Eh, what’s in a name?

I appreciate that the Chick-fil-A Bowl is bringing “Peach” back to the name, but c’mon, guys, this?

“It got down to what is our history, what is our heritage, what is our tradition and how can we pay homage to that in our name,” Stokan said.

“We undertook research to find out what is the best name and how it fits with the bowl. That’s how we got back to Peach. We felt it was important to the fans, to the staff and to the volunteers who have committed to the bowl through the years. So we paid homage to the history and the tradition of the bowl.”

Seriously, if you had to spend more than, oh, ten seconds on that research, you were wasting your time.  It’s the only other name the game has ever had.

The real reason for the move wasn’t homage paying.  It was, as happens in so many ways these days, more corporate and commercial in nature.

The change back to Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl stems from last April’s decision by College Football Playoff organizers to make the Atlanta bowl one of six rotating sites of national semifinal games.

The playoff organizers stipulated that the Atlanta bowl’s name would have to become more in sync with the other five in the semifinal rotation, all of which include a traditional moniker as well as a corporate sponsor: Allstate Sugar Bowl, Discover Orange Bowl, AT&T Cotton Bowl, Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and Rose Bowl Presented by Vizio.

Thanks, though.  Can’t wait for the peach milkshake, presented by Chick-fil-A.

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17 responses to “Eh, what’s in a name?

  1. Normaltown Mike

    Yeah, we should be glad Truett Cathy isn’t from Dallas, or we’d have to endure the Cotton Milk Shake

  2. Debby Balcer

    The peach milkshake is a traditional summer offering at chic fil a.

    • David

      The best peach milkshake I’ve ever had.

      • Macallanlover

        Agree, mighty tasty in the summer heat. I wouldn’t mind seeing them added to the year round menu. I don’t care a lot for their food but get tempted by some of their frozen offerings.

  3. Bulldog Joe

    EAT MOR PEACHZ

  4. Ben

    Heritage, history, and how to pay homage to their name? What a joke. They never should’ve dropped the “Peach” moniker in the first place.

  5. uglydawg

    Wish they’d move it to Macon and call it the “Gregg Allman Eat a Peach Bowl”. Make me feel right at home.

  6. Dog in Fla

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  7. Whiskeydawg

    Heritage, history, blah, blah; it sounds to me like they finally gave up because everyone for the last 8 years consistently referred to it as the Peach Bowl (unless you were ESPN).

  8. Jabari Davis

    I like this.

  9. Cojones

    “Eh, what’s in a name?” indeed. The WR from North Gwinnett who just committed to Mizzou is Daniel Imatorbhebhe. Anyone got a good pronunciation of the last name? My pronunciation is similar to Joel Chandler Harris’s Brer Rabbit combatant beginning with “I’m a — —-“.

    • uglydawg

      That’s funny. To bad you have to allude to it instead of just saying…but it’s seems pretty accurate. Bet he’s heard it before.

  10. uglydawg

    “Too” bad.

  11. SouthGaDawg

    When I hear “Peach Bowl,” I think of cold rainy days in Fulton County stadium with sparse crowds in late December. When I hear “Chic-fil-a Bowl,” I think of rocking in the Georgia Dome on New Years Eve. Maybe the “Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl” brings a new era of college football bliss to our fine state.

  12. I went every year from age 10 through 15. Why was it always cold and rainy? I never left early. It was such a part of my childhood in Atlanta. The sky line has sure changed a lot since then.

  13. Oh and it was at Tech, not Fulton county stadium back then

  14. stoneydawg

    I guess research included The Chick-fil-a Stone Mountain Bowl.