Yes, that's right, it's college football bowl season EVERYWHERE! Presenting the Rice Bowl, Japanese College American Football's championship game, held January 3rd in the Tokyo Dome!
Technically a game between the college champion and the X-League pro champion, this game is sort of Japans answer to the BCS. Corporate sponsored football.
This year's game will be between the winner of the College Championship Koshien Bowl, played this December 18th and the Japan X Bowl. The Koshien game will feature the Nihon University Phoenix and the Kwansei University Fighters. Nihon University is favored slightly by the fans. The X-Bowl will feature the Obic Seaguls vs the Fujitsu Frontiers. The primary attraction in this game will be the corporate sponsored cheerleaders.
I say good luck to the Nihon Phoenix or the Kwansei Fighers. I would support the X-league champ if it were the Asahi Beer Silver Stars, though.