The era of the bowl game is over IMO. They have diluted the pool so much that bowl games mean nothing these days except for mid majors who will never have a shot at a major bowl or a NC.
The fans have spoken with the low number of tickets sold. Nobody wants to travel during the holidays to see a mediocre game with basically zero implications. Think about SEC fans. As an LSU alum, we've played a potential National Championship team, the National Champion 3 of the past 4 years, and the reigning Heisman trophy winner all in the same year. Why the hell would I spend the money to travel to Tampa during the Holidays to watch us play Iowa??
This rings true for almost every major program, and smaller programs simply do not have the fan base to make a good appearance. Maybe 3 or 4 bowls a year have truly intriguing match-ups. Back in the day when there was only a few bowls, they were all intriguing match-ups.
The upcoming playoff will further make the bowl game obsolete when the country watches how entertaining a playoff will be for College football, and it will only expand from here on out.
This post was edited on 12/24 at 9:39 am