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    The ACC and The Bowl Games

    There are 42 Bowl games this year and 11 out of the 14 ACC teams are playing in them . ONly Duke, Syracuse and Virginia are not ( not they deserved to be in one ).

    I cannot imagine , unless you are an alumni of one of the schools, why you would watch Old Dominion-Eastern Michigan, Colorado State -Idaho, Toledo-Appalachian State, USF-South Carolina, Air Force -South Alabama, Ohio -Troy , Kentucky- Georgia Tech, ( unless you are Ashley Judd ) , etc. etc.

    There are, however, some interesting games, Western Michigan , ( only undefeated team other than Alabama ) - Wisconsin, Penn State - USC, , Michigan-Florida State, Louisville- LSU and of course the National Championship matchups , although Alabama-Washington in my mind is a mis- match

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlestonDave View Post
    There are 42 Bowl games this year and 11 out of the 14 ACC teams are playing in them . ONly Duke, Syracuse and Virginia are not ( not they deserved to be in one ).

    I cannot imagine , unless you are an alumni of one of the schools, why you would watch Old Dominion-Eastern Michigan, Colorado State -Idaho, Toledo-Appalachian State, USF-South Carolina, Air Force -South Alabama, Ohio -Troy , Kentucky- Georgia Tech, ( unless you are Ashley Judd ) , etc. etc.

    There are, however, some interesting games, Western Michigan , ( only undefeated team other than Alabama ) - Wisconsin, Penn State - USC, , Michigan-Florida State, Louisville- LSU and of course the National Championship matchups , although Alabama-Washington in my mind is a mis- match
    Everybody has their own prejudices. Don't project yours on everybody else. I am a casual fan and I have no interest in several of the games you mention, but I'll definitely be watching Georgia Tech-Kentucky and Air Force-South Alabama (I LOVE watching triple option football). Yeah, there are too many bowl games, but so what -- better than some undeserving teams get bowls than deserving teams don't. I doesn't hurt anybody.

    I still remember Duke's 7-3-1 team in 1988 that DIDN'T get a bowl -- a team that won at Tennessee -- and how disappointed I was.

    PS I thought there are really just 40 FBS bowls, involving 80 teams. Sometimes the CFP championship game is counted to get to 41 -- but that's just two teams playing twice. A 42nd bowl would be the Celebration Bowl, which is an FCS bowl matching the two best historically black colleges for the unofficial Black National Championship. This year it's Gambling vs. the NCCU team that Duke beat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympic Fan View Post
    Everybody has their own prejudices. Don't project yours on everybody else. I am a casual fan and I have no interest in several of the games you mention, but I'll definitely be watching Georgia Tech-Kentucky and Air Force-South Alabama (I LOVE watching triple option football). Yeah, there are too many bowl games, but so what -- better than some undeserving teams get bowls than deserving teams don't. I doesn't hurt anybody.

    I still remember Duke's 7-3-1 team in 1988 that DIDN'T get a bowl -- a team that won at Tennessee -- and how disappointed I was.

    PS I thought there are really just 40 FBS bowls, involving 80 teams. Sometimes the CFP championship game is counted to get to 41 -- but that's just two teams playing twice. A 42nd bowl would be the Celebration Bowl, which is an FCS bowl matching the two best historically black colleges for the unofficial Black National Championship. This year it's Gambling vs. the NCCU team that Duke beat.
    Didn't mean to insult anyone. If I did then I apologize. Would like to see the ratings on ESPN for Kentucky- Georgia Tech and Air Force - South Alabama. Maybe I am wrong .

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    Even more bowl games are slated to be added in 2020.

    One is expected to be including an ACC team in Wrigley Field.

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    So Coastal Carolina in Conway would host the Myrtle Beach bowl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigWayne View Post
    Even more bowl games are slated to be added in 2020.

