According to Rivals, we'll be in the 7th best bowl to watch this offseason. But, they also play up the 'Mullen is the hot name, Rich Rod once was' angle as well.
Rivals ranks the Bowls in terms of "Attractiveness"
If by #7 they mean #1 then I agree completely.
I swear to God (or some higher being, if one exists) that I posted this exact same response at about 9am this morning. I wonder where it went? TRSaunders, did you somehow write your name in and steal my post?
I initially thought "hey, that's not bad" then I looked at a lot of the bowls after M's and thought "wow, what a drop off"
the Poinsettia Bowl is pretty. Although thought to be fatal, it can really only cause minor skin irritation, diarrhea, and projectile vomit.
Qualcomm is just an awful place to watch a game. 50 yard line, 10-15 rows back, and you still can't see what the hell is going on. But I'm thinking SDSU and Navy will put up around 450 yards each. Should be fun to watch.
Cool that San Diego gets SDSU and Navy. It's like having two home teams.
is in Annapolis, MD.
San Diego is certainly not a home game for them.
I believe there are significant naval bases out that way as well as marine training bases too.
The Navy has a huge prescence in San Diego, so while the Academy is located in Maryland, there will probably be more fans in San Diego.
San Diego is pretty much a giant Naval Base.
for Hot Shots! reference.
Hence, the home game reference.
If you want to find a large concentration of USNA alums in a bowl city, San Diego is it.
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The Fiesta Bowl is 21. Sucks to be BCS bowl that takes UCONN.
its not like they had a choice.
As the T-shirts...
That would be my pick, if not Michigan vs MSU is pretty sexy as well
Glad to see the "post a picture of hot chick and get points" theory is holding up strong.
Braylon says............"Who in the hell gave a QB our #7 jersey?"
Rich Rod used to be the "it" coach. Can't escape it anywhere.
*grabs umbrella in preparation for all of the falling shit this offseason*
I'm a little interested in the Outback Bowl at 18, but I was the Sports Czar I'd cut just about everything after that. I say "just about everything" because I'm actually kind of intrigued by the Pinstripe Bowl- not the game, but the idea. Isn't NYC a better destination than half of the games now?
you mean a group founded a bowl this year for sparty? and what do they do? win a couple more games than they should have to shun the inaugural bowl. lame.
also, the godaddy bowl should be ranked higher to watch based on the commercials alone.
I feel bad for the Little Caesar's Bowl. They went from having a Big 10 team playing in it to Toledo v. FIU. Good luck filling out Ford Field.
Crazy that the a BCS game is 21st, but I agree. The Fiesta is going to be a beatdown by OU. In previously years the Holiday Bowl is one of the most excited games, but with the ascension of the Alamo bowl it's been downgraded a little bit. It's nice to see Washington back in a bowl, but playing a team they lost by 5 TDs to at home? Might be ugly. I'm surprised the Insight passed on Nebraska for Missouri. Iowa v. Nebraska would have been a pretty good bowl matchup.
Most teams from the midwest are trying to get to Florida for a bowl.
This florida team (FIU) ends up coming to the midwest for a bowl.
they went from a 17-0 lead in the Big 12 championship to the fifth pick. Nebraska fans travel to so I'm shocked at the disrespect shown to them this year. I wonder if this being their last year in the conference has anything to do with it?
I always thought that the Chick-Fil-A bowl game is probably one of the better bowl games. SEC vs. ACC always an exciting game.
I was really hoping for a TCU v. OSU game, although I knew it wouldn't happen. Would love to see E. Gordon Gee eat his words.
Wisconsin v. TCU should be a good game, though. However, they all fall behind the Gator Bowl.
but I don't get all the breathless hoo-ha about Erin Andrews. Maybe she's got a great personality.
If she wasn't a sideline reporter playing to a captive male audience at football games I don't think there would be so much commotion about her.
Definitely not a top-shelf hottie a'la Holly Rowe.
Oh, wait, I get it.
I think her obsession with Florida football takes her down a few notches. An Erin Andrews who loved Michigan football would be approximately twice as hot.
Oh, yeah, I'm not saying that she shouldn't love Florida football. It just makes her less hot to me, a Michigan fan. I would find "Michigan Erin Andrews" much hotter.
Is pretty hot. A beautiful woman who likes sports is tough to beat. I went to GA/FL this year in Jacksonville and that place is pretty cool. The Landing is a cool place you can eat and go out at night. Tailgating down there is fun. The taxis are cheap. If you go to the Landing at night you can take a water taxi for like $5. Jacksonville is a fun city, I would recommend going if you have the chance.
ESPN has us 14th. ND-Miami is 10th and is "one of the sport's greatest rivalries". Schlabach is still dumb. Oklahoma-UConn is 9th... seriously.
I miss the Catholics vs. Convicts rivalry.
I know it's already been mentioned, but it's worth repeating... man I feel bad for Nebraska. A couple plays away from the BCS and now you're playing a 6-win team you already beat by 5 tds... at their place. Same goes for Boise. Good grief, give us a playoff already. Anybody who actually supports the bowl system needs to take a good look at bowls 8-35 on this list. What a crapfest.
how exactly would a playoff improve those lower bowls? I don't get it.
Perhaps it is because if BSU and TCU both won out, only one could have played in a BCS bowl. If there was a playoff, they would both have had a chance to earn it on the field. They also would not have ended up playing each other, and only each other, at the end of last season. That might have given them a chance to prove that they can indeed play with the big boys. That is also why they got scheduled to play each other.
Gator Bowl is #12
Capital One is #5 and came with a great quote: