Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Does Anyone Really Care about the Bowls?

Well after spending hours watching the PapaJohns.com Bowl and the MagicJack St. Petersburg Bowl and all the other absurd named bowls I've decided I don't like bowl season. I know GASP... how could I say that... yada yada yada.

But think about it... does watching games pitting Notre Dame and Hawaii or Florida Atlantic and Central Michigan really get you going? Obviously a good game is a good game but with so many bowls each game loses their appeal. I'm not talking about the January games that include the top teams in the country but the games that give a mediocre 7-5 team a chance to win a pointless game.

I understand its all about money and the schools like to have the bowl games but the amount of teams included in bowl season is just a little absurd. Since when did football players need to be coddled and have their self esteem boosted by giving them a useless bid to a bullshit game. The Humanitarian bowl could barley sell tickets this year because no one wanted to go to Boise to watch Maryland and Nevada pretend to play football against each other.

Don't get me wrong. I do enjoy having games like Boise and TCU and a few of the other gems that we have this winter but all the other games dilute the few good ones. It should be about quality over quantity not the other way around.

1 comment:

GM said...

I agree with you for the most part. The only thing I would disagree with is that it isn't hurting anything to have so many bowl games. ESPN has had very good ratings for even the lowly bowls so far.

I enjoy watching the games but honestly I have only watched one game in its entirety (Boise/TCU) but have seen a couple minutes of every game.

Tonight's games (WMU/Rice) and (Ok St/Oreg) are going to be great to watch.

Do yourself a favor and (IF you have the NFL Network) flip over to the Texas bowl and watch a few minutes of it....it will be worth it.