Rose: Wisconsin quarterback Darrell Bevell, meet UCLA outside linebacker Jamir Miller. Bruins, 24-20.
Sugar: Bourbon Street has never seen so many pairs of overalls, just as the West Virginia Mountaineers haven't seen an attack like the one Florida will throw at them. Florida, 38-24.
Orange: Maybe eight starting Nebraska Cornhuskers could make Florida State's two-deep. Vegas likes the Seminoles by 18, one of the fattest spreads in bowl history. We like them even more. Florida State, 41-14.
Cotton: No Southwest Conference team has scored a touchdown in this bowl, much less won it, for three years. After Texas A&M loses to Notre Dame by, say, 28-17 and Florida State thrashes Nebraska, expect Golden Domers to lake up this cry: Our record is identical to the Seminoles'; we beat the Seminoles; ergo, we're the champs.
It will be tough to argue with them.
Are you still without a gift for that special person on your Christmas list? We mean that really special person. The one you hate. Well, think about getting him or her one of the following sports videos. Keep in mind we aren't making up the titles or the promotional material in quotes.
1) Learn the Art of Whip Cracking Made Easy ($24.95). "Presented by top international movie and television whip coach Alex Green." Surprisingly, the video is selling equally well in Wyoming and certain parts of New York City's East Village.
2) Michael Bolton's Winning Softball—Hit Harder, Play Smarter ($19.95). Hey, it could have been worse. Bolton (below) could have made a tape about hair care.
3) How To Watch Pro Football ($29.95). "Produced by the NFL, a step-by-step guide designed to enhance every fan's enjoyment of the game." And all this time we thought you just opened a beer and a package of chips, kicked the cat off the couch and flopped down.