Wednesday, December 14, 2016

2327. Damned with faint praise

Bowl season's upon us, what fun!
We'll eventually crown Number One.
Forty games this post-season
And that is the reason
Some teams have lost more than they've won.

A bowl game used to be a reward for a good season.  With only 128 teams to choose from, and since games cannot end in ties, it is obvious that with 80 teams "bowling," some are going to have losing records going in.

This year, sixteen selected teams have 6-6 records, one is 6-7, and two are 5-7, guaranteeing that they will finish the season with a losing record.  In my opinion, 40 bowl games is at least 25 too many.

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