College bowl games have become utterly ridiculous. Many of them have become nothing more than showcases of gridiron mediocrity. Of the 35 bowl games on this year's calendar, 11 of them feature at least one team that enters the game with a 6-6 record, another (Armed Forces Bowl) matches one team (SMU) that could leave the game with a record of 7-7 against another (Army) that could possibly enter the contest at 6-6 (the Golden Knights of the Hudson are 6-5 going into this weekend's Army-Navy game), and yet another game (New Mexico Bowl) that feature an intriguing matchup of TWO teams (BYU and UTEP) that enter their bowl game with 6-6 records.
Think about it... we could have as many as 13 teams that participated in bowl games who could potentially end their seasons with a LOSING record after all of the bowl games have been played. A bowl bid used to be a reward for an excellent season. Now, even the most mundane teams can expect to play in late December.
We deserve better.