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Posted at 8:44 AM ET, 11/17/2010

Maryland's three most likely bowl destinations

By Eric Prisbell

After Maryland became bowl eligible by thrashing Wake Forest, I broke down the three most likely bowl destinations for the Terrapins. The same three scenarios stand as the most likely to unfold the next few weeks:

1) Military Bowl, Dec. 29: This is the most likely bowl to land Maryland. And it makes sense for the bowl, which is looking to maximize attendance and buzz, and for Maryland, which, presumably, wouldn’t mind saving some travel money if it is not in a high-profile bowl game. I maintain that Maryland will fall as far as it is technically allowed to fall in the bowl selection process. I say “technically” because rules mandate that a bowl cannot select one team if another has more than a one-game advantage over that team. With that in mind, the team I am watching is Clemson, which has three ACC wins. Maryland has four. If Maryland gets to five, Clemson would need four to have a chance to be selected over Maryland. Good news for Clemson: It still plays Wake Forest. Not even the erratic Tigers can screw that one up, right? So take the list of likely bowl teams: VT, FSU, Miami, NC State, UNC, GT, Clemson, Maryland, maybe even Boston College. Based on the ability to bring eyes to a television and fans to the stadium, Maryland is unlikely to be selected any higher than eighth – which means Military Bowl. Nashville remains a remote possibility.

2) Sun Bowl, Dec. 31: This one requires a shorter explanation. If Maryland beats Florida State and North Carolina State, it goes to the ACC title game in Charlotte on Dec. 4. If Maryland loses that game, it can fall no further than fourth in the pecking order. Based on the reasons stated above, Maryland likely would fall to fourth, which would mean a late-season trip to El Paso, Texas. Fine place, I’ve been there plenty of times. But Boise is better.

3) Orange Bowl, Jan. 3: It’s simple: Win the next three Saturdays and Maryland goes to South Beach Miami Gardens, Fla. Improbable? Sure. But if the Terrapins play like they have the past few weeks, they’ve got at least a shot.

By Eric Prisbell  | November 17, 2010; 8:44 AM ET
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Comments

You mean we won't get to go to the Champ Sports Bowl? Awwww man!!!!

Posted by: SirPelleas | November 17, 2010 9:03 AM | Report abuse

Don't forget in your calculations Prisbell that Miami especially does not travel well to non-BCS bowl games outside of the state of Florida. No way somebody like Charlotte would take Miami over Maryland.

Posted by: CapsNut | November 17, 2010 9:22 AM | Report abuse

Or how about the Little Ceasers Pizza Bowl? Pizza Pizza!

Posted by: TerpfanMA | November 17, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

"Based on the ability to bring eyes to a television and fans to the stadium, Maryland is unlikely to be selected any higher than eighth"

This will depend on what happens over the next two games - the first that actually should draw crowds.

Posted by: gfenner | November 17, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

I love Little Ceasers. Especially their breadsticks.

That is all....carry on....

Posted by: fushezzi | November 17, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Its hard to bring eyes to the television when the games not on TV. See last saturday

Posted by: JDB1 | November 17, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

It's hard to bring eyes to the television when you can't afford a TB

Posted by: MerlinTerps | November 17, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

It's hard to bring eyes to the television when you can't afford a TV

Posted by: MerlinTerps | November 17, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Pelleas, when it comes to the bowl games, you continue to show your ignorance. First off, I can guarantee you've never been to a bowl game in your life. Fans that actually DO go don't complain about a bowl game in sunny Florida around New Years that results in a 20+ point Terp win on national tv. The Champ Sports Bowl is the 3rd most prominent bowl for an ACC team...why you feel 3rd in the conference is something to continuously mock ad nauseum is beyond me. My guess is you don't think any bowl is good enough unless it's the Orange bowl. Well, that's great that you are this clueless. Keep on reading about the games in the box scores buddy while the rest of us are actually there.

