The NCAA is obviously doing this to address Fiesta-ish problems, but hopefully they can also tackle the ridiculous ticket guarantee system and kill off the Beef O' Brady's Bowl.
NCAA puts hold on new bowl games
I wonder what happens if the Fiesta loses its license. Pretty obvious that the Cotton Bowl will move up, but that means there's one less bowl.
Maybe it'll just drop from BCS status?
My understanding is that the Fiesta Bowl would still exist, just not as a BCS game.
Honestly I'd like it better that way.
Rose- Pac/ B1G
Cotton- BXII/ BE?
Sugar- SEC/ At-large
Orange- ACC/ At-large
Going back to the tie in system might actually help ratings and sales, not that BCS games are hurting in those areas.
college football could use about a dozen less bowls. the post-season is overcrowded with crappy games. and especially frustrating are the ones after new years day. (struggling to contain verbose rant)
I fully agree.
But what will happen to the Frank McClaire's Copy Toner And Small Business Supplies Bowl? Won't somebody think of the Frank McClaire's Copy Toner And Small Business Supplies Bowl?
a thousand times no. may the streets run black with their toner.
Just keeping this little thread going, this isn't a reply to your (funny) post.
I think they should go back and actually tier the bowls schedule-wise. This will never happen, as Delany and others are absolutely set of NYD bowls, but it reminds me of the 08 presidential election where every friggin' state moved their primary to Super Tuesday in an attempt to raise their state's (bowls) profile and all you got was a big mess. It should be something like a bowl including a conference 6/7 should take place, say, December 18ish, then 4/5 play the weekend of Christmas, and then the elite ones start taking place between 1/1 and whenever it is they play the BCS championship.
Oh man not the beef o brady bowl. I actually watched that game last year and it was a pretty good game between Lville and So Miss.
Please? Just wishful thinking.....
It's a good first step at least. More than 35 bowl games is ridiculous.
Not even close. Roughly half of college football teams play in bowl games, while between a fifth or sixth of basketball teams make the tournament.
Watching all those shit ass bowl games after all the regular bcs games are done the first week of january is awful. National championship on 1/8? Ridiculous.
my biggest gripe isn't the number of bowl games, or the quality. The run-up to Christmas, I love watching 2 teams I've never seen before on a Wednesday night.
I just can't stand all the crap AFTER New Year's. They should play ALL the bwols on NYD, then the nat'l championship the day after and be done with it.
I remember not too long ago when NYD had all the major bowl games (the Rose, Sugar, Cotton, Fiesta, Orange, Gator, Citrus, etc.). Now, its has reached the point where the major bowls are so spread out, other sports are encroaching on NYD. Don't get me wrong, the Winter Classic is a cool idea, but I miss wall-to-wall action of the best college teams.