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Sports Roundup: Gearing up for bowl game madness

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Marqise Lee #9 of the USC Trojans runs for a touchdown ahead of Derron Smith #13 of the Fresno State Bulldogs during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium on December 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. USC won 45-20. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

It's New Year's Eve which also means we're on the eve of a January 1st chock full of college football bowl games. To help sort them all out we turn to Andy and Brian Kamenetsky, who have covered sports for ESPN and the L.A. Times.

When Florida State and Auburn wrap up the BCS championship this coming Monday, we'll have have had 34 bowl games. Who has time to watch all 34? Do we really need that many?

USC already won their bowl game a blowout over Fresno State in the Las Vegas Bowl, but UCLA is about to kickoff the Sun Bowl vs Virginia Tech. If the Bruins beat the Hokies, they'll join the Trojans by having a 10 win season. What would that mean for the locals?  

Tomorrow there will be six bowl games highlighted by the one right down the street from us Stanford vs. Michigan State in the Rose Bowl.  This game has been going on for a century but Andy but unless it's for the national championship does it get lost in the 34-bowl game madness?

Now in addition to seeing a lot of Stanford and Michigan State fans around town, there are also oodles of Florida State and Auburn fans. Why are they here as well?

Many love to bet on the bowl games, but it seems as if someone want to get a sure thing all they have to do is go to the Phoenix Zoo? So the tiger picked the Cougars over the Wolverines and has picked the Knights over the Bears. Any chance the striped cat has some kind of prejudice against non-feline animals?

In 2014, we've got the Super Bowl, the Lakers and Clippers, Dodgers and Angels. What are you looking forward to the most next year? 

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