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One more "Yankee Bowl" thought

One more quick thought about the "Yankee Bowl". Do the organizers really expect New Yorkers to support this? You've got the the fourth best team in the Big East against either the seventh best team in the Big 12 or Notre Dame (if it's available/really sucks that year). I'm not an expert on New Yorkers, but I bet they can tell the difference between good and bad bowl games as good as they can tell the difference between Rent and Freud: The Musical.
I guess the idea is that fans and alumni of both participating schools will want to come to NYC in the dead of winter just to see a meaningless bowl game, and stay in town for New Years festivities. Problem there is that the "Yankee Bowl" will basically play second fiddle to the Ball Drop in Times Square. A good Bowl game takes a life of its own, the Rose Bowl being the best example. It will be hard to do that in NYC around New Years.
Maybe it would work because its New York. But NYC isn't quite the center of the college football universe like the non-BCS Bowl towns like Atlanta, Dallas, and Jacksonville. It'll take a huge amount of energy to make the "Yankee Bowl" a yearly success.
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One more quick thought about the "Yankee Bowl". Do the organizers really expect New Yorkers to support this? You've got the the fourth best team in the Big East against either the seventh best team in the Big 12 or Notre Dame (if it's available/really sucks that year). I'm not an expert on New Yorkers, but I bet they can tell the difference between good and bad bowl games as good as they can tell the difference between Rent and Freud: The Musical.
I guess the idea is that fans and alumni of both participating schools will want to come to NYC in the dead of winter just to see a meaningless bowl game, and stay in town for New Years festivities. Problem there is that the "Yankee Bowl" will basically play second fiddle to the Ball Drop in Times Square. A good Bowl game takes a life of its own, the Rose Bowl being the best example. It will be hard to do that in NYC around New Years.
Maybe it would work because its New York. But NYC isn't quite the center of the college football universe like the non-BCS Bowl towns like Atlanta, Dallas, and Jacksonville. It'll take a huge amount of energy to make the "Yankee Bowl" a yearly success.

Posted originally: 2009-10-01 01:29:00
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