t-37. Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
t-37. San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
If you have to take a breath in the middle of reading the name of your bowl game, maybe you should get a new sponsor.
36. Gildan New Mexico Bowl
35. Birmingham Bowl
This is the "old prune that sat a few days too long in Grandma's pantry" of bowl names. Do better Birmingham. Oh, and #FreeUAB.
34. Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl
33. National University Holiday Bowl
National University is the most generic bowl sponsor everrrrrrrrr. All this will make you do is yell "YAY SPORTS" while you're watching the game.
t-30. TicketCity Cactus Bowl
t-30. Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
t-30. Capital One Orange Bowl
Last year we had the TicketCity Bowl in Dallas, Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Arizona, and Capital One Bowl in Orlando. Now those same 3 sponsors have their names slapped on 3 completely different bowls. I HAS CONFUSE.
29. Vizio Fiesta Bowl This makes me sad. This game was the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl forever. Tostitos was even so kind to put a bag with chips and dip at every seat at the Fiesta Bowl last year when Baylor was in it. So now do they leave a 32'' flat screen at every seat? You've got big shoes to fill, Vizio. In memory, we leave with this classic pic of Art Briles.
28. Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
27. Russell Athletic Bowl
I'm entertained by the fact that the Russell Athletic Bowl will feature two teams, Oklahoma and Clemson, that both wear Nike. Russell does get some street cred for having the best bowl game twitter account: @RussellAthBowl
26. AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl
25. GoDaddy Bowl
Another opportunity for GoDaddy to showcase its three terrible commercials from last year's Super Bowl on endless repeat for 4 hours. Can't wait!
24. Boca Raton Bowl
23. R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Is a trucking company really the best that New Orleans can do? Not only that but this is the first game of bowl season so it needs to announce itself as it walks into the party. I feel like the Four Loko New Orleans Bowl is a better fit.
22. Foster Farms Bowl
t-19. Quick Lane Bowl
t-19. Valero Alamo Bowl
t-19. AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Somehow we have a large quantity of bowls related to car/oil/auto-y things. Say how about them gas prices right now?
18. Hawaii Bowl
Hawaii not having a sponsor just feels like a missed opportunity. Who wouldn't get turnt up about the So Delicious Coconut Milk Hawaii Bowl?
17. Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual
16. Goodyear Cotton Bowl
15. Hyundai Sun Bowl
Hey, El Paso is a late afternoon drive down a long country road. At least you can get there in a fuel-efficient 4-door sedan from Korea.
14. New Era Pinstripe Bowl
13. Belk Bowl
12. Miami Beach Bowl
Unlike Birmingham, Miami can hold it's own without a title sponsor. Kinda speaks for itself
11. Allstate Sugar Bowl
10. Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl
This is just Peak Vegas. Royal Purple sounds terribly naughty even if its actually merely motor oil. It's the thought that counts.
9. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
8. TaxSlayer Bowl
You don't just take care of your taxes, YOU BRUTALLY AND VICIOUSLY SLAY THEM.
t-6. Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman
t-6. Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
5. Outback Bowl
Outback Steakhouse is the true OG of bowl game sponsors. There has been an Outback Bowl every year since 1996.
4. Popeyes Bahamas Bowl
Is there a single Popeyes in the Bahamas? Nope. Do I care? Absolutely not because this game existing is awesome. Just ask Central Michigan.
3. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
This game is sponsored by something called the Idaho Potato Commission. But really I'm a fan solely because it provides us with the best mascot of bowl season:
2. Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl
This would've been the clear #1 if it was the Dogecoin St. Petersburg Bowl.
1. Duck Commander Independence Bowl
Yep, that's pretty much perfect for a mediocre game in Shreveport.