Today we have yet another great guest post by our college sports guru, Mike Barron.
It’s that time of year! Excitement is in the air, the frost nips at your nose, the trees are being trimmed, kids get their tongues frozen on flagpoles, and college football fans start booking their trips for bowl season. We’re excited about college football’s annual bowl season, and we have a few teams we’re particularly excited about.
It wouldn’t be the holiday season without trees – and the Stanford Cardinal are making sure the trees are represented. Refusing to give up (and thankful for Oregon’s loss), the Cardinal are heading back to the Rose Bowl for the second straight year. Stanford will take on Michigan State in the 100th Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, California. Check back to Zazzle.com soon for officially licensed Stanford Rose Bowl gear! #nerdnation
Having one of the most impressive seasons of the 2013 college football campaign, the Missouri Tigers won the SEC East in just their second year in the nation’s toughest conference. While they fell short at the SEC Championship Game, they proved they belonged there. They’ve been rewarded for a stellar season with a great matchup against former conference foe Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl. Go Tigers!
LSU will head to Tampa to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Outback Bowl. This match-up of traditional football powers will be a great battle of SEC and Big 10 smash-mouth football. The Tigers look to gain recruiting momentum by making a statement in this game. LSU nation is loud and proud – they’ll take Tampa by storm and paint the town purple and gold. Geaux Tigers!
The Tulane Green Wave will be heading…well…to their own stadium for the New Orleans Bowl. They’ll face their in-state rival Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns in what will make for a truly Louisiana-themed bowl game. While the Green Wave will play their bowl game at the Superdome (their home stadium since 1975) this may be their final game in the dome, as they move to a new on-campus stadium next season. Roll Green Wave!