|Of bowls and firings and changes, oh my!|
|Written by Jim Metcalfe|
|Thursday, January 03, 2013 1:32 PM|
The College Football Bowl Season — it deserves all capital letters because it is almost like a prehistoric era of time, it takes so long! — is winding down.
In actuality, I don’t mind the number of games — you can pick and choose which ones you watch and generally they have been good games — if you have a sponsor, a reasonable number of people in the seats and a network willing to carry them on TV for those of us who cannot go for such tawdry things like a job, families, etc.
An aside here but I was perusing some forums and one person suggested that if we were real fans of our teams, we’d go to the games live — no matter the expense — or we should be happy to only rely on next-day coverage. I did respond to this person with a message such as what was he smoking or how rich he must be or some such words. (This is why I call it Metcalfe’s Musings because you never know what will jar something, even as I write these columns!)
Anyway, the only real beef I have with the present bowl system as it is constructed is that there are games that simply should not be played after Jan. 1. We have the New Year’s Day games, the Sugar Bowl, the Fiesta and Cotton bowls and then the National Championship, all pretty good matchups of teams with solid records and importance.
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