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Possible positive side effect to the recession? Fewer bowls!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    If the Music City Bowl is any indication, we may [keyword: may] have fewer bowls in the near future.

    Thank goodness!

  2. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    So, a crippling economy is all it took to get rid of some of this madness?
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I only do one bong a day now
  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    I believe the current count is 34 bowl games.

    In two years, a dozen will be gone. In 5 years, probably 20.
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    And all of them but one will still be meaningless.
  6. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Point, Bat.
  7. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Will the bowls be gone or will the cities just find another corporation to sucker into sponsoring a meaningless bowl game?
  8. times38

    times38 Member

    I think the Music City Bowl's problem was more the teams it had than the economy. Boston College doesn't travel at all, and they had the home team.
  9. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    And even that game isn't as meaningful as it should be.
  10. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    What insane corporation is going to throw away money on bowl sponsorships in this economy?

    You know what would really piss me off? (OK, a lot of things, but on this subject....) If I got laid off from some company that was spending millions on a sports sponsorship.
  11. micke77

    micke77 Member

    Starman...yep, the grand total as we speak is 34.
    Ridiculous, isn't it?
    So there is some good coming out of the recession after all.
  12. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Boston College didn't travel when the economy was good. Neither do Pitt, Colorado or Syracuse, to name a few. Miami and FSU only travel when it's the 1 vs. 2 game. You can't blame the economy for every team that won't buy tickets on the level of Clemson or West Virginia.
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