It’s bowl season, everybody! Who’s excited?!
Bowl season is a fun time of year. There’s no doubt about it. For OU and OSU fans though, there is a little bit of a sting this season. The Sooners thought they deserved a BCS bowl game. The Cowboys thought they deserved a spot in a bowl game higher up the pecking order than the Heart of Dallas Bowl. Neither team got their wish.
Here’s the bright side for OU. Its Cotton Bowl showdown against Texas A&M is getting a lot of attention nationally. It’s considered by most to be one of the best match-ups out of all the bowl games—definitely better than some of the BCS bowls. (Northern Illinois vs Florida St.?!) You have two teams that are both ranked in the top 11 teams in the country. You have the Heisman Trophy winner in Johnny Manziel. (On a side note, I know the Johnny Football nickname is coming close to jumping the shark because of overuse, but, man, it’s still one of the best nicknames in recent college football history, right?) You have a tradition-rich bowl game in the Cotton Bowl. And you have Jerry World as a stadium. Sounds like a home run to me.
OSU fans have less to be excited about in their bowl game match-up. Say something about the Heart of Dallas Bowl to a lot people, and you will get a confused look back. “What’s that?,” they might ask you. Taking on Purdue doesn’t exactly create a lot of excitement either. But look on the bright side. Mike Gundy is still the head coach. The Cowboys should win in a blowout, and OSU should be loaded for next season.
As far as TU goes, the Golden Hurricane is right where it should be. Tulsa will play in the Liberty Bowl—the premiere bowl for Conference USA. And the Hurricane has the added benefit at getting a chance at revenge against Iowa State, the team that handed TU its first loss of the season in its first game of the season. Sounds good to me.
That’s about it, everybody. Who’s looking forward to a state of Oklahoma bowl game sweep?