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Just a topic of discussion...

After looking at the list of bowls, I do not think any should be added. But I was thinking of where you could potentially place new bowls. With new ones this season in Washington and St. Petersburg, I was wondering you thoughts. To keep numbers the same, also consider which ones you might cancel to make room for the new ones.

Please post which ones you'd like to see canceled and which ones to possibly consider. For the ones to consider, please state what conference matchup might work well.

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My thoughts

Cancel:

Humanitarian Bowl

GMAC Bowl

Poinsettia Bowl (no need for 2 in San Diego)

New Mexico Bowl (been around 3 years and still no corporate sponsor)

Places to consider for bowl games:

Crossroads Bowl - Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis (Big Ten v. Big East or MAC)

Barley Bowl - Miller Park, Milwaukee (Big Ten v. MAC)

Gateway Bowl - Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis (Big 12 v. Big Ten)

Anaheim Bowl - Angel Stadium, Anaheim (Pac 10 v. MWC)

City of Oaks Bowl - Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh (ACC v. CUSA or Sun Belt)

Bluegrass Bowl - Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, Louisville (Big East v. CUSA)

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Just a topic of discussion...

After looking at the list of bowls, I do not think any should be added. But I was thinking of where you could potentially place new bowls. With new ones this season in Washington and St. Petersburg, I was wondering you thoughts. To keep numbers the same, also consider which ones you might cancel to make room for the new ones.

Please post which ones you'd like to see canceled and which ones to possibly consider. For the ones to consider, please state what conference matchup might work well.

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My thoughts

Cancel:

Humanitarian Bowl

GMAC Bowl

Poinsettia Bowl (no need for 2 in San Diego)

New Mexico Bowl (been around 3 years and still no corporate sponsor)

Places to consider for bowl games:

Crossroads Bowl - Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis (Big Ten v. Big East or MAC)

Barley Bowl - Miller Park, Milwaukee (Big Ten v. MAC)

Gateway Bowl - Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis (Big 12 v. Big Ten)

Anaheim Bowl - Angel Stadium, Anaheim (Pac 10 v. MWC)

City of Oaks Bowl - Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh (ACC v. CUSA or Sun Belt)

Bluegrass Bowl - Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, Louisville (Big East v. CUSA)

I agree no stadium should house two bowls unless its the BCS Title game.

I got one more new bowl

Gotham Bowl--At the Meadowlands

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I agree no stadium should house two bowls unless its the BCS Title game.

I got one more new bowl

Gotham Bowl--At the Meadowlands

Good call, I don't mind 2 bowls within a similar metro area in different places (Fiesta and Insight in Phoenix area), but 2 Orlando bowls, 2 New Orleans bowls, 2 San Diego bowls is pushing it. Now with UCF having their own stadium, I could see the Champs Sports Bowl possibly going to Bright House Networks Stadium sometime.

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Get rid of the Humanitarian Bowl, no one wants to go on a vacation in late December to Boise, Idaho.

Based on the article below, between both Maryland and Nevada, the schools have sold 24 tickets. No idea of each schools allotment, but that surely sucks.

http://blogs.suntimes.com/sportsprose/2008...fans_expec.html

Guess the Smurf Turf isn't a good sell.

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Get rid of all bowls save seven: Rose, Orange, Sugar, Cotton, Fiesta, Sun and Peach (and if they won't go back to being the Peach Bowl, eliminate them as well, damnit!)

I agree.....though I'd have closer to 12-15 bowl games total. Bowl games are to reward very good seasons, not mediocre ones. 8th-place teams in the Big XII and SEC shouldn't be going to bowl games with 7-5, 6-6 records.

As for the Peach/Chick-Fil-A name....I would prefer the Peach Bowl name, but Chick-Fil-A has done so much for the game and festivities financially (and is a hometown company), that I can support the Chick-Fil-A Bowl name.

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Just a topic of discussion...

After looking at the list of bowls, I do not think any should be added. But I was thinking of where you could potentially place new bowls. With new ones this season in Washington and St. Petersburg, I was wondering you thoughts. To keep numbers the same, also consider which ones you might cancel to make room for the new ones.

Please post which ones you'd like to see canceled and which ones to possibly consider. For the ones to consider, please state what conference matchup might work well.

