DOGS EAT FROGS. It appears as if Northern Illinois will play Texas Christian in the second Poinsettia Bowl. The Northern Star speculates about bowl possibilities, including a Western Michigan-Central Michigan rematch in the Motor City Bowl. (And observers suggest the Bowl Championship Series is a bodge.) A student advised me today that bowl selection committees are supposed to pay attention to total victories. Thus Northern Illinois at 7-5 should be preferred to 6-6 teams including Miami of Florida and Florida State. Jim Hu's Blogs for Industry has a roundup of New Years bowl speculation.