Football bowl watcher’s guide

There are many reasons to watch bowls. They can be as basic as watching the old alma mater or wanting to see a team that shredded the old alma mater get slapped around. Bowl games go well with chips and sips — and they’re like faithful pets. With a boggling 35-game lineup, they’re going to be there for you throughout the holiday season.

Here’s my guide to what to what will be on the line during this season’s holiday bowl feast:

TOPICS: Football

ABOUT: Herb Gould

Herb Gould's historical novel, `The Run Don't Count: The Life and Times of Frank Chance and His 1908 Chicago Cubs,' was published recently. A longtime Chicago Sun-Times sportswriter, Herb is a co-founder of, an in-depth and off-beat national college football website, along with Chris Dufresne (LA Times), Mark Blaudschun (Boston Globe) and Tony Barnhart (Atlanta Journal-Constitution). He remains a contributor of golf and college-sports commentary at the Sun-Times. Herb also is the author of Victory March, an account of Notre Dame’s 1988 national championship, and has written for many sports outlets, including, Lindy’s football and basketball annuals, Chicagoland Golf and other golf publications.

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