Posted by: Barno1 | November 17, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

We need to inform the sports editors that Prisbell is unqualified to write about bowl projections. He is completely clueless. to begin, MD WOULD NOT prefer the Military bowl for a number of very simple reasons that somehow escapes Prisbell...and ironically (not) none of them includes expenses. Unless the league has changed its policy, the school's travelling expenses are taken off the top of the payour prior to the split amongst schools. SO WhY IN THE WORLD WOULD MD REFRAIN FROM A BETTER BOWL BECAUSE OF EXPENSES!!!!!!!! Here's a simple explanation from a 2006 USA Today article:

Other conferences, including the Atlantic Coast, Pacific-10 and Western Athletic, also divide money evenly after expenses. The Pac-10, said spokesman Jim Muldoon, gives "teams a set expense budget plus actual charter costs. It depends on what bowl you go to." Muldoon said the league will pay $300,000 for Arizona State to help cover expenses to the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, calling that game a special case.

in terms of REASONS to go to another bowl:

1-it's a reward for the administration
2-it's an opportunity to network and funraise
3-alumni association holds several events to promote membershio
4-rewards players with chance to go somehwere
5-military bowl is the least prestigious.

Aside from the concept that the expenses comes out of the payout, all of these reasons would EASILY trump the "too expensive" notion.

Lastly, Prisbell admited not being from the area to know how well the terps have travelled so why in the world would he not research to learn that MD took 30K to Miami, over 20K to Atlanta, 18K to JAX and 15K to Orlando. We also had decent showings in Boise and SF with many alumni functions held in SF. The peach selected MD over Uva and the Champs bowl selected MD over Clemson (CU had gone the year before but they travel obviously well). does this seem like a program that doesn't travel.

Prisbell assumes that our attedance this year is some indicator of lack of support, but he fails to point out that our opponents have been Morgan St. FIU, Duke, and Wake. Of course there will be smaller crowds coming off a 2-10 season and no marquee wins yet (as Prisbell points out weekly). If 40k show up for FSU, then he has a point, but until then, it's incredible that he would write that we are perfect for the military bowl without doing research.

Posted by: minhle1 | November 17, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

and lol at the "bringing eyes" to the TV notion. This is ACC football!!!! you think national viewers are discriminating between GT, State, BC, Clemson and UNC and MD?!?!?!?!? that is hardly a science to even raise that notion. ridiculous...

Posted by: minhle1 | November 17, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

barno, Champs is definitely 4th and arguably 5th after the carcare bowl. ACC has long been been Orange and Gator/Peach flipflop as 1-3. Cahmps was 4th for a while but Meneike has perhaps trumped it in payout and ranking.

Posted by: minhle1 | November 17, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Champs is cool. As close as we get to going to Disney World (which is pretty close) . Warm there too, golf is a possibility. Nashville, Charlotte, Boise? Ugh.

Posted by: anti1 | November 17, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

I want Little Caesars now.

Posted by: SirPelleas | November 17, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Ahhh...another ill informed rant by Barny...Why would travel expenses matter he asks?....they matter because conferences only "assist" with the costs and last year the "average" school exceeded their travel expense allowance by almost $150,000...not exactly an insignificant amount for a school watching its pennies

Posted by: TerpfanMA | November 17, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

barno, Champs is definitely 4th and arguably 5th after the carcare bowl. ACC has long been been Orange and Gator/Peach flipflop as 1-3. Cahmps was 4th for a while but Meneike has perhaps trumped it in payout and ranking.

Posted by: minhle1 | November 17, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Minhle1, I love your comments today but this one you are incorrect. The Champs Sports Bowl reworked their original agreement with the ACC to get the 3rd pick from the conference rather than the 4th--which was what it used to be.

Posted by: Barno1 | November 17, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Ahhh...another ill informed rant by Barny...Why would travel expenses matter he asks?....they matter because conferences only "assist" with the costs and last year the "average" school exceeded their travel expense allowance by almost $150,000...not exactly an insignificant amount for a school watching its pennies

ACC schools get between $1M and $2m for travel allowances so schools often exceed the amount for various reasons, some of which include making it a boondoggle for the administration. There is not a single school that would trade that in to save $150K and go to a less prestigious bowl. MD would never elect to go to the military bowl over games in Nashville or Charlotte just to save $150K and it's silly for Pribell to insinuate it. Previously, Md publicly declined an invite to the Eaglebowl before an invitation even went out by claiming it interfered with finals. you think that reason would have suffice if it conflicted with the Peach?

