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Bowl Venues Expanding ... again

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:54 pm
by Cane from the Bend
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According to recent reports, the bowl season may see 3 additional games being included starting in the 2020 year.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2780 ... e-football

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65% of 130 teams would have a chance at the extended post season.

I don't know if this is an attempt to over saturate the market, until the bowls collapse & go away, causing as separation in the conferences, so that the Power5 can have their own division, in order to put more emphasis on the playoffs.

Or, if a bump in the stability of our economy is seeing a larger revenue base that allows for more post season sponsorship. Also, if projected figures show potential market growth and viewership; the additional games maybe the conferences wanting to be able to eat their cake, too.

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Re: Bowl Venues Expanding ... again

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:22 pm
by donovan
Seems to me this is exactly the wrong direction. The PAC 12 is not allowing 5=7 teams to participate and as this article states, it does not go far enough.

Where is the Mediocrity Bowl?

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900020775/doug-robinson-pac-12-bowl-rule-is-step-in-right-direction-but-doesnt-go-far-enough.html

Re: Bowl Venues Expanding ... again

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:56 am
by billybud
Way..way too many meaningless bowls...The Mediocrity Bowl?

That has to be the Chicago Bowl...the 10th place ACC team vs a bottom barrel Big 12 team....in the Windy City in the winter.

at least there is no blue carpet.

Re: Bowl Venues Expanding ... again

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:53 pm
by donovan
billybud wrote:at least there is no blue carpet.


You could only wish!

Re: Bowl Venues Expanding ... again

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:25 pm
by Cane from the Bend
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No blue turf, just blue faces & hypothermia in the stands.

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Re: Bowl Venues Expanding ... again

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:08 am
by billybud
Boise and Chicago have almost identical December temps for mid to late December.....too cold for a southern boy...highs of a few degrees above water freezing to a low of 23 or so average.

My personal coldest was sitting through a bowl in 18 degree weather in my Florida winter wear (a London Fog windbreaker)....never again !

Re: Bowl Venues Expanding ... again

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:53 am
by donovan
Temperature wise that is correct. The Humanitarian Bowl against Louisville, some years back the temperature was 9 degrees, colder than a mother's-in-law kiss, well not that cold but cold...

Re: Bowl Venues Expanding ... again

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:10 pm
by Spence
I used to watch all of them. I can't say that anymore. Add three and that is just 3 more I probably won't catch. As long as someone is paying, though, they will keep adding. I remember when the Big10 only allowed the conference champ to go to a bowl.

Re: Bowl Venues Expanding ... again

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:25 pm
by Cane from the Bend
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I remember some years back, driving home on Christmas Eve to let my dogs out for a few minutes, before going back to my in laws house.

The Temperature that night was a flat Zero degrees, No windchill.

South Bend is 90 miles away from Chicago, just on the other side of Lake Michigan. You could draw a lateral line on a map and connect the dots ... a Late December bowl game there; makes me glad for the comfort of my own home.

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