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How many bowl games?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by micke77, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. micke77

    micke77 Member

    Maybe one day there will be a playoff system for college football.
    Until then, the bowls are with us.
    It's 34 and counting right now.
    How many should we have?
  2. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    60, so everyone gets to go.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    A bunch are going to fall off the table this year because of the economy. But there will no doubt be others to take their place.
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    0. Zed. Zilch. Zip. Nada. { }.

    Got that? :)
  5. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    If Notre Dame (6-6) can go to a bowl game, you know there is a problem.
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Kevin, there were a lot worse 6-6 teams than ND in bowl games.
    That's why 90% of them or more mean nothing.
  7. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    bullshit, spnited. I know you were pumped to watch Northern Illinois play in Shreveport on a random Sunday night. JUST MAN UP AND ADMIT IT!
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Not unless Obama is truly a miracle worker.

    Of the current 34, 10-12 will bite the bullet within the next 2-3 years.
  9. micke77

    micke77 Member

    34 bowl games have created a Plethora of Mediocrity for postseason play. I mean, come on, 6-6 teams getting into a bowl? i can hear the coach at the start of the season now: "okay, guys, if we're just a .500 team, we can be in a bowl game." i don't even know if 7-5 is worthy sometimes.
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm just waiting for the day when they waive the requirement that teams have to have winning records to go to a bowl game.

    I used to watch every bowl game. I think I watched three this year and maybe had two others in the background. I was at dinner one night and FAU and some Michigan directional school were playing and I thought, "This is what it's come to."

    If we're not going to get a playoff, make the bowl games mean something again. Cut the number of bowls to 15 or 20.
  12. micke77

    micke77 Member

    15 to 20 would work.
    yea, i agree about how the "directional" schools being in these bowl games has sent the message of "enough is enough."
    here i am a sportswriter and i can't tell my friends--who think being a sportswriter, we know all things sports (right?)--who is in such and such game if they ask. there's too many to keep up with.
    and any of us out there who can name all 34 bowl games without looking at an AP agate "Bowls at a Glance" sheet? heck, i would be pressed to name half of 'em.
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