She’s no Paul the Psychic Octopus (RIP), but we can’t fault the Phoenix Zoo’s Sumatran tiger, Hadiah, in predicting the winner of the first Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. (AP)
The 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl is just hours away. We’re sure you have so many questions. We’re here to help. (For an X’s and O’s breakdown, click through to Zac Ellis’ game preview.)
• What’s all this, then? You may remember this game as the Copper Bowl, which is how it operated for its first eight years of existence before selling naming rights to Insight.com in 1996. Buffalo Wild Wings is in its first year as title sponsor. So is there a button that – STOP THAT RIGHT NOW. WE ARE ALREADY OVER THIS.
• Where will this game be played? Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., the home stadium for the Arizona State Sun Devils (and former home of the Fiesta Bowl).
• When is it on television? A fashionably late 10:15 p.m. ET on ESPN. The top-tier team of Brad Nessler and Todd Blackledge share announcing duties, with Tom Rinaldi on the sidelines, presumably trailed by his trusty twinkly piano.