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Interesting piece by Schlabach

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by TyWebb, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    Always thought he was one of the WWL's best writers, especially for college football (No, I'm not him). I thought this was a good piece about the Chick-Fil-A Bowl's selection process in such an insane season, starting at the beginning of November. While it is no mystery bowls are looking to sell tickets more than put together the best match up, I thought the ups and downs of a non-BCS bowl selection was a good read.

  2. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Waste of space. Does anyone give a rat's ass about the Peach Bowl?
  3. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Can you have a "waste of space" on the Internet?

    If you had extra tickets to this game in most years, you'd be enriched nicely by people who do give a rat's ass. The ACC vs. SEC thing played in Atlanta is a slam dunk.

    Best detail in the story is that a member of the Chick-Fil-A board is named Fruit.
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Hell, I found it interesting. I do wonder why bowl "scouts" need to free-load at various college games during the season. It's not hard to find out what teams travel well, which don't, and with a bowl like the Peach, you end up with leftovers anyway.
  5. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    My dream is to join a Bowl Committee. Preferably the Orange Bow, so I can wear one of those snazzy blazers. But any bowl would do. I'm not afraid to work myself up from the GMAC Bowl to something played after Christmas.
  6. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    There's no story here for a big bowl, like a BCS bowl. The teams generally fall into place with those. But bowls like the Chick-Fil-A/Peach have to scrap for teams that will both travel well and be worth watching. The bowls that actually do matter don't have to work nearly as hard as a second- or third-tier bowl.
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