In case you’re wondering there are 35 Division I college football bowl games.
I don’t know if it’s because it’s so big but the state of Texas plays host to no less than six of those bowl games, two of which will have OU and OSU on the field.
Some of the names of the bowls are nothing short of a Johnny Carson one liner.
The more comical ones include the Idaho Potato Bowl, Beef ‘O’Brady’s Bowl, Poinsettia Bowl, Military Bowl, Belk Bowl, Russell Athletic Bowl, Fight Hunger Bowl, Heart of Dallas Bowl, Compass Bowl and the GoDaddy.com Bowl.
Some names out of the past that have gone by the way-side are the Dixie Bowl, Peach Bowl, Pasadena Bowl, Tangerine Bowl, Bluebonnet Bowl, Cherry Bowl, Garden State Bowl and the Hall of Fame Bowl.
Here are a few suggestions for future consideration.
The Salad Bowl, Soup Bowl, Drainage Bowl, Tidy Bowl, Punch Bowl, Toilet Bowl, Shrimp Bowl, Pasta Bowl, Banana Bowl, Grape Bowl, Cereal Bowl, Dog Bowl, Water Bowl and the Cream ‘O’ Wheat Bowl.
Back in the 1970s there were only 11 bowls. They started out with just the four majors Orange, Rose, Sugar and Cotton.
Later came the Gator, Peach and others.
Now it’s ballooned to 35 with two more on the drawing board.
There’s always going to be controversy. Now there’s only two teams that can play for the title.
When the BCS changes to a four-team format guess who’s going to be miffed.
You guessed it, No. 5.
With all the controversy this year over Northern Illinois getting into the BCS I really don’t get it.
Unless your playing for the marbles in the BCS National Championship they really are nothing more than glorified games.
The only one that really matters is the title game.
Of course the Orange, Rose, Sugar, Fiesta, and possibly the Cotton Bowl because of its longevity, are important but unless they are hosting the game for the Waterford glass ball, just not the same.