Bowling: Dec 17th Games
This is the best time of year. Bowl games are gratuitous, fairly meaningless and numerous. When your team doesn’t make one? Well it suucks.
With UTSA ineligible for a while, we have nothing to take from these games than what we did before we had a team. So what is a Runner to do? Well, we are going for WAC teams (future not current-but-leaving) and Texas teams. Why? Well those are the rules buddy.
If you are unfamiliar with how this all works, don’t worry. We’ll break down each and every bowl so you know what the hell is going on in this world. Capice?
The New Mexico Bowl is fairly new. It began in 2006 and is the only annually nationally televised event in the state. Gildan makes outdoor wear and is in the first year of sponsorship.. This game began by featuring MWC and WAC teams and has moved on to include Pac-12 teams. This year, they have put Temple in there for some reason.
James Jones, currently of the Packers formerly of San Jose State.
This bowl has already had some high scoring games. Highest point total belongs to BYU last year. They put up 52 on UTEP. Also, here are their logos over the years:
Temple is interesting under Steve Addazio, former Florida co-head coach and coordinator. He leads a scrappy bunch that beat up on crappy teams. That’s okay, though because for a long time Temple couldn’t even do that. It is good to see Bill Cosby’s alma mater good again. Wyoming may not be interesting at all but all their four losses are nothing to be ashamed of. Nebraska is more talented, Utah State is surprising good and TCU and Boise State had BCS aspirations all season.
You may remember this thing as the Humanitarian Bowl, or the Crucial.com Humanitarian Bowl, or the MPC Computers Bowl, or ht U Drove Humanitarian Bowl. This is the one on the blue turf in Boise. Interestingly, you have to provide your own sponsor, stay at a hotel for a minimum amount of time and purchase your own seats if you get invited. 2001 UCLA decided that that was stupid and declined the invite. Boise State has the most appearances (four, going 3-1).
There are a few on the list but I’ll go with former Cowboy Woody Dantzler.
The ACC has the most appearances and most wins (5-2).
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