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2020 Bowl Match-Ups We’d Like to See

In a sick and twisted way, we kind of hope this happens

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 26 Quick Lane Bowl - Pitt v Eastern Michigan
The Quick Lane is gone, but plenty of ACC bowl tie-ins remain
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If college football is, in fact, played in 2020, it will likely be weird. With that assumption, could we at least get some cool bowl match-ups from all of the weirdness? Why not! In this article, I’ll try to identify some bowls and bowl match-ups we need to see just because...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 30 Orange Bowl - Florida v Virginia
2019 Orange Bowl
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First, we need to have the Syracuse Orange in the Orange Bowl - too easy! My only concern is would they throw actual oranges onto the field, or would it be players, cheerleaders, mascots, or what? The Illinois Fighting Illini should be the opponent, and just to mix things up a bit, each team should play half the game in their home uniforms, the other half in their away unis - keep the television audience on their toes!

Duke’s mayonnaise
Duke in the Duke’s?
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Next, the Duke Blue Devils in the Duke’s Mayonnaise Bowl - duh! This would be worth the watch if they would guarantee that David Cutcliffe gets dowsed with a drum full of the sponsor’s mayonnaise - win or lose!

Tony The Tiger Press Conference
New Sun Bowl sponsor Frosted Flakes
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Their fans won’t like it, but wouldn’t it be appropriate if the Clemson Tigers played in the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl? After five straight playoff appearances, I can already imagine the taunts of “They’re Gr-r-reat!” Their opponent should be the Nebraska Cornhuskers - just add sugar!

Boston baked beans.
Boston Baked Beans
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Of course, we need to have the Boston College Eagles in the Boston Bowl - preferably sponsored by Boston Baked Beans... or maybe Boston Market. If you go with the former, perhaps they could sign Beano as a secondary sponsor? Now matter what, it would be an experiment to see just how many times ESPN can work in the word “Boston”.

But that’s only four teams - what about the rest of the ACC? Most of the bowl tie-ins just don’t match current teams all that well, so for this part I’m going for a wish list...

Olive Garden restaurant exterior...
Olive Garden restaurant
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For the Pittsburgh Panthers, I wish one of the bowls was sponsored by pitted olives, or maybe get Olive Garden to sponsor an “Endless Salad Bowl”, with a pitted olive for its mascot. That way if the Panthers blow a big lead, the announcers would know exactly what to say. I know it’s a bit of a stretch, but I’d want the Michigan State Spartans as the opponent - with the option to serve Greek Salad instead of Italian.

Wild Turkey Bourbon whisky seen at the Rooster Grill Bar...
Wild Turkey Bourbon
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The Virginia Tech Hokies should play in a bowl game sponsored by Wild Turkey Bourbon Whiskey. To make the game more interesting, they should have all of the seniors over 21 drink a shot right before kickoff - see if they can still cover a kickoff! Since the sponsor is headquartered in Kentucky, a rematch with the Kentucky Wildcats would seem appropriate - maybe they can bring the refreshments with them!

Great Wolf Lodge First New England Resort
Great Wolf Lodge water slide
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As for the North Carolina State Wolfpack, they need a bowl sponsored by Great Wolf Lodge, naturally. In fact, forget the football game - just show the players going down the water slide. They could double the fun by playing the New Mexico Lobos - see who can do the best wolf impersonation.

Did I miss any wacky bowl match-up possibilities? If you think of any, please leave a comment!