DON’T GET ME STARTED will have football eyes focused on the tube when the Bowl season begins. Make no mistake – to me it’s all about money. When I read that there will be over 40 bowl games over this holiday season, I bawled.


Art Wander

Remember the time that the only Bowl games were played on January 1st? They were the Sugar Bowl; Orange Bowl; Cotton Bowl and the Rose Bowl. Now over 40 bowl games are slated to be played over a couple of weeks this holiday season..

Today, sponsorship brings in more loot as throughout the game the corporate boys get the name of the company aired many times. Here’s just a few examples of corporate bowl games to be played:

Taxslayer Bowl; Russell Athletic Bowl; Go Daddy Bowl; Foster Farms Bowl – Raycom Media Camillia Bowl; Nova Home Loan Arizona Bowl and the list goes on and on and on.

The Orange Bowl is now called the Capital One Bowl; Goodyear Cotton Bowl; At least the Rose Bowl (so far) doesn’t have a commercial tie-in.

Today team records mean little. Teams that registered 6 wins in a season are likely to be bowl eligible. But schools and conferences are looking for big pay days.

I won’t go into the teams that will be playing in Bowl games over this holiday period. Suffice it to say, the Bowl games aren’t what they used to be on Don’t Get Me Started.

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