Dumb. Seriously, there are already too many bowl games as it is. It's not going to mean ANYTHING to make a bowl anymore.
They aren't going to he happy untill EVERY .500 team goes to a bowl...
Did you guys know that 1980,86,89 ISU would have went to bowl games if it were today's rules? And that was with an 11 Game schedule.
Just what we need, more bowl games. What a freakin joke. If this happens we will eventually see a team under .500 in a bowl. It will happen.
What happens when there aren't any .500 teams available? They came very close to not having enough 6-5 teams a couple of years ago. Are there usually that many 6-6 teams to guarentee these bowls will be filled every year?
Wasn't there a situation a few years ago where if certain teams had beaten other teams at the end of the year, there was not going to be enough teams to fill all the bowls? And now they are adding more?
Is the federal government running this thing or something?
If this passes....(which I hope it won't) I better see ISU in a fricking bowl game almost every year starting soon. They should be able to win 3-4 conference games every year (don't tell me about last year). Probably 4 if Iowa is at Home. They would only have to scrape together 2 wins in conference. I compare this to what if a team in Basketball played nobody for 13 games and then got to conference and won 5 games against 2 of the worst teams in the league and another game against a middle of the pack. They would be laughed for the consideration of the tourney.
Football needs to get their crap together or everyone will be playing a game. Maybe that is their goal?
**if they don't win 7-8 games next year with it being the last year of the easy schedule it could get messy over there. ISU could help that along by winning in Kinnick.
Last year's bowl season was a joke and I have finally officially begun to lose interest. I never thought I would ever say I was apethetic on bowl season, but it has happened and will only get worse.
In theory I think it is great that more teams get a chance to go to a bowl game but the fact is that a lot of teams that go to the smaller, less respected bowl games lose money because they dont get paid much to go there and the cost of sending a football team and all the people that come with it.
The point is, that's not going to happen wholesale with 5 win teams. I honestly don't see the problem in all 6 win teams making it to bowl games. That's what the NCAA says makes you eligible. It's not like they mean anything anyway, other than a reward for having an alright season. The better you do, the better bowl you go to. Do you think anyone in the Big 10 really WANTS to go to the Motor City Bowl?
Until fans quit watching/going to these crappy bowls, they'll keep adding them:
"Last year's 32 bowl games netted an average attendance of 54,078, highest in eight years. The PapaJohns.com Bowl pitting Cincinnati and Southern Miss garnered a modest but respectable 2.26 rating on ESPN2. By comparison, NBA regular-season games on ESPN average a 1.3."