Bowl-Playoff Sports ThreadJanuary 2nd, 2012 at 2:30 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Sports, Weather
Michigan State game starting now on WOTV4 from Tampa. The weather/snow threads continue below. Here’s a summary of the Lions/Packers game. Did anyone bet ahead of the season that the Packers only loss would be against Kansas City, a team with a losing record that only won one game by more than 7 points? The Lions had a couple of bad calls go against them Sunday. The secondary needs to ramp up. The Packers back-up quarterback was 31 of 44 for 480 yards and 6 touchdowns with a 136.4 rating. With protection, Drew Brees could have a fun game and we could see a lot of points on the scoreboard. The Lions/Saints game is on WOOD-TV Saturday at 8 PM. There are six bowl games today (Mon.) and five of them feature teams from the Big Ten. Michigan State takes the field against Georgia in the Outback Bowl at 1 PM on WOTV4. That should be a good game. My alma mater (Wisconsin) is in the Rose Bowl for the 5th time since 1994 (they lost last year to TCU 21-19). We’ll have local news/weather at 5 PM on WOTV4 and at 6 PM on WOOD, so flip over to us or split screen to get updated weather. I’m working the evening shift M-F this week. Oregon is a slight favorite in that game. Michigan takes on Virginia Tech Tuesday night at 8:30 PM on ESPN.