>>Las Vegas (vs. mountain west)... $1 million
>>Holiday (vs Big 12) ............ $2.2 million
>>Emerald (vs ACC) ............... $750,000
>>Armed Forces (vs Mountain West). $750,000
>>Sun (vs Big 12 or Big East) .... $1.9 million
>>and the BCS slot
>>That sucks. Just 5 bowls outside the BCS, and 2 of those are versus
>>non-BCS competition. None are on New Years Day.
>>Total payout is $6.6 million, less than the combined total of just two
>>of the Big 10/SEC bowls, the Cap One and Outback.
> Yep. People have been saying this for years. The excuse is that fans
> won't travel, which I think is nuts....you don't give them any reason
> to travel.
> Look at the SEC who generally gets two BCS slots, the Cap One, Outback
> and Cotton all on New Year's Day (or close).
> And you wonder why they always complain about east coast bias. Stop
> showing your games on a crappy television network and play a couple of
> bowl games when people will watch.
admittedely it might be a chicken-egg situation, but IMO the poor bowl
situation is much more a reflection of a lack of interest in the P10,
than a cause of it.
heck last night ESPN said the Arizona-Oregon game was not a sellout.
That's hard to imagine in a bigger-time conference.
college football just doesn't have the same roots out west as it does in
the south and midwest.
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