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Are You Ready For Some College Footbowl?

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LinkinParkFan would start things off here about all of the college football bowl games. But this time I'll do the honors. Since I don't have cable, I wonder how ESPN is promoting the bowl games this year.

This college football season we will have two more bowl games making their debuts: the EagleBank Congressional Bowl in Washington, DC and the magicjack St. Petersburg Bowl in St. Petersburg, Florida (home of the Rays). The St. Petersburg Bowl is owned by ESPN just like the Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl, the New Mexico Bowl, and the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl. The dates and the bowls:

December 20

EagleBank Congressional Bowl--Navy vs. Wake Forest ESPN

New Mexico Bowl--Fresno St. vs. Colorado St. ESPN

majicjack St. Petersburg--South Florida vs. Memphis ESPN2

Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl--Arizona vs. #16 BYU ESPN

December 21

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl--Southern Mississippi vs. Troy ESPN

December 22

SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl--#11 TCU vs. #9 Boise St. ESPN

December 24

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl--Notre Dame vs. Hawaii ESPN

December 26

Ford Motor City Bowl--Florida Atlantic vs. Central Michigan ESPN2

December 27

Meineke Car Care Bowl--North Carolina vs. West Virginia ESPN

Champs Sports Bowl--Wisconsin vs. Florida St. ESPN

Emerald San Francisco Bowl--California vs. Miami (FL) ESPN

December 28

Independence Bowl--Louisiana Tech vs. Northern Illinois ESPN

December 29

Papajohns.com Bowl--Rutgers vs. NC State ESPN2

Valero Alamo Bowl--#21 Missouri vs. #23 Northwestern ESPN

December 30

Roady's Truck Stop Humanitarian Bowl--Maryland vs. Nevada ESPN2

Texas Bowl--Western Michigan vs. Rice NFL Network

Pacific Life Holiday Bowl--#13 Oklahoma St. vs. #17 Oregon ESPN

December 31

Bell Helicopters Armed Forces Bowl--Air Force vs. Houston ESPN

Brut Sun Bowl--Oregon St. vs. #20 Pittsburgh CBS

Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl--#24 Boston College vs. Vanderbilt ESPN

Insight Bowl--Minnesota vs. Kansas NFL Network

Chik-fil-A Peach Bowl--#14 Georgia Tech vs. LSU ESPN

January 1

Outback Bowl--Iowa vs. South Carolina ESPN

Konica Minolta Gator Bowl--Nebraska vs. Clemson CBS

Capital One Bowl--#15 Georgia vs. #18 Michigan St. ABC

Rose Bowl presented by citi--#5 USC vs #8 Penn St. ABC

FedEx Orange Bowl--#12 Cincinnati vs #19 Virginia Tech FOX

January 2

Cotton Bowl--#7 Texas Tech vs. #25 Mississippi

AutoZone Liberty Bowl--Kentucky vs. East Carolina ESPN

Allstate Sugar Bowl--#4 Alabama vs. #6 Utah FOX

January 3

International Bowl--Buffalo vs. Connecticut ESPN2

January 5

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl--#10 Ohio St. vs. #3 Texas FOX

January 6

GMAC Bowl--#22 Ball St. vs. Tulsa ESPN

January 8

FedEx BCS National Championship Game (Miami)--#1 Oklahoma vs. #2 Florida FOX

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Meineke Car Care Bowl: West Virginia 31 North Carolina 30

Champs Sports Bowl: Florida St. 42 Wisconsin 13

Emerald San Francisco Bowl: California 24 Miami (FL) 17

The Emerald San Francisco Bowl set an attendance record with 42,268 people in attendance. Also, Miami 'Canes long snapper Chris Ivory was suspended from the bowl for a team rule violation.

Independence Bowl: Louisiana Tech 17 Northern Illinois 10

Papa John's.com Bowl: Rutgers 29 North Carolina St. 23

Valero Alamo Bowl: Missouri 30 Northwestern 23 OT

When I came home last night from work, I thought Mizzou lost. But the next morning when walking I found out on the top of the front page of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, I found they actually won in OT :D Happily the Mizzou seniors like Chase Daniels can now end their time in Mizzou football on a happy high after going into the skids lately.

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Can someone explain me why they are so many College Football Bowls?

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Exactly, LinkinParkFn! And Fox, don't forget all the intangible prestige and status a city gets out of hosting a bowl game like Shreveport, Louisiana--more on that city later.

Been too busy to bring reports in the last few days. But I'll resume that tomorrow culminating the upcoming edition of scores with the Tostito's Fiesta Bowl.

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Honestly, it's a crock that Utah, despite a perfect record and an emphatic beatdown of former number 1 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, will not get any consideration for a split national championship despite having a superior record to Florida and Oklahoma. But then again, Utah plays in a smaller conference, and they are not a revenue inducing mega-school like Ohio State, USC, Texas or Florida, therefore, they don't count, nyuk nyuk nyuk.

This is just like when Ohio State got schooled by LSU in the BCS Championship Game, and yet still finished higher in the rankings than my Jayhawks, who did win their bowl game, a BCS game no less.

Just imagine if other sports ran themselves like the BCS? What would happen if the Olympic Games were run like the BCS?

"OK, I know you finished first in the final race, but you are not the gold medalist. Your previous races were against weaker competition, while your competitors in the final had stronger fields to compete against, therefore, you're only in fifth place."

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Which is pretty much why I don't give a damn about US College Football: it makes no sense...

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Sure doesn't make sense, Fox334. I too would like a national championship settled by a tournament.

So now, it's all come to this for the season: in a matter of moments in Miami, we will see who gets the BCS National Championship between Oklahoma and Florida after all of the remnants from the Orange Bowl are gone at Dolphins Stadium. The place will rock!

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