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Just. Fuck’s sake. Start the new year with a home loss to David Moyes. Fuck everything.
Anyway, the show must go on. Bielsa against Mourinho will make for quite the contrast in style/philosophy (7:30, NBCSN). Not setting my alarm, but as an old…I know I will be awake for it. Go Leeds go!
Things get a little patchy after that. Knifey and Palace (10:00, NBCSN)? Yikes. Followed by a meek spotlighter between Wolves and Trash Birds (12:30, NBC). Good thing I have to be watching JV ball instead (see below).
Arsenal will be laying waste to Fat Sam’s Brummies (3:00, Peacock) to end your Lesser day, and the thought already is making me feel better. But not much better.
JV Jaguras Bowl – NC State (+2.5) v. Kenfucky @ Duuuuuuuvvvvvvaaaalllll (Noon, ESPN)
I feel good(ish) about this one, so bet the farm on a Wildcat win by double digits. You’d think the SEC squadron would have MOAR guys sitting this out for Draft prep. But you’d be wrong.
Overpriced, Tacky Steakhouse Bowl – Ole Miss (+9.5) v. Indiana @ The MRSA Ship (12:30, ABC)
This looks like quite the mismatch on paper, as Indiana looked fairly competent this season. And are not coached by Lane Kiffin. Still, Johnny Reb knows wut 2 due when a bunch of yankees come a callin!
Empty Party Bowl – Oregon (+5) v. Iowa State @ QardsVille (4:00, ESPN)
That’s PAC-12 Champions Quack Attack, despite not even winning their division. Cornpone State seem like the kind of squadron that will still be hung over from losing their conference title game, and thus shitting the pitch. Then again, I’m wrong an awful lot.
Don’t let the bumper ads fool you, there is NO GODDAMNED NIGHT GAME.