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Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by J.R., Dec 14, 2018.

  1. jdh008

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    The biggest reason is simply that ESPN makes money on these games. They're relatively cheap to put on TV, and there are a pretty decent number of eyeballs on them because folks are off work and home for the holidays while most of these games are on. It's not a coincidence that there used to be more bowl games on other networks, and now, all but a handful are on the ESPN family of networks. They bought out just about all of the inventory because it works for them.

    Beyond that, there's demand for them from the college football programs themselves. The schools know that many of these games are not well attended, and that every once in a while, a team loses money on the deal, but they don't have to accept a bowl bid to one of the lower-tier bowls if they don't think the pros outweigh the cons. And while the bowls did have to turn to some 5-7 teams a few years ago to fill the bowl slots, that was because some teams were banned from bowls and there weren't enough eligible 6-6 teams, not that there weren't enough teams interested.

    My biggest argument in favor of the bowls, though, is why not? Why would anyone want less college football, especially at this time of year, when there's so little left? And none of the principal actors seem interested in cutting down on them. ESPN wants as many live games as possible, the schools want their teams to compete in them, and the players seem to have a good time with them.
     
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    Ready to watch that Wisconsin o line with several nfl players in that offensive line.
     
  3. J.R.

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    Extra money for the schools who participate
    And a chance to showcase their program for recruiting
    Another game for the fans to enjoy
     
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    Really waiting for somebody to start a draft thread lol
     
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    Auburn is beating Purdue 63-7 early in the 3rd. It looks like our record breaking whooping by Army may be in jeopardy.
     
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    UH might get off the hook for sure
    This feel good story for Purdue ending badly
     
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    Will grier is a coward for not playing this bowl game . He didn’t play last year either
    It’s not like he’s facing Alabama
     
  10. seemoreroyals

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    Applegate/UH record of worst loss ever is still in infamy. I guess Auburn decided to take the foot off the pedal in the 2nd half. Both teams only scored once in the 2nd half and final score Auburn 63 Purdue 14.
     
  11. Rudyc281

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    And isn’t he returning to school?
     
  12. J.R.

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    No.
     
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  13. Rudyc281

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    Wrong guy sorry
     
  14. J.R.

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    It's fine.

    But as a scout Rudy, you should know these things. ;)

    But really, it's fine. :)
     
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    Eh not really scouting QBs since we got Watson lol
     
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    He had surgery on his throwing hand a month before their bowl game last year. Holgorson was fine with him not playing since he had already said he was coming back for his Sr year.
     
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    their backup was terrible.
     
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    This year or last? I was just talking about last year, and I don't remember anything about that game.

    I don't see how the ND offense can score more than 20 on Clemson. Catholics vs Carolina Aggies? I guess I'm rooting for Clemson.
     
  19. J.R.

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    Notre Dame pooping on the big stage. Surprise, surprise...

    Alabama v. Clemson again. :rolleyes:
     
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    Trevor a 2021 top 5 pick in the Nlf Draft? Rad.
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