Monday, September 22, 2014
Yeah! The Citrus Bowl Is Back!
I've been for the college bowls going back to typical bowl names. I don't mind the sponsorships, but I hate when the sponsors become the bowl names.
Earlier this year, the Peach Bowl returned after a run where it became the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Sure, it was a money motivated decision since the Peach Bowl wanted to be part of the college football playoff (which requires bowls to not have sponsorship-only names). Now my other big offender, the Capital One Bowl, will go back to being named the Citrus Bowl.
Capital One has been the sponsor of the Citrus Bowl since 2001, with the name changing to the Capital One Bowl from 2003 to 2014. I didn't like that at all. Well, Capital One has replaced Discover as the sponsor of the Orange Bowl and, in turn, gives life to the Citrus Bowl.
Buffalo Wild Wings will be the sponsor of the Citrus Bowl, a year after leaving the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Tempe (that game will now be the Cactus Bowl).
We got rid of the Capital One Bowl for the Citrus Bowl, the Chick-fil-A Bowl for the Peach Bowl and the John Hancock Bowl for the Sun Bowl. All isn't great, though. The Gator Bowl is shamefully now named the TaxSlayer Bowl. Disgusting.
All we need is the Outback Bowl to go back to the Hall Of Fame Bowl, Russell Athletic Bowl back to the Sunshine Bowl, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl back to the Humanitarian Bowl and the GoDaddy Bowl back to Alabama Bowl.