No love from Stewart Mandel

Who, in his bowl projections, neglects to add the Fighting Manginos into his picks. He does, however add Kansas State. At the end of the year, I will not be surprised to see that exactly the opposite is true. Check out the lunacy here.

He also has Iowa v. Texas in the Tostito's Fiesta Bowl, oh, and just because we were all wanting to know this, Mandel has Nevada versus BYU in the famed Poinsettia Bowl (sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union).

It's sort of like the Rose Bowl, because it is named after a plant that sometimes has red flowers, but that's where the similarity ends and my shameless mockery begins.

My just desserts: Spending Christmas day flying back to KC after having watched watched KU get pounded in the Poinsettia Bowl(sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union) on December 22.