I feel bad for the Independence Bowl. I had an amazing time in Shreveport both times, far more so than in Houston. Shreveport is great for a mid-range bowl. The entire town embraces the two teams that visit. Houston was a joke in my opinion.
I really hope the Independence Bowl can keep finding sponsorship. It's one of the last great bowls. I'm not sure I can take too many bowls that change their name to the sponsor.
Meineke Car Care Bowl
Capital One Bowl
Champs Sports Bowl
PapaJohns.com Bowl (are you serious???)
Eagle Bank Bowl
34. Independence (Dec. 28): Louisiana Tech (7-5) vs. Northern Illinois (6-6). The Shreveport, La., game has deals to land the No. 7 team from the Big 12 and No. 8 team from the SEC. Some years, that gets you Alabama-Colorado, some years, that gets you ... this.
My bowl game rankings (without reading the article so as not to cheat)
National championship game- relevant
All others- irrelevant
From the article:
South Carolina is a joke in this bowl. Iowa should thrash them.Quote:
15. Outback (Jan. 1): Iowa (8-4) vs. South Carolina (7-5). Apparently, losing your last two games by a combined score of 87-20 is no longer a deterrent to a New Year's Day invite. Next up for the Gamecocks: A date with 1,729-yard rusher Shonn Greene.
Also, OSU v. Texas at #3...no way.