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(Yahoo)   An analysis for all the 44 college bowl games. Come for the playoff game discussions, stay for the Cricket Celebration Bowl   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line
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541 clicks; posted to Sports » on 06 Dec 2021 at 9:37 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-12-06 7:14:32 PM  
I just hope all games are played and they are all exciting.
 
2021-12-06 9:39:34 PM  
Cricket Celebration sounds like a southeast Asian town festival.
 
2021-12-06 9:40:16 PM  
1.as much as i'm glad wyo made a bowl game, they have no business playing in a bowl game.

2. ha ha byu, you have to go to shreveport.
SUCK IT!
 
2021-12-06 10:21:04 PM  
Ah yes. The Nation that is disgusted by participation trophies ensures everyone gets a bowl game
 
Al!
2021-12-06 10:42:18 PM  

Siskabush: Ah yes. The Nation that is disgusted by participation trophies ensures everyone gets a bowl game


Not everyone. Techincally, you have to have at least as many wins as losses overall to be eligible, but if not enough teams qualify, they relax it to fill the remaining spots. This year Hawaii made a bowl at 6-7, but they were the only losing record team to make a bowl. Handy, since they'll play in the Hawaii Bowl, though they automatically play in the Hawaii Bowl if they are bowl eligible and not slotted to play in one of the big 6 bowls (formerly the BCS bowls, the so-called New  Year's bowl games.)
 
2021-12-06 11:24:18 PM  

Al!: Siskabush: Ah yes. The Nation that is disgusted by participation trophies ensures everyone gets a bowl game

Not everyone. Techincally, you have to have at least as many wins as losses overall to be eligible, but if not enough teams qualify, they relax it to fill the remaining spots. This year Hawaii made a bowl at 6-7, but they were the only losing record team to make a bowl. Handy, since they'll play in the Hawaii Bowl, though they automatically play in the Hawaii Bowl if they are bowl eligible and not slotted to play in one of the big 6 bowls (formerly the BCS bowls, the so-called New  Year's bowl games.)


Did they have to create a bowl game for Hawaii? We just read about this a few days ago?
 
2021-12-06 11:25:23 PM  
I have to rely on Penn St for my free coconut shrimp? Dang it.
 
2021-12-07 12:09:08 AM  
Y'all don't realize it, but the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl is basically a step below the Rose Bowl. It's right there with the Peach Bowl, the Bluebonnet Bowl, and the Hall of Fame Classic.
 
2021-12-07 12:44:50 AM  
Oregon State in the best possible bowl game. Non-holiday, pre-Christmas, SoFi Stadium? Best recruiting opportunity imaginable.
 
2021-12-07 12:45:43 AM  
I meant for their record.

Obviously big bowls would be better. BUT if you're gonna bowl, Saturday night on ABC ain't bad.
 
2021-12-07 12:46:08 AM  
Same for Utah State. What a HUGE national opportunity
 
2021-12-07 2:20:55 AM  
What happened, Liberty? You used to be beautiful.

Nothing founded by a Falwell is beautiful.
 
2021-12-07 3:42:42 AM  

Trocadero: Cricket Celebration sounds like a southeast Asian town festival.


Cricket Celebration sounds like it's going to attract every local Indian expat, plus a few Poms, and they're going to be very disappointed when something actually happens on the field of play.
 
2021-12-07 3:51:42 AM  

punkwrestler: Did they have to create a bowl game for Hawaii? We just read about this a few days ago?


So, my understanding is, they created the Hawaii Bowl years ago to make up for inexplicably losing the Aloha Bowl. What'll be weird this year, and the next few, is that Hawaii lost the use of Aloha Stadium, which is basically rustinig into oblivion and needs replacement. How they replace it, I don't know....
 
2021-12-07 7:22:45 AM  

FriarReb98: punkwrestler: Did they have to create a bowl game for Hawaii? We just read about this a few days ago?

So, my understanding is, they created the Hawaii Bowl years ago to make up for inexplicably losing the Aloha Bowl. What'll be weird this year, and the next few, is that Hawaii lost the use of Aloha Stadium, which is basically rustinig into oblivion and needs replacement. How they replace it, I don't know....


Bowls being created to benefit a team is pretty common. It's actually one of the more interesting parts of college football, which was kind of like an RPG to the NFL's simpleminded platformers.

For example, the Fiesta Bowl was created to get Arizona State (the of the WAC) a bowl game, which raised their profile, got them into the Pac-8 (Pac 10 once they joined), and eventually the bowl itself also grew to become one of the biggest bowls.

The Humanitarian Bowl was created to do the same for Boise State. I'm too lazy to research it, but it wouldn't be surprising if the Orange Bowl and Sugar Bowl have similar histories - created to raise donor funds and the local school's national profile.

The fact that bowl teams get like an extra month of practices each year to continue to develop their team helps them grow year-over-year as well.
 
2021-12-07 8:49:51 AM  

Siskabush: Ah yes. The Nation that is disgusted by participation trophies ensures everyone gets a bowl game


In college football no less, easily the most conservative and snowflakey of all organized sports.
 
2021-12-07 9:30:41 AM  

IAmRight: FriarReb98: punkwrestler: Did they have to create a bowl game for Hawaii? We just read about this a few days ago?

So, my understanding is, they created the Hawaii Bowl years ago to make up for inexplicably losing the Aloha Bowl. What'll be weird this year, and the next few, is that Hawaii lost the use of Aloha Stadium, which is basically rustinig into oblivion and needs replacement. How they replace it, I don't know....

Bowls being created to benefit a team is pretty common. It's actually one of the more interesting parts of college football, which was kind of like an RPG to the NFL's simpleminded platformers.

For example, the Fiesta Bowl was created to get Arizona State (the of the WAC) a bowl game, which raised their profile, got them into the Pac-8 (Pac 10 once they joined), and eventually the bowl itself also grew to become one of the biggest bowls.

The Humanitarian Bowl was created to do the same for Boise State. I'm too lazy to research it, but it wouldn't be surprising if the Orange Bowl and Sugar Bowl have similar histories - created to raise donor funds and the local school's national profile.

The fact that bowl teams get like an extra month of practices each year to continue to develop their team helps them grow year-over-year as well.


I think you're misunderstanding me. I meant that it made no sense to kill off thr original Aloha Bowl because you want to have a bowl game in Hawaii, even if Aloha Stadium is d.o.a.
 
2021-12-07 11:23:00 AM  
Poulan Weed Eater Independence Bowl or gtfo
 
2021-12-07 9:38:30 PM  
GO NIU!!!
 
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