Another football bowl season started last night with the venerable New Orleans Bowl, which pitted Division 1A powerhouses Southern Mississippi (7-5) and the University of North Texas (7-5) against one another.
There will be 28 bowl games this season, meaning that 56 teams will go bowling. But I wonder, outside of the big bowls, which pair up highly ranked teams, do these other bowls make money? Do the schools that play in them make money? Heck, to the restaurants and hotels in the host cities, or the cities themselves make money?
Then again, since I don't care about the teams playing in these bowls (even when its my alma mater that goes), why should I care about the poor sots who fund them, however indirectly? I'll tell you why: because it interrupts my regularly scheduled programming! I'd rather watch "Cops" than watch UNT and whatever the abbreviation is for Southern Mifipi play High School level football.