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There are so many bad bowls on NYD nowaways
And too many bad bowls played after New Year's Day. I remember when NYD was nothing but great games all day long. Several at the same time. If I remember correctly, there were no games on after NYD.
I think the 1987 Fiesta Bowl was the first to be played after NYD. I was surfing the guide earlier and saw only one BCS bowl today. Is that correct?
“We need to keep this (expletive) together,” Mauti and Zordich to Hill
Coupled with that is Pitt vs Ole Miss a day or two before the national championship game. LOL
"DOMINATE the state" - James Franklin 1/11/14
I remember when New Years Day was pretty much the only day you could watch a bowl game. There are far too many bowl games. It's all the new "little league" mentality. Everyone is a winner and everyone gets a trophy. Let's face it, there are teams that shouldn't get to go to bowl games, period. I'm not sure how all these bowls stay active, they can't be making money.
It's dumb that nearly half of the Division I teams can make it to a bowl game now. If they reduced the number fo bowl games from 36 or whatever it's at down to 20-25, I'd be thrilled. But no, gotta try and please everybody. Look, no matter what system is in place, people will still gripe and moan about being "left out" for reason A or reason B.
This post was edited by Andrew Dzurita 15 months ago
If you're talking D1A teams, it's more than half.
Yeah, they really need to reduce the number of bowl games. But they almost never will. Because the people benefiting from the bowls are the ones in charge of adding/subtracting bowl games. They have no impetus to reduce the number. They put some "officials" in charge of one game a year they get hundreds of thousands in salary and perks, if not millions. Not to mention being able to use non-profit status to avoid paying taxes.
How the bowl system got to this point is beyond me, but it's disgusting, frankly.
None if it will matter once the "playoffs" start. Not sure how many bowls will remain but none of them, including the Rose Bowl, will interest anyone other than fans of the participating schools.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Andrew Dzurita 15 months ago
The best bowl game was played on the 31st. The NYD bowls were putrid. Of course, a lot of that had to do with OSU and PSU being sanctioned.
After thinking about it, some of these teams might not have changed spots. PSU wasn't higher than a team like Nebraska. And if OSU wasn't sanctioned, they would be in a BCS bowl, which doesn't change the other bowl lineups. Usually the Big Ten is playing one spot up anyway, due to two BCS teams.
It would just knock Wisky down to whatever bowl Purdue or Minny was in. The bigger thing would be Penn State, which would push everyone from the Outback Bowl and below down one spot. Wisky would push Purdue and Minny down another. In the end, I think OSU would have beat Stanford and we would probably pick up another win or two down the line. But who really knows.
I'm sure anyone else who was at the bowl game last year in Dallas can testify to how damaging it was to the reputation of NYD games.
What really gets lost in all of the bowl games is how reputable it used to make a coach. If there were this many bowl games throughout Joe's career he would have gone to 41 or 42. Plus a bowl game was the 10th or 11th game of the year- now it is the 13 or 14th game. Figure 3 more games over a 20 year career =60 games. Throw in a modest 80% winning rate and that is 48 more wins over the same span of earlier coaches. Bear, Joe, Wooden, Ara all could have had so many more wins.
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