They range from meaningless, to boring, to who cares and to championship caliber.
I'm talking about the bowls, of course. In its hard to find wisdom, the NCAA certified a record 32 bowl games.
That means 64 teams or more than half for the Division I schools will be playing in a bowl game.
Naturally, that creates some interesting if not bad matchups. Usually I think a day with football is better than a day without football. But that's not always the case with bowl games.
When I broke it down, I decided on about nine games I want to see and few others I might take a look at if I don't have any thing else to do. The influx of the mostly bad matchups begin on Tuesday.
The must see games
BCS Title game: Ohio State vs. Florida: Urban Meyer is trying to become the third second-year coach from Ohio to win a national championship in his second year at a school. Bob Stoops did it in 2002 and Ohio State's Jim Tressel did in 2002.
Fiesta: Oklahoma vs. Boise State: The last time the Sooners went out west it didn't work out well. Stoops has a priority of making sure that Pac 10 officials are not used in this one. Seriously this is the biggest game in Boise State history. They are playing for the so-called mid majors to prove they belong in the BCS. Should be the last game that Adrian Peterson plays as a Sooner.
Sugar: Notre Dame vs. LSU: There are two kinds of football fans. Those who love Notre Dame and those that hate them. Nothing in between. The Notre Dame haters should love this one.
Rose: USC vs. Michigan. Good matchup between two tradition rich schools. Both teams are coming off devastating losses, but this should be a good game to watch.
Holiday: This one is interesting to me. Both teams are 9-3. California losses were to Tennessee, Arizona and USC by a total of 35 points. Texas A&M lost three games by a total of six points and beat Texas. Cal is favored but who knows.
Independence: Oklahoma State vs. Alabama. This is interesting simply because it involves a state school. OSU has the opportunity to play a tradition rich program and could come away with a big victory. Just wondering if Alabama will have a head coach for 2007 by kickoff time.
Cotton: Nebraska vs. Auburn: The main problem hear is that the game kicks off at 10:30 a.m. But still Nebraska and Auburn are two good football schools. Don't be surprised if the Huskers pull off an upset.
Alamo: Texas vs. Iowa: This really doesn't like a good matchup because Iowa is 6-6 on the year and 2-6 in the Big Ten. But the Longhorns may have a problem getting up for this one. It appeared they would be heading for the Fiesta Bowl and a nice trip to Arizona. Instead they get to board a bus and head to San Antonio.
Armed Forces: Tulsa vs. Utah: This does involve an Oklahoma school and a friend of mine, Keith Patterson and former Altus High assistant coach is the defensive coordinator at Tulsa. So I think I'll take a look at this one.
Those are the ones I think are worth watching. As I have said in the past 32 bowl games is simply too many.
Maybe when the time comes, I will watch more games than I plan on, but right now I not that excited about most of the matchups.