Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by jgisland, Sep 22, 2010.
Pretty sad. Anyway, a low-tier bowl game would not help with the $6.8 million because those bowls typically are break-even propositions at best.
How sad this bowl **** has become, it really doesn't mean much anymore, unless its a bigger bowl. In the 80's and early 90's sometimes you didn't go bowling if you had 7 wins. It meant so much just to go to any bowl. And the real sad thing is it would mean so much for CU just to get back to a bowl again.
Ugh, this is ridiculous. There should be 10 bowls, max.
1988 there were 17 bowls and 34 teams. That was perfect!
1989-01-02Citrus BowlClemson13Oklahoma6Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
1989-01-02Cotton BowlUCLA17Arkansas3Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1989-01-02Fiesta BowlNotre Dame34West Virginia21Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1989-01-02Hall of Fame BowlSyracuse23Louisiana State10Hall of Fame Bowl (Tampa, FL)
1989-01-02Orange BowlMiami (FL)23Nebraska3Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1989-01-02Rose BowlMichigan22Southern California14Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
1989-01-02Sugar BowlFlorida State13Auburn7Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1989-01-01Gator BowlGeorgia34Michigan State27Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1988-12-31Peach BowlNorth Carolina State28Iowa23Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1988-12-30Holiday BowlOklahoma State62Wyoming14Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)
1988-12-29All-American BowlFlorida14Illinois10All-American Bowl (Birmingham, AL
)1988-12-29Freedom BowlBrigham Young20Colorado17Freedom Bowl (Anaheim, CA)
1988-12-28Liberty BowlIndiana34South Carolina10Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
1988-12-25Aloha BowlWashington State24Houston22Aloha Bowl (Honolulu, HI)
1988-12-24Sun BowlAlabama29Army28Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1988-12-23Independence BowlSouthern Mississippi38Texas-El Paso18Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)
1988-12-10California BowlFresno State35Western Michigan30California Bowl (Fresno, CA)
Yup, that's about perfect, 17 bowls. Which shows you how truly ridiculous it is to have 35 bowl games.
Way too many bowls now. Money grab. I still don't get how these lower tier bowls actually make any money?
Television money. ESPN can't get enough football programming.
You must be right because there usually is very few people in the stands.
Hell I think you should have to win 7 to qualify for a bowl, just mho.
yep, and like I said, in the past sometimes 7 didn't get you in. In 1987, Colorado went 7-4, with three of their 4 losses to ranked teams (#19 Oklahoma state, #1 Oklahoma, and #5 Nebraska), and we still didn't go to a bowl.
The next year Colorado had 3 total losses in the regular season to those exact same teams and went to one of the lower tier bowls (Freedom) at the time. 8-3 now would land you in the Hoiliday probably.
Too many bowls I agree, and it is true that on the lower tier bowls with all the travel costs and everything, you typically break even. That being said, I enjoy the extra games since I will have to go months without football not too long after. In addition, that extra month of practice time is invaluable to the freshman in have more time to learn the system and get more reps.
And the mandatory ticket burden placed on the teams. If they didn't get that guaranteed money, some of these bowls would have worse attendance than a CSU game in late October.
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