Trivia Time: Bowl Season

Posted: December 28, 2011 by Keith Stone in BCS, college football

As a non-college football fan, I’m fascinated by the bowl system and the fact that millions of fans watch and travel to bowl games that have no bearing on anything. I know the BCS is corrupt but they are geniuses for continuing to run their monopoly without a full-fledged revolt from college football fans. I mean, Michigan made a BCS Bowl even though it was six spots behind Boise State. I know the Wolverines travel but a certain point when does it stop being a sham?

The worst part is that these bowls make the schools buy a ton of tickets to sell their students but sometimes you get situations like the University of Nevada selling 10 tickets to the Hawaii Bowl. Sure, it’s great to go to Hawaii but is watching your team play in a mediocre bowl enough of an incentive to spend upwards of a thousand bucks? There’s just too many bowls. We can still have a bowl system with a playoff. The BCS says fans won’t travel to multiple bowls and that may be true, but I bet that locals would still go to the games. Why wouldn’t a Fiesta Bowl semifinal of LSU vs. Stanford sell out? You can still have the other bowls. This doesn’t make them any less insignificant. I’d say it’s all about the money, but I think the BCS is actually leaving money on the table with the current system. I guess they’re just idiots.

That brings us to our Question of the Week. Get it right and you qualify for the Bowl. The answer, as always, is after the jump.

How many bowl games are taking place this season?

Answer: 35 including the prestigous Chick-fil-A Bowl

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