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College footballs bowl season will be starting earlier this year
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(05-08-2019 04:51 PM)msm96wolf Wrote:  https://thespun.com/college-football/col...-this-year

Maybe the most idiotic article ever posted here. First, they moved up the start from December 21st all the way up to ... December 20th, hardly worth mentioning.

Then, they claim its "starting earlier this year", when last year's bowl season started on December 15th!

Doesn't this doofus know the 15th is earlier than the 20th? 01-wingedeagle
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RE: College footballs bowl season will be starting earlier this year
ESPN probably wants to put a Bowl game on TV on that Friday night.

Thus, the move was made.

Simple as that.
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(05-09-2019 07:35 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  Then, they claim its "starting earlier this year", when last year's bowl season started on December 15th!

That's the real story -- that even with the Friday start, they will have five fewer calendar days this year in which to fit all of the bowl games.

Assuming they won't play any bowl games on Sundays or on Christmas Day, and counting both Dec. 20 and 31, there are only 9 days on which to play a total of 34 pre-Jan. 1 FBS bowl games. Seems likely that several of the bowl games will be unhappy with the game date/time they end up with in 2019.
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(05-09-2019 10:42 AM)Wedge Wrote:  [quote='quo vadis' pid='16088115' dateline='1557405358']
Then, they claim its "starting earlier this year", when last year's bowl season started on December 15th!
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That's the real story -- that even with the Friday start, they will have five fewer calendar days this year in which to fit all of the bowl games.

Assuming they won't play any bowl games on Sundays or on Christmas Day, and counting both Dec. 20 and 31, there are only 9 days on which to play a total of 34 pre-Jan. 1 FBS bowl games. Seems likely that several of the bowl games will be unhappy with the game date/time they end up with in 2019.

It is going to be tight.

Last year, ESPN showed 12 Bowl games prior to Christmas. Assuming they want to get all 12 games on again prior to Christmas (with the Vegas Bowl on ABC as typical), they'd need to do something like this:

Friday 20-December: 2 games
Saturday 21-December: 4 games, quadruple-header. There are no real western Bowls so the slots would need to be something like 11, 2:15, 5:30 and 9 (New Orleans filling the 9:00 slot)
Monday 23-December: 3 games, all while avoiding MNF on ESPN. So some games on ESPN2
Tuesday 24-December: 2 games (Bahamas and Hawaii)

Then they would STILL need to find another slot for a game. Which could be either Friday or they do a Sunday night Bowl game against the NFL (they've done this before).
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The Texas Rangers mentioned this week that they would like a bowl in their new retractable roof stadium. I could certainly see the Heart of Dallas Bowl move there. A 90,000 seat stadium is way too big for that bowl. Then you have the weather issues. Last year it was cancelled for all day thunderstorms.
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(05-11-2019 02:03 PM)Big Frog II Wrote:  The Texas Rangers mentioned this week that they would like a bowl in their new retractable roof stadium. I could certainly see the Heart of Dallas Bowl move there. A 90,000 seat stadium is way too big for that bowl. Then you have the weather issues. Last year it was cancelled for all day thunderstorms.

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(05-11-2019 02:03 PM)Big Frog II Wrote:  The Texas Rangers mentioned this week that they would like a bowl in their new retractable roof stadium. I could certainly see the Heart of Dallas Bowl move there. A 90,000 seat stadium is way too big for that bowl. Then you have the weather issues. Last year it was cancelled for all day thunderstorms.

I approve of that. The Cotton Bowl sucks
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