The 2011-2012 Football Bowl Series features games with such names as the Beef O'Brady's Bowl, the GoDaddy.com Bowl and the Belk Bowl. It doesn't take well-trained ears for one to know that these names sound quite silly and inspire little emotion.
Was there ever a day when brand names did not dominate the college football bowl landscape? Was there a time when bowl names conjured up in one's mind an image of a tangible object instead of a logo?
Of course there was.
Here are the five defunct football bowl games with the best names.