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My thoughts

Cancel:

Humanitarian Bowl

GMAC Bowl

Poinsettia Bowl (no need for 2 in San Diego)

New Mexico Bowl (been around 3 years and still no corporate sponsor)

Places to consider for bowl games:

Crossroads Bowl - Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis (Big Ten v. Big East or MAC)

Barley Bowl - Miller Park, Milwaukee (Big Ten v. MAC)

Gateway Bowl - Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis (Big 12 v. Big Ten)

Anaheim Bowl - Angel Stadium, Anaheim (Pac 10 v. MWC)

City of Oaks Bowl - Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh (ACC v. CUSA or Sun Belt)

Bluegrass Bowl - Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, Louisville (Big East v. CUSA)

No offense to Louisville and Raleigh, those are not destinations which alumni and the student body really want to spend the near holidays, the holiday itself or post-Christmas. The attendance in Charlotte is terrible so why would it be better in the state's second metropolitan area?

Indy could be done, but it there is a cold weather site, why not Denver thus you would at lest have he opportunity for the traveling fans to ski. This is during a high season though. Anaheim would have to be one of the first bowls played as immediately after January 1, they traditionally host the first and third events on the SuperCross tour so they would have to move tons of dirt. This year it is January 3 and January 17.

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Indy could be done, but it there is a cold weather site, why not Denver thus you would at lest have he opportunity for the traveling fans to ski. This is during a high season though. Anaheim would have to be one of the first bowls played as immediately after January 1, they traditionally host the first and third events on the SuperCross tour so they would have to move tons of dirt. This year it is January 3 and January 17.

Indy would be no different that Detroit, as both are domes. Also, with the NCCA based in Indy, a bowl there may be more of a "when" rather than an "if". It could also be known as the "Hall of Champions Bowl" and the NCAA could do inductions that weekend/time period as well.

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Indy could be done, but it there is a cold weather site, why not Denver thus you would at lest have he opportunity for the traveling fans to ski. This is during a high season though. Anaheim would have to be one of the first bowls played as immediately after January 1, they traditionally host the first and third events on the SuperCross tour so they would have to move tons of dirt. This year it is January 3 and January 17.

Indy would be no different that Detroit, as both are domes. Also, with the NCCA based in Indy, a bowl there may be more of a "when" rather than an "if". It could also be known as the "Hall of Champions Bowl" and the NCAA could do inductions that weekend/time period as well.

Detroit has struggling casinos for people to visit as well as the "Canadian ballet". Indy has the hotel rooms, but major carriers are bailing from IND. Overall, Indy is an "event city". The Northwest/Delta merger actually looks to help Detroit Metro to keep arrivals/departures. Since the NCAA does not officially sponsor the Division 1 FBS, so there could be a conflict of interest if they try to tag along in any form.

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Just a topic of discussion...

After looking at the list of bowls, I do not think any should be added. But I was thinking of where you could potentially place new bowls. With new ones this season in Washington and St. Petersburg, I was wondering you thoughts. To keep numbers the same, also consider which ones you might cancel to make room for the new ones.

Please post which ones you'd like to see canceled and which ones to possibly consider. For the ones to consider, please state what conference matchup might work well.

=========

My thoughts

Cancel:

Humanitarian Bowl

GMAC Bowl

Poinsettia Bowl (no need for 2 in San Diego)

New Mexico Bowl (been around 3 years and still no corporate sponsor)

Places to consider for bowl games:

Crossroads Bowl - Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis (Big Ten v. Big East or MAC)

Barley Bowl - Miller Park, Milwaukee (Big Ten v. MAC)

Gateway Bowl - Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis (Big 12 v. Big Ten)

Anaheim Bowl - Angel Stadium, Anaheim (Pac 10 v. MWC)

City of Oaks Bowl - Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh (ACC v. CUSA or Sun Belt)

Bluegrass Bowl - Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, Louisville (Big East v. CUSA)

I agree no stadium should house two bowls unless its the BCS Title game.

I got one more new bowl

Gotham Bowl--At the Meadowlands

The Big Apple Bowl would have happened if the proposed Olympic/Jets stadium in Manhattan been built.

Anaheim used to have the Freedom Bowl.

The Big Ten really doesn't want anymore northern bowl games so there is no chance they would want to be part of a bowl in Milwaukee, St. Louis or Indianapolis.

With the Cotton Bowl game moving to the new Cowboys Stadium is there any plans for a new bowl to be played at the Cotton Bowl?

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