Bowl season provides its own rewards
Now that the annual BCS furor has died down -- this year's theme: SECede! -- and the first bowl games are upon us, it's time to remind ourselves that bowls are about more than determining a national champion. One game does that. The other 34 aren't there as arm candy.
And bowls haven't even been in the business of putting on a national championship game for very long. Finding a No. 1 isn't why the bowls came to be. From 1946 to 1991, No. 1 played No. 2 in a bowl exactly eight times. ...
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2011-12 BOWL COVERAGE
No disrespect to the other 34 bowls, but they've only whetted our appetites until the main course is served, SEC-style. Gene Wojciechowski »