Thoughts while watching Northwestern beat Pitt in the Pinstripe Bowl on December 28…. This year there were 80 teams competing in 40 bowl games. Not so long ago (for me), in 1990, there were 19 different bowl games and only the major bowl games were played on New Year’s Day.
The BCS Championships and the oversaturation of what has become secondary bowls appear to have drained the enthusiasm swamp for college fans. A number of top football players have concluded these bowl games have no value and will forego them rather than risk injury. Do we need an expanded playoff system?
The real reason there are so many bowl games in college football — ESPN
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