Posted by: minhle1 | November 17, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Ahhh...another ill informed rant by Barny...Why would travel expenses matter he asks?....

Posted by: TerpfanMA | November 17, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Hey TerpHaterMA, when did I ever say anything about travel expenses?

Yesterday, you were embarrassing yourself on here by claiming MD needs to stop announcing game times the week before the game, as if MD has any control over that. Now today, you are inventing positions that people didn't even take.

I know I've said this before Terp"fan"MA, but it bears repeating: You are an idiot.

Posted by: Barno1 | November 17, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

thanks for the correction Barno-it slipped my mind that the Gator moved on and the Champs moved into its slot.

Posted by: minhle1 | November 17, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Barno, actually, I think the Champ Sports Bowl is better than the Orange Bowl. You know why? Because it's the Champ Sports Bowl!!!!! Freakin' Champs! Champ Sports Bowl forever!!

Posted by: SirPelleas | November 17, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Barny is on here arguing about which december bowl is the most prestigious....its like arguing which car is more luxurious...a VW or a Ford....you guys posting on here arguing about which 3rd tier bowl is better than the next is hilarious....If you're not going to the Rose, Sugar, Orange, Cotton or Fiesta, its all meaningless....just an opportunity for the also rans to puff out their chest and maybe earn a few bucks...maybe......We will look for Barny on TV at the military bowl screaming "MD is #1!!!"...bang bang baby!


Meanwhile, we have a real coach leading a real Maryland team into battle tomorrow night in NYC....

Posted by: TerpfanMA | November 17, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

I guess if you follow a Fridge coached team, you become an expert in 3rd tier bowls....do you think PSU or VT fans know anything about the military or champ sports bowls


hahahahahahaha....what a bunch of 2nd rate clowns the fridge has produced

Posted by: TerpfanMA | November 17, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Good point TerpfanMA. But I have to say that any bowl is better than the one we went to last year... the Toilet Bowl.

Posted by: petecard | November 17, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

do you think PSU or VT fans know anything about the military or champ sports bowls

Posted by: TerpfanMA | November 17, 2010 3:28 PM

Penn State's played in the Champs Sports Bowl more times than Maryland. Florida State, Miami, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Clemson have also played their more than once. West Virginia or Notre Dame could easily land there as the ACC opponent this season.

Posted by: Kev29 | November 17, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

It's amazing how the haters on here keep moving the measuring stick. First, it was "we won't win another game". Then, it was "we haven't beaten anybody." Now, it's "these bowls are not good enough." Seriously, what would make you all happy? I'm guessing you all are here just to complain and that nothing will appease you. I'm also guessing you've never been to a bowl game. Everyone I've been to has been a helluva good time.

Posted by: aviscardo | November 17, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

"If you're not going to the Rose, Sugar, Orange, Cotton or Fiesta, its all meaningless"

Ok folks, there you have it. I don't have to speculate anymore as to what would please Terp"fan"MA. We now know that 10 and 11 win seasons like 2002 and 2003 weren't good enough. The Gator Bowl, the Peach Bowl, those won't do any more. We now have to go undefeated, win our division, go on to the ACC title game and win there, then go on to either the Orange Bowl or the national championship game and win there--OR ELSE THE SEASON IS NOT A SUCCESS AND THE BOWL IS MEANINGLESS..at least in TerpDbagMA's warped world.

You couldn't possibly come off as a bigger dbag if you tried Brooks.

Posted by: Barno1 | November 17, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

If you're a basketball-only fan, no one would expect you to understand the importance of bowl participation for the football program.

You probably fail to understand that football revenues can generally pay for a school's AD budget.

You probably also don't understand how exposure in more prestiges bowl games can assist in improving our season tix base and the sale of suites.

Forget about the fact that our young talent would greatly benefit from another month of practice, a win against a decent opponent in a decent bowl will boost the team's pre-season ranking next year, which in turn will help garner more interest.

After winning the Gator and Chik filet, MD averaged more than 50K in the next 4 seasons-3 of which were losing campaigns.

So to me, you really just don't understand the business of college football, you probably just need an end-game or playoff for it to have value.

