New Year’s Day Bowl impressions:
Arkansas has it going on. The Hogs will be a handful in 2022. KJ Jefferson is a bad man. And a fun one to watch!
Please don’t tell me the Rose Bowl was a great football game. It was a good track meet. Especially the anchor leg of the sprint relay. I will concede that Buckeye receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba (yes, we all need to learn to spell and pronounce his name) is an absolute freak.
That was bad, Notre Dame. You probably don’t yet even realize how bad it was. It was bad. I mean, really bad. Honeymoon over, Marcus Freeman.
That was good, Okie State. Down 21. Thirty straight points. Still, the Cowboys came up inches short on the season. No, not against the Irish. Against Baylor, in the Big 12 Championship Game.
Then there’s Baylor. The Bears are Sugar Bowl Champions. They are also still nasty. THEY NASTY! THEY ALWAYS BEEN NASTY! THEY REMAIN NASTY! THEY CAIN’T HEPP BEING NASTY! THEY NASTY!
Ole Miss has only itself to blame. The Rebs have the best unis in college football. And they elected to go with an “alt” Louisiana Tech impression. That Bulldog won’t hunt.
Final Jan. 1 assessment? I had to have a booster shot of black-eyed peas. You can’t be too careful coming off 2021.
It’s the penultimate Sunday of the NFL regular season. I always use that word as a next-to-last resort.
Kirk Cousins is an idiot. And if I were a Viking teammate, I send him a concrete fruitcake.
Don’t you dare laugh, Carson Wentz. You just got lucky.
The Cowboys are not going to get the top seed and the bye in the NFC. But they still need to put the hammer down on Arizona today. The Cards backed into the playoffs last week, through no merit of their own, or their Pucker Factor could be off-the-charts.
“Must-see tv”? Chiefs-Bengals. Dolphins-Titans and Rams-Ravens work for me as well.
That hockey game last night looked cold, didn’t it?
Not quite as cold as taking Frankie out before dawn this morning…but still pretty cold.
I don’t know about you, but I’m gonna fully enjoy one more day of “The Holidays.” I hope you will, too!
Then tomorrow, like terrified and condemned high school football players all over The Great State of Texas, we will begin our Offseason Boot Camp.