    One is expected to be including an ACC team in Wrigley Field.
    The Bears used to play at Wrigley. The left field wall was one yard behind the end zone at one end. The other end zone was not full sized with one end shortened at one end by the first base dug out which clipped off part of it. I donít know how they can play there now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtlDuke72 View Post
    The Bears used to play at Wrigley. The left field wall was one yard behind the end zone at one end. The other end zone was not full sized with one end shortened at one end by the first base dug out which clipped off part of it. I donít know how they can play there now.
    NW has a game scheduled there against Wisconsin and claim they will have two end zones. They played a game there in 2010 using only one end zone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtlDuke72 View Post
    The Bears used to play at Wrigley. The left field wall was one yard behind the end zone at one end. The other end zone was not full sized with one end shortened at one end by the first base dug out which clipped off part of it. I donít know how they can play there now.
    When Northwestern played there a few years ago, they had the offense always go in the same direction (except on turnovers of course). It's possible that with the $1B stadium renovation, they put something in place to make things removable for a football game. Wouldn't shock me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluedog View Post
    When Northwestern played there a few years ago, they had the offense always go in the same direction (except on turnovers of course). It's possible that with the $1B stadium renovation, they put something in place to make things removable for a football game. Wouldn't shock me...
    You are correct. Apparently, they are moving the dugouts, which will make it possible to fit the field.

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    We should have a series of bowl games matching 5-7 teams. Call them the Losing-Eight-Games-And-Still-Calling-the-Season-a-Success Bowls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsumner View Post
    We should have a series of bowl games matching 5-7 teams. Call them the Losing-Eight-Games-And-Still-Calling-the-Season-a-Success Bowls.
    There were a number of years prior to Coach Cutcliffe arriving that I would suggest Duke plas Kansas in the Mediocre Bowl. Your bowl name has a better ring to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsumner View Post
    We should have a series of bowl games matching 5-7 teams. Call them the Losing-Eight-Games-And-Still-Calling-the-Season-a-Success Bowls.
    Tyson Chicken Terribowl
    Head-On Horribowl
    United Airways Untolerabowl
    Century Link Laughabowl
    AA Middle Seat Miserabowl
    Equifax Forgettabowl
    "I hate basketball."

    -uh_no

    "If you don't address the things you're not doing well when you're winning the winning will eventually stop."

    -David Cutcliffe

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    Lebowski Shabbat Bowl

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    Quote Originally Posted by uh_no View Post
    Tyson Chicken Terribowl
    Head-On Horribowl
    United Airways Untolerabowl
    Century Link Laughabowl
    AA Middle Seat Miserabowl
    Equifax Forgettabowl
    or a nickname for all of them once the TV schedule is out...the "What's On Netflix Now" Bowl

    Related question: is anyone else still haunted by the clock management issues at the end of the first half in the Chick Fil-A Bowl? I am. If it's 42-17 instead of 38-17, I think that's a bridge too far for Johnny FB and A&M.
    "...with Kam Fong as Chin Ho..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    Lebowski Shabbat Bowl
    Smokey the Bear Smoke-a-Bowl
    "I hate basketball."

    -uh_no

    "If you don't address the things you're not doing well when you're winning the winning will eventually stop."

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    Quote Originally Posted by uh_no View Post
    Smokey the Bear Smoke-a-Bowl
    so - what are you smoking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uh_no View Post
    Tyson Chicken Terribowl
    Head-On Horribowl
    United Airways Untolerabowl
    Century Link Laughabowl
    AA Middle Seat Miserabowl
    Equifax Forgettabowl
    If you're one of the posters that hates puns, then shame, shame on you.

    If however, you're one of the cognoscenti who greatly appreciates the fine art of punnery (), then well played, sir.
    [redacted] them and the horses they rode in on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HereBeforeCoachK View Post
    or a nickname for all of them once the TV schedule is out...the "What's On Netflix Now" Bowl

    Related question: is anyone else still haunted by the clock management issues at the end of the first half in the Chick Fil-A Bowl? I am. If it's 42-17 instead of 38-17, I think that's a bridge too far for Johnny FB and A&M.
    Yes. And in retrospect we should've tried to punch it in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinDevil View Post
    Yes. And in retrospect we should've tried to punch it in.
    We were seated in the end zone opposite from where we had the ball. I still swear I saw a goal line ref on the far right side (looking from our seats) signal TD with about 10 seconds remaining and I think our players and staff were elated/confused and allowed several critical seconds to elapse before we realized what had "happened." If someone is willing to go back and watch it...
    [redacted] them and the horses they rode in on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinDevil View Post
    Yes. And in retrospect we should've tried to punch it in.
    Not retrospect.... I was screaming at the TV at the time....WTF are you guys doing??? CALL TO. By the time they did, it was FG time. We were rolling....we never rolled like that since...not in the second half of that bowl game, and never since then.

    Roper left, Montgomery took over, and well...Boone went backwards...don't get me started...(I guess I already am). Seriously though, Duke was a DADGUM GOOD TEAM for that half. Really really good.
    "...with Kam Fong as Chin Ho..."

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