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Video: enough of the bowls, already!

NBC Sports’ Jimmy Roberts rants about how the bowl system has become meaningless for college football’s postseason. From Boise State’s missed BCS opportunity, to the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl featuring coachless UCLA and Illinois teams, Roberts rips the “perverted” bowl agenda.

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9 Responses to “Video: enough of the bowls, already!”
  1. alligatorsnapper says: Dec 22, 2011 11:08 AM

    Fine. Telephone or write the spineless NCAA membership school presidents, whose decision it is, to begin a playoff discussion leading to a playoff system which brings great significance to the bowls since now there will be point.

    Also, just turn off the TV. Get a real job, or volunteer with child abuse advocacy groups or a homeless shelter. Go bowling, or play putt-putt, read a book or a set of encyclopedias but quit trying to minimize the entertainment for the rest of us who have enjoyed some interesting games this bowl season. More interesting games are coming.

    I wish through all this there would be an eventual NCAA Div. 1A champion, but alas we are left with a BCS NC. That is okay, but we can press toward something better and improve the Div. 1A post season.

  2. ww2chas says: Dec 22, 2011 11:47 AM

    I agree with Jimmy. These bowl games are getting to be crazy and they aren’t even “The Orange Bowl” or “The Rose Bowl”. They HAVE to have MAJOR sponsors names in front of them?! To attend one, you now have to take out a second mortgage and nobody goes to these minor games – just look in the upper parts of the stands (THEY ARE EMPTY)! It use to mean something for a team to go to a bowl game, now, just finish the season and have at least one win and YOUR IN!

  3. thefiesty1 says: Dec 22, 2011 12:42 PM

    Just use these meaningless December bowls as preliminary (first round) playoff games. Get better match ups, bowls make more money and the fans win with a playoff that actual crowns a NC.

    How much money did the Beef O Brady bowl lose a couple of nights ago with a 3/4 empty stadium? How much would they have made with a couple of top 16 teams in an elimination round? Get ON with it.

  4. fatfreddystubbs says: Dec 22, 2011 12:47 PM

    Well said alligatorsnapper. Apparently we can add Jimmy Roberts to the long list of media types that A) doesn’t own a remote control and B) has nothing else to do.

  5. centexhorn says: Dec 22, 2011 12:52 PM

    The bowls should be something comparable to the NIT for basketball.

  6. floridacock says: Dec 22, 2011 1:07 PM

    I’m all for a playoff, but If you don’t like to watch the smaller bowls, CHANGE THE CHANNEL! The bowl system started as a reward for these kids to have a successful year. They don’t get paid, so if worthy, they SHOULD be able to go play and get the experience and goodies the bowls offer, LEGALLY. If the bowls don’t make money, then they will no longer exist, it’s called capitalism, but don’t be fooled by the low turnouts, they DO make money.

  7. vanmorrissey says: Dec 22, 2011 3:04 PM

    Thank you ‘snapper and floridacock, who even cares what Jimmy Roberts thinks? His opinion is irrelevant and if he doesn’t like it, tough, go watch GLEE or some such other crap. Watch college basketball, or even MORE exciting, the NBA. Don’t like that? Here’s an idea, read something! Why is this even news?

  8. furryroadkill says: Dec 22, 2011 7:57 PM

    Money blah blah blah, playoffs blah blah blah, too many games blah blah blah….yea, I’d love a playoff system to, but I happen to love college football and if I have a chance to look forward to a game almost every night for 2-3 weeks straight, then good for me. As several of you said before me-turn the channel if these games bother you so much.

  9. floridacock says: Dec 22, 2011 8:18 PM

    Who is Jimmy Roberts anyway?

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