Now we’re cooking with gas. The Bad Boy Mower is 2⁄3 of the way filled at 4-0, and the Syracuse Orange may top off this tank with some extra wins too. While we’re riding high (4-0, “27 years!”), the rest of the National Media isn’t ready for a ‘Cuse playoff run — but they are ready to see the Orange in some kind of bowl. Which kind, you ask? Let’s find out!
ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura: New Era Pinstripe Bowl vs Maryland Terrapins, New York City, NY
247 Sports: New Era Pinstripe Bowl vs Maryland Terrapins, New York City, NY
CBS Sports: New Era Pinstripe Bowl vs Maryland Terrapins, New York City, NY
SB Nation: New Era Pinstripe Bowl vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers, New York City, NY
As per usual, when Syracuse is good, everyone thinks that the Orange should be playing the Pinstripe Bowl. This is our destiny, so it has been written in the sacred bowl game scripture. Playing either Maryland or Minnesota would be fine and guarantee a very pro-Orange crowd.
College Football News: Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, vs. Texas A&M Aggies, Nashville, TN
Sports Illustrated: Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman, vs. Army Black Knights, Annapolis, MD
Here are the “more exotic” bowl locations. I’m all for a winter trip to Nashville. I know it’s a bit cliche right now, but I love that city and a bowl trip is the perfect excuse to hit the honkey tonks on a Tuesday night (Ed. note: Nashville’s fine but their beer scene is BAD). Annapolis would be interesting; there are a ton of ‘Cuse alumni and current students in the DMV, as well as recruits.
AND THE DREAM FROM ESPN’S MITCH SHERMAN
Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl vs South Florida Bulls, Tampa Bay, FL
That’s it, we’re done here. GIVE ME THIS NOW AND FOREVER.