Posted by: minhle1 | November 17, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

I hate to say it but, to be fair to Prisbell. Stewart Mandel on SI.com projected the Terps to go to the Military Bowl as well.

I'm torn with this argument, becasue on one hand if they play at RFK, I can go to the game. However, on the other hand I would rather have them go to a more prestigious and better paying bowl game.

If I had to choose, I would rather watch the Terps play in the Gator or Champs Bowls on TV, or better yet the Orange bowl. It's just better for the program.

And there is no way TerpfanMA is a real Terp fan. No fan would say the things he says. My theory is, he's a fan of another ACC team that comes on here to stir it up.


Posted by: Section505203 | November 17, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

I dont wanna go to El Paso

Posted by: jpfterps | November 17, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Terpfan Ma is not a real fan and is quite silly. As far as the prediction by Prisbell, i don't object to the prediction-anything can happen, especially with 2 crucial games remaining. The point of contention is the rationale. As a local fan without resources to travel-few fans may want to be in the Eagle bowl. However, the majority of the football fans understand the implications of going to better bowls. Furthermore, you will not find anyone within the administration or the program that would prefer to stay home than to travel to Atlanta, Florida or even Nash for a game. It's simply not true. Prisbell wants to give the impression that the school and program is needy and will take what it can. Really?
Yow guaranteed tickets to each of the Gator, Peach and Champs in the past, and she is the ultimate penny pincher-guaranteeing tickets is not a sign that the school and program does not care about going to more prestigious bowls.

Prisbell is also a lazy writer-he has along history of grabbing for the low hanging fruit and gets offended when MD fans call him out and correct him. The "expose" on MD recruiting was a hack job done by someone with a lack of resources and a bit of laziness. The same is true for this article. Where is the quote from a MD official indicating we are seeking cheaper pastures when it comes to bowls? Where does he get ths notion that we don't travel well or get viewers. I just read an article about MD's trip to idaho and the author referenced MD's well-travelled fans. WHAT???? How in the world does that mix in with Prisbell's insinuation? We're in a top 5 market! you think BC, GT or State gets more viewership. That's dumb. His points are baseless. And it's ridiculous that the AD would not fight for a top bowl because of expenses differentials.

Posted by: minhle1 | November 17, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

USA Today's bowl predictions had us in Shreveport last week, this week, Nashville.. It all depends on what we do.. I really think we would have to lose the last two games, and look bad doing so, to drop to the Military Bowl..Terp fans may not come to Byrd, but we do travel pretty well to bowl games that are within reach..Boise, excluded..Let's play it out.. Tailgate starts at 2PM, heck open them up earlier for this big game, Lot 9B.. GO TERPS !!!!

Posted by: frostanna | November 17, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, sure those teams have played in the champs sports bowl during down years...the difference is that for Fridge, it would be considered a huge success....again, when you follow a fridge coached team you become an expert in the mediocre and even cherish it.......whoooohooo...viva la fridge....perhaps next year we can play the military bowl again! Imagine how exciting to be defending military bowl champs!


you guys are hilarious!! Rock on university of middleland

Posted by: TerpfanMA | November 17, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

The "official" Bowl Selection Order, courtesy of the Worldwide Feeder (http://es.pn/7IXF3s)

1. Orange Bowl
Yes please, this one thank you.
2. Chick-fil-A Bowl
Good memories of Atlanta.
3. Champs Sports Bowl
Sunny Florida good.
4. Brut Sun Bowl
Thanks, but pass.
5. Meineke Car Care Bowl
Charlotte's an easy drive.
6. Music City Bowl
BWI-Nashville easy, cool town.
7. Independence Bowl
Meh.
8. EagleBank Bowl
What else do you have?

Sticking with option 1. GO TERPS!!!

Posted by: info_stuporhighway | November 17, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

minhle: What you dont get is that NONE of these are top bowls and they barely make a difference so the ability to earn money on one bowl but lose money on another does matter to a cash strapped program that might be faced with ponying up $1M for JF....and because you simpletons keep beating the same drum about how many games the team has to win etc etc etc...let me state once more for the record (save this one Barny)....

