marksmoneymakers Posts:10575 Followers:138
On 12/11/2012 11:05 AM in NCAA Football

Bowl Games.....do you care?

I probably am in the minority here, but until we get to January and the major bowls, I really don't care that much about them. That is not to say I won't bet them though. The bowl season used to be exciting back when there were only a dozen or so and going to a bowl actually meant something. I don't even recognize the names of some of these bowl games anymore. I may have to follow Spooky and his threads for some help in these. I think it is a mistake betting some of these games just because it is a bowl game and on TV. Most of my money will be going on college hoops the rest of the way.

bobalou Posts:4945 Followers:143
12/11/2012 11:25 AM

I am a football junkie so in that turns I suppose I do care and I enjoy watching the teams one last time.

But I agree with you. I think there are way too many for it to have the special meaning the games used to have years ago. Kinda sad in a way.



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finance Posts:8255 Followers:219
12/11/2012 12:02 PM

Like Barb I am a CFB Junkie....Capital One Bowl week is my wife's least favorite week of the year - LOL....and now they've made it 2 weeks!!! Yeah Baby!!

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jimmythegreek Posts:10552 Followers:377
12/11/2012 12:31 PM

If there's a line on the game, you best be sure I care. While for the larger schools they may not have much heart playing in these mid-major bowls however it does provide revenue for the university towards next season's recruitment class as well as other benefits. The number of bowls hasn't really increased that much over the last few years and while you would only need 6 or 7 division one wins to qualify, it at least gives the schools something to play for what they accomplished after the regular season.

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spooky Posts:4188 Followers:297
12/11/2012 01:27 PM

I will make believe I never read this thread. lol
An insignificant bowl game is entirely more entertaining and enjoyable than a top 5 matchup in college basketball and any NBA game for that matter.

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mojo822 Posts:583 Followers:6
12/11/2012 02:57 PM

It's getting to be a joke..pretty soon there will be bowl games between 5-7 teams
New Years Day used to be awesome for CFB..Now its a joke..This years match ups actually suck...I might make a play on 5 games
There is 4 games I'm actually interested in..the rest of them are Awful
Clemson-LSU
Kansas St-Oregon
Oklahoma-Texas A&M
Notre Dame-Alabama

thehitman Posts:2129 Followers:4
12/14/2012 06:16 PM

Traditionally I don't do as good during the bowl season as I do during the regular. I really should just pack itin after the regular 12 games. But, I don't................. for it's what we do, who we are, I guess, right??

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marksmoneymakers Posts:10575 Followers:138
12/14/2012 07:00 PM

I love Nevada in the first game of the year.