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Perfect nightcap for bowl blowout Troy-ka

Too Many Bowls

I don’t know about you, but I’m on bended knee right now giving thanks that there is no playoff system currently in place at the highest level of college football.

Could you imagine what would’ve happened if a tournament were in place, and we were denied the opportunity to see the three scintillating matchups that kicked off Capital One Bowl Week*?  The mind shudders and the heart flutters at the mere thought of missing out on… on… this.

With Troy’s 48-21 win over Ohio University in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, the trio of games that heralded the start of the 2010 bowl season were decided by margins of 28, 23 and 27 points, an average of nearly four touchdowns per game.  Heaven forbid that level of competition were to be supplemented by — or replaced with — some type of playoff format to truly decide the sport’s national champion.

Thank you Jim Delany, the BcS, university presidents et al for sparing us the indignity that a playoff would bring.  Thank you, instead, for the dignity and sanctity that is the regular season and subsequent bloated bowl bonanza replete with stirring showdowns that give new meaning to “Must-Flee TV”.

To all involved, thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Or from an orifice a coupla feet south if you wanted to be physiologically correct.

(*it’s actually two weeks; who did ESPN consult on the name, the Big Ten?)

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6 Responses to “Perfect nightcap for bowl blowout Troy-ka”
  1. cowboys4life says: Dec 19, 2010 3:18 AM

    I know it all has to do with money. Really folks, how much money can they be making off of the games played today….Playoff system or not, these bowls have got to be cut. They are demeaning to the regular season.

  2. malsnano86 says: Dec 19, 2010 9:14 AM

    I LOVE college football and I never even for a second considered even turning my TV on to watch any of these lousy, worthless, meaningless second rate Bowl games. Yes, a playoff would be great, but even without it, what about a return to the days when a team making it to a Bowl game was a big accomplishment and all the Bowls featured teams that had an excellent season. When 9 teams in the ACC make it to a Bowl there are too too many of them And I’m a Virginia Tech fan so don’t be hatin’ on me ACC fans, you know it’s true. 3 or 4 of those teams have no business being in a Bowl this year. When Tennesseee stinks as bad as they did this year and get to a Bowl there are too many Bowls. The best, easiest and quickest way to get rid of these extra worthless Bowls is to ignore them. Don’t watch them, don’t go to them. Pretend thy don’t exist and when they lose enough money they’ll fold.

  3. polegojim says: Dec 19, 2010 9:18 AM

    Facts are – there are several different ways to have the same number of games, with same advertising dollars being spent, and same revenue sharing opportunity.

    BCS officials point to one or two occassions where an argument could be made that the current system produces the true Nat Champ, but ignore the 100’s of reasons why that isn’t even the point.

    The glut of ‘Empty Bowls’ are painful, and not only barely and remotely entertaining for anyone other than fans of the two teams playing.

  4. cometkazie says: Dec 19, 2010 12:57 PM

    We have to have all those meaningless bowls.

    Wouldn’t it be awful if a bowl-eligible team didn’t get invited somewhere?

    Until college football teams can play games a couple of days apart, playoffs will never fly.

  5. smokehouse56 says: Dec 19, 2010 6:03 PM

    cometkazie..Temple is home with an 8-4 record and even beat UConn, a BCS bowl team. Go Figure.

  6. endsports says: Dec 20, 2010 10:25 AM

    Come on, these bowls are just meaningless exhibitions to raise money for the locals. Even the BCS bowls are meaningless, although they pay a lot better.

    What does it matter if a team loses the Poinsettia Bowl and finishes 6-7, or wins the Orange Bowl and finishes 12-2? Neither are national champs. So what if one if them winds up “rated” 4th or 5th in the country. It means nothing.

    But I love to watch college football. There aren’t enough bowls.

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