CFB Drinking Schedule: Holiday Edition

Merry Christmas y’all. I hope you are enjoying good company and a few stiff drinks. I have a confession about Christmas, I used to be that guy who started listening to Christmas music in October. I was never enamored with Halloween and everything about Christmas always caught me attention.

"Christmas Bells Will Ring Real Soon, Even In the Afternoon"

“Christmas Bells Will Ring Real Soon, Even In the Afternoon”

As kids we used to listen to all the traditional music but as I got older I gravitated to more to Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and other Rat Pack era guys for their rendition of Christmas music. I especially enjoyed listening to Leon Redbone and his smooth voice sing the classics. However, as I got older my favorite song of his became “Christmas Ball Blues.” I enjoyed this song mainly because it is about people getting tanked at their local Christmas party.

The more I have gone to company and friends Xmas parties over the year the more I enjoy listening to the song. While I have certainly had a few drinks at many of these parties I have never been the one to “lose my step” so to speak but it is always enjoyable seeing others do it. So I hope you aren’t the one who was that guy or gal at your Christmas party but if you were don’t worry there will be another party next year for some other fool to take the heat of you.

Anyway, I hope you have an enjoyable holiday season and here is the sports schedule to fit into all your drinking schedule…

Friday 20th

8pm Canucks at Blackhawks NHLN: This is one of my favorite rivalries in the NHL. These two teams have met three times recently in the playoffs and that hate between them is real. Add in the fact John Tortorella is now coach and things should get taken to a whole new level.

Saturday 21st

2pm New Mexico Bowl Wazzu vs Colorado State ESPN

330pm Las Vegas Bowl USC vs Fresno State ESPN: I miss you already Coach O

Flip the channel CBball MSU at Texas CBS: Hoops!

You are a mean elf

You are a mean elf

5pm Idaho Potato Bowl Buffalo vs SD St ESPN: Remember to make you potato skins

9pm New Orleans Bowl UL Lafayette vs Tulane: This is the battle for NOLA

Sunday 22nd

1pm Saints at Panthers and Colts at Chiefs: Bring this back

4pm Patriots at Ravens: Go Bane

830pm Bears at Eagles: Eating Chips and dip with the brain Chip Kelly

Monday 23rd

2pm Beef O Brady Bowl East Carolina at Ohio ESPN

830pm Falcons at 49ers: I feel like the Falcons have been on prime time a lot this season

Tuesday 24th

8pm Hawaii Bowl Boise St vs Oregon St ESPN: Seriously even I won’t be watching this one

Christmas Day (Merry Christmas!)

"I just want a healthy D Rose"

“I just want a healthy D Rose”

All day A Christmas Story: Yes I watch this about 5 times.

Noon Bulls at Nets ESPN: Soooo this matchup doesn’t look as good

230pm Thunder at Knicks ABC: Read this article on people who blogs for the Knicks. Hilarious

5pm Heat at Lakers ABC: No Kobe? I guess we’ll just have to watch LeBron

8pm Rockets at Spurs ESPN: Nothing says Merry Christmas like booing Dwight Howard

1030pm Clippers at Warriors ESPN: This should have been on earlier so I would watch it

Thursday 26th

6pm Motor City Bowl Pitt vs BG ESPN: I will be in the D visiting family. I will make sure we avoid downtown so we miss the traffic from this game. Ha

930 Poinsettia Bowl Utah State vs No Illinois: The last you will hear from Jordan Lynch and Poinsettias for quite sometime. Don’t miss out

Friday 27th

230pm Military Bowl Marshall vs Maryland ESPN: B1G

6pm Texas Bowl Syracuse vs Minnesota ESPN: More B1G

930pm Hunger Bowl BYU vs Washington ESPN: Lots of Chris Peterson shots in the box

Saturday 28th

Noon Pinstripe Bowl ND vs Rutgers ESPN: We say goodbye to Tommy

I am sure they are saying Merry Christmas to one another

I am sure they are saying Merry Christmas to one another

2pm C Hoops Villanova at Syracuse CBS: A non con matchup of familiar foes

Flip the channel: BELK BOWL Cincinnati vs UNC ESPN: BELK BOWL

4pm C Hoops Louisville at UK CBS: God I wish I could be at the Pony for this one

7pm Russell Athletic Bowl Louisville vs Miami ESPN: Big day in Louisville sports

10pm BWW Bowl K State vs Michigan ESPN: LOOK AWAY WE ARE HIDEOUS

Sunday 29th

1pm Packers at Bears/Ravens at Bengals/Eagles Cowboys

4pm 49ers at Cardinals

830pm TBD (Probably Eagles/Cowboys)

Monday 30th

Noon Armed Forces Bowl Navy vs Middle Tennessee ESPN

3pm Music City Bowl Ole Miss vs Ga Tech ESPN

7pm Alamo Bowl Oregon vs Texas ESPN: We say goodbye to Mack

10pm Holiday Bowl ASU vs Texas Tech ESPN: Weird stuff always happens in this bowl

Tuesday 31st

Noon Advocare Bowl Arizona vs BC ESPN: Probably the best under the radar game

2pm Sun Bowl UCLA vs Va Tech CBS: We say goodbye to Uncle Vern for the year

4pm Liberty Bowl Mississippi St vs Rice ESPN

8pm Chick-fil-A Bowl Texas A&M vs Duke ESPN: I can think of no better way of ringing in the New Year

New Years Day

Good luck Wisconsin RBs

Good luck Wisconsin RBs

Noon Gator Bowl UGA vs Nebraska ESPN2: Do not watch this

Flip the Channel Heart of Dallas Bowl N Texas vs UNLV ESPNU: Watch this instead

1pm Winter Classic Leafs vs Red Wings NBC: Live from the Big House

Flip the Channel Outback Bowl Iowa vs LSU ESPN: I am rooting for whatever team gets me free bloomin Onion

Capital One Bowl Wisconsin vs South Carolina ABC


8pm Fiesta Bowl Baylor vs UCF ESPN: The Sharknado Bowl

I will be back on January 2 to take a look at the other BCS bowls plus the NFL playoffs. Enjoy your holiday break and get your mind right for 2014. Olympic, World Cup and Ryder Cup year.


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