Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed27
So the Orange Bowl looks like it is going to be the lowest rated BCS bowl game ever. The Sugar Bowl, depsite being a pretty good game, also had pretty terrible ratings. It also looks like the average bowl attendance this year will be at a 30 year low. How much longer can bowls hang on?
I think the BCS has wrung every dollar they could out of the games by stringing them out the week after New Years. But now people don't seem to care as much. I know I have a hard time wresting the TV remote from my wife. The Rose Bowl on New Years Day, fine. But then Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday it starts getting a little silly. Even I get tired of the games.
Talking here at work today, us old folks were reminiscing about the bowl game marathons that used to be on New Years Day. The Sugar Bowl was played early afternoon, the Rose Bowl starting around 4-ish, and then the Orange Bowl (with a halftime extravaganza) at night. It was long but fun and then the holidays were over.
The BCS is a hokey tricked-up series with the advertised goal of getting the best games but what it really is is getting the most money. Get off my lawn.