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NCAA approved 35 bowl games for the 2010-11 bowl season and said no to 2.

Here are the changes

-Roadys Humanitarian Bowl is now the UDrove Humanitarian Bowl, although the bowls website is not updated.

-Music City Bowl is now the Franklin American Mortgage Company Music City Bowl.

-Emerald Bowl is now the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

-St Petersburg Bowl presented by Beef O Bradys is now the Beef O Bradys Bowl

-New Era Pinstripe Bowl is a new bowl to be played at Yankee Stadium

-Dallas Football Classic(tentative name) will be played at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

-The Cure Bowl was to be played in Orlando at Bright House Networks Stadium (home to UCF)but was denied by the NCAA

-The Christmas Bowl in Los Angeles was to be played in the Coliseum but was also denied

-The International Bowl ceased operations.

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The fact that so many of these newer bowls (and even some of the older ones... Chick-Fil-A Bowl/Peach Bowl... I'm looking at you) are named directly for sponsors shows what a joke the bowl system has become. Clearly, most of these bowls aren't planning to be around in 10 years... or even 2 years.

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So, if what I'm seeing is right, some 5-7 teams will now be bowl-eligible. From a homer's point of view, this is good since this will most likely be the way that Miss St. gets to a bowl game more often than not. :P But seriously, as if the bowls weren't already diluted enough, now we've got more & then like people said, we've got bowls that obviously aren't even in it for the long haul. It's turning into a joke, now.

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-Emerald Bowl is now the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

That's really disappointing. Emerald Bowl was a great name. I don't think I can wear a T shirt that says Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.

What, do you have something against fighting hunger?

:P

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-Emerald Bowl is now the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

That's really disappointing. Emerald Bowl was a great name. I don't think I can wear a T shirt that says Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.

What, do you have something against fighting hunger?

:P

Oh absolutely. Mothers across America are up in arms about this game and the sponsor name. If we end hunger and people in Ethiopia are fed, then what are mothers going to try and use to guilt trip their kids with? No longer will the phrase when a kid is finished with dinner be, "There are starving people in Ethiopia. Finish your dinner!"

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So you only need 70 teams to finish at least 6-6 right? Better hope no one gets probation.

Thirty-five bowl games: Because the fourth-place team from the MAC West deserves to go to a bowl game versus the fifth-place team from the Sun Belt.

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So you only need 70 teams to finish at least 6-6 right? Better hope no one gets probation.

Thirty-five bowl games: Because the fourth-place team from the MAC West deserves to go to a bowl game versus the fifth-place team from the Sun Belt.

That's 70 teams out of what....120?

Granted, some teams play Div. I-AA schools, but the law of averages dictates that it'll be tough to have 70 schools with .500 records each season. And in some cases, a .500 won't be good enough if two of those wins come over I-AA teams. Of course, that assumes no one's on probation, no one penalizes themselves a la Clemson and South Carolina from a few years ago, or that schools play in a bowl game despite firing their coaching staffs (unlike what Notre Dame did last season).

What happens if there's only 69 bowl-eligible schools? Do they cancel a bowl game, or do they invite a team that isn't eligible? Once you invite an at-large team with a losing record to play in a bowl game, you can no longer have the "winning record/.500 record" requirement.

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The NCAA's contingency is reportedly, yes 5 win teams or teams that have victimized 2+ Division I-AA teams will become bowl eligible in that case.

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I say they should have a bowl game of the two worst teams and call it the Fergusson Toliet Bowl

Your comedy never disappoints. :D

It would have been better if he said "American Standard".

In a related story, FedEx has ended their 21-year sponsorship of the Orange Bowl...

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/05/03/1610995/fedex-ends-21-year-sponsorship.html

This is somewhat serious as it will place the game in peril as a BCS game if they go not have a sponsor. AT&T has HQ in Dallas so the Cotton Bowl @ Jerry World may have moved closer to the BCS. FYI, Obie is a great game mascot and should stay forever.

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I say they should have a bowl game of the two worst teams and call it the Fergusson Toliet Bowl

BaWhooshhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

Finally someone got the reference

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