Saturday, October 12, 2013

Lamming it in Boca

So, the MAC has announced their newest bowl tie-in, this one in Boca Raton at Florida Atlantic University.  The last time I remember hearing about Boca it was as the Soprano's favorite place to go on the lam.  It is Boca where Junior displays his legendary oral talents with his talkative girlfriend, eventually leading to a brutal mob war.

Well, now there's another think in Boca worth talking about (see what I did there?).  The Boca Raton bowl with a MAC tie-in.

Announced today, the bowl will be played pre-Christmas.  The set-up is ridiculously complicated.  From what I can gather, there will be other bowls anounnced that is of yet unnamed and the bowls will rotate their spots among several FBS conferences.

For example, in 2014 the MAC will play C-USA.  In 2015, the MAC will play the American Athletic Conference.  In 2016 and 2017, the MAC will be out of the rotation for the BocaBowl and then back in for 2018. That doesn't mean the MAC will have a bowl-tie in for the 16 and 17 season because they could be tied in with the Mystery Bowl or Bowls.

Here's a fuller explanation for the MAC.

As of 2014, the MAC now has four announced bowl ties.

GoDaddy Bowl (Mobile, Ala.; vs. Sun Belt);
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise, Ida.; vs. Mountain West)
Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Ala.; vs. Sun Belt)
Boca Raton Bowl (Boca Raton, Fla.; vs. Conference USA)
Bowl Game - TBA -

Big congrats to the MAC Office.  As I have said before, I think the bowl system is ridiculous and unsustainable, but the only worst thing would be for the MAC not to be included.  I do appreciate that post-season play is a reward for our players.  Hopefully smarter people than me are figuring how they can not hemorrhage money.

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