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The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl? Yes, the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl


To answer your immediate, two-part question: 1) yes, this is a real name, and 2) no, there aren’t too many bowl games.

But the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (shudder) isn’t a new postseason game; it’s a naming rights change for the Humanitarian Bowl, which was previously sponsored by uDrove.

According to the Idaho Statesman, the Idaho Potato Commission (snicker) signed a six-year naming rights contract with the bowl through 2016. The game will be played on Dec. 17th between members from the WAC and MAC in Boise, Idaho.

The bowl hasn’t revealed what the winner’s trophy will look like, but suffice it to say, I’m very, very afraid. And a little hungry.

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5 Responses to “The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl? Yes, the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl”
  1. burntorangehorn says: Aug 4, 2011 11:31 AM

    All that…and a bag of chips.


    This is still better than the Beef O’Brady Bowl as far as names go.

  2. bordner says: Aug 4, 2011 11:35 AM

    It’s much, much better than the “Humanitarian Bowl”. Even though there’s a corporate sponsor behind it, it almost feels like a return to the days when bowl games were named for a regional product. This is actually a good thing.

  3. saabista says: Aug 4, 2011 12:18 PM

    I always found the “Humanitarian Bowl” name to be a bit unwieldy and pompous (though it was named for the Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame in Boise, a most worthy organization). As it stands right now, The Potato Bowl (which no doubt will be quickly nicknamed the Spud Bowl) still beats the Poulan Weedeater Independence Bowl, Beef O’Bradys, and assorted bowls named after helicopters, almonds, men’s deodorant, insurance companies, and so forth.

    Personally, I’ve made it a point to watch the “H-Bowl,” which for whatever reason and whatever teams are playing is invariably as entertaining as the high-octane Holiday Bowl. Could be the Smurf Turf at host Boise State University stadium, or maybe it’s just because it’s so damn cold up there in Idaho around the holidays, this is an open-air stadium, and the teams need to move around, hit and score like like crazy to stay warm.

  4. burntorangehorn says: Aug 4, 2011 4:53 PM

    Did they really need to call it the “Famous Idaho Potato Bowl”? Couldn’t it have just been the “Idaho Potato Bowl,” and then earned the fame on its own?

  5. lakesidegator says: Aug 5, 2011 11:24 AM

    How about the Smirnoff Potato Soup/Martini Bowl?

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