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Re: Bowling For Burgers
« Reply #126 on: December 19, 2019, 12:26:02 PM »
I'm more thinking of minor bowls, like the Liberty or Independence.  Who runs them?  Ate they interested in the motel business in the area?

How much money is made?  Is it charitable?  I imagine the "Fat Cats" don't get skinnier.  They do have to buy those nice sports coats.

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Re: Bowling For Burgers
« Reply #127 on: December 19, 2019, 12:59:29 PM »
I'm more thinking of minor bowls, like the Liberty or Independence.  Who runs them?  Ate they interested in the motel business in the area?

How much money is made?  Is it charitable?  I imagine the "Fat Cats" don't get skinnier.  They do have to buy those nice sports coats.
Well, as stated I think most of those bowls are able to get TV revenue, bowl naming rights, and they generally [as a contingency of accepting the bowl invite] have all sorts of forced ticket sales with the teams. Minor bowls often end up as money-losers for the actual teams, because they can't sell their forced ticket allotment and yet they have to pay to bring their players, coaches, staff, band, etc etc to the bowl, including airfare, hotels, food, etc. They're designed to make money no matter if anyone watches or shows up, and they IMHO must be doing so or they wouldn't exist.

Do they want the local businesses and hotels to benefit? Sure. Are they profitable and worth holding if the local businesses and hotels don't see a dime? Probably yes as well. 

I don't know this source, but it was the first one I found when googling "college football teams lose money on bowl games": https://theoutline.com/post/2632/college-football-bowl-sponsorship-business?zd=1&zi=yh6zsdm6

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Re: Bowling For Burgers
« Reply #128 on: December 19, 2019, 01:16:47 PM »
I looked at the Liberty Bowl.  I had a hard time figuring out who owned it or whether it was a nonprofit.  However, it has been in Memphis forever, is played at Memphis' stadium, and is run by Steve Ehrhart, a Memphis based businessman who is connected to all sorts of Memphis sports stuff.  So it has more local flair than I imagine most of these places do.  It's sponsored by AutoZone, a Memphis based business.

The Independence Bowl also has regional flair, as the stadium is owned by Shreveport Louisiana and as far as I can tell not much else goes on there.

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Re: Bowling For Burgers
« Reply #129 on: December 19, 2019, 01:19:52 PM »
I recall "back in the day" the Peach Bowl was viewed as a way to get more people into the city, and use Atlanta Stadium one more day of the year.  It didn't work all that well and I remember there was doubt in some years if it would even happen, and I think some deep pockets stepped in. 

The game was originally created as a fund-raiser by the Lions Clubs of Georgia in 1968, but after years of lackluster attendance and revenue, the game was taken over by the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.[3]

Chick-fil-A, a fast food restaurant chain based in nearby College Park, has sponsored the game since 1997. From 2006 until 2013, Chick-fil-A's contract gave it full naming rights and the game was referred to as the Chick-fil-A Bowl as a result. The traditional "Peach Bowl" name was reinstated following the announcement that the bowl would be one of the six College Football Playoff bowls.[4][5][6]

The Peach Bowl has donated more than $32 million to charity since 2016.[16]



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« Reply #130 on: December 19, 2019, 01:49:30 PM »
I think it would be cool if Florida and Virginia wore orange and white combos for the Orange Bowl.

Florida: Orange pants, white shirts, orange helmets.

Virginia: White pants, orange shirts, white helmets.

Or vice-versa.

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Re: Bowling For Burgers
« Reply #131 on: December 19, 2019, 01:52:07 PM »
Yeah, time for some uniform creativity.

Ha, almost an oxymoron there.

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Re: Bowling For Burgers
« Reply #132 on: December 19, 2019, 03:11:47 PM »
Along that line, there was the 1971 GOTC.

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« Reply #133 on: December 19, 2019, 03:24:51 PM »
the greatest game ever played
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« Reply #134 on: December 19, 2019, 05:11:34 PM »
the greatest game ever played
It is as far as I'm concerned.
Sadly, the better team won.
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« Reply #135 on: December 19, 2019, 05:42:16 PM »

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Re: Bowling For Burgers
« Reply #136 on: December 19, 2019, 06:36:47 PM »
Is this the Bowl Game SoC thread?
1919, 20, 21, 28, 29, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 42, 44
WWH: 1952, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 67, 68, 70, 72, 74, 75
1979, 81, 82, 84, 87, 94, 98
2001, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

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Re: Bowling For Burgers
« Reply #137 on: December 19, 2019, 06:38:27 PM »
Is this the Bowl Game SoC thread?
It can be anything you want.

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« Reply #138 on: December 19, 2019, 06:44:18 PM »


http://www.espn.com/classic/s/ou_neb_memories_schenkel.html



That might have been called GOTC before others, and I'm certainly glad Texas won, but it's a pretty terrible game to watch.  Texas bumblefuc*s around for 3.5 quarters, and then finally puts together a miracle drive on a miracle throw to win it.

So I'll gladly take the win, but the true greatest game of all time ended like this:


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Re: Bowling For Burgers
« Reply #139 on: December 19, 2019, 06:52:54 PM »
The greatest game I ever watched was Texas-USC (above).  I was mesmerized.  I intended to watch a half and go to bed, nope.

Neither side was going to give an inch, blow for blow, it was a rumble in the ... jungle?


 

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