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I miss the old New Years' Day Bowls.

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by sackman, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Man, I used to LOVE New Years Day. Get up whenever, grab some breakfast, turn on the tube. The early game was usually the Gator Bowl or the Citrus Bowl. Followed by the Cotton Bowl, the Fiesta Bowl, the Rose Bowl, the Sugar Bowl and the Orange Bowl. Pure college football heaven. I really, really miss those days.

    In my perfect world, we go to a playoff system and have four bowl games on New Years Day, all of which are actual playoff games. Have one network get the rights to televise all four games, so there isn't any overlap.

    Can you imagine how awesome that would be? No, you can't. It's inconceivable. It would be too perfect. Nothing in life is ever that perfect. :cry:
     
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  2. CUBUFF80

    CUBUFF80 No Stinkin' Title Club Member

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    I'll go one better youngster, I remember when there were only 4 games on New Year's Day. Those were the good old days...
     
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  3. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Rep sent.
     
  4. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    It would only be more perfet if the Buff were playing in one of those bowls...in black jerseys and pants.
     
  5. MSBuff

    MSBuff Well-Known Member

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    You must not have gotten the word. Black jerseys and gold pants per the new coach.
     
  6. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    He got the word, he's just being difficult.
     
  7. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Yep. To me the Orange, Sugar, Cotton and Rose are still "New Years Day" bowl games. And those were the big games. All the rest happened before New Years and generally didn't matter as much...
     
  8. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    Only if we're in the night game.
     
  9. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    There also didn't used to be all these little piss bowls. Cu didn't go to a bowl in '87 with 7 wins. There were only about 14 bowls then.
     
  10. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Yup. Funny how us older ones miss the good ole days. :lol:

    I remember we had a thread about this very topic after last year's NYD bowl games. I hate how they spread out the BCS bowls after the holidays are over and play them during the week with late starts. New Year's Day meant bowl games, and the major ones at that. It was the very epitome of the college football season. Now the only real tradition to look forward to on NYD is the Rose Bowl.
     
  11. CU827

    CU827 Well-Known Member

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    Those days were awesome. I remember having 3 or 4 TVs setup to the games. **** the bowls now. I only watch maybe 2 besides the mnc game.
     
  12. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    i agree, I have to admit that I don't get all jazzed up about the Beef O Brady Bowl and the like.....
     
  13. OUBuff

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    Yea... what he said :stupid:


    Thought I would just reuse last year's rant. :smile2:
     
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  14. DBT

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    The Bowl Season has been watered down and, pretty much, ruined.
     
  15. ruffemupbuff

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    Ditto! Before the days of hangovers on New Years Day, it was my second favorite day of the year. My kid works for Chik-fil-a so I'll watch that one. When is there gonna be a Viagra Bowl? I'll be up for that one.
     
  16. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Cotton Bowl is on January 7th this year? Really?
     
  17. MSBuff

    MSBuff Well-Known Member

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    I need to get on here more and understand how members think, expecially ones I do not know. What do you think my chance of success is?
     
  18. buffsyko

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    Too many bowls with these corp sponsers like the poulan-viagra-taco bell-liberty bowl bs.

    Jan 1st should have the cotton,rose,sugar,fiesta and orange bowl period.

    You want to have bowls before those, have the gator,citrus, copper, alamo and liberty bowl and call it a day.

    10 bowls.
     
  19. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    I was just thinking the other day about how much I ****ing miss the Copper Bowl. What has our society come to??
     
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  20. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    A little bowl trivia


    1. What was the first ever bowl game?

    2. What were the "original 5" that started in 1940?

    3. What bowls typically had the Pac 10, Big 10, Big 8, SWC, and SEC champions?
     
  21. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    1. My guess is the Rose
    2. Orange, Cotton, Rose, Sugar.....not sure of the 5th. Gator?
    3. Pac-10 vs. Big 10 in the Rose, Big 8 to the Orange, SWC to the Cotton, SEC to the Sugar
     
  22. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Don't try to understand how we think. That will lead you down a dark, scary tunnel of despair from which there is no hope of return.
     
  23. buffsyko

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    :lol:
     
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    For me, life ended when the Poulan Weedeater Bowl folded up the tent/changed into something else.
     
  25. Buffsoldier

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    Close. Sun Bowl.
     
  26. canuck_buff

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    First ever Hang over spent in bed between vomiting all day i watched both Charles white and Billy Sims last college games, it was heaven and hell all one one day but it was memorable.
     
  27. 77buff

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    Are they going back to the black traditional jerseys they wore when Mac was coach, or are they going to keep those $hitty looking nightmare Nike's with the tampons on the shoulders?
     
  28. OKCBuff

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    Yeah, the bowl setup has been entirely ruined. There used to be a "natural order" to things. Starting off with small bowls like (when I was a kid) the Las Vegas Bowl on like Dec. 18th, then it went up slowly from there, to the smaller name bowls to mid-level bowls like the Alamo (now playing to be a big-timer IMO), Holiday, etc. Then on New Year's you had the Hall of Fame/Outback, Citrus, Cotton, Rose, Sugar/Orange and night. Shame it's not like that now.

    What I would love to see is a return to order somehow. I understand the BCS games being on different nights, but I think two of them should ALWAYS be on NYD. So have one early afternoon (Rose, even if it is the title game IMO), then one late, then one each of the next two nights. I'd also ditch the fake BCS title game and toss in the Cotton Bowl because it was left out originally because of January Dallas weather and that's not a problem anymore, plus pretty much only the Rose has more history. Those games deserve their own slot and usually have nice matchups.

    After that, I don't know how to handle it except that your bowl payout should have to decide what time your game is. Smaller payout = early/mid December. Middle payout equals 25-31 and on down the line. But I also think older, name bowls should have priority unless they willingly opt out and want to drop (Holiday Bowl is doing this in a major way.

    ALSO, I think bowls should have sponsors. That's fine - these games are pricey to put on. BUT, none of the total-makeover deals, where the Peach Bowl, one of the oldest games around, is now simply the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Hey, I LOVE me some CFA, but it should still be the Peach Bowl. The "Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl" is just fine. These games, at least the old ones, represent a certain product or culture about their region -- Sugar in Louisiana, Orange in Florida, Cotton in Texas, etc.
     
  29. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    close, you got everything except the 5th bowl. The Sun bowl.
     
  30. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Here's a couple of useless bowls facts:

    The Champs Sports Bowl might be the only bowl that has ever changed cities, it moved from Miami to Orlando after 2000.

    Also, the Capital One Bowl was known as the Tangerine Bowl up until 1982.
     

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