Update, NTTBD partisan Holly Anderson answers every question about the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl... except for "why?"
|Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl||Dec. 20||8 p.m.||St. Petersburg, FL||ESPN|
|Florida International vs. Marshall|
The non-AQ matchups keep rolling along with The Thundering Herd vs The Golden Panthers. The football team are the Golden Panthers; the dance team are the Golden Dazzlers. If you were wondering, "There are no fees required to participate on the FIU Dance team, however you will need to provide your own make-up, hair products, and stockings. Uniforms, travel and other approved budgetary items are covered by the Athletic Department." The Golden Dazzlers are fit and limber as you might expect, and appear to have a more enlightened outlook on navel jewelry than your average AQ cheer/dance program.
That this bowl is sponsored by a fast food chain that is basically a demotic reboot of The Ground Round makes your home food choice easier, when you think on it. A home version of Nachos O'Brady? Please. Instead, look to the, um, terroir of the region -- get some local ham, roast some pork, grab maybe some Molinari salami, and make yourself a Tampa-style Cuban sandwich.