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December 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm #77080
Bowl Disses: What Fuels Disdain For WVU Bowl Games? From the moment West Virginia was announced as a participant in the 2018 Camping World Bowl, catca
[See the full post at: Bowl Disses: What Fuels Disdain For WVU Bowl Games?]December 14, 2018 at 4:48 pm #77088
All of the above but heavily influenced by the first reason.
Probably also the “Always the bridesmaid” syndrome in
a new world of “dog eat dog”.
Plus, you really don’t have the actual 16 vs 17 without
the main cogs of one team! And yes, the only thing
you’re playing for is a win!
It’s basically an exhibition game!
The refs stole the brass ring!December 14, 2018 at 5:12 pm #77089
I’ve went to several bowls in the past and the thing that bothers me right or wrong is that we are satisfied with the 8 or 9 win season as the new norm. We have had talent in recent years that could compete very nicely in the B12 but have fallen short in the win total. This was certainly a year we could’ve should’ve won the league. It just seems we are satisfied with mediocrity. Go had and blast off. On another note why can’t our coaching staff recruit a freshman quarterback that ends up staring? Why do we need to rely on transfers with such a “revered offensive guru”December 14, 2018 at 5:48 pm #77091
Very good article. Spot on. We would normally go to every bowl game played in the East, but it just doesn’t seem like WVU has the desire to win bowl games anymore. That was a very average Utah team that embarrassed us last year. Not much effort against Miami. Got lucky that AZ State had like the worst D1 pass defense when we played them. Got crushed by less than average Cuse team in NYC with a bunch of future NFL players. Cmon guys, start taking bowl games serious. Great way to end the season with a win, not getting smashed by a 6-6 team like last year.December 14, 2018 at 6:45 pm #77092
Players don’t care; looking at you Cajuste and Grier. And damn near everybody that did or did not play in the game last year; so why should I? Turn the invite down and star the weight training season.December 14, 2018 at 8:42 pm #77094
Good article. I think there might some fans, like me, who think we owe Syracuse for the Pinstripe game. I think the poor play by WVU in past bowl games plays into things. Why go to game when the team seems to come out flat. Since the Orange Bowl win WVU is 1-4 in bowls and were not competitive in 3 of them. The disdain started the day the bowl was announced, before players said would not play so not playing might increase the disdain but did not cause it. I see the disappointing end of the season as big reason.December 15, 2018 at 2:41 pm #77116
Used to be happy just to get to a bowl. I recall plenty of great Peach Bowl memories back when it was definitely a second tier game. I went to several Peach & Gator bowls. Fans got spoiled by Pat White’s incredible four consecutive winning bowls. Prior to that our bowl record was really not very good. Legend Don Nehlen lost a LOT of bowl games!December 15, 2018 at 3:37 pm #77117
I judge every bowl pairing the same way that I judge every regular season matchup. Is it a game between 2 good teams from the Power 5 conferences?
I get to December 22 before I find one that does.
But I knew that players who participate in the lesser bowls involving Little 5 teams get enjoyment and benefit from it as long as they aren’t permanently hurt.
As I usual, I see more than one side of the issue.
As for WVU, it cannot have the pizzazz that it would have with Grier at QB. That’s a given. It will be interesting to see how the backup does. But we all know that the backup may not be the QB when the 2019 season opens. Not with Dana’s successful penchant for bringing in a transfer QB.
I will watch the Orlando bowl (I can’t keep up with its name changes) with interest because it’s my alma mater. And wishing it were WVU and not Oklahoma in the Football Final Four.December 15, 2018 at 4:55 pm #77120
Bowl games are a relic due to CFP. Bowls are like being listed on the endangered species. For the last 7 years attendance at bowls have declined. Only interest by many teams is the fact they haven’t been there in years. See Syracuse. Or the fact it’s a title game for many G5 teams. College Football playoffs has been a cancer to season ending bowl games.
Bowls are nothing more than a giant ad for marketing purposes by corporations.
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