I am a huge fan of MD but dislike the Fridge...let me put it another way so some of the more intellectually challenged posters can understand it:

I DO NOT LIKE THE FRIDGE AND THERE ARENT ENOUGH GAMES ON UMDS SCHEDULE IN THE NEXT 25 YEARS FOR HIM TO WIN AND MAKE ME CHANGE MY MIND...I HAVE SEEN HIM OPERATE OVER THE LAST 30 YEARS AS OC AND HC AND I DONT LIKE WHAT I SEE (my reasons have all be previously posted and they arent changing), SO I ROOT FOR THE TEAM BUT NOT THE COACH AND I AM SURE I AM NOT THE FIRST ONE TO HAVE EVER DONE THAT

Posted by: TerpfanMA | November 17, 2010 8:02 PM | Report abuse

LOL-i don't pay much attention to posters but TerpfanMa is a clearly a phony-and obviously no social life or skills. His reasoning skills suggest a teenager in momma's basement. ignored.

Posted by: minhle1 | November 17, 2010 8:02 PM | Report abuse

terpfanMa, you clearly have issues. you cannot even put together a clear thought let alone convince anyone of a real point.

I don't care for the Fridge or Franklin but that does not preclude me from being a real terp and supporting the players and programs. Your immature objections to the coaches have skewed your ability to be a fan. It's to the point where you're irrational. you don't understand a single thing about college football-do us a favor and go find a Boise website so you can frontrun with them. this is a thread for real terp fans.

Posted by: minhle1 | November 17, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

intelligence and understanding of college football is not your strong suit. EVERY ACC schools get the same money dimwit...the point of a decent bowl is 1-competition, 2-experience 3-practice, 4-exposure for next year- 5-fundraising for the school, 6-alumni association building 7-networking. the difference in cost will not bankrupt the program or the AD.

Last year the program spent $9M, lowest in the conference and expenses came in under budget. this is for a program that went 2-10. so you don't understand how a bowl game would increase revenues> did you notice the empty seats and suites. You cannot understand how a bowl win and preseason ranking for next year would change revenues. You're a mental lightweight, you should be banned from talking about MD football.

Posted by: minhle1 | November 17, 2010 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Can you fathom that a school might actually lose money on a bowl game? How can you post your simplistic drivel? Again, we are not debating the point of a decent bowl vs a not decent bowl...the original discussion was about 2 "not decent" bowls and trying to argue about which one is more "not decent" is a joke...

And in my post, if you can read, I clearly stated that I root for the team , not the coach which almost sounds exactly like what you posted so rather than try to get our your "fan meter" why dont you take reading comprehension instead

Posted by: TerpfanMA | November 17, 2010 8:21 PM | Report abuse

And if UMD would still get the expense money for a bowl in DC (which I dont know if they would or not) then the difference is not $200,000 but closer to $2,000,000 which will show up on any ADs radar screen..(again, between 2 relatively similar bowls)

Posted by: TerpfanMA | November 17, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

minhle

the point of a decent bowl is 1-competition, 2-experience 3-practice, 4-exposure for next year- 5-fundraising for the school, 6-alumni association building 7-networking. the difference in cost will not bankrupt the program or the AD.


So, which of these things would the military bowl not provide that the champs bowl would provide???????????

Posted by: TerpfanMA | November 17, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

You all are too funny. I love the Terps, always have and always will. Been to most of the bowls over the years, too. For the record, I want to go back to Orlando, because we can't go to Jax anymore and I don't think Miami is in the cards unless we have divine intervention. The Military Bowl - I'm not going no matter what, as that isn't worthy or even a real bowl in my view.

I find the Terp haters quite amusing because all I have to say is "get a life." I really realy dislike Duke, for example, but would never waste my time contributing any effort to disparage them. Rooting against them in the stands for any sport, absolutely. After all this is supposed to be all in good fun, which it is most of the time. However, some of you take this stuff personally and then the name calling starts and that is just out of line, regardless of how you feel. So let's debate the merits of the bowls and be glad there are choices this year and the rest of you, go find the Duke blogs and waste your time there.
Go Terps!

Posted by: RCrow | November 17, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

minhle1 and barno1 are either the same person or they're married.

Posted by: SirPelleas | November 17, 2010 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Time for a group hug!!!

Posted by: frostanna | November 17, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

TerpfanMA, You have to understand... they read but they don't comprehend...

