Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?
28 Dec 2006
by Vinny Gauri and Russell Levine
Though the response to last week's debut podcast was somewhat muted, we're going to give it another try this week, in the hopes that the muted discussion had more to do with the games themselves than the use of the podcast.
Just like last week, you can listen online by clicking the play button below, or download the podcast for later by clicking the MP3 icon beneath the player. And since we may have more podcasts in the future, go ahead and click the "Subscribe Free" link to automatically receive future episodes through iTunes.
Miss the first episode? It will play automatically following this week's podcast, or you can listen now by clicking the "posts" button in the player.
Please use this article as the open thread to discuss all the non-BCS games, even the ones we picked last week. And let us know how you feel about the podcasts -- we're still deciding what to do with the format in the future.
NOTE: If you can't get the podcast to in the embedded player, you can click the MP3 icon below the player to download it. We apologize for any inconvenience!
(* - "Fred Edelstein Lock of the Week")
|Favorite||Spread||Underdog||Vinny Says||Russell Says|
|Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl (Nashville)
Friday, December 29, 1 p.m. ET ESPN
|Brut Sun Bowl (El Paso), Friday, December 29, 2 p.m. ET CBS|
|Oregon State||-3||Missouri||Oregon State||Missouri|
|AutoZone Liberty Bowl (Memphis), Friday, December 29, 4:30 p.m. ET ESPN|
|South Carolina||-6||Houston||South Carolina||South Carolina|
|Insight Bowl (Tempe), Friday, December 29, 7:30 p.m. ET NFL Network|
|Texas Tech||-7.5||Minnesota||Texas Tech||Texas Tech|
|Champs Sports Bowl (Orlando), Friday, December 29, 8 p.m. ET ESPN|
|Meineke Car Care Bowl (Charlotte), Saturday, December 30, 1 p.m. ET ESPN|
|Boston College||-6||Navy||Boston College||Boston College|
|Alamo Bowl (San Antonio), Saturday, December 30, 4:30 p.m. ET ESPN|
|Chick-fil-A Bowl (Atlanta), Saturday, December 30, 8 p.m. ET ESPN|
|Virginia Tech||-2.5||Georgia||Virginia Tech||Georgia|
|MPC Computers Bowl (Boise), Sunday, December 31, 7:30 p.m. ET ESPN|
|Outback Bowl (Tampa), Monday, January 1, 11 a.m. ET ESPN|
|AT&T Cotton Bowl (Dallas), Monday, January 1, 11:30 a.m. ET FOX|
|Capital One Bowl (Orlando), Monday, January 1, 1 p.m. ET ABC|
|Toyota Gator Bowl (Jacksonville), Monday, January 1, 1 p.m. ET CBS|
|West Virginia||-10||Georgia Tech||West Virginia||West Virginia|
|International Bowl (Toronto), Saturday, January 6, 12 p.m. ET ESPN2|
|Cincinnati||-8||Western Michigan||Western Michigan||Cincinnati|
|GMAC Bowl (Mobile), Sunday, January 7, 8 p.m. ET ESPN|
|Southern Miss||-6.5||Ohio||Southern Miss||Southern Miss|
|Rose Bowl (Pasadena), Monday, January 2, 5 p.m. ET ABC|
|Fiesta Bowl (Glendale), Monday, January 1, 8:30 p.m. ET FOX|
|Boise State||+7||Oklahoma||Boise State||Oklahoma|
|Orange Bowl (Miami), Tuesday, January 2, 8 p.m. ET FOX|
|Sugar Bowl (New Orleans), Wednesday, January 3, 8 p.m. ET FOX|
("Fred Edelstein Lock of the Week" record in parentheses)
|Last Week||Season Total|
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