We will not delve anymore into the College Football Playoff Selection Committee’s choices of its Final Four teams other than to again state that Penn State deserved to be in the group rather than Ohio State.

But in the holiday non-Bah humbug spirit of looking at the world through the glass is “half filled”, rather than “half empty”, the Committee and the powers that be in college football in general deserve credit and should be congratulated for giving College football fans interesting and  (hopefully)  entertaining match-ups in the 6 Playoff Bowls–Cotton, Sugar, Fiesta, Orange, Rose and Peach.

For a college football fan, one of the joys of the holiday season was to have New Year’s Day dominated by college football games. It was the one day–other when New Year’s Day fell on a Sunday as it does this year–that even the National Football League backed off of taking on college football.  The Big four were the Cotton, Rose, Sugar and Orange bowls. The Fiesta Bowl made it a Big 5 and it was fun and entertaining. A noon till midnight feast of bowl games that meant something. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.