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FOOTBOWL NAME GAMES

Remember the good old days of college football bowl classics? When the games were known simply (and non-commercially) as the Rose, Bluebonnet, Tangerine, Hall of Fame, Liberty, Peach, Hula and All-American bowls?

Now, with corporate sponsorship, we get such convoluted names as the Domino's Pizza Copper Bowl, the Federal Express Orange Bowl, the Mobil Cotton Bowl Classic, the Poulan/Weed Eater Independence Bowl, the Sea World Holiday Bowl, the USF & G Sugar Bowl, the Mazda Gator Bowl and, our favorite, the new Blockbuster Bowl, which originally was supposed to be called the Sunshine Bowl. Not to be confused with the former Sun Bowl which is now known as the John Hancock Bowl.

Harken back to the old days when the bowls were known by stately names such as the Los Angeles Festival, the Presidential Cup, the Garden State Bowl and the Fort Worth Classic.

And does anyone remember the Great Lakes Bowl? In the 1948 classic, Canisius College lost a 14-13 heartbreaker to John Carroll University in Cleveland.