Jan 2nd 2018 09:26 am Bowling for Dollars

The situation is a little improved since this old A&J from 2013, but not much. Expect a renewed and righteous howl for a genuine playoff for major-college football, because results this season have been particularly muddy. I won’t go into it all here, because those of you who care know, and those of you won’t don’t care, well… you don’t care! However, I will acknowledge my alma mater Auburn University did more than any one team to muddy those waters. You’re welcome.

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18 Responses to “Bowling for Dollars”

  1. Steve from Royal Oak, MI on 02 Jan 2018 at 9:35 am #

    I enjoy the bowl games between teams from the major conferences. They usually have similar records and often the games are competitive. I’ve given up trying to figure out a playoff. In the end I really don’t care. And I am sick of alabama and saban.

  2. sandcastler™ on 02 Jan 2018 at 11:53 am #

    If the American collegiate system had opted to play ‘world football’ this ugly debate would have never happened. ;-)

  3. sandcastler™ on 02 Jan 2018 at 12:09 pm #

    This is a great article on the ‘Golden Age of Cartoons.’

  4. Chris on 02 Jan 2018 at 12:38 pm #

    actually a comment on yesterday’s (jan1, 2018) strip – when you do a gag like that, do you supply instructors to inkers to color the small cartoon Arlo posts on the fridge the same background as the larger strip, or do you color it and hope papers don’t make any change?

  5. Sideburns on 02 Jan 2018 at 1:00 pm #

    It’s been decades since I’ve watched a football “championship” game, including the Souperbowl, assuming it’s still being held.

  6. Anna on 02 Jan 2018 at 1:02 pm #

    @Steve, Faux Pelini agrees with you.

  7. JACKQULINE MONIES on 02 Jan 2018 at 3:05 pm #

    Jimmy inks colors the Sundays.

  8. JACKQULINE MONIES on 02 Jan 2018 at 3:45 pm #

    Not being curt or rude, just not coherent.

    As we had expected my chemo was postponed for another week and I was sent to get stronger.

    Made it to motel room and bed before collapse.

    Infinity cartoon is one of Jimmy’s most amazing, all of it, including color.

  9. Ruth Anne in Winter Park on 02 Jan 2018 at 4:14 pm #

    Word of the day, week, year so far for many of us:
    “GLUGGAVEÐUR (gloo-ga-meth-oor) is an Icelandic word literally translating as window weather. It conveys the idea of a weather that is nice to look at, but not nice to be in – a weather best experienced from the comfort of your own home, safely behind a window.”
    as posted on FB by author Sharyn McCrumb

  10. hc on 02 Jan 2018 at 7:37 pm #

    Ah yes – here in upstate NY I can understand weather nice to look at – but not necessarily nice to be in … think wind chill at -19 – but glorious sunshine! – and a roaring blizzard just north of us up on the Tug Hill Plateau where they are measuring snowfall in feet- not inches (or centimeters if you will)

  11. emb on 02 Jan 2018 at 9:35 pm #

    Got curious, so did a search / part of my home state I knew little about.



  12. Ghost on 02 Jan 2018 at 10:01 pm #

    Yes, think of it as a toga. A button-up toga. That covers the arms. And the shoulders. And the upper back. And reveals no cleavage.

    Arlo doesn’t seem to be buying that any more than I would.

  13. Jackie Monies on 02 Jan 2018 at 10:45 pm #

    Have been reading excerpts from Rhetas book about Jimmy. Not a negative word.

    I believe that.

    Interesting recollections.

  14. Ghost on 03 Jan 2018 at 12:24 am #

    Roman centurion buying new wheels for his chariot: “Stupid me! It’s the third day of XXIII, and I’m still writing XXII on my checks.”

  15. Old Bear on 03 Jan 2018 at 1:54 am #

    Growing old

    I didn’t make it to the gym today. That makes five years in a row.

    I decided to stop calling the bathroom the “John” and renamed it the “Jim”. I feel so much better saying I went to the Jim this morning.

  16. emb on 03 Jan 2018 at 7:15 am #

    Sorry, can’t use that switch. 3 x / wk would be too seldom. Peace,

  17. TruckerRon on 03 Jan 2018 at 9:12 am #

    JJ posted a new one that I’m too familiar with…

  18. Dennis Ewing on 04 Jan 2018 at 9:59 pm #

    Personally, the game should be banned for the number of young people permanently injured in high school. It serves no useful purpose. We can not call ourselves civilized as long as we allow football and even worse boxing to exist.