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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The Naked Truth Behind My GMAC Bowl Pool Pick


Tonight's clash of the titans pits 8-3 Texas El-Paso versus 8-3 Toledo in the GMAC Bowl (Where the hell is that again? I need a goddamn atlas to go along with my bowl pool sheet nowadays).

As you might have guessed, like most college football fans, I'm sporting full wood just thinking about this donnybrook. I mean, how can one even fathom looking ahead yet to the Poinsettia Bowl (being played in...oh, screw it) when these two traditional powers are set to square off tonight? Pinch me, honey, and clear that Desperate Housewives shit off our Tivo. Daddy smells Instant Classic.

Therefore, after giving careful consideration to strength of schedule, talent levels and injury reports while also factoring in Chris Dufresne's "Want to be there" element mentioned below, I threw all that crap out the window and based my pick one thing: Titty Bars.

As you may recall, UTEP head coach Mike Price had a George O'Leary-esque run as coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide after a little trip to a Pensacola strip club. So I figure, as a 20 year old college kid, that's the kind of coach I would play my ass off for. I mean, you think the Michigan Football Bust is fun? Ha! Puh-lease! What kind of entertainment you figure ol' Mike is pulling in for the UTEP football banquet? "This year's team MVP is quarterback Jordan Palmer! Now, Lexus, Lexus to the main stage to announce the team spirit award..."

Thus, for that mature, informed reason -- and that reason alone -- my Bowl Pool pick for tonight's GMAC Bowl being played in beautiful, downtown somewhere is UTEP. And as the band strikes up the school fight song -- along with Motley Crue's GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS -- I say, "Go Miners!"

Confidence rating: 11

3 comments:

The King said...

Without looking it up, that game is in Mobile. Gradkowski vs Jordan Palmer. A traditional MAC power vs a resurgent (newly C-USA) power. What's not to like?

I would ordinarily pick UTEP here because of Price, but the fact is, UTEP underachieved heavily this year with a roster full of upper-classmen. This is only their second bowl game since just about the Pleistocene Era, and Toledo is a solid, experienced bowl club.

I took Toledo. They been to the dance before.

Also, Yost, I like how you pick on this game, saying it means nothing to you and does not interest you. When you and I both know that at 6PM we'll be on the phone talking about an interception Gradkowski just threw.

Yost said...

"Yost, I like how you pick on this game, saying it means nothing to you and does not interest you. When you and I both know that at 6PM we'll be on the phone talking about an interception Gradkowski just threw."

Busted.

Yost said...

P.S. Loef, what's with all that logic shit when making your bowl picks?