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Chick-Fil-A Bowl adds history, prestige to its name

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According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Chick-Fil-A Bowl will return to its roots and become the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl beginning with this year’s game.

The Atlanta-based bowl was known as the Peach Bowl from its inception in 1968 through 1997, when it became the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl. In 2006, the game dropped “Peach” from its name and became just the Chick-Fil-A Bowl.

Per the Journal-Constitution’s report, the name change had to do with the bowl becoming part of the College Football Playoff’s rotation. The other five bowls in the rotation all have traditional names plus corporate sponsors: The Allstate Sugar Bowl, AT&T Cotton Bowl, Discover Orange Bowl,┬áRose Bowl Presented by Vizio and Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

A press conference is expected Monday to officially announce the name change.

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8 Responses to “Chick-Fil-A Bowl adds history, prestige to its name”
  1. tigersfandan says: Apr 18, 2014 11:05 AM

    Good move.

  2. eagles512 says: Apr 18, 2014 11:14 AM

    They should all do that. Add the sponsor but keep the original name.

  3. cubano76 says: Apr 18, 2014 11:22 AM

    Now that’s more like it!

  4. longtallsam says: Apr 18, 2014 11:32 AM

    I guess they took my suggestion. :) Now, if all the media guys would just quit giving these corporate sponsors free advertising, by just using the traditional name.

  5. imaduffer says: Apr 18, 2014 11:45 AM

    Is that served with rice or noodles?

  6. whoisedgy says: Apr 18, 2014 11:51 AM

    May we please have “The Gator Bowl” back? 6-6 SEC and Big Ten teams playing the Taxslayer Bowl in one of the oldest and (until recently) best games of the year doesn’t quite add up.

  7. raysfan1 says: Apr 18, 2014 12:35 PM

    Good. Of course I never stopped referring to it as the Peach Bowl anyway, curmudgeonly, stubborn person that I am.

  8. vols84 says: Apr 19, 2014 1:34 AM

    What happened to the Blue Bonnet Bowl? Bet know one here is old enough to remember that doozy of a bowl.

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