Poll: Which Bowl Game Would You Cancel?
I have been a fan of the Western Athletic Conference and all of its teams since I covered the league before I arrived at The Post. I am a fan of Boise, Idaho, as I have mentioned here time and time again. And I have also said this Maryland team is interesting to cover and watch because of the up-and-down nature of the team, the distinct player personalities and the openness of its head coach. I plan on enjoying myself in Boise and covering this game from top to bottom as much as my paper allows. I am very much looking forward to covering the game.
That said, the Maryland-Nevada matchup in the Humanitarian Bowl is one of the least appealing matchups for a host city, but I will make the case it is not the worst. There are a number of things working against this Boise Bowl matchup: take the fact that we have two 7-5 teams, including an ACC team that has lost three of its last four games. Then add in the fact that the economy is tight and it is difficult to get to the city of Boise, Idaho. Then compound that by the fact that the game will be played in somewhat cold conditions on a Tuesday afternoon. The only other contenders for the Worst Bowl Game of the Year award are: Motor City Bowl (Florida Atlantic vs. Central Michigan); Independence Bowl (Northern Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech); Texas Bowl (Western Michigan vs. Rice); GMAC Bowl (Ball State vs. Tulsa); New Mexico Bowl (Colorado State vs. Fresno State). Did I miss one?
The thing with the Motor City and the Independence and the Texas bowls is this: at least they have a team with regional ties. The GMAC does not, but Ball State is a once-beaten team. The worst of the worst, in my opinion, is 6-6 Colorado State against 7-5 Fresno State, which is positively dreadful. At least in Boise, we have two teams with winning records, an explosive WAC offense and a power conference team with a winning record. This season’s New Mexico Bowl should be abolished. Where do you stand?
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