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Ranking the bowl games - which is better than the other

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 93Devil, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Does anyone want to try and rank, from top to bottom, the best bowl games to be invited to?

    Honestly, I don't know enough about this to even give it a shot, but I am curious to see where everyone thinks these things rank.

    In the good old days, it always seemed to be the later you played, the better the game, but that does not seem to be the case anymore.

    Can anyone help me out here?

    Is the Alamo better than the Insight? I have no idea? Where does Chick-fil-a rank?
  2. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    We can't agree on ranking the teams. Now we want to rank the bowls?

  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Oh, let's be honest and rate them by how well they treat sportswriters. In my experience, the 1985 Cotton Bowl set standards for that that'll be hard to top.
  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    If money talks, and BS walks, this is the list...

    Cap One (Tangerine)
    Outback (Hall of Fame)
    Chick-fil-a (Peach)
    Champs (Tangerine, no idea this was claimed twice)
    Music City
    Meineke (Texas)
    Insight (Copper)
    Maaco (California)
    Beef O' Bradys
    Little Ceasars (Motor City)
    Potato (Humanitarian)
    Armed Forces
    New Mexico
    New Orleans
  5. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    With wiki dollar amounts...

    Fiesta 18
    Orange 18
    Rose 18
    Sugar 18
    Cotton 6.75
    Cap One (Tangerine) 4.25
    Outback (Hall of Fame) 3.4
    Chick-fil-a (Peach) 3.35
    Gator 2.5
    Alamo 2.25
    Champs (Tangerine) 2.125
    Pinstripe 2
    Sun 1.9
    Music City 1.7
    Meineke (Texas) 1.7
    Liberty 1.35
    Insight (Copper) 1.2
    Ticketcity 1.2
    Independence 1.1
    Holiday 1
    Maaco (California) 1
    Belk 1
    BBVA 1
    Military 1
    Beef O' Bradys 1
    Kraft 0.825
    Little Ceasars (Motor City) 0.75
    Potato (Humanitarian) 0.75
    GoDaddy 0.75
    Hawaii 0.75
    Armed Forces 0.75
    New Mexico 0.75
    New Orleans 0.325
  6. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    I've always heard the Cotton Bowl was the best in terms of writer preference.

    Hey, Mizzou. You've covered every bowl game ever...which was your favorite? :)
  7. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Cotton Bowl definitely treats writers well.
  8. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    I should add that the Orange Bowl, the only other big bowl I covered, treated the writers well except for the atrocious working conditions in the old Orange Bowl, which was hardly the bowl game organization's fault.
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Outside of the NCG and the Fiesta and maybe the Rose, the match-ups aren't very good. Boise in Vegas and TCU in the lesser San Diego bowl? Really unfortunate.
    But lets be honest, the purpose of the bowls is to put cash in the pockets of the host city, nothing more, nothing less.
  10. BrianGriffin

    BrianGriffin Active Member

    Capital One Bowl was garbage last time I went, especially when one considers how high up on the SEC pecking order it sits. Chick-Fil-A is a much better run bowl than the Cap One.

    Now, that was two years ago. May be different now. I know that god-awful crumbling stadium in Orlando has at least put down a turf so there won't be another game playing in a mud trough.
  11. printdust

    printdust New Member

    That R and L Carriers New Orleans Bowl and New Mexico Bowl have always been activity-stoppers at my house.
  12. printdust

    printdust New Member

    Oh and congrats to Ohio State, whose pathetic season is rewarded with a 1/2/12 bowl.
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