I will never understand why people want to have less football played,
Did you watch the AdvoCare V100 Bowl (Independence Bowl in Shreveport which at least has Casinos if nothing else), Little Cesars Bowl (Motor City Bowl aka Cold Bowl), BBVA Compass Bowl (old PapaJohns.com Bowl aka Birmingham Bowl...who want to going bowling there?) New Mexico Bowl (Sun Bowl's poor cousin), Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (old Emerald Bowl), Heart of Dallas Bowl (Old Cotton Bowl), R&L Carriers Bowl (New Orleans Bowl aka not the Sugar Bowl), Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise Bowl), Beef O Brady Bowl (St Pete's Bowl aka not the outback bowl), or the GoDaddy.com Bowl (GMAC Bowl aka the Mobile Alabama Bowl...that's right, another Bowl in Bama)?
Well if you did good for you, but most people don't, and most big time programs in the AQs don't want to play in them...the link does a good job of spelling out why. It's simple supply/demand, right now there are so many bowls that even respectable ones like the Gator, Holiday, or Alamo don't get the ratings they deserve. Give everyone the extra weeks of practice time and raise the requirement to 7 wins to be bowl eligible (with possible exemptions for the academies).
And FYI I'm giving the Military and Armed Forces Bowls a pass here due to their tie-ins with the Academies but even they don't pull in an audience.
Fan of the Big 12 Conference, the Mountain West Conference and...