Saturday, December 17, 2016
It's Bowl Season!
The holiday season means it's also the college bowl season. It all starts today with the Celebration Bowl (NC Central vs. Grambling). It also means that it's time for folks to complain that there are too many bowl games. Maybe there are, and there's no question that the average quality of the games has decreased ("Grading the Many, Many, Many College Bowl Games"). However, I think it's great that there are so many games because unlike most sports where every team, except the champion, that qualifies for the post season loses its final game, in college football there are multiple winners. In fact, this year there will be 41 winners, which means the players and fans of those schools will be able to end of their football season on a high. Here's FiveThirtyEight's rating of all 41 bowl games ("Grading the Many, Many, Many College Bowl Games").