There are no fewer than 29 college football bowl games this year. When I was a young sports junkie, there were four: Orange, Sugar, Cotton and Rose. Those four bowl games were prestigious; it was a great honor and thrill for a university to play in those games.
For the most part, and to quote the great B.B. King, "the thrill is gone." Mediocre teams play one another now for television revenue in obscure venues in front of less-than-packed houses. And whatever...
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