Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise
Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise

Desmond Howard, Mythical Bowl Expert

We don't mean to be smug about this, we really don't: Live television is awfully difficult, with all the flashing lights and camera cues and clock countdowns, and the possibility that a single screwup will end up pointed out and mocked by little twerps like us. It's hard. We appreciate it.


That said: When you are a paid, professional college football analyst, like Desmond Howard, it's important that when someone asks you what bowl game you're most looking forward to, you pick a game with two teams who are actually playing. The sad part about Howard's Holiday Bowl screwup — hey, we'd like that bowl a lot more if it were Cal vs. Texas too! — is not that it happened ... but that no one felt like they could correct him. If we have something stuck in our teeth when we smile, please, let us know.

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