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    Re: Mandel Ranks the Bowl Games

    I feel bad for the Independence Bowl. I had an amazing time in Shreveport both times, far more so than in Houston. Shreveport is great for a mid-range bowl. The entire town embraces the two teams that visit. Houston was a joke in my opinion.

    I really hope the Independence Bowl can keep finding sponsorship. It's one of the last great bowls. I'm not sure I can take too many bowls that change their name to the sponsor.

    Meineke Car Care Bowl
    Outback Bowl
    Capital One Bowl
    GMAC Bowl
    Champs Sports Bowl
    PapaJohns.com Bowl (are you serious???)
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    Re: Mandel Ranks the Bowl Games

    Quote Originally Posted by SC Cy View Post
    I feel bad for the Independence Bowl. I had an amazing time in Shreveport both times, far more so than in Houston. Shreveport is great for a mid-range bowl. The entire town embraces the two teams that visit. Houston was a joke in my opinion.

    I really hope the Independence Bowl can keep finding sponsorship. It's one of the last great bowls. I'm not sure I can take too many bowls that change their name to the sponsor.

    Meineke Car Care Bowl
    Outback Bowl
    Capital One Bowl
    GMAC Bowl
    Champs Sports Bowl
    PapaJohns.com Bowl (are you serious???)
    Eagle Bank Bowl
    You have to admit the comment is funny, though.

    34. Independence (Dec. 28): Louisiana Tech (7-5) vs. Northern Illinois (6-6). The Shreveport, La., game has deals to land the No. 7 team from the Big 12 and No. 8 team from the SEC. Some years, that gets you Alabama-Colorado, some years, that gets you ... this.


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    Re: Mandel Ranks the Bowl Games

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    You have to admit the comment is funny, though.
    Yeah, that is funny. I don't think it is a slam on the Independence in general, just this year. The Independence has been around for a while and I like it when bowls have some history to them.



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    Re: Mandel Ranks the Bowl Games

    My bowl game rankings (without reading the article so as not to cheat)

    National championship game- relevant
    All others- irrelevant

    Thanks, BCS!



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    Re: Mandel Ranks the Bowl Games

    From the article:

    15. Outback (Jan. 1): Iowa (8-4) vs. South Carolina (7-5). Apparently, losing your last two games by a combined score of 87-20 is no longer a deterrent to a New Year's Day invite. Next up for the Gamecocks: A date with 1,729-yard rusher Shonn Greene.
    South Carolina is a joke in this bowl. Iowa should thrash them.

    Also, OSU v. Texas at #3...no way.



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    Re: Mandel Ranks the Bowl Games

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
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    South Carolina is a joke in this bowl. Iowa should thrash them.

    Also, OSU v. Texas at #3...no way.
    It should only be #3 for intrigue factor due to the schools involved. I doubt it will be the #3 best game. UT should win big.



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