After the bowl games season we have a final set between Alabama and Georgia to see which will become the national champion….personally I cannot think of anything more worthless than a bowl game being something to stop traffic……
But with my thoughts aside does anyone know the history of what we call “bowl games”?
The term “bowl” is taken from the earliest of all bowl games, the “granddaddy of them all,” the Rose Bowl, which is also the name of the stadium in which the game is played. In 1902, the Tournament of Roses Association sponsored the East-West football game pitting teams from opposite ends of the country in an end of season event. The first game was played by Michigan and Stanford, a game that Michigan won, 49-0. Beginning in 1916, the game was played annually and was renamed the Rose Bowl in 1923 when the newly finished Rose Bowl stadium became the host.
Now that I have done my due diligence and given the history lesson I can move on from football…..
First day back after the slow down from the holidays…..glad to be back and hope to see all this year…..love and peace….chuq