Cactus Bowl is now Cheez-it Bowl

Submitted by carolina blue on August 20th, 2018 at 12:06 PM

The Cactus Bowl, one of the few remaining bowl games that has retained its good bowl name, has been sponsored by Cheeze-it and is now called the Cheeze-It bowl. 

I am not necessarily a huge fan of Brian’s chart every year because he sometimes sticks to really old names that virtually no one knows, but this one is stupid. I have no problem with calling it the “Cheez-it Cactus Bowl” but calling it just the Cheez-It bowl is asinine. No one wants to go that game. 

Is anyone else annoyed by crap like this?  I get that there have to be sponsors, and I’ll even cede that they may (emphasis on May as I can see it both ways) deserve a mention in the title. But to just call it by the sponsor name only is dumb. Anyway...another bowl game name change to keep track of. 

Comments

BlueMan80

August 20th, 2018 at 12:23 PM ^

Can't wait to see the snarky Cheez-it cracker mascot stalking the sideline.  Somehow it feels like there's a psychic sense of harmony now in the universe.

Naked Bootlegger

August 20th, 2018 at 12:26 PM ^

And I remember when the Poulan Weed-Eater {Independence?} Bowl was the laughingstock of bowl season.   

I'm numb to this by now.  It used to piss me off.   But I'm fine with corporations sponsoring 1/4 filled stadia and meager TV ratings to allow two mediocre teams play during the "post-season".    I just won't watch, nor attend.     If the tree falls in the forest, I won't hear it.

Trip McNeely

August 20th, 2018 at 12:32 PM ^

All bowls should be "Bowl Name" presented by "Company X". So this one should be the Cactus Bowl presented by Cheez-Its. The Orange Bowl presented by FedEx, the Rose Bowl is the only one that does this and it just sounds better. The company still gets their name announced after commercial breaks and at halftime. It's a win win for everyone.

 

ChuckieWoodson

August 20th, 2018 at 12:36 PM ^

There are about 30 more bowl games than there actually should be.  A 6-6 team should not be rewarded for mediocrity.  Kind of reminds me of the participation trophy bullshit we have going on in much of today's schools.  

Brhino

August 20th, 2018 at 1:10 PM ^

This thread is going to turn into another one of those Cheez-It vs. Cheese Nips flame wars, and the mods will have to lock everything down.  Happens every time.

BTB grad

August 20th, 2018 at 1:20 PM ^

It only recently had gone back to its original name. Our 7-5 2013 Michigan Wolverines went to this bowl back when it was... the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl