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Jan 1st, 2011 at 06:15 GMT
I long for the days when Bowl games didn't have all these sponsor names plastered everywhere. I remembered the "Citrus Bowl", but had no idea it had become the "Capital One Bowl" until I typed it in.
Jan 1st, 2011 at 07:52 GMT
I agree wholeheartedly. Likewise the 1968 entry was originally the "Peach Bowl", somewhat more indicative of it's Georgia venue. The only other big-school bowl that had any significant history during this period was Houston's "Bluebonnet Bowl." Imagine having only 11 bowls and none named after Corporations!
Jan 1st, 2011 at 15:06 GMT
For "old-times" sake, it might be nice to include the original, non-corporate name for both Capital One and Chik-Fil-A bowls in the answer. The game accepts the old names (as Peach worked), but I wouldn't have remembered Citrus if I hadn't read it in the comments! Life was so much simpler then!
Jan 1st, 2011 at 16:39 GMT
I appreciate you taking the old names. I understnad the "need" for corporate involvement, but it doesn't mean I like it.
Jan 1st, 2011 at 17:42 GMT
I'm aging myself, but not only did citrus work, but I typed Tangerine and the answer came up. Good Quiz.
Jan 1st, 2011 at 18:11 GMT
I also did Tangerine just to see what happened, though I knew it was Citrus/Capital One, which I'm watching right now. They tried a new Tangerine Bowl a couple years ago, but I'm not sure what it is now.
Jan 1st, 2011 at 21:42 GMT
What ever happened to the Bluebonnet Bowl?
Jan 1st, 2011 at 21:52 GMT
The Peach Bowl was the Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl for a while, but renamed again because people were leaving off the Chick-fil-a part.. I imagine that's what happened with the others, too. Nice quiz.
Jan 1st, 2011 at 22:28 GMT
please accept Chick fil a for the Chick-fil-a bowl
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Jan 1st, 2011 at 23:00 GMT
there is no "need" for corporate involvement other than making MORE money. its a shame really. the fact that it is new years day and there is a total of 1 yes you read that right 1 stinking bowl game on broadcast television is a shame. think of those who cannot afford 80 bucks a month for cable and how they used to be able to watch 5 or 6 games on new years day. now they cant even watch the rose bowl because it is on damn espn. luckily i am not one of those people but i feel it necessary to spread the word that i think it sucks... sorry everyone for getting on my soap box but the talk about the citrus and peach bowl got me started.
Jan 2nd, 2011 at 02:44 GMT
@cocky: I think the Tangerine Bowl version 2.0 became the Champs Sports Bowl.
Jan 2nd, 2011 at 16:12 GMT
I miss the good old days when American sports decided championships in a tournament (all other major sports) or one single championship game (the old NFL or MLB when it was just the league winners playing the world series) without force feeding upwards of 40 meaningless games (ESPN the last three weeks) that have nothing riding on them at all except millions of dollars to the sponsor and the participating schools.
Feb 19th, 2011 at 16:44 GMT
I propose that we go back to having just 4 bowls on New Year's Day. The winners of those games can play two more weekends to determine the national championship by Jan. 14. We're going to Jan. 7 already now.
Feb 19th, 2011 at 19:44 GMT
Bill Simmons said it better... BASEketball was prophetic. We're bound to have the Tampax Bowl and the Prilosec OTC Cup in a few years.
Feb 22nd, 2011 at 17:20 GMT
I was thrilled to go to a bowl game for the first time this year. Unfortunately for me, it was the Gator Bowl and I'm a Michigan fan. Great time, great atmosphere, horrible result.
Feb 24th, 2011 at 22:38 GMT
You shouls accept "Florida Citrus" for the Capital One Bowl, as that's what it was originally called, not just "Citrus".
Feb 25th, 2011 at 14:06 GMT
The Capital One Bowl was not originally called the Florida Citrus Bowl. Florida Citrus, in fact, is a sponsor. The original name is the Tangerine Bowl. Bowls used to be a lot more subtle in their product placement.
Feb 26th, 2011 at 19:53 GMT
@barnztormre: This year was also my first bowl experience for another Big Ten school. At the Grandaddy of them All, the Rose Bowl. Unfortunately, I felt the same New Years pain as you and the Big Ten sucked it up that day.
Mar 5th, 2011 at 23:57 GMT
What, no Salad Bowl?
Dec 4th, 2011 at 12:58 GMT
JakeA---The Bluebonnet Bowl died in 1987, due to lack of sponsorship, poor venue, poor ticket sales, etc. It started in 1959, and was played at Rice Stadium. It was then moved to the Astrodome, when it opened. It used to be a premier game for a Southwest Conference team that just missed the Cotton Bowl, versus an at large opponent. The people in charge of the Bluebonnet Bowl made some poor decisions during the 80's, and as other bowl games got bigger, the Bluebonnet just died. It ended in 1987 when they lost money, had no sponsor, and about 18,000 fans showed up, (the Dome held 58,000), for a game between Texas and Pitt, Texas won. Anyway, I miss it.
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