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    Re: How Many Bowl Games are too Many?

    I take no issue in the number of bowl games. If I'm not interested in a particular match-up I don't watch.

    Also, the BCS bowl are clearly labelled as the top tier bowls and recognized as much. Going to a bowl today, in general, doesn't mean what it used to. However, going to a BCS bowl is the equivalent of what it used to mean.
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    Re: How Many Bowl Games are too Many?

    The more football the better.I have no problem with adding bowls and teams regardless of their record.Let these kids get a chance play in a bowl.Bowl games are already over rated anyway.It's not important like the old days.

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    How Many Bowl Games are too Many?

    I'm one of those that believes bowl games should be the top tier teams in the country playing each other, period. If I had my way, there would only be about a dozen games. If your team isn't good enough to land in the top 24, your season ends in early December (or late November).

    Of course, those days of rewarding high levels of achievement are in the rear view mirror, unlikely ever to return.
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    How Many Bowl Games are too Many?

    It's just over saturated! I under stand them working hard and glad that they are, but sports is all about entertainment. Some games have been great, but now it's just too much. I still watch though.
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    Re: How Many Bowl Games are too Many?

    Quote Originally Posted by JBama_in_PCOLA View Post
    It's just over saturated! I under stand them working hard and glad that they are, but sports is all about entertainment. Some games have been great, but now it's just too much. I still watch though.
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    Re: How Many Bowl Games are too Many?

    I listened to someone today, can't remember who it was, but he said NIU will lose $2 million because they cannot sell their ticket allotment and that FSU has sold 4,000 tickets of its allotted 17,000. They have to sell half of their allotment before conference helps them financially. He also said that in 2014 it will get worse unless there is a game of special interest like the TAMU vs OU game this year.

    Their are only 2 teams in the final BCS poll with less than 9 wins, Texas and Michigan at 8-4. IMO the bar should be raised to 8 wins. I suspect the current economic climate will take care of a lot of these bowls. Tony Barnhart was making the comments.
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    How Many Bowl Games are too Many?

    16 max which would essentially be the top 32 teams. Wouldn't mind some type of Conf. champions vs. Conf. Champions. That might be cool. More than half of the FBS teams go bowling now. That's waaaaaayyyy too much. Also, if Legion Field has a bowl game there are too many.

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    Re: How Many Bowl Games are too Many?

    >16 is too many. I could live with 12-15.

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    How Many Bowl Games are too Many?

    With the BCS, they got a lot right, but they got a lot wrong. I miss the days where even small bowls were great match-ups. I'm glad there is a 1/2 match-up, but if you are good enough to be in the top teams there should be match-ups. You can't fault NIU though. They got in fairly. It was just not a lot of common sense with the rest of the BCS.
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    Because it absolutely cheapens the 'reward' of paying in a bowl game. It benefits teams (financially, extra coverage, extra practice time) that don't deserve.

    I care because I think it cheapens the sport.
    So our BCSCG is less important because of the Bell Helicopter Bowl? I would be interested to know how many of players in the Orange, Sugar, Cotton or Rose Bowls think their game is less important because of the Papa Johns Pizza Bowl. My guess is most would say it has zero affect on them. So your argument is basically you don't like it because that's not the way they used to do it? I guess the bigger question is who is the game for, the fans or the players?

    Is the consensus that it cheapens the game for rewarding sub par performance? If we called them "exhibition" games instead of "bowl" games would that be better? I think the idea of these bowls being some big reward sailed about 30 years ago. They are basically post season exhibition games.

    Are there too many games on every Saturday during the season? Being on TV used to be reserved for the top teams that were winning and had good records. In the 70's you wouldn't have been watching Alabama play a game against a winless or one win Arkansas on a major network. Should we go back to the days of two or three games on TV every Saturday? Did allowing BAMA to play on TV the years between CGS and CNS just cheapen the games that Florida, LSU, OU, TX and teams that were winning played?
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    How Many Bowl Games are too Many?

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    Re: How Many Bowl Games are too Many?

    The current number (whatever it is) is far too many.

    15 bowl games, in my opinion, would be much better. 30 teams compete. The top 25 teams are automatic participants and the other 5 teams are selected based on where they would fall (26-30) in the rankings. There would be no automatic qualifiers. You play where you play based on ranking/voting.

    That would eliminate any 6-6, 6-7 or undeserving 7-5 teams.
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    Re: How Many Bowl Games are too Many?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dallas4Bama View Post
    So our BCSCG is less important because of the Bell Helicopter Bowl? I would be interested to know how many of players in the Orange, Sugar, Cotton or Rose Bowls think their game is less important because of the Papa Johns Pizza Bowl. My guess is most would say it has zero affect on them. So your argument is basically you don't like it because that's not the way they used to do it? I guess the bigger question is who is the game for, the fans or the players?

    Is the consensus that it cheapens the game for rewarding sub par performance? If we called them "exhibition" games instead of "bowl" games would that be better? I think the idea of these bowls being some big reward sailed about 30 years ago. They are basically post season exhibition games.

    Are there too many games on every Saturday during the season? Being on TV used to be reserved for the top teams that were winning and had good records. In the 70's you wouldn't have been watching Alabama play a game against a winless or one win Arkansas on a major network. Should we go back to the days of two or three games on TV every Saturday? Did allowing BAMA to play on TV the years between CGS and CNS just cheapen the games that Florida, LSU, OU, TX and teams that were winning played?
    *sigh*

    I've made it clear how I feel, the assumptions you make do not match what I clearly stated above. The benefits of extra practice and exposure help the program and int today's 'everyone deserves a trophy' culture, that advantage is being reduced.

    Beyond that, spin it however you wish, I'm not going to argue with you or point-by-point refute your post.
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