Report: Pinstripe Bowl to be officially added to Big 10 bowl rotation

Submitted by Logan88 on June 2nd, 2013 at 5:41 PM

I know that it had been speculated previously on this here board but according to this report, an announcement will be made tomorrow wherein the Pinstripe Bowl will officially become part of the Big Ten's bowl rotation for 2014.

 

 

Comments

Balrog_of_Morgoth

June 2nd, 2013 at 5:49 PM ^

It's about time we add another bowl in (or at least really close to) our conference footprint. Bring on the snow! How great would it be for a Big Ten team (hopefully not us, since we should aim for the BCS) to play a team like Miami, Georgia Tech, or one of the North Carolina teams in the snow?

Rage

June 2nd, 2013 at 6:49 PM ^

Northern football games are a ridiculous idea because of the cold weather.  NOBODY wants to go to a football game outside in the middle of winter.  It wouldn't be fair to the student athletes!

Oh wait, those were criticisms only for campus bowl games.  It's completely different if it's in New York where college sports are second fiddle to the pros.  Then it's a good idea and the student athletes will love it.  

What a crock of shit. 

 

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Perkis-Size Me

June 2nd, 2013 at 6:15 PM ^

Meh, I'd rather see them in the Detroit Lions Bowl or the Little Caesars Bowl (whichever one the B1G is taking part in). Its more fitting to see them freeze their ass off during the holidays in the barren wastelands of Detroit rather than get to spend their time in NYC. If you're not going south for the holidays, NYC is probably the next best place to be for Christmas.

bluebyyou

June 2nd, 2013 at 7:55 PM ^

Whether we ever play a game there or not, I and my family won't attend.  I have been to several bowl games over the years and part of the attraction is going someplace warm over the holidays.  Now if I lived in the NYC/NJ area going to a game that time of year might be acceptable, similar to an NFL game, but compared to Cali on New Year's Day, no way.

Bigasshammm

June 2nd, 2013 at 8:28 PM ^

NYC on New Year's Eve though? I would love Michigan to play in this bowl eventually. Would definitely be one I would try to attend. Wife loves NYC so there'd be no problem getting her motivated. Sure sure warm weather bowls may be nice to those who can afford to travel to them. NYC at Christmas and New Years though is a hell of a site.

LSAClassOf2000

June 2nd, 2013 at 6:57 PM ^

"The Atlantic Coast Conference is the front-runner to land the spot opposite the Big Ten and replace the Big East. The Big East helped the Yankees get the Pinstripe Bowl off the ground, and between Syracuse and Rutgers the conference has won all three of the games."

It will be interesting to see where this bowl will fit in for the Big Ten in terms of who goes where. Until now, it was the 4th place team in the Big East and the Big 12's 7th place team. As I recall, the Big Ten's 4th pick either goes to the Gator Bowl or the BWW Bowl, but there was also a rumor a few weeks ago that the Meineke Car Care Bowl (6th pick in the Big Ten) could be on the chopping block in favor of other games for the conference. If the ACC joins in on the fun, then what it could mean is that instead of Rutgers and Syracuse vying for the same slot in this game, Rutgers could PLAY Syracuse in this game at some point. Compelling television, I am sure.

UM Fan in Nashville

June 2nd, 2013 at 8:08 PM ^

For my own selfish reasons, I wish we would get the Music City Bowl again.   

It drew the largest crowds back in the B1G v SEC days.   And plus, I would love to see a B1G come to town.

NYC is cool though.  Literally.