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Why does anyone care if they play in the Gator Bowl if the matchup happens to be something like Texas Vs FSU? I know that matchup can't happen in that particular bowl, but what does it really matter? If Northwestern plays Stanford in the Orange Bowl is that going to get better ratings than UGA VS OSU in the Meineke Car Care bowl? Why is there all this focus on the name of the bowl game? If you aren't playing for the MNC, what does it really matter? Isn't it more about the matchups? I'll watch Northwestern play TAMU to try to see if NU can break their bowl game losing record, as long as the game isn't on at the same time as MSU. With the B1G playing in 5 bowls all on NYD, why is the Cap 1 more prestigious than the Gator bowl or the Outback bowl? I think most fans just want good matchups, I doubt there are a lot of fans out there of a certain bowl game.
Well, the Cap1 usually has the B1G's 2nd or 3rd best team in the league that year so presumably it will have better teams than the Gator. That said, there are many different reasons you might want to watch the Gator Bowl more, which is fine. Watch whatever bowls you want.
Maybe I stated it wrong. I'll just go with the obvious obsession question. Last year MSU plays UGA in the Outback bowl, marquee matchup game. um plays VaTech in a BCS game. The better game was the MSU/UGA game. Why does the name of the bowl matter when it is the competition in the games that should be more important? I don't understand the obsession with trying to get to the cotton bowl over the AAA Energizer bunny bowl, if they are both played on the same day at the same time.
i'm not touching the UM/MSU bowl situation from last year because it just leads to a pissing match over a subjective issue. But I will say that in general a team's bowl game is supposed to reflect their performance during the season. There is a hierarchy involved, but it's also influenced by money, of course.
If it's not the Rose Bowl or BCS Natty game it doesn't. Past those two all that matters is opponent and what free shit the players get.
When/Where the game is > The name of it
For example, I think the Texas Bowl is more attractive than BWW because it is Jan 1. BWW is in AZ but it is before 2013. I know some people say this doesn't matter anymore but to me it does I guess. A bowl in the south is a must. The Pizza Bowl could be changed to 1/1 and it wouldn't matter.
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I would say $ payout and bowl prestige are a big deal... Tv time, date, concurrent games... They all matter from an exposure standpoint on your team. We now have 3 classes who can say they played a in a bowl game every year at MSU, that in and of itself is a big deal... Having a more prestigious game, like a bcs game, where there is nothing else on tv and the payout and media hype is huge, means a ton.
I thought bowl revenue is split evenly between all 12 teams? I guess the time it's played is kind of a big deal recruiting wise, didn't think of that.
The real value to a team like MSU is to have the additional practice time in preparation for Spring practice and next year.
It is but I think there is some prestige and "go fuck yourself delaneyness" if we are throwing $5 million in the pot rather than $1 million
I don't buy that for a minute. How did all that extra practice for our young guys work out this season?
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