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Bitcoin the new name of St. Petersburg Bowl

Bitcoin Bowl Logo

Exhibit #1,487 that there are waaay too many bowl games in college football.

Or, more to the point, the St. Petersburg bowl committee had best make sure they get their sponsorship payments upfront with real money.

Regardless, it was announced that BitPay — the release describes that entity as “the world’s leader in business solutions for the bitcoin digital currency” — would take over title sponsorship of the postseason game played in St. Petersburg, Fla.  Henceforth, the game formerly known as the Beef O’Brady Bowl will be known as the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl.

This year’s game will be played Dec. 26 and will feature teams from the ACC and AAC.

“Our goal is to continue to move bitcoin into the mainstream and sponsoring the St. Petersburg Bowl offers us that opportunity,” said Tony Gallippi, executive chairman for BitPay. “College football fans and the bitcoin community represent a similar target demographic – tech-savvy men between the ages of 18 and 40.”

Yeah, that’s about all I have. Feel free to discuss amongst yourselves, though.

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11 Responses to “Bitcoin the new name of St. Petersburg Bowl”
  1. auburntigers34 says: Jun 18, 2014 11:33 AM

    gotta love the “tradition” of bowl games having corporate sponsors for the last couple of decades…..especially the bowl games that will give any company with a goofy name the naming rights to their bowl as long as the price is right.

  2. stoicpaisano says: Jun 18, 2014 11:40 AM

    Needs bitdoge

  3. seminolez says: Jun 18, 2014 11:42 AM

    if you don’t like it, don’t watch it. how can someone complain about a few more weeks of football

  4. oldguy22 says: Jun 18, 2014 12:23 PM

    Betcha teams in this game are no better than 6-6.

  5. dougwantstoramble says: Jun 18, 2014 12:33 PM

    Waiting for the uporn.cum bowl..

  6. dmvtransplant says: Jun 18, 2014 1:19 PM

    I want the KFC/Taco Bell Bowl, they can play it in the parking lot of one of the chains somewhere in the heartland I’m thinking Kansas City or St. Louis

  7. mogogo1 says: Jun 18, 2014 1:29 PM

    Because nothing says “up and coming” like an old-school, lower-tier bowl game featuring mediocre teams. Bitcoin has now jumped the shark.

  8. stoicpaisano says: Jun 18, 2014 1:34 PM

    I want the KFC/Taco Bell Bowl, they can play it in the parking lot of one of the chains somewhere in the heartland I’m thinking Kansas City or St. Louis

    Umm, Louisville?

    Or more accurately YUM! Louisville.

  9. shadowcell says: Jun 18, 2014 3:48 PM

    At the Bitcoin Bowl the value of a touchdown is anywhere between one and one thousand points depending on when it’s scored.

  10. dmcgrann says: Jun 19, 2014 6:55 AM

    Sometime in the third quarter, all of the balls will suddenly vanish without a trace and the game will be over.

  11. mcg1848 says: Jun 19, 2014 9:28 AM

    Call it what you want. It is still an awful venue for a football game.

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