More bowls! More bowls! More bowls!

Discussion in 'Football' started by Seth53, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. Seth53

    Seth53 Well-Known Member

  2. Northside Hawk

    Northside Hawk Well-Known Member

    Yankee stadium is certainly an iconic venue-for a baseball game in June or July.

    For a football game in late December on a subfreezing night, it's more suitable for motorcycle racing in ice. Which is what happens when you play football in a stadium designed for baseball with no heating coils beneath the field. The sightlines didn't look the best either. At least the cookie cutter multiuse stadiums of the seventies and eighties had some sections that could be physically moved to improve sightlines somewhat for football.
  3. guffus

    guffus Well-Known Member

    Woo hoo! The Cheez-it bowl is back!

    (Previously known as the Cactus/Copper/ Bowl)

    Big Ten vs. Big 12
  4. 1hawkeye1

    1hawkeye1 Well-Known Member

    The only thing that is more brutal than watching the pinstripe bowl is playing in it. Why not just play a game on a frozen lake?
    It's a ridiculous venue and I wouldn't blame any player for refusing to play there in December from a pure safety standpoint.
    Mr B1G Commissioner...TEAR DOWN THAT BOWL GAME!
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  5. Hawknigh

    Hawknigh Well-Known Member

    The only thing worse than the Pinstripe Bowl field in the frigid cold is the Pinstripe Bowl field when it is unseasonable warm. The sod layer just turns to mush and rips up.
  6. Hawknigh

    Hawknigh Well-Known Member

    Whatever happened to the idea of having a bowl game at Wrigley Field? Didn't the owners (chairmen) propose a new bowl game to be held there?
  7. Zstatman

    Zstatman Well-Known Member

    Arizona St's Sun Devil Stadium has undergone a major renovation the last few years. The B1G took some time off to get this done but it should be a great place for a bowl game now.

    Likewise, the new Vegas Stadium will be done by this time. That would be a fun venue for a bowl game.
  8. pekurhawk

    pekurhawk Well-Known Member

    Why don't they start having preseason bowls, that would be awesome, we would have a great preseason bowl record and bonuses for all. Go Hawks!
  9. phdsvp

    phdsvp Well-Known Member

    The Pinstripe And Quick Lane Bowls are punishments, not rewards.
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  10. Hawk90

    Hawk90 Well-Known Member

    Just say NO to bowl games north of Nashville.
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  11. guffus

    guffus Well-Known Member

    That idea died a quick death.
  12. Seth53

    Seth53 Well-Known Member

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  13. Seth53

    Seth53 Well-Known Member

    11 divided by 14 = 78.6% of the league will get an offer.

    Use to be a bowl invite was a badge of courage, a true reward for a good/great season.

    Now it's a participation ribbon, a playoff consolation prize, and, (should be) a fireable offense for *not* going to one.
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  14. hawkeyebob62

    hawkeyebob62 Well-Known Member

    That's the $EC. B1G only has 9..."only"...
  15. guffus

    guffus Well-Known Member

    Although the Big Ten has agreements with 11 bowls, they will never send teams to more than 9 of those bowls in 1 year.

    The deal is whenever the Big Ten sends a team to the Orange Bowl, the ACC then takes over the Big Ten's spot in the Outback Bowl.

    The Belk and Las Vegas bowls are split 50/50 so whenever the Big Ten sends a team to Las Vegas, they don't get a spot in the Belk that year, and Vice Versa

    Net result. Only 9 bowls a year.

    Of course this does not include the playoff bowls or Acces bowls, or any bowl with an extra spot left after all bowl tie-ins are filled in.
  16. Seth53

    Seth53 Well-Known Member

    OK cool....9/14 = 64%. Still way too many.
  17. Robowe

    Robowe Well-Known Member

  18. KCHawkeye

    KCHawkeye Well-Known Member

    I'd be in for the Vegas Stadium. Fun venue and cheap flights.
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  19. Seth53

    Seth53 Well-Known Member

    I will add...I've gone to five Hawk bowls....three in Tampa, one in Orlando and one in Tempe. Tampa is always fun. Orlando is a dump. Tempe was so-so.