fighting muskie wrote:
The Army-Navy game on Veteran's Day is brilliant. To ensure it got its proper place as the sole game on television I would put the game on whatever night Veteran's Day falls on and air it in prime time rather than on Saturday.
I also had a thought on accessibility for the Forgotten 5: As the price for getting to be a Semi-Final Site every 3 years I think once every 3 years the Fiesta, Cotton, and Peach bowls should take turns hosting the highest ranked champion from the BE/C-USA/MWC/SBC/MAC. In order to keep travel and attendance high they should put teams East of the Mississippi in the Peach and teams West of the Mississippi in the Fiesta.
Yeah, but when the Peach Bowl sold out to Chick-fil-a, not specifically as a matter of sponsorship, but the name label; it just does not fit with the classy, celebrating, and generic names such as Rose, Sugar, Orange, and Cotton. Too bad, "Peach" was a better name to promote the State of Georgia and the City of Atlanta---as opposed to the corporate headquarters for quick-serve chicken sandwiches.
The Chick-fil-a have had those down-the-line/runner-ups' SEC vs ACC matchups, and secured good attendance from usually close-by/regional traveling fans. The attraction beyond bowl opportunities and revenue, was convenience and appealing location.
Maybe bring back the Poulan-Weedeater Bowl in Louisiana for B12-SEC also-rans?