Husky Football Blog
Times reporter Bob Condotta keeps the news coming about the Montlake Dawgs.
August 11, 2008 5:04 PM
Posted by Bob Condotta
Rumor is that the Pac-10 athletic directors are holding their regular late-summer meetings in Seattle and on the agenda is hearing a presentation from a group that would like to bring another bowl game to this city.
A new Seattle Bowl is apparently being propsed by the Seattle Sports Commission, with the group reportedly wanting to get some assurance it would have the support of the Pac-10.
The Pac-10 currently has contracts with seven bowls, a list you can find here.
The Seattle Bowl was held for two years, in 2001 and 2002, before disbanding for financial reasