Dear “There Are Too Many Bowls” Guy:

We need to have a talk.

I heard you scanned this year’s schedule of 41 bowl games, saw that Georgia Southern is playing Buffalo in something called the Camellia Bowl, or that 5-7 Rice is going to the LendingTree Bowl and yelled: “THERE ARE TOO MANY BOWLS.”

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Following

Final, 

Dec. 4

PIT

19

ATL

16Final/OT, 

Dec. 4

WAS

20

NYG

20Final, 

Dec. 4

TEN

10

PHI

35Final, 

Dec. 4

CLE

27

HOU

14Final, 

Dec. 4

GB

28

CHI

19Final, 

Dec. 4

NYJ

22

MIN

27Final, 

Dec. 4

DEN

9

BAL

10Final, 

Dec. 4

JAX

14

DET

40Final, 

Dec. 4

MIA

17

SF

33Final, 

Dec. 4

SEA

27

LAR

23Final, 

Dec. 4

LAC

20

LV

27Final, 

Dec. 4

KC

24

CIN

27Final, 

Dec. 4

IND

19

DAL

54

8:15pm

NO

4-8

TB

5-6

NBA

7:00pm

MIL

16-6

ORL

5-19

7:00pm

LAC

13-11

CHA

7-16

7:30pm

BOS

19-5

TOR

12-11

7:30pm

OKC

10-13

ATL

13-10

NHL

7:00pm

COL

13-8-1

PHI

8-12-5

7:00pm

VGK

18-7-1

BOS

20-3-0

7:00pm

STL

11-13-0

NYR

11-10-5

8:30pm

WSH

10-12-4

EDM

14-11-0

NCAAM

7:00pm

MASSL

8-1

LIU

1-6

7:00pm

OLLU

0-0

LAM

3-5

9:00pm

KENT

6-2

18

GONZ

5-3

10:00pm

TROY

6-3

22

SDSU

6-2

WOC

FT/Pens, 

Dec. 5

JPN

1 (1)

CRO

1 (3)FT, 

Dec. 5

BRA

4

KOR

1

Tue, 10:00am

MAR

ESP

Tue, 2:00pm

POR

SUI

NCAAW

2nd - 8:30

IONA

16

LIU

9

5:00pm

HARV

5-4

NE

3-6

6:30pm

SLU

3-8

BALL

5-2

8:00pm

8

NCST

7-1

UGA

8-1

NFL

Thu, 8:15pm

LV

5-7

LAR

3-9

NCAAF

Final, 

Dec. 3

14

LSU

30

1

UGA

50Final, 

Dec. 3

FRES

28

BSU

16Final, 

Dec. 3

9

CLEM

39

23

UNC

10Final, 

Dec. 3

PUR

22

2

MICH

43

An open letter to anyone who thinks there are too many bowl games

By Stewart Mandel

4h ago

102

The following is an open letter I decided to write while making the mistake of reading my some of the comments on our College Football Bowl Projections story last week.

Dear “There Are Too Many Bowls” Guy:

We need to have a talk.

I heard you scanned this year’s schedule of 41 bowl games, saw that Georgia Southern is playing Buffalo in something called the Camellia Bowl, or that 5-7 Rice is going to the LendingTree Bowl and yelled: “THERE ARE TOO MANY BOWLS.”

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Sir, I have one question: Why do you hate fun?

On Dec 31, Georgia will play Ohio State and Michigan will play TCU in the only two bowls with actual bearing on who will win this season’s national championship. Until then, why not sit back, relax and enjoy some wholesome family entertainment?

You do realize college football is a form of entertainment, right?

Bowl Season may not be as high-stakes as March Madness or as exclusive as the NFL playoffs, but it’s weird and quirky in a spirt befitting this weird and quirky sport. In theory, we could create a mammoth 64-team bracket and watch Georgia beat Maryland 49-7 in the round of 32.

Or, we could let Maryland play North Carolina State in Charlotte at noon on a Friday to see whether Terps coach Mike Locksley or Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren gets a giant vat of Duke’s Mayo dumped on his head afterward.