Forty names, games, teams and minutiae making news this bowl season in college football (Camellia Bowl hysteria sold separately, at reduced rates):
WELCOME TO THE CRAPSHOOT
In the vast majority of the 40 bowl games that will be apportioned to us like eyedrops over the next 24 days—a droplet here, a droplet there—nobody knows what’s going to happen. Some teams are happy to still be playing, some teams mentally checked out in November. Some coaches have departed. Some players have departed. Some fail to be enthused by the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit on the day after Christmas.