College Football: There Will Be Record 40 Bowl Games in 2015
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Get Your Popcorn: 40 Bowl Games to Take Place in 2015

4/16/14 in NCAAF   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Jan 1, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier speaks to the crowd before accepting the game trophy after defeating the Wisconsin Badgers in the Capital One Bowl at the Florida Citrus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY SportsOne of the biggest arguments against a playoff system in college football was that it would destroy the bowls that have been such an exciting part of NCAA football for decades.

Next year, we'll see the first four-team playoff ever in major college football. Yet somehow, it hasn't managed to destroy the bowl system at all.

Au contraire, folks, it has actually helped, if anything. In 2015, there will be a record 40 bowl games, after the addition of The Cure Bowl in Orlando, which will feature teams from the AAC and Sun Belt conferences.

There were only 28 bowl games in 2004-05, so that makes for a 43% increase in 10 years. That's pretty ridiculous, really.

Congratulations to fans of the bowl season. The playoffs will most certainly not hurt your precious bowls. If anything, it will continue to help them.
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4/24/14   |   ncaa2014playoff

The Post Season Bowls are not relevant because they make no difference, they are filled with poor quality teams and they are not watched nor remembered. But they could be and this year too. 
First grow up and institute the Perfect Playoff Plan for the 16 best teams, see it at http://ncaa2014.us/theperfectplan.pdf
Now you start with 4 Bowls in the 2nd Round of the Playoff on the 3rd or 4th Saturday of December in Regional Competition for the East at the Pinstripe Bowl, Central in the Music City Bowl, West in the Holiday Bowl and a Wild Card game in the Sun Bowl. See the Perfect National Championship Playoff at http://ncaa2014.us/playoff schedule.pdfm
The second thing is return the Big Four, Rose, Sugar, Orange & Fiesta Bowls to their traditional matching of Conference Champions. And limit the remaining Bowls for teams with winning records of 6-5 in an 11 game season. See the new Post Season Bowl Competition at http://ncaa2014.us/postseasonbowls.pdf
there's more...

4/17/14   |   Jess   |   34464 respect

I was just gonna say...and they thought having playoffs would kill bowl games. Psh.