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We know. The thought of #MACtion and #SUNBEAST football on the same field is simply too much to handle.

But there will be more of it beginning in December, 2014. ESPN announced a newly-created bowl on Monday: the Camellia Bowl, which will be played in Montgomery, Ala. during the early portion of bowl season. The game will actually be one of nine bowl games to be owned and operated by the WWL beginning in 2014.

The MAC and Sun Belt currently compete in the GoDaddy Bowl in Mobile, Ala.

The 2013-14 season will feature 35 bowl game, and that number only figures to go up as conferences look for new opportunities to play in postseason games. The Big Ten and ACC will pair up in a bowl game put on by the Detroit Lions, and many of the current non-BCS conferences are looking at different locations to add bowl games.

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16 Responses to “Newly created Camellia Bowl will feature MAC, Sun Belt teams”
  1. fnc111 says: Aug 19, 2013 10:32 PM

    Pretty soon every team will be allowed to play in a bowl game.

    “Good evening everyone and welcome to the Mierda Bowl featuring the 3-9 University of Texas- San Antonio Road Runners and the always tricky 0-12 Zips of Akron.”

  2. thefiesty1 says: Aug 19, 2013 10:58 PM

    Why? Why? Why? What a waste of time to see two losing teams play in a half empty stadium as a reward for a great season. NOT!

  3. exit322 says: Aug 19, 2013 11:00 PM

    As an Akron graduate and fan of the team…I find fnc111’s comment funny. But if this gets us into a Bowl game? Let’s do it!

    Kidding aside…if this bowl ends up being the MAC champ vs the Sun Belt champ? That’d be nice. But I don’t think that’s what we’ll see.

  4. barbeaux says: Aug 19, 2013 11:36 PM

    It’s going to get to the point where *every team* gets to go to a bowl game….you know…for the student athletes.

  5. dcroz says: Aug 20, 2013 6:16 AM

    This is obviously an attempt to replace the Blue-Gray game that was played in Montgomery on Christmas Day. Though I can’t see ESPN selling more than a handful of tickets unless Troy or South Alabama gets the Sun Belt slot each year.

  6. mancave001 says: Aug 20, 2013 6:44 AM

    What in the fvck is a Camellia?

  7. wvuandsteelers says: Aug 20, 2013 9:07 AM

    Mancave, I had to look that one up too. It’s the state flower of Alabama.

    I might drive over from Atlanta if Georgia State ever made the bowl. Montgomery isn’t exactly a great destination. However, if you live in one of the MAC towns, it might be considered Nirvana especially in the middle of winter.

  8. bertenheim says: Aug 20, 2013 11:12 AM

    Two 6-6 borderline-FCS teams playing in a mostly empty stadium in a game most people will ignore.

  9. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 20, 2013 12:15 PM

    mancave001 says:
    Aug 20, 2013 6:44 AM
    What in the fvck is a Camellia?

    If I’m not mistaken…. its a flower.

    I guess a rose is a flower too…. smh

    This is dumb. Kill the whole bowl system and do a 24 team playoff with top 8 getting a bye. Then being in the top 25 will actually mean something…. First round the week after conference finals. Season lasts less than one week longer than now. No massive break between Conference championship and title game for teams.

    Play the games in the Bowl Stadiums. A 24 team playoff would create 23 games. That’s almost as many bowls as we have now, and people will actually show up to game featuring Oregon v Clemson or Bama vs Miami as opposed to what they get now, Central Michigan vs North Texas….

    Imagine the revenue of a 5 round CFB tourney…. it would blow March Madness out of the water!!!

  10. Bo Darville says: Aug 20, 2013 12:34 PM

    I like to watch football. So, I am pleased that there is now another football game to watch. Bring me another beer.

  11. Anoesis says: Aug 20, 2013 12:43 PM

    Horticulture 101 for those interested:

    The camelia is a shrub and an evergreen tree, with multiple varieties of each, sporting solitary white, pink, or reddish flowers.

    To maintain the theme of redundancy in bowl games, the organizers have chosen to use the alternate spelling of camelia by including an extra L.

  12. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Aug 20, 2013 2:49 PM

    Wait, was this a problem? Having too FEW bowl games with far too many teams with qualifying records?

  13. kinggator says: Aug 20, 2013 3:50 PM

    Any town with $300 and an empty grass patch can now host a bowl game. I’m not sure the player’s parents would even make the trip to Alabama for this battle of the barely .500’s. Just saying….

  14. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 20, 2013 5:33 PM

    Just cuz I’m bored…. here are some of the 1st rd game games based off of the preseason poll you might see in my 24 team playoff scenario.

    Florida v USC
    FSU v Wisconsin
    Oklahoma v Boise St.
    Michigan v Nebraska

    Possible 2nd rd games

    Bama v Oklahoma
    Ohio St. v Texas
    Oregon v Notre Dame
    Louisville v Clemson
    FSU v S. Carolina

    It’s just stupid they dont do it. They’d make BILLIONS on the TV contract.

  15. mogogo1 says: Aug 20, 2013 6:59 PM

    I’d have picked “Toilet Bowl.” Nobody would need to look up the meaning and the description would certainly fit.

  16. radsag says: Aug 24, 2013 8:24 PM

    Camellia Bowl belongs in SacTown!

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