Sports Corner – December 19

Yes, folks, it’s bowl season again, when dozens of college football teams meet for the CFB version of friendlies, sometimes in exotic locales and sometimes in the Bronx, often with rather unlikely names.  No bowl game has ever captured this more than the Poulan Weed-Eater Independence Bowl.  There is a certain delightful imbalance to the name, isn’t there?

Of course, if you don’t like college football, there’s the last two weeks of the NFL regular season, the annual NBA extravaganza on Christmas, the firing of Jose Mourinho by Man-U, and maybe some lucky baseball fans getting a Bryce Harper or a Manny Machado under the tree (though I figure that won’t happen till next year).

Oh, and remember that if someone wants to trade for someone named Brooks, check first if it’s Albert or Mel.

As ever, all sports topics welcome.