Posted by mDEVIL! on January 04, 19 at 18:36:11:
In Reply to: That's the key: Bowl games are for the TV audience posted by BJDevil on January 04, 19 at 14:57:36:
They lost a lot of ground when the Southwest Conference blew up in the 80s. At the time, they had the SWC champ against an at large bid, making them one of the big players. The Orange & Sugar also had a major conference champ vs at large, and the Rose was the only one with 2 major conference champs. It is amazing the Fiesta rose to the stature it did with no conference champ in those days.
The Cotton is back in the game now.
The Sun isn't in the league with any of the above, but it does have a long history, 2nd only to the Rose Bowl I think, and a nice tradition.
The big 5 still offer scarcity value.
I like the Sun better than the Holiday Bowl myself, even though I like San Diego better than El Paso.
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