One of the most wonderful moments in college football is when the pairings of the bowl games are announced.
The invitation may come to a consistent powerhouse as expected, it may surface as a reward for a surprising season, and often it may arrive as a selection based upon how many fans will follow their team and boost the economy of local businesses.
Many view the entire bowl selection process as something that occurs out of the blue void of space with no thought of what machinations were involved in determining how the destinations were decided.
Others prepare themselves for possible bids and make plans to travel to locations of their choice. These fans are supporters of the game itself and enjoy the gala circumstances surrounding the entire event.
It is not uncommon for local companies to purchase a number of tickets and use them for business customers.
Over the decades it appears the majority of tickets to bowl games are sold to fans of the specific teams in the contest.
There has always been a reason to the seeming madness.
Clemson did not appear out of the air to confront Ohio State in the 1978 Gator Bowl, nor did the Tigers magically materialize to battle Nebraska at the same location following the 2008 season.
But how did it happen? Why and how are teams chosen? Is there a way we can look into the future and make logical projections of what will happen this year?
Let us investigate the possibility; we may know more than we think.