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i think the orange bowl people counted wrong. 2009-1935=74 not 75

If the first game was in 1935, then the 5th game was in 1939, not 1940 (count with me: 35, 36, 37, 38, 39). Therefore, the 2009 game is the 75th game.

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Seeing that the Sun Bowl is 75 years old, I have to wonder how many other bowl games out there are fairly old, and yet have relatively little prominence.

Here are some long-tenured bowls I found with the year originated:

Cotton Bowl (1937)

Gator Bowl (1946)

Capital One/Citrus Bowl (1947)

Liberty Bowl (1959)

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Seeing that the Sun Bowl is 75 years old, I have to wonder how many other bowl games out there are fairly old, and yet have relatively little prominence.

Just wanting to inform everyone. The Sun Bowl is the second oldest bowl in the nation.

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Seeing that the Sun Bowl is 75 years old, I have to wonder how many other bowl games out there are fairly old, and yet have relatively little prominence.

Here are some long-tenured bowls I found with the year originated:

Cotton Bowl (1937)

Gator Bowl (1946)

Capital One/Citrus Bowl (1947)

Liberty Bowl (1959)

The CapOne/Citrus bowl was known as the Tangerine Bowl and featured smaller schools for many years before Orlando grew big enough in the post-Disney era to host a major bowl. (There's been a lot of talk about 1959 when UBuffalo turned down a bid because its black players would not have been allowed to play in still-segged Florida).

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