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Cotton Bowl Moving to JerryWorld in 2010

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Armchair_QB, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    But people (at least people outside of this board) won't blame the Sugar Bowl, they'll cast blame on the city itself.

    This next year is going to be critical for New Orleans -- and I'm not just talking about sports, even though they'll be hosting two major events six weeks apart from each other early next year. It sounds like there's already concerns about both events being staged well. If that's the case, it's the city that needs to step in and take control.
  2. standman

    standman Member

    Absolutely agree. As for the attendance this year, the Cotton Bowl usually suffers when two teams with no Texas ties meet.

    As for this being a money move, so what? Bowls are non-profit organizations. What non-profit organization you know of doesn't want to maximize earnings. Sure, bowls benefit charities but they aren't charities.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Try three events.

    Don't forget, Mardi Gras will fall right in there somewhere.

    Sugar Bowl: Jan. 1
    Mardi Gras: Feb. 5
    NBA All-Star Weekend: Feb. 15-17
  4. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Someone on another thread posted a column that asked if Stern was seriously considering New Orleans for Feb. 1-3, 2008. I assumed those were the dates. Is it definite All-Star Weekend is Feb. 15-17? Having it after Mardi Gras season would definitely help.
  5. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Plus that first weekend in February is always Super Bowl Sunday now.
  6. Bullrog

    Bullrog Member

    Glad to see this happen.

    I went to the stadium in January 2005 and couldn't believe how awful it was.
    Just thinking about a sold-out crowd there made me cringe.

    Unfortunately this was the last major sporting event still being held there so I doubt we'll ever see another event there.
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Actually, it's four.

    Sugar Bowl: Jan. 1
    BCS Championship Game: Jan. 8
    Mardi Gras: Feb. 5
    NBA All-Star Weekend: Feb. 15-17
  8. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Well-Known Member

    Yes, the only "big-time" stadium I have seen that is worse than the Cotton Bowl is the Orange Bowl. Both should be razed, posthaste.
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Actually, it's five.

    New Orleans Bowl: Dec. 21
    Sugar Bowl: Jan. 1
    BCS Championship Game: Jan. 8
    Mardi Gras: Feb. 5
    NBA All-Star Weekend: Feb. 15-17

  10. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    Good call, but it was absolutely a no-brainer.

    As Armchair pointed out, the Cotton and Fiesta are the two most media-friendly bowls.

    New stadium (100,000 seats, is that right?) with all the bells and whistles.

    And don't forget, it's already got a partnership with Fox, the BCS network.

    The Cotton Bowl will matter again soon. And college football will be better for it.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    As for the other bowls, it could be taking a step toward shoving the Rose Bowl out of the mix, if th organizers dont play along and be assimilated into the neat little BCS package like the Sugar, Fiesta and Orange are with Fox.
  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    If they go to a "Plus One" system they won't shove anybody out. They'll just add a fifth site and continue to play two games in one location.

    It'll really get interesting if they drop the two games in one location idea though. If that happens then they would need to add TWO games to the rotation. Cotton Bowl would get one site but who would get the other one? Atlanta? Orlando?
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