BOWL PREVIEW: Music City Bowl
You know, this would usually be the point where I would write some witty or incisive introduction to the Music City Bowl. Or, actually, the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl Presented By Bridgestone With Technical Support From Microsoft, Food Provided By General Mills And Clothing Furnished By Nike.
Instead, I will simply point out that the GHMCBPBB is held at 1 p.m. ET. The Liberty Bowl is held at 4:30 p.m. ET. The adage in college football is, the later the bowl, the more presitigious it is.
And, for good measure -- 31-28, 31-28, 31-28.
Bowl: Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl Presented By Bridgestone
When: Dec. 29, 1 p.m. ET (three and a half hours earlier than the Liberty Bowl), ESPN
Purported reason for existence: To pair an SEC team against an ACC team.
Real reason for existence: To take the prostitution of college football's postseason to a new level by putting two sponsor names in the bowl's moniker.
Teams: Clemson vs. Kentucky
Interest level: For me? About like Evander Holyfied watching Mike Tyson get the snot beat out of him. There's nothing sweeter.
Key player for Clemson: If you really want to know, just ask the boosters who are shoving money into the pockets of the university's "student-athletes." But, taking a total stab in the dark, I'll take C.J.-James Spiller-Davis.
Key player for Kentucky: Andre' Woodson, the "who's-that" athlete of the year in the SEC. Woodson threw for 3,216 yards and 28 TDs against 7 INTs.
Winner: Oh, come on. You really don't expect me to pick the Tiggers, do you? Kentucky, of course.