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Dr RC
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re: Looks like teams with very bad records could get to go bowling this year.
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i thought a lot programs lost money on bowl games


If you completely ignore that bowls are a 3+ hour commercial for the schools involved sure. But if you factor in how much it would cost to purchase a block of time on TV that long they absolutely aren't. That's why schools are willing to "lose" money on so many sports in the first place. It's basically the razor-and-blades sales strategy. Sports are just adverts for schools. Don't let anyone pretend that they are anything else.
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Jack Ruby
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re: Looks like teams with very bad records could get to go bowling this year.
I say this with no irony... Shreveport and Frisco will be fighting over an Arkansas bowl invite this year, even if the team goes winless.

They can match them up with a low level Big 12 (ex SWC) team like Texas Tech or an "angle" match up like Kansas and sell 40,000-50,000 tickets.

Bring out the Poulan weedeaters!!
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weadjust
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re: Looks like teams with very bad records could get to go bowling this year.
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If I were a coach of a 4-6 or 3-7 team that got invited to a bowl I would decline out of pride.


Then they miss out on a few weeks of extra practice that they obviously need


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turnpiketiger
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re: Looks like teams with very bad records could get to go bowling this year.
You’re going to see a lot of regional teams in bowl games. Like Tulane playing in the New Orleans bowl or Louisiana Tech in the independence bowl. Cut down on travel. Attempt to get tv money


Hawgnsincebirth55
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re: Looks like teams with very bad records could get to go bowling this year.
Of course. This is what participation trophies lead to. Another step towards communism...damn hippies ruining America


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Cannon
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re: Looks like teams with very bad records could get to go bowling this year.
I would love it if the Independence bowl could manage to bring in a good SEC team. For old times sake. Way before the onslaught of way too many damn bowl games, we'd have some real solid and even legendary programs come to the game. It is one of the oldest bowls around and yet, keep getting outspent and dropped in the pecking order. Best era was in the 90s when we had the SEC big XII tie in. And got like the 4th selection out of each conference. And even before that when LSU came to the bowl for the first time and faced lil' Nicky and Michigan St. 2 years later, it was LSU and Notre Dame. Most of you youngsters probably can't even fathom this, but we were hyped to be in Shreveport during bowl season.


chalmetteowl
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re: Looks like teams with very bad records could get to go bowling this year.
Do they at least have to make sure all the winning teams get bowl games before they start inviting the losing teams?


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ragincajun03
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re: Looks like teams with very bad records could get to go bowling this year.
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You’re going to see a lot of regional teams in bowl games. Like Tulane playing in the New Orleans bowl or Louisiana Tech in the independence bowl. Cut down on travel. Attempt to get tv money


You had that back in 2013 with Cajuns vs. Tulane. Over 50,000 which is their highest ever.

It would actually be smart for more bowls to do that. Granted, preferred to be two teams matching up that at least have winning records, but try to make it a regional matchup vs. two teams that normally wouldn't play against each other.


turnpiketiger
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re: Looks like teams with very bad records could get to go bowling this year.
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but try to make it a regional matchup vs. two teams that normally wouldn't play against each other.


If the Alamo bowl or Texas bowl tried to do this with UT and A&M I guarantee A&M would legit refuse to play in it.


EastBankTiger
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re: Looks like teams with very bad records could get to go bowling this year.
Welcome to the LHSAA Tank Bowl.

Anticipation is high for this classic match up between two 0-10 teams.
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re: Looks like teams with very bad records could get to go bowling this year.
This year is already fricked.

Let's have a 65 team tournament to determine the champ this year. 2 lowest seeds have a play in game.


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gthog61
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re: Looks like teams with very bad records could get to go bowling this year.
We may be your huckleberry!



I am holding out for getting to mediocre though!


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ragincajun03
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re: Looks like teams with very bad records could get to go bowling this year.
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If the Alamo bowl or Texas bowl tried to do this with UT and A&M I guarantee A&M would legit refuse to play in it.


Sounds like LA Tech for Independence Bowl around 2006 or so when Cajuns were a possibility, or LA Tech again not wanting to play ULM in Indy Bowl and being left out in the cold.

I could see UT, Baylor and A&M refusing to be matched up with UofH in a bowl game. But let’s be honest, if Alamo Bowl and Texas Bowl wanted to make a ton of money, you figure out how to get matchups like that. SMU as well on a good year, Texas Tech, etc.

Same would happen in Louisiana if LSU ever fell back to the DiNardo years (won’t happen, they’re way past that point), and they were potentially matched up with a 10-2 Tulane, LA Tech, or Cajuns team. They wouldn’t step foot into Indy Stadium or Superdome for a bowl game.

And that’s a shitty attitude for a school to have.
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Dr RC
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re: Looks like teams with very bad records could get to go bowling this year.
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I say this with no irony... Shreveport and Frisco will be fighting over an Arkansas bowl invite this year, even if the team goes winless.


Frisco Bowl is an AAC vs their pick of a team out of the MWC, MAC, CUSA, or BYU.

W/there being no win requirement this year there isn't going to be a way for them to get out of their affiliation contract to take Arkansas.


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Dr RC
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re: Looks like teams with very bad records could get to go bowling this year.
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If the Alamo bowl or Texas bowl tried to do this with UT and A&M I guarantee A&M would legit refuse to play in it.


There isn't a chance in hell Texas would agree to a game in a bowl this year either.

Neither school is going to be cool with the first game in 9 years being played at a stadium that won't be allowed to be at max capacity.

Also, the Alamo Bowl isn't an SEC affiliate. This year's SEC/Big 12 bowls are the Texas and Liberty. Unless everyone decides to just play at the closest bowl possible A&M isn't going to go back to the Texas since we were just there last year. Even in a non pandemic year the idea of A&M and Texas playing each other in the Liberty would be a non starter for the admins and donors on both sides.
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Bags of Milk
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re: Looks like teams with very bad records could get to go bowling this year.
Hell yes! Bowls are for fun anyways, let’s get fricking weird.



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mizzoubuckeyeiowa
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re: Looks like teams with very bad records could get to go bowling this year.
Sun Bowl might have the two worst teams from a P5 Conference.

The 7th place Pac12 team vs. the 7th place ACC team.



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ragincajun03
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re: Looks like teams with very bad records could get to go bowling this year.
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Even in a non pandemic year the idea of A&M and Texas playing each other in the Liberty would be a non starter for the admins and donors on both sides.


Why is that?


Dr RC
Alabama A&M Fan
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re: Looks like teams with very bad records could get to go bowling this year.
b/c it's viewed as a lame low level bowl that isn't worthy of being the spot used to rekindle the rivalry.


BookahBear
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re: Looks like teams with very bad records could get to go bowling this year.
count Tulane in!


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