You get a bowl game! And you get a bowl game!

Not that there’s anything wrong with this:

A one-time replacement bowl game is expected to be developed this college football season after the Division I Football Oversight Committee on Thursday approved a request to waive the April 1 bowl game certification application deadline, according to a document obtained by ESPN.

This summer, the San Francisco Bowl told the NCAA, the Big Ten and the Pac-12 that it would not conduct a game this year. The bowl system entered this season anticipating 41 games with 82 teams needed to fill all of the available spots — but there are now 84 “deserving” teams after Hawaii finished the season 6-7.

Deserving in quote marks is what makes that special.  “Having a pulse” would have painted a more accurate picture.

In any event, Mickey’s got this, y’all.

The conferences plan to partner with ESPN Events to develop a game consistent with other postseason bowl experiences.

Somewhere, there’s a sports book cheering the development.



Filed under College Football, ESPN Is The Devil

15 responses to “You get a bowl game! And you get a bowl game!

  1. 81Dog

    OTOH, there’s this….

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  2. RangerRuss

    It’s nice knowing what day, even if not where and what time, the Dawgs will be playing their first bowl game. I’m fairly confident they’ll be playing Jan 10 also.

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  3. Hogbody Spradlin

    41 games, and they still haven’t reached saturation point? Well, as somebody said, nobody ever went broke underestimating the American public.

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  4. I don’t watch any of the early bowl games from start to finish. I may tune in when channel surfing until the next TV timeout. They may be good games matching up equally mediocre teams. If ESPN thinks they can make money matching up Hawaii and Liberty, good for those with Disney stock.

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  5. armydawg

    I have watched “other” bowl games in previous years just out of boredom. My thinking was that there had to be one or two that might be decent. Wrong! The difference in quality of football is really mind-boggling between power 5 and the others.

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    • Russ

      The quality of play is probably less, but the quality of competition is still there in my view. Two mediocre teams can still have a compelling matchup. I know, because I watch mid-week MACtion.

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  6. W Cobb Dawg

    A precursor to the future 84 team playoff?

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  7. Texas Dawg

    Maybe they’ll have the football teams compete in a trivia tournament instead of football to determine who is the 130th best team vs the 129th best team. Vandy vs Duke and Stanford vs GT. That would probably more interesting than what they could put on the gridiron.


  8. My in-laws live/lived in Shreveport, LA, so I’ve gone to the Independence Bowl a few times if for no other reason than to avoid a balls hot house and hearing a bunch of guidos arguing in 2 languages…blissful Christmas memories

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