Bad News for Fiesta Good News For Cotton?

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Following yesterday's release of that damning, mammoth report about all flavor of fiscal shenanigans at the Fiesta Bowl, the question immediately became: Well, what about the Cotton Bowl taking its place in the BCS rotation? But Dennis Dodd at CBS Sports explained, initially, Not so fast:
If there is an immediate bowl replacement it would likely be in the western U.S. (same as the Fiesta), have a Big 12 tie-in (same as the Fiesta) and have an ESPN affiliation (same as the BCS). That seems to eliminate, for now, the Cotton Bowl, a favorite mentioned elsewhere on Tuesday. While Cotton officials were privately encouraged by the news, the bowl still has three years to go on its contract with Fox. ESPN has the BCS rights for the next three years as well.
But this morning, a source tells CBS that it just might have a shot after all -- depending upon whether the Cotton Bowl can get out of its contract with FOX.
The Cotton Bowl would have "no problem" taking a spot in the BCS rotation if the Fiesta Bowl is kicked out, a source told CBSSports.com Wednesday morning. ... It is thought that Cotton Bowl sponsor AT&T could be involved in the transition process. Also, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones would most likely support the move because his palace, Cowboys Stadium, is involved. That revelation makes the Cotton the overwhelming favorite if the Fiesta is kicked out.
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EDM
EDM

"If there is an immediate bowl replacement it would likely be in the western U.S. (same as the Fiesta), have a Big 12 tie-in (same as the Fiesta) and have an ESPN affiliation (same as the BCS)."

It seems like the conditions placed on a replacement pretty much limit the choice to the Holiday Bowl in San Diego.

G_David
G_David

Wow, just think how many extra seats they could shoehorn in there for a national championship game! Maybe even set the record!

Paul Miller
Paul Miller

The NCAA is the most corrupt organization, that goes unchecked, in America

Clancey
Clancey

Wasn't there a story a couple years ago, some degree of the same things going on at the CB?

Augie
Augie

The reasons for no are all short term. The reasons for yes are forever. The death star alone is probably a big enough draw to nab this bowl. Unless you are talking about having another California BCS game, then the whole western US thing is a red herring. Where else but Cali and Arizona is there a weather proof, BCS worthy facility in the western US? Arizona just shyte itself, so it would seem to come down to Qualcom, yet another game in the Rosebowl, or consider somewhere not so west, like Arlington.

Ramirez B
Ramirez B

so they're talking about the Cotton Bowl Classic at the Death Star? they need to change the name or stop playing at the "Cotton Bowl"

King_cole_2001
King_cole_2001

It the Orange Bowl still played at the Orange Bowl? The name of the game and stadium it's played in does not matter you re re.

Paul Miller
Paul Miller

No, they just need to demolish the craphole called the cotton Bowl.

Tom L (No, Not That L)
Tom L (No, Not That L)

God forbid we actually keep (let alone use) any structure of historical relevance in this town.

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