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Will there be Bowl Games this coming season?

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by gatorbogey, Aug 2, 2020 at 3:27 AM.

  1. gatorbogey

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    If we successfully navigate the regular season, will there be Bowl games - beyond the playoff games?

    College football bowl games face concerns about their viability amid the COVID-19 pandemic

    Might have a greatly reduced bowl schedule. For some bowls, teams actually lose money playing in them - those will likely not make the cut.

    the reason to go bowling for many programs is the extra practice. Wonder if that will be a desire? Or just opt out, for safety reasons? Or, for equity, NCAA allows everyone the option for the extra 2 weeks Of practice?
     
  2. KronoGator

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    If they play, they will expand the playoffs, they will say it's one year only, it will of course be permanent.
     
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  3. red4512

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    Maybe.
     
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  4. uftaipan

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    Bowl games?! They just canceled the FSU game.

    Bowl games?!
     
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  6. didipi3

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    Hell yes !
     
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  7. g8torlenny

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    My Draftkings stock is counting on it...
     
  8. g8rboy

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    I’ll be shocked if they get through the ‘regular’ season
     
  9. TrueGator

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    Bowl games are the most commercially driven of all college games. So, from that regard you would think there would be a chance that they happen. But, in reality, just getting through the conference games will be a huge challenge. If the schedule shifted right to the spring, the odds would increase because we're going to be seeing daylight by then. Problem with that is that the NFL refuses to change their draft dates, so, teams will be gutted with seniors and early-outs exiting. Bad news for UF, since we have a formidable team with a talented QB that has a shot at Atlanta.

    So, no bowl games this winter, but, probably yes for next summer, except in California where they will still be locked down for two years.
     
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  10. garettk

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    If so, each one will be named after one of the plagues that befell Eqypt.
     
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  11. TrueGator

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    You mean like the New Mexico Doritos Locust Bowl or the Big Boy Mowers Boil Bowl?
     
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    I seriously doubt it. Even if by some miracle the season is completed. I think the best we could hope for is the semifinals and final.
     
  13. uftaipan

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    I like where this is going. I’ll tip in with the Nokia Death Angel Bowl and the Poulan Weedeater Blood River Bowl.
     
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    If and when the Power Five Conference leaders get together and dump the NCAA and their feckless leadership then yes.
     
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  15. swampgas44

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    Firstborn Bowl should be popular. :emoji_sun_with_face:
     
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