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    Four new bowls for the non-power confs

    Four new bowl games for five non-power conferences. Nice that they have more access now. The MAC had seven teams in bowls last year with only three tie-ins. That is improving for them with these new bowls. Looks like they are losing the Detroit bowl game to us, tho (do we even want that one?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truthahn View Post
    The MAC had seven teams in bowls last year with only three tie-ins. That is improving for them with these new bowls. Looks like they are losing the Detroit bowl game to us, tho (do we even want that one?).
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    Yeah, that's what I want to do -- go to Detroit for a late December bowl game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truthahn View Post
    Four new bowl games for five non-power conferences. Nice that they have more access now. The MAC had seven teams in bowls last year with only three tie-ins. That is improving for them with these new bowls. Looks like they are losing the Detroit bowl game to us, tho (do we even want that one?).

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/...mas-boca-raton
    Little Caesars decided it was no longer interested in sponsoring a bowl game, so it sounded like that game was going away anyways since (I believe) the stadium owns the rights to the bowl game. Instead of trying to find a new sponsor and repackage the Motor City Bowl/Little Caesars Bowl under a new name, the stadium decided to create a brand new bowl with new affiliations. It makes sense because the stadium was no longer interested in continuing its relationship with the MAC and didn't want its new relationship with the ACC/Big Ten to be connected any way to its old relationship.

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    Thirty-nine bowl games?!?!? So 78 teams get to go bowling. 78 out of what is it 129? 130 teams? If you figure on half the teams having at least 6 wins, that's only 65 bowl eligible teams. Now, granted... there will be a few more teams who reach eligibility on a I-AA win or two, but 13 of em?!?! We could very well have as many as 20 teams go to a bowl each year with a 6-6 record!!! There's something really WRONG with that!
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    I just wish we would STOP with the zone blocking read option crap and line up in the I, put a hat on a hat and run the tailback behind the fullback through a designated gosh-danged hole. There is NO REASON why this program shouldn't be able to find 5 fat guys who can move some people out of the way and clear a lane for a back to get through!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hokie CPA View Post
    Thirty-nine bowl games?!?!? So 78 teams get to go bowling. 78 out of what is it 129? 130 teams? If you figure on half the teams having at least 6 wins, that's only 65 bowl eligible teams. Now, granted... there will be a few more teams who reach eligibility on a I-AA win or two, but 13 of em?!?! We could very well have as many as 20 teams go to a bowl each year with a 6-6 record!!! There's something really WRONG with that!
    what happens if only 77 teams are 6-6 or better? or 73 teams? i think the requirement should be 7 wins, but if you don't have enough 7 win teams, 6-6 teams can be plucked up. there should never be a scenario where 5-7 teams have (get) to go bowling...
    "This no more resembles that than something unlike something else resembles that." - Loosely quoting PHNC

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    As fans, we have a different outlook on bowls than the folks who organize them and the one company that televises them.
    Shoyuld they be a reward for an outstanding season? That would be great.
    However, ESPN needs filler programming in late December, and a football game works just fine. If it is between 2 teams nobody has heard of, played in front of 15,000 in a MLB stadium, so be it. The locals make money, the network makes money, and two coaches get 15 extra practices. ONly the 2 AD's need to figure out covering the costs.

    Quote Originally Posted by BUGGZY View Post
    what happens if only 77 teams are 6-6 or better? or 73 teams? i think the requirement should be 7 wins, but if you don't have enough 7 win teams, 6-6 teams can be plucked up. there should never be a scenario where 5-7 teams have (get) to go bowling...
    BCS level college football is a resource war, not a morality play.

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    Maybe they should open it up to a few select FCS teams who didn't make the FCS playoffs due to not winning their conference championship. Sounds whacky, but some of those teams are better than a 6-6 MAC team would be. Just brainstorming here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hokie CPA View Post
    Thirty-nine bowl games?!?!? So 78 teams get to go bowling. 78 out of what is it 129? 130 teams? If you figure on half the teams having at least 6 wins, that's only 65 bowl eligible teams. Now, granted... there will be a few more teams who reach eligibility on a I-AA win or two, but 13 of em?!?! We could very well have as many as 20 teams go to a bowl each year with a 6-6 record!!! There's something really WRONG with that!
    “Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.” ― Hubert H. Humphrey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Culpeper Hokie View Post
    Maybe they should open it up to a few select FCS teams who didn't make the FCS playoffs due to not winning their conference championship. Sounds whacky, but some of those teams are better than a 6-6 MAC team would be. Just brainstorming here.
    i'd prefer a shorter regular season with a bunch of small post season tournaments in addition to a larger playoff, but it's not going to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BUGGZY View Post
    what happens if only 77 teams are 6-6 or better? or 73 teams? i think the requirement should be 7 wins, but if you don't have enough 7 win teams, 6-6 teams can be plucked up. there should never be a scenario where 5-7 teams have (get) to go bowling...
    These are exhibition football games. If two teams with poor records are well matched and put on a well contested game, I'm all for it. Just that much more college football to enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 33laszlo99 View Post
    These are exhibition football games. If two teams with poor records are well matched and put on a well contested game, I'm all for it. Just that much more college football to enjoy.
    Correct. The bowls exist because there's money in hospitality and tourism. Rewarding football teams was never part of the concept.

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