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Poll: and the worst non-BCS bowl game is…


We’ve already sought your two cents earlier today on what you feel is the best non-BCS bowl game this year. Now, we want to know which bowl game you feel will be the biggest stinker.

Nearly 20 percent of bowl eligible teams this year don’t even have winning records, so the options are certainly plentiful.

So, as we did previously, we’re just going to ask you one question: which bowl games are you least looking forward to watching?  Make your voice heard.

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33 Responses to “Poll: and the worst non-BCS bowl game is…”
  1. rca26 says: Dec 4, 2012 10:43 PM

    I like the fact that the Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl isn’t one of the options. That’s because it’s a fantastic bowl game (or at least a fantastic excuse to use the discount code that Little Caesar’s gives out during the game).

  2. sd1024 says: Dec 4, 2012 10:49 PM

    Rice vs. Air Force. Why even play that game?

  3. Deb says: Dec 4, 2012 11:08 PM

    Can we say “all of the above”?

    My only question is why Rutgers, Cincy, and Tulsa have been stuck in the middle of all these 50-percenters? Couldn’t a couple of those teams at least have played each other for the promise of more competitive contests?

    But truth be told, I rarely watch more than one or two bowls beyond the title game, if that. Playoffs? Give me 8 or 12 teams divided into meaningful brackets and you’ll have my undivided attention no matter who’s playing.

  4. bamafan36 says: Dec 4, 2012 11:54 PM

    Ole Miss will kill Pitt. They are on fire!

    USC is playing so crappy, and GT had a great showing aginst FSU….that one could be interesting.

    I have to say that I could care less, if Iowa State and Tulsa cancel the game.

  5. jrw0906 says: Dec 5, 2012 12:17 AM


    Def. Rice vs air force. Quick name your favorite three rice owls? Anybody….

  6. girlsinthesouthlovefootball says: Dec 5, 2012 12:39 AM

    As much as it KILLS me to pull for Alabama, I hope they clobber ND.

  7. mlblogsbutlerblogs says: Dec 5, 2012 1:21 AM

    San Jose State vs Bowling Green….really?

  8. billmead1976 says: Dec 5, 2012 1:56 AM

    Most of these games are pretty useless. Maybe a couple will turn out to be entertaining. But for the most part, all of these except the Sun Bowl, have a team that isn’t located too far from the bowl site.

    You could probably make an argument against the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando having Vtech and Rutgers being out of zone, but that’s good vacationing if you got a couple kids to Disneyworld.

    Sun Bowl? That’s the loser game. USC and GTech are like 1500 miles from El Paso. And a crummy season, who the heck is going to go to El Paso to watch this game? There will be like 10,000 locals at this game and no Game atmosphere.

  9. addict2sport says: Dec 5, 2012 2:41 AM

    …,yeah but the Sun Bowl is giving players hair dryers as part of their bowl swag. That’s HUGE!

  10. kappy32 says: Dec 5, 2012 2:50 AM

    Worst Bowl:
    Hyundai Sun Bowl: USC v. Georgia Tech – C’mon man, really? USC has been a disappointment, but Tech is going to be lucky to score 10 points this game while Barkley, if he plays, should go off for about 6-7 TDs & 400 yards against Tech’s porous pass defense. The only reason Tech is in this game is because the bowl commissioners needed an ACC team & the 2nd & 3rd best ACC teams are banned from postseason / bowl play. Miami or North Carolina v. USC would’ve been a hell of a lot better, but they did no-no’s & now we all have to suffer as they’re grounded by big daddy Mark Emmert.

    Hands down, no question. LI Medium reruns may be more exiting than this game will be.

  11. 35longmiles says: Dec 5, 2012 6:39 AM

    And speaking of the Sun Bowl, what Bowl game is Miami in? Oops, my bad. I momentarily forgot that they are rudderless cheating has-beens who declined a Bowl because they are about to get driven into the stone age by the NCAA. Couldn’t happen to a bunch of more arrogant delusional losers. Suck it Miami.

  12. nickynick04 says: Dec 5, 2012 6:39 AM

    I am tired of hearing about the SEC
    ( Sorry Education Conference )
    Its all you hear on South Carolina radio.
    Do they realize the pathetic graduation %’s of SEC football teams.
    These are football factories,,,not institutions of higher learning.
    South Carolina’s football graduation % 57%
    We need rules if a program cannot graduate 70% of your football team ,,,NO conference titles, nor Bowl games.

  13. bamafan36 says: Dec 5, 2012 7:29 AM

    I STILL have no idea, why someone who would research a football program’s graduation rate, wouldn’t also research “WHY” the rate is what it is. Although I am not a proponent for kids leaving early for the NFL, that is the reason for the lowered graduation rate. If you think that is deplorible, you should contact the NCAA, or ask the POTUS to change it. But, don’t assume their leaving early for the NFL, constitute’s SEC schools as being less than the schools in other conference’s.

    Besides all of that, THIS PAGE IS ABOUT COLLEGE FOOTBALL!!!!!!!

  14. thebigtim2012 says: Dec 5, 2012 7:34 AM

    Moron all you hear on sc radio is the sec because WE ARE IN THE SEC. Dumbass. If you want go back and listen to muskrat love on that other channel you listen to

  15. normtide says: Dec 5, 2012 7:57 AM

    Bamafan- I don’t have a problem with kids leaving early for the NFL, if they are projected as a second or third round pick or higher. Look at all the non athletes who left and found great success. The Facebook guy, bill gates, the list goes on and on. The fact is, you go to college to earn a living later in life. If you’ve reached that point after 3 years, go for it. They guys that leave and have no shot at being drafted, that’s foolish. The thing is, all these kids are OFFERED an education, not guaranteed one. It is up to them to follow through. Roll Tide brother.

