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Old 08-05-2009, 11:06 PM
 
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Hey guys, noob question

Tuning into college pigskin last year, I was astounded by the number of bowl games that are on tv. After watching I my interest was so exhausted I was surprised I stuck around for the Rose Bowl (too bad about Penn State).

Just wondering if there is some mile marker of how important some bowls are as opposed to others, I understand about the Rose bowl and believe that the Fiesta, Orange and Sugar are cream of the crop as well, but are there other ones that are particularly important?
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Old 08-06-2009, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Motor City Bowl
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:38 AM
 
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Citrus Bowl (Capitol One Bowl)
Cotton Bowl
Gator Bowl
Outback Bowl
Holiday Bowl
Alamo Bowl
Tangerine Bowl (Champs Sports Bowl)
Peach Bowl (Chic-fil-A Bowl)

they all have tie-ins to different conferences.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:59 AM
 
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Motor City Bowl
I hear they might rename that bowl the Little Ceasar's Bowl since they are headquartered in Detroit.
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I hear they might rename that bowl the Little Ceasar's Bowl since they are headquartered in Detroit.
Where did you hear that? It wouldn't surprise me, Illitch owns the Tigers and Wings, he has the coin to throw around.
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Old 08-06-2009, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Kentucky/ Displaced Texan
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As Rubber mentioned I like the Holiday Bowl, it seems to be the first bowl with the better teams playing in it.
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Waco, TX
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The biggest one is obviously the BCS National Championship game
The Orange, Sugar, Fiesta, and Rose are the 4 non-championship BCS bowls, so they would be the top bowls outside of the actual championship game.
Other bigger bowls would be the Peach, Gator, Alamo, Cotton, and Holiday.
All the rest are basically just minor consolation bowls.
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:14 PM
 
Location: California
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I remember as a kid, I thought the Cotton Bowl was a big bowl game. In fact I use to think the Rose, Sugar, Orange and Cotton Bowls were the four biggest bowl games. What happened? Or was I wrong in the Cotton Bowl all along.
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:15 PM
 
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Just the five BCS bowls. But I love watching all of them...*drool*
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Old 08-16-2009, 04:34 AM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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Hey guys, noob question

Tuning into college pigskin last year, I was astounded by the number of bowl games that are on tv. After watching I my interest was so exhausted I was surprised I stuck around for the Rose Bowl (too bad about Penn State).

Just wondering if there is some mile marker of how important some bowls are as opposed to others, I understand about the Rose bowl and believe that the Fiesta, Orange and Sugar are cream of the crop as well, but are there other ones that are particularly important?
I would say "all of them", but that would include some 6-6 BCS junk has-been like an Auburn or that sterling Bama-Colorado match in Shreveport two years ago...a pair of 6-6 squads in that year's version of the Toilet Bowl, FTMFL.

Any bowl with an up-and-comer like Troy, Nevada, et al that has guys that will raise an eyebrow is worth it. Then settle in New Year's week.
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