Last year, the Rose Bowl hosted the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Texas Longhorns in a clash for the BCS National Championship.
Unfortunately, people wouldn't know what they were watching without a little clarification and a bunch of qualifiers, so the game was actually called "The 2010 Citi BCS National Championship Game."
Oh, that clears it up. Thanks.
For years now, college football has seen its bowl games go from classic names, like "The Rose Bowl," to something with more words than a Harry Potter book. Company sponsorships and ridiculous naming rights have turned the bowl season into a bonanza for product placement.
Just in time for the holidays. Now, I won't forget to fill my brother's stocking some Franklin American Mortgage brochures. Phew!
This naming spree has changed how people refer to games. Some have just been accepted into the football lexicon, like the Tositos Fiesta Bowl, while others are so ridiculous that even D'Brickashaw Ferguson thinks they went too far.
Luckily, we are focusing on the latter.