Bowl Game...

Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by XXROCKYTOPXX, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. XXROCKYTOPXX

    XXROCKYTOPXX Chieftain

    Assuming we beat Kentucky, which bowl game do you guys see us getting a bid for? The MCB again? I just looked at ESPN's bowl predictions and they seem to think we'll be playing in the Liberty Bowl gainst Southern Miss. At this point, I'll take any bowl game for the extra practice time.


    Not going out too far on a limb, but I think we close this season at 7-6. I hate to say that the Vandy game was a turning point, but let's be honest. Bray is back and will only get better and it's quite obvious the offense is much more efficient with him at the helm. The Vandy win probably created a much needed spark for this team.
     
  2. LaneTrain

    LaneTrain Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    I don't see any way the MCB doesn't take us, and they pick before the Liberty.

    With Miami off the board, I'm officially calling a UT/Wake Forest MCB because I don't think ACC gets two teams in BCS.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2011
  3. XXROCKYTOPXX

    XXROCKYTOPXX Chieftain

    Which one is the better bowl? I'm trying to find a bowl game pecking order and can't seem to locate one. Obviously they're accepting 6 win teams, so they aren't that glamorous...just curious.
     
  4. LaneTrain

    LaneTrain Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    MCB picks first and pays more, Liberty is older and you play agaisnt a CUSA team, so I'd say MCB.
     
  5. hallowed_hill

    hallowed_hill Active Member

    With our fan showing last year, MCB would jump to have us again.
     
  6. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    MCB vs. whoever
     
  7. cotton

    cotton Stand-up Philosopher

    I know two members of BoD. I will be absolutely flabbergasted if they don't jump all over UT.
     
  8. LaneTrain

    LaneTrain Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Wasn't last year the biggest crowd the bowl has had?

    Do they have any visions of actually trying to increase their bowl stature, or are they content being what they are?
     
  9. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    Pretty sure that is accurate. 90% of that was orange.
     
  10. WM

    WM Active Member

    I guess Miami has taken themselves out of bowl consideration so that is disappointing.
     
  11. volinbham

    volinbham Member

    Would like to see Birmingham Bowl - so I could pop over and see them. I went to the Pitt/UK game last year and it was pretty decent.
     
  12. XXROCKYTOPXX

    XXROCKYTOPXX Chieftain

    The Vols would certainly be a wise choice purely from a numbers standpoint as far as tickets go. The only downside would be the rest of the city not making it's usual since there wouldn't be as many people staying in Nashville (hotels, bars, etc).
     
  13. LaneTrain

    LaneTrain Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Disagree.

    I was there last year and there were a ton of people who just decided to go to Nashville and make a New Year celebration out of it. 2nd avenue was swamped before and after game. I'd say the economy did very well.
     
  14. XXROCKYTOPXX

    XXROCKYTOPXX Chieftain

    I'm sure it was rocking and rolling but I can't help think that the city would not make as much with a somewhat local team being in the bowl. There simply wouldn't be that many people staying in hotels since most would be within driving distance to the game.
     
  15. volinbham

    volinbham Member

    Probably depends on overall attendance (high with UT) vs # of overnight visitors (lower as a % of fans with UT). If Miss St. would send 10K fans and UT would send 30K fans it's still a better economic outcome for them with UT.
     
  16. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    I was there as well. This is correct.
     
  17. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    UT had 55k or so there last year.
     
  18. cotton

    cotton Stand-up Philosopher

    The city does not run the bowl. The bowl committee wants a full stadium and good TV ratings, and that's about it.


    Yes. It was the first sellout at LP.
     
  19. cotton

    cotton Stand-up Philosopher

    I think if they can repeat last year's atmosphere, attendance, and interest on a regular basis, they will be tickled pink.
     
  20. XXROCKYTOPXX

    XXROCKYTOPXX Chieftain

    How silly does this thread seem now? Wow
     

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