This particular bowl season seems rather dull.
The BCS matchups don't seem as appetizing as some of the ones in the past. The New Year's Day games don't have me drooling. My bowl favorites such as the Holiday Bowl, Alamo Bowl and Sun Bowl are just bad.
Could it be that there are now definitely too many bowl games? ABSOLUTELY. The NCAA sweated it out until the end. For a while it looked like the 70 bowl slots would not be filled. In the end, there were 72 bowl eligible teams.
Then again, my beloved Temple Owls were left out. Western Michigan was the other team not selected to a bowl.
Greed is the biggest problem.
So many entities make money from more bowl games: television networks, cities, conferences, universities and coaches. As the demand continues to climb, the bowl season will continue to become more and more diluted.
Anyway, I've ranted long enough—let's get to the games!