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Happy New Year! Here’s a bowl games open thread.

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Northwestern plays! Ohio State plays! Somewhere before or after that, Cincinnati plays. That about covers the day’s games.

NCAA Football: Big Ten Championship-Northwestern at Ohio State
Just let me have the high point.
Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

/hic

anyway, 2021

/hic

Peach Bowl

#9 Georgia Bulldogs (7-2) vs. #8 Cincinnati Bearcats (9-0)

11am | ESPN | UGA -7.5 | O/U 51.5
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA

hello from my new year’s spread

those were just the appetizers, much as this game is an appetizer to actually important things

Poll

most of jawja is sitting this one out

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    jawja anywho
    (3 votes)
  • 87%
    cincy why not
    (21 votes)
24 votes total Vote Now

Citrus Bowl

#14 Northwestern Wildcats (6-2) vs. Auburn Tigers (6-4)

12pm | ABC | NU -4 | O/U 43.5
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL

northwestern lost to iowa in basketball the other night. here is how i coped then, and similarly, here is how i plan to cope today

preview here if you need

go cat

Poll

Citrus Bowl

This poll is closed

  • 90%
    go cat
    (28 votes)
  • 9%
    war seagull
    (3 votes)
31 votes total Vote Now

CFP Semifinal That Is Not Actually Another Bowl

#4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-1) vs. #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (11-0)

3pm | ESPN | Ala -19.5 | O/U 65.5
AT&T Stadium and notably not another stadium, Arlington, TX

No.

Poll

Alabama?

This poll is closed

  • 68%
    By a lot
    (28 votes)
  • 9%
    By less than a lot
    (4 votes)
  • 17%
    Somehow...not?
    (7 votes)
  • 4%
    war seagull
    (2 votes)
41 votes total Vote Now

College Football Playoff — Sugar Bowl

#3 Ohio State Buckeyes (6-0) vs. #2 Clemson Tigers (10-1)

7pm | ESPN | Clemson -7.5 | O/U 68
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

If you haven’t read a preview of this yet—

[/deep breath]

[/deeper breath]

Don’t care. When’s Indiana play?

Poll

sugar

This poll is closed

  • 47%
    on nuts
    (24 votes)
  • 52%
    on cocainetiger
    (27 votes)
51 votes total Vote Now

Soccer’s On:

Everton vs. West Ham United

11:30am | NBCSN

West Ham played at Southampton on Monday. Soton hosts Liverpool on Monday. In the meantime, on three fewer days’ rest, West Ham goes to north and west to Liverpool to take on the Toffees. Good, cool, very normal.

Sheffield Wednesday vs. Derby County

11:30am | ESPN+

Hey did you know Wayne Rooney coaches Derby now? DID YOU KNOW? Because if you didn’t, the Rams will be on ESPN+ every day for the next year.

Manchester United vs. Aston Villa

2pm | NBCSN

What’s worse, Jack Grealish winning or WSR being happ—

—go Villa.

College Basketball — Selected

Saint Peter’s Peacocks at Canisius Golden Griffins

12pm | ESPN+

Niagara Purple Eagles vs. Marist Red Foxes

1pm | ESPN+ | Niagara -1 | O/U 122

THE BATTLE OF UNNECESSARILY-COLORED MASCOTS

Liberty Flames vs. Lipscomb Bisons

2pm | ESPN+ | Lib -7 | O/U 135

Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners at Rice Owls

2pm | ESPN+ | UTSA -1.5 | O/U 152.5

Green Bay Phoenix at Youngstown State Penguins

3pm | ESPN+ | YSU -7.5 | O/U 145.5

TWO BIRD BATTLES...with a real contrast in bird types. Roadrunners vs. Owls, Phoenix vs. Penguins. I dig it.

Texas-Arlington Mavericks at Little Rock Trojans

4pm | ESPN+ | UALR -4.5 | O/U 144

Milwaukee Panthers at Robert Morris Colonials

5pm | ESPN3 | RMU -2.5 | O/U 143

Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons at Northern Kentucky Norse

5pm | ESPN3 | NKU -8 | O/U 145.5

I watched both Robert Morris-Fort Wayne games last week. I have no idea why. I’m so sorry.

Georgia State Panthers at Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

5pm | ESPN+ | GASt -3.5 | O/U 158

Wright State Raiders at Oakland Golden Grizzlies

6pm | ESPN3 | WRSt -7.5 | O/U 149.5

Cleveland State Vikings at IUPUI Jaguars

6pm | ESPN+ | Clev -3 | O/U 148.5

Old Dominion Monarchs at FIU Panthers

6pm | ESPN+ | FIU -1 | O/U 150

CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners at Long Beach State 49ers

6pm | ESPN3 | CSU-B -4.5 | O/U 140.5

Texas-El Paso Miners at Southern Miss Golden Eagles

7pm | ESPN+ | UTEP -6 | O/U 127.5

CSU Fullerton Titans at UC Santa Barbara Gauchos

7pm | ESPN3 | UCSB -17 | O/U 137.5


Here’s your thread. Happy New Year. Go nuts. If you’re a spam-bot or Iowa fan, I’ll probably ban you.