I thought that myself when I read that article that talked about a Data Scientist(tm)
angry bowl hating gods
In 2001, I watched a November game with a bunch of Michigan grads and we all joked about how brutal it is to get pumped over "bowl eligibility." One of the gals said "I will kill myself if I ever get excited over being bowl eligible." Of course we laughed, told her she was awesome, and never thought about it again.
Until 2008. And again in 2009. And again in OT against Illinois in 2010. After we won that game 700-698, I told myself I would never scoff at bowl eligibilty ever again.
This thread is an offering to the Bowl Eligibility gods. I understand that religion is taboo on this site, and I respect that. But I respect bowl eligibility more. Huzzah!