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2015 Big Ten Bowl Lineup: Word Association Time!

Use your words man!

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Leave your own word associations in the comment thread. Should be a great bowl season for the B1G.

Also, I used Winston Churchill quotes. Last year I did paraphrased Vince Lombardi quotes. Quotable figures are amazing for all kinds of inspiration or comedy.

ed note: I bolded some of the more inspired efforts. - gf

Cotton Bowl: MSU v. Alabama

MNWildcat: Level of insufferable for Sparty to aspire to.

Graham Filler: Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.

Babaoreally: Playoffs not layoffs, my plan for a better USA.

Jesse: Saban's past gets murdered by Saban's present.

LPW: Heavyweight boxing match

Thump: Kicking

Stew: Pain don't hurt


Rose Bowl: Iowa v. Stanford

MNWildcat: 9/10 chance Stanford Band show is about corn.

Graham Filler: The price of greatness is responsibility.

BabaoreallyKirk and I are no longer Ferentz.

Jesse: Bruising. Absolutely bruising.

LPWTransitive Property: Iowa curbstomped NU, which beat Stanford. Therefore, Iowa will beat Stanford

Thump: Farms

StewStanford's defense isn't as good as it typically has been. Lots of manball. Iowa wins if it wins the turnover battle.


Citrus Bowl: Michigan v. Florida

MNWildcat: Thump. Dead. Thump. Dead. Thump. Dead.

Graham Filler: The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

BabaoreallyUmm. Uff.

Jessefirst to five, wins

LPWKhakis vs Jorts.

Thump: Tantrum

StewIf Michigan can get some guys back from injury, they're far more balanced.


Fiesta Bowl: OSU v. Notre Dame

MNWildcat: Urbz to Kell: Transubstantiate deez nuts.

Graham Filler: If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.

BabaoreallyWhy do they call it South Bend when its in the northern part of the state?

JessePope Urban puns? I don't know...

LPWUrban devilishly torments his former employer

Thump: Beelzebub



Outback Bowl: Northwestern v. Tennessee

MNWildcat: Win or lose, #VolNation is a loser.

Graham Filler: Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.

JesseWe all saw this game coming at week 1, right?

LPWFitzy neeeds to extend his SEC win streak

Thump: Overrated

StewTN has been one of the unluckiest teams, and jNW one of the luckiest.


Holiday Bowl: Wisconsin v. USC

MNWildcat: "Troy" > "On Wisconsin"

Graham Filler: I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.

BabaoreallyDrunk fans vs team whose coach was fired for being drunk

Jessesneaky good game between two good not great squads

LPWFuck U$C.

Thump: Rosatia

StewUSC is better than their record, but they have no defensive coaches. Stave's swan song.


Taxslayer Bowl: Penn State v. UGA

MNWildcat: Two fanbases who constantly believe they deserve better. Pass.

Graham Filler: Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.

Babaoreally: Taxslayer, more like Sax Player

Jesse: Franklin's experience will prepare him for this, right? Right...

LPW: Richt should be coaching that game.

Thump: Formerly

Stew: Two disappointing teams without head coaches.


Pinstripe Bowl: Indiana v. Duke

MNWildcat: Basefootketsball

Graham Filler: War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.

BabaoreallyTwo bball schools playing football on a baseball field.

JesseBasketball on grass!!! Kinda.

LPWDuke's not that hard. Indiana should run them off the field

Thump: Stripes

StewTEAM CHAOS, going to be a fun game. Bet the over.


Foster Farms Bowl: Nebraska v. UCLA

MNWildcat: Foster Farms loves them some 8-loss bowl teams!

Graham Filler: If you're going through hell, keep going.

BabaoreallyFarm bowl for Neb seems right.

JesseI keep waiting for Adidas to make bad uniforms for this.


Thump: Jumanji

StewNo idea what to make of it. Both teams are kinda unpredictable.


Quick Lane Bowl: Minnesota v. CMU

MNWildcat: Maybe 5-8 Club will get you free Jucys, Tracy.

Graham Filler: No comment' is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again.


JesseI sure do love MACtion

LPWVile Gopher Maction

Thump: Maroon

Stew: MN should win this going away.