What exactly is the point of this game? Uh.....presumably money, but looking at it objectively, how? It's a known fact that the only thing sports-wise DC cares about is the Redskins. Plus, the game is being held in the mausoleum that is RFK Stadium. Cheapest ticket? $45. Plus, it's on a Saturday morning when half the town is skipping out for the holidays. Plus, the game is a *rematch* from earlier in the season. Add it up and you have a game played in front of about 5000 fans. Exciting!
So, why would anyone go to this game. Here are some reasons I came up with:
1.) You *really* like the Navy or Wake Forest football programs.
2.) You have a fetish for the triple option.
3.) You think it will be practice for the inauguration, despite the following elements not being in place:
- the threat of freezing to death from standing in really cold weather for up to 4 hours
- the threat of being crushed on the Metro
- the threat of being trampled
1.) You vow or made a bet to watch every bowl game, in which case you have absolutely no life.
2.) You passed out Friday night with ESPN on, and wake up while the game is on, and are too hungover to change the channel. (I think we have a winner.)
In the end, while the EagleBank Bowl isn't necessarily a more asinine bowl game that the Magic Jack St. Petersburg Bowl, it's certainly up there in pointlessness. But hey, at least the broadcast will have pictures of pretty monuments!