Count me in as one of the critics who say that there are way too many bowl games in college football. With 35 bowl games on the schedule for 2012-13, there are 70 teams that will be playing in those games. Just due to the sheer amount of teams, you are bound to find some really great match-ups and some really, really poor ones.
BCS Championship Game: Notre Dame vs. Alabama - I don't know if there could be a more intriguing game than the Fighting Irish vs. Crimson Tide. Both programs have huge fan followings who will be helping to build up the hype for this one.
AT&T Cotton Bowl: Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma - These two teams have perhaps the biggest gripes with the BCS. Both seemingly earned spots in a BCS bowl game but were not selected. Despite not being a BCS bowl game, the Cotton Bowl may be the best match-up other than the BCS title game.
Hyundai Sun Bowl: USC vs. Georgia Tech - Now I could complain about how disappointing USC was this season, but let's look at Georgia Tech instead. They had a losing record! They were 6-7! Could someone explain to me how they are playing a postseason game?
Discover Orange Bowl: Northern Illinois vs. Florida State - I am firmly on ESPN Analyst Kirk Herbstreit's side—Northern Illinois does not deserve to be in this game. Florida State will probably blow them out and make what should be a big time BCS game into a laughing stock.
Little Caesars Bowl: Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan - No offense to either of these teams, but this one has zero appeal, with both teams finishing 4-4 in their conferences. WKU lost to Florida Atlantic, who finished 3-9, and Central Michigan lost to Western Michigan, who finished 4-8. Count me out on this one.
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Toledo vs. Utah State - I'm calling this one ugly not because of the teams that are playing, but because of the field they are playing on. The game takes place at Bronco Stadium in Boise, ID, which features a very unique and potentially seizure inducing blue artificial turf. Anytime I see a game on that field my eyes almost pop out of my head. >
2013 BCS Bowl Schedule
2012-13 NCAA Bowl Schedule