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Carla and Crappy Show: The Third Annual Bowlapalooza Edition

If you’re a long-time college football fan like we both are, you know this as “the most wonderful time of the year.” If you’re a long-time watcher of this here little podcast (and we thank you, if you are), you know that bowl season can only mean one thing: The annual ridiculousness we like to call Bowlapalooza.

Yes, for the third consecutive year, we are graciously joined by Braden Gall (@BradenGall) and David Fox  (@DavidFox615) of Athlon Sports to talk about four of the approximately 134 bowl games (give or take about 92 or so).

Games discussed in order of appearance:

  • Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 26, 3:30 p.m. EST): Indiana vs. Duke
  • AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl (Dec. 29, 9 p.m. EST): LSU vs. Texas Tech
  • Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl (Dec. 31, Noon EST): Houston vs. Florida State
  • BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1, 1 p.m. EST): Ohio State vs. Notre Dame

Other topics discussed include:

  • How many bowls are too many?
  • What the heck is a BattleFrog anyway?
  • Why play a football game in a baseball stadium?
  • How many Star Wars references can we squeeze into a single podcast?
  • How will motivation impact several of the higher-profile teams playing in “lesser” bowl games?
  • How can you effectively squeeze bowl viewing into holiday and family responsibilities?

David and Braden also gave us their takes on the College Football Playoff. (Here’s a hint: They’re probably more insightful than ours will be!)


A very happy holiday to you and yours … and enjoy the bowls! Oh, and this dancing potato. You know, because bowl mascots.

Image Credit: MLB.com

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A life-long fan of all things Black and Gold, Carla has joined the ranks of the displaced Pittsburgher, now residing in Nashville, Tenn. She has dabbled in sports media throughout her career, including a stop at a suburban Pittsburgh newspaper, several freelance gigs, and most recently, as a writer, editor and team site producer for a large online media company where she covered high school and college football. She appreciates hockey fans who understand that not all board checks are worth cheering, summer evenings at PNC Park (because it’s tough to admit being a Pirates fan) and midweek MAC football. Follow her on Twitter at @CarlaSwankFox.

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