Found December 28, 2012 on Midwest Sports Fans:
An earlier version of this article ran on December 30, 2011 For decades college football bowl games have been there to help Americans make the transition from one year to the next. Every day from December 26 until January 7, football fans can watch at least one bowl game on basic cable or network television, making the post-holiday transition back into the routine of work or school a little bit bearable. This year, like last year, 70 Division I-FBS football teams are playing in bowl games, including 12 6-6 teams and 6-7 Georgia Tech. (Somehow 8-4 Middle Tennessee, who beat Georgia Tech during the season, was left out.) 56 percent of the Football Bowl Subdivision was rewarded with a berth in one of 35 bowl games, from the BCS National Championship Game, featuring #1 Notre Dame and #2 Alabama, to the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, which will see 6-6 Rice take on 6-6 Air Force. Some bowls, like the Rose and Orange and Cotton, have been around for decades and will probably never go ...
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