As work and school ends for the holidays, sports fans better get ready. Between the NBA holiday games (check out FanDemand rankings here), the final regular season NFL match-ups, and the 2010-2011 NCAA College Football Bowl games, there is a massive amount of exciting sports to be watched in the next few weeks.
To get warmed up for the BCS Bowls, below are the games to watch for this Christmas week and weekend. The bowls are ranked according to their FanDemand ranking, or their average ticket price on the secondary market. Think of these ranks as the demand of tickets for a given event, as the price listed below is largely determined by the fan’s demand for tickets (get it!?).
FanDemand Rankings: Christmas Week Bowl Games
- Poinsettia Bowl: San Diego State Aztecs vs. Navy Midshipmen, Thursday, December 23: $143
- Las Vegas Bowl: Boise State Broncos vs. Utah Utes, December 22: $107
- Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii Warriors vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricanes, December 24: $69
- Pizza Bowl: Toledo Rockets vs. FIU Golden Panthers, December 26: $67
- Independence Bowl: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Air Force Falcons: $36
- The Poinsettia Bowl is in sole possession of 1st place in FanDemand, with an average ticket price of $143. The 9-3 Midshipmen take on the 8-4 Aztecs in San Diego, California this Thursday in what is going to be a great game. The Aztecs have a home field advantage for their first bowl game since the 1998 Las Vegas Bowl, and they will look to running back Ronnie Hillman to help balance out their pass heavy offense. Navy plays a vastly different style of football, primarily through the triple option. With this formula, they are the 5th ranked rushing offense in the country. There will be some touchdowns in this one, so remember to check out FanSnap for tickets.
- The Las Vegas Bowl is the premier match-up of the week, between the once-undefeated Boise State Broncos and Utah Utes. The Utes finished their season at 10-2, losing back to back games to TCU and Notre Dame, and the Broncos stand at 11-1 after a devastating loss to Nevada in overtime. Starting Utes QB Jordan Wynn is out with an injury, so all eyes will be on back-up Terrance Cain to lead the team to a victory. However, the Bronco’s have a Heisman Trophy candidate running their offense in Kellen Moore, and if they can control their kicking game, they have a great chance to come away with a win here.
- The Hawaii Bowl stands at #3 in FanDemand. Hawaii (10-3) basically has a home game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes (9-3). In their last six games, which were all wins, the Hurricanes have scored an average of 44 points per game. The Warriors and QB Bryant Moniz will not be passed by though, so we know it will be a good one.
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