New Year’s football watching notes

Happy New Year! Here are a few quick notes for football watchers.

I haven’t found anything about it on social media, but given that it’s a sports bar I’m about 95% sure Max’s will be open for all the bowl games today.

Silly Goose will open around 1:30 today for football watching.

Bardog Tavern is opening at 8 AM and I will be there no later than 8:05. Champagne toast for the first 10 third-shifters, water and bacon/egg/cheese slider for the first 10 still-drunk-from-last-nighters.

In case I don’t get another post up before then – Local is having a TaxSlayer Bowl watch party tomorrow at 2:20. Local is notorious for being a bar where UT fans gather.

Today’s bowl matchups:

  • Outback Bowl – Auburn vs. Wisconsin – 11 AM, ESPN2
  • Cotton Bowl – Michigan State vs. Baylor – 11:30 AM, ESPN
  • Citrus Bowl – Missouri vs. Minnesota – noon, ABC
  • Rose Bowl/BCS semifinal – Oregon va. Florida State, 4 PM, ESPN
  • Sugar Bowl/BCS semifinal – Alabama vs. Ohio State, 7:30 PM, ESPN

Amateur night is over and it’s time for the pros to start celebrating the new year. Come join me at Bardog this morning if you want to get an early start.