  16. cometkazie says: Dec 5, 2012 8:38 AM

    sd1024 says:
    Dec 4, 2012 10:49 PM
    Rice vs. Air Force. Why even play that game?

    Cuz the kids want to.

  17. joewilliesshnoz says: Dec 5, 2012 9:49 AM

    Ball St. And Central Florida sounds like a bomb.

  18. theseaward says: Dec 5, 2012 10:12 AM

    All the bowl games are a waste of time except for the championship game. Bowl games are an outdated concept. Get rid of them.

  19. jonkybon says: Dec 5, 2012 10:38 AM


    That 57% at South Carolina is a generous number when you consider that 75% of the players have hotel management as a major and even fewer actually know where classrooms are. The reading list at SC for Honors English include two of the “Goosebump” and a “Magic Tree house” book(s).

    However, don’t be so quick to damn the SEC education as Vanderbuilt, UT, and UF rank right up there with ACC schools for quality education. Unfortunately you used one of the two easiest schools to get into the SEC as only Ole Miss has lower academic standards than South Carolina for admission.

  20. mountaineer50415 says: Dec 5, 2012 12:02 PM

    There are two really stupid games.(1) FSU and NIU.(2) Florida and Louisville. Both games should end up somewhere around 63 to 7. Both games will be like home games and both will be all Florida fans. Wow, can’t wait to see those two.
    The best two games will be the NC game, Roll Tide, and the game between K. State and Oregon.Gooooo Wildcats. Other than those two I will watch all of the Big 12 games and I will be hoping that my Mountaineers stomp on Syracuse. GOOOOOOOO MOUNTAINEERS!!!!!!

  21. Deb says: Dec 5, 2012 12:59 PM

    @jonkybon …

    Vanderbilt ranks well above ACC schools, as do Florida, Georgia, and Texas A&M. Those schools rank above half the Big 10. Alabama, Auburn, and Missouri rank well above Tennessee, so I’m not sure why you think UT is such a stellar academic school. Mississippi State is the lowest-ranked school in the SEC.

    SEC schools are fine academic schools for those pursuing academic careers. And they’re stellar athletic schools for those pursuing athletic careers. Since we don’t require academic scholars to run a 4.4 40, I see no reason why we should require those on athletic scholarships to meet the same requirements as academic scholars when their goal is to pursue an athletic career.

  22. clonefan says: Dec 5, 2012 1:00 PM

    @ Deb

  23. clonefan says: Dec 5, 2012 1:07 PM

    @ Deb

    Oops Hit the wrong key combination the first time….

    I can’t speak for the other 6 – 6 teams in this list and who they are playing, but look at the schedules of Iowa State (Yes, that is what clonefan means) and Tulsa and you will see two things.

    First – They already played once this year and ISU won.

    Second – ISU had a much tougher schedule. Rated as one of the 5 toughest in the nation.

    Now, will it be a good game and who will win? I don’t know. Obviously I am cheering for ISU and I hope they win again. I would prefer not to have a rematch, but it is what it is…

  24. thefiesty1 says: Dec 5, 2012 1:28 PM

    Every bowl that has any 6-6 or worse team is not worth watching. Bowl games are supposed to be a reward for a good season. Why reward someone that hasn’t won at least a majority of their games?

    Beef O Brady? Belk? Buffalo Wild Wings? Yea, right. Just as bad as the old Poulan Weedeater Bowl. Would anyone really miss those bowls if they disappeared? I think not.

  25. clonefan says: Dec 5, 2012 2:13 PM

    @ fiesty

  26. clonefan says: Dec 5, 2012 2:13 PM

    @ fiesty
    Crap, did it again…

  27. guinsrule says: Dec 5, 2012 2:17 PM

    Is going to a bowl game in Birmingham, Alabama in January, a reward or punishment…?

  28. clonefan says: Dec 5, 2012 2:22 PM

    @ fiesty
    I am about ready to kill my keyboard today….

    So does strength of schedule matter or just the record?

    ISU was rated #2 and #3 for SOS preseason in a couple of different places.
    Bama – 25
    Georgia – 48
    Cincy – 69
    Rutgers – 70
    Tulsa – 88
    Kent State – 116
    NIU – 122

    So I guess you are saying what I have always said, we should stop playing tough scheuldes and just play cup cakes because in the end no one cares. People look at ISU and look at 6-6 and say they don’t deserve to be there… I won’t tell you they do or don’t but a blamket statement that a 6-6 team doesn’t deserve to be there tells me you don’t care who they played you only care what the record is.

  29. Deb says: Dec 5, 2012 5:11 PM

    @clonefan …

    See, that’s why I shouldn’t comment when I don’t know :) Personally, I enjoy rematches–they get the blood up!! Good luck to your Cyclones!

  30. clonefan says: Dec 5, 2012 5:22 PM

    @ Deb,


    No complaints, I have read many of your comments and respect your opinions….

    I don’t know a lot about the SEC, but I have learned alot from you, Southern Patroits and many others on here. Its fun to see the back and forth.

    All in good fun…

  31. cometkazie says: Dec 5, 2012 6:16 PM

    clonefan says:
    Dec 5, 2012 2:13 PM
    @ fiesty
    Crap, did it again…

    One of those days. All thumbs. All we can do is start over. 😉

    For the list, not clonefan:
    I don’t know how you can rank schools academically. Many large, public universities have open admissions. All rankings have to be subjective here.

    Come up with an objective ranking system, and I will listen to you.


  32. Deb says: Dec 5, 2012 6:53 PM

    @clonefan …

    Thank you! :)

  33. florida727 says: Dec 11, 2012 3:58 PM

    “Quick name your favorite three rice owls? Anybody….”

    McDonald, Gaines, and Covington

    (Okay, so I cheated and went to their website. Sue me.)

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