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|Go Daddy Bowl: Bowling Green vs. Georgia Southern||7:00 pm||ESPN / WatchESPN|
That'll get you to Christmas Eve, and hopefully some time off. Let's run these suckers down:
MIAMI BEACH BOWL
Idaho Potato Bowl
Denise Austin is a fitness guru. She was a child and collegiate gymnast who married into a legendary tennis family. She's produced about five hundred fitness videos over the past four decades. She's 58 years old but looks 20 years younger. So why does she help shill for Idaho Potatoes, the empty calorie, carb-and-starch-loaded vehicles for high-fat toppings? Money, same thing that makes people think having this bowl game is a good idea. This sucker pays out $750,000. Sounds pretty good for a lower-tier bowl, but Akron is 2,000 miles from Boise. It's six hours by plane. It's just as damn cold in Boise as it is in Ohio, so that's a tough sell for MAC fanatics. #BUSINESS be damned, it's still a bowl game, and it's still gonna be fun to watch.
by Shooter Flatch