Posted by: petecard | November 17, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Hard not to comprehend when you and TerpfanMA and SirPelleas say the same thing over and over and over and over again. Everybody comprehends, they just don't agree and never will. Optimists vs pessimists, uppers vs downers. Common thread is we all want the Terps to do well. And we all know what doing well means to you three by now.

Posted by: MrScrotums | November 17, 2010 11:29 PM | Report abuse

hahahaha...too funny...I was thinking the same thing....again for the record, I am a terp lover but a fridge hater...I definitely root for the team to win..always...and I am optimistic that we can do better than fridge..no question.....and you are correct...nobody would ever waste this much time on a board about a team they didnt care about..

nuff said

Posted by: TerpfanMA | November 18, 2010 8:22 AM | Report abuse

Mr Scrotums,

Barno doesn't say the same thing over and over again? No one around here is precluded from being a borken record player. But don't expect an apology from me for being a fierce idealist and having high expectations.

Posted by: SirPelleas | November 18, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

TerpFanMA has been following the Fridge for 30 years and doesn't like what he sees. Really? You don't like the National Championship at GTech? You don't like the Superbowl with the Chargers? You don't like the National Coach of the Year in 2001? You don't like 7 bowls in 10 years after 1 bowl in the 15 previous years? You don' like ACC Coach of the Year 2010!?!

Posted by: aviscardo | November 18, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

The Herd often references ALL CAPS GUY and how he should not be taken seriously.

I agree.

Posted by: garrett4 | November 18, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

To those that are new to this blog:

Petecard used to be a Fridge supporter and used to say he loved the guy (this was while he was demanding Gary Williams be fired and Greivis Vasquez leave the program). Now, we see that being in first place and in the driver's seat for the ACC title game is not enough for Petecard as he now demands Fridge be fired. The reason is simple: He saw how TerpDbagMA was hating Fridge and he didn't want his position as the biggest moron on this blog to be overtaken...so now we see he and TerpDbagMA jockeying for position daily as the biggest losers on this blog. It's funny watching them try to one-up each other to see who can make the most idiotic comments.

Posted by: Barno1 | November 18, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Playing in a 2:30PM bowl game on a Wednesday afternoon (Military Bowl) is completely pathetic and totally unappealing. Thanks but no thanks. Hopefully with another win, Maryland will deserve/earn better than that. I give the Military Bowl maybe one more year of existence, what a joke.

Posted by: Terrapin03 | November 18, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

And there you have it

Posted by: SirPelleas | November 18, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

The RFK bowl? No way. Who are you kidding that Maryland would like to go there? Save travel expenses? You've been reading too many Military Bowl press releases, dude.

Drive 30 miles to sit in the cold? Not me. I'd watch it on television. The only redeeming quality would be the stadium itself. Like a long lost love, I dearly miss RFK.

This is the best motivation for the Terps to play to win. Hey Terps players, want to go someplace warm for your bowl game, or the Air and Space Museum? Win baby!

BTW, Mr. Prisbell, CBS Sports currently has picked us for the Music City Bowl.

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/bowls/predictions

I've been to Nashville, Tennessee. Fine place. Miami and Orlando are better. But it's still better than El Paso, and Boise. (Although I admit I DO LIKE Sun Valley a bunch.)

I find it somewhat weird that you laid out three scenarios, then casually mention a fourth one with the first one and discount it without explanation, especially when a major sports organization like CBS is predicting that is exactly where we will go bowling. What's up with that, Eric? Full disclosure, do you own stock in the Military Bowl or something?

Let Miami or Clemson sit in the cold. lol.....BC will think it's a tropical destination.

Danny O, now would be a pretty good time to pull out your best Michael Vick imitation.

And Eric.....see you in Miami, buddy! :-)

Posted by: steven09 | November 19, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

I think this article is, perhaps, spot on......

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/522057-maryland-fsu-football-preview-can-the-terps-really-beat-florida-state

Posted by: steven09 | November 19, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

TerpfanMA.....Huh? The number one point to a bowl game is to reward the players for a successful season. Number two has to be recruiting.

You didn't mention either of these.

The RFK bowl will do neither.

Posted by: steven09 | November 19, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

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