2011 Bowl Schedule: 5 Worst Bowl Game Locations

Adam SpencerCorrespondent IDecember 9, 2011

2011 Bowl Schedule: 5 Worst Bowl Game Locations

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    During the college football bowl season, some teams get to go to San Diego, some go to Miami and others go to San Francisco.

    Then, there are the other teams, teams that have to go to Detroit, Shreveport and Boise for their bowl games.

    Sign me up for the first group of cities please. After all, no one really wants to go to Boise for a bowl game.

    Let's take a look at the five worst bowl locations in the 2011 bowl schedule.

5. Albuquerque, New Mexico

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    At least New Mexico will have nice weather when Temple and Wyoming play in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.

    But, even the warm weather won't make up for the fact there's no ocean, no landmarks and nothing else of note in Albuquerque.

4. Memphis, Tennessee

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    Memphis in December isn't going to be very pleasant.

    Add in the fact that the Liberty Bowl is an outdoor game, and it just makes things even worse.

    Cincinnati and Vanderbilt aren't going to enjoy playing outside on December 31.

3. Detroit, Michigan

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    Detroit is going to be incredibly cold in December, but at least the Little Caesars Bowl will be played indoors at Ford Field.

    And, even better, they won't have Nickelback performing at halftime.

    But, it's still a trip to Detroit. I wouldn't be excited for that trip if I were a college football player.

2. Boise, Idaho

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    No one wants to go to Idaho.

    Yet, somehow, Boise gets to host a bowl game, the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

    Congratulations, Ohio and Utah State, you get to spend a few days in Idaho in December.

1. Shreveport, Louisiana

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    This picture from the 2006 Independence Bowl looks pretty pleasant.

    But, weather isn't the biggest problem with going to Shreveport.

    With the game between Missouri and North Carolina taking place the day after Christmas, both teams will have to spend Christmas in the northern Louisiana city.

    To that, I say bah humbug.