‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the land,

There were bowl games a-plenty: too many to count on one hand;

When the bids were announced, some just didn’t seem fair,

But everyone knew the Crimson Tide would be there.

Christmas Game Ohio State

The committee chose Oklahoma over Ohio State’s Bucks,

Seems their loss to Purdue made the voters say “yuck;”

In the SEC title game with so much at stake,

Dawg fans didn’t think it Smart of Kirby to fake.

Twas the night before christmas

Michigan hired Harbaugh to take them to Pasadena and the Rose,

But it’s off to the Peach where the Maize and Blue goes;

Central Florida was perfect so a playoff spot they’d expect,

But the Knights play in a conference that gets no respect;

The Night Before Christmas

Clemson is in, the fourth year in a row,

Seems all the talk’s about Saban but what about Dabo?

No Pac-12 team made the playoff, and just one a New Year’s Six,

That league is irrelevant –  many problems to fix.

College Football Playoffs 3

Now Fiesta! Now Orange! Now Sugar and Cotton!

This makes two years in a row that the Big Ten is not in;

Nebraska hired Scott Frost to restore the Big Red,

But it looks like the Huskers continue to play dead.

The Night Before Christmas 6

On New Year’s Eve morn, the Ducks take on Sparty,

Six big games on the day and then a huge party!

We opened with forty-one bowl games and twenty-six remain,

How one is named the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla is hard to explain.

College Football Playoffs

The Gators, the Irish, the Utes and the ‘Horns,

Our favorite season’s nearly over but there’s no time to mourn;

So many bowl games from Citrus to Sun,

The season’s outrageous – fans have never had so much fun.

The Night Before Christmas 8

College football is thrilling – mascots, traditions, and bands,

Come January 7 we’ll find out who’s best in the land;

May your team perform well, may the score turn out right,

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

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  2. Brilliant verse once again from the Dose! Well done. Thank you for making the spirit of the season come alive. Count me in as a devoted “Dose-iple.” Merry Christmas!

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    Like the tree of the season , this one will be evergreen for as long as college football is played on gridirons across our nation.

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  4. Maybe next year Santa will grab me a team,
    that doesn’t allow 47 per game.
    One that might be in the glorious four,
    instead of scrapped in bowl fifty-four.

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