Cowboys 4 life wrote:Yes any team in the Holiday bowl is a loser.
This is where you're wrong. I feel that as a whole, people are beginning to miss the point of the Bowl games. Bowl games are not simply about that one December or January day that the teams take the field. Bowl games allow for a few things, and probably most importantly is the extra month of practice that the teams get to have if they make it to a bowl game. This gives coaches an opportunity to look at the other, younger guys who will be contributing next year, something that is very difficult to do during the regular, one week preparation time that you have for a game.
Similarly, this gives the players an opportunity to have a great time. Imagine that you are an inner city collegiate football player who lives in Detriot. You get noticed by some recruiters and get the opportunity to go to college at Michigan on a full scholarship. Now you get to go to a bowl game as a player on Michigan, let's say (hypothetically) it's a BCS bowl, the Orange Bowl. That means that you get to spend a week in Miami on the University. Would that opportunity have been possible for this kid without football? without the bowl system? no way.
Lastly, it gives the players another opportunity to compete. Any athlete at the collegiate level is a competitor in everything they do. You ask a senior on Oregon or Oklahoma if they wanted to play on that game for two reasons. If they're a pro prospect they will want to display their skills for the scouts. If their career is done after college, they want to play that one last game, even if it is "for 100,000 people".