As my loyal readers know, I have had critical comments about football from time to time. I enjoy college sports and college football is an enjoyable sport to watch. What has bothered me about collegiate football is not the sport, but rather the administrative culture which surrounds the sport on college campuses.
Again, I like to watch college football games. It was immensely enjoyable to watch the UCLA football team beat USC in the Coliseum, when all the football media experts picked USC to win without hesitation. I was a very proud alumni watching from my parent's house in Iowa while munching on Thanksgiving leftovers.
Speaking of leftovers, that is what the football bowl season has become. Sometimes it is best to just toss the remains of that week old meal into the trash than heat it back up - Same goes for too many of the bowls. When the stadium is empty, the name of the bowl is some corporate name we aren't sure what it is, the players look like they just want to be somewhere else, and the announcers are mainlining coffee to get excited to announce the game, it is time toss the leftovers of the college football season.
And now, the buffet of 35 football bowls for your culinary pleasure:
The t-shirt bowl - I do like the Gildan t-shirts though! Best thing for viewership is this is the first bowl of the season.
I have no idea what "Royal Purple" is - I Google'd it and the all knowing internet said it was "high performance synthetic lubricants". Attendance should be good - both schools driving distance from 'Vegas baby!!!! Let's guestimate the number of fights on the strip that night?
I was in Boise on December 7th - 6 inches of snow and the temperature was 12 degrees. I don't think it is going to be much warmer on the 21st, but they do have that famous blue field to go with the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
Could be the smartest of the bowl selection committees so far; in New Orleans and secured one team a couple of miles away and another an easy drive away. I would actually go to this bowl because of the location and the environment!!! The Quarter will be having some good times that night!
The Delicious Bowl - Ohio has got to be excited....going to be much warmer in St. Pete than Athens! I do like the triple alliteration of the title; would only be better if the bowl was in Brevard, Florida!
Still waiting for ESPN to call me to be a sideline reporter for this game, but I don't think I am pretty enough. Boise hit the jackpot; got to leave the blue field for the ocean blue! I watch this game each year, just for the lead in/out shots for commercials because they show the beach, the mountains, the ocean.....I gotta find a way to live there!!!
Mmmmmm......pizza! They better give away free pizza to get fans to show up the day after Christmas in a dome bowl!
The name was so long they had to shorten San Diego to SD!! San Diego is the new favorite city of Northern Illinois!!! This is one of those 'why am I living in the north' bowls, when they show the game on tv.
The Military Bowl, which is sponsored by Northrop Grumman; for some reason this just does not 'taste' right to me
The New Orleans Bowl was smarter than the Texas Bowl - Could they find two teams further away to come to Houston? I predict two things; Reliant Stadium will be not full and the food will taste delicious!!!
Still trying to determine how a bowl will fight hunger? Would it not be better to donate the cost of the bowl to buy food for people that are hungry?
I think Russell ponied up some more cash for their bowl than Gildan - They obtained two teams with winning records and Orlando!
Mmmmm......wings! I recently 'discovered' wings and I must say, they are good. I know, better late than never, kinda like the collegevolleyballcoach.com Facebook page!
Still not 'tasty'......
Tried to count the number of letters between this bowl title and the one in San Diego, but my head started to hurt!
I have watched The Tour of Texas qualifier tournament in the Alamo Dome and it was interesting. If the volleyball court was in the middle, it was light up like the sun, but if the court was on the perimeter, I thought an eclipse was happening. I am jealous of all the unreal Tex Mex which will be consumed with out me that day!
Now, this is interesting - a bowl game sponsored by a university. I checked out the school's website and they don't have athletics; I guess this is their athletics? They are based in LaJolla, which is Spanish for "a really nice place to live".
The only reason I know what AdvoCare V100 is, is because I had to look it up when I did a college football write up a few year's ago on this site. I drove past that stadium a good 100 times when I was doing an airport drive when at LaTech. I liked it better when it was the Poulan Weedeater Bowl....
Even as an alumni, I am not excited about this bowl; would rather be playing someone else than Va Tech and I am believing that most of the UCLA team may be feeling the same. Again, I have driven past this bowl a bunch of times when going to play UT El Paso! It is an interesting visual, because the stadium is built into the side of a hill. Can't imagine much of a crowd; pull two teams from the opposite side of the country and have them play in El Paso?
Got nothing for this one....
Mmmmmm.....chicken! I had to check and make sure this bowl was not on a Sunday; that would have been ironic.
TAXSLAYER!!!!!! The power of the power conferences; two 8-4 teams get a New Year's bowl game.
****We still have 11 more bowls to go; I am already tired of writing this....too many bowls!!!
What? Seriously, this has got to be a made up bowl......
Mmmm.....steak! Iowa gets to work on their sun burns in Tampa.
What bowl is in your wallet?
The Rose Bowl is a wonderful stadium and is actually called the Rose Bowl when they are not having a bowl game there. The old joke in LA was that every time it was a beautiful day when the Rose Bowl was on television, there would be 50,000 people moving to southern California that year!
Mmmmm....chips! Baylor wins the Big 12, makes athletic history, is all fired up for their bowl and they get.....UCF?
In Nawlen's - this will be something to witness; power conference teams, big name coaches, historic programs and drunk beyond belief fans on Bourbon Street!!
The Cotton Bowl which is not played at the Cotton Bowl........Jerry Jones should worry about his other football games.
Trying......thinking.....it will be warm......nope, that is all I got
Another looker upper.....BBVA Compass is a bank. This is definitely stale leftovers.....
Hasn't school already started in the Spring semester by now? Even Danica Patrick doing donuts in the middle of the field with her NASCAR ride would not entice me to watch this one.
Hey, two chances to see the Rose Bowl stadium and beautiful southern California can't be bad. With the craziness of Auburn football the last two games, I am expecting Thor and Loki to emerge in the last two minutes!