College Bowl Games: 5 Worst Bowl Names of 2011-12

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College Bowl Games: 5 Worst Bowl Names of 2011-12
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With college football winding down, the focus has shifted from the grind of the regular season to conference championship games and the upcoming bowl season.

The palpable holiday atmosphere will soon dominate television programming. Between classic animated Rudolph movies and "Home Alone" reruns, the predictable offering will drive many to the brink of despair.

So we'll gladly tune into multiple bowl games featuring teams with 7-5 records playing like it's the national championship.

But with each passing year, bowl games and the sponsorship deals that truly fuel them continue showing up on the schedule with terrible names.

These are the worst five bowl game names on the 2011-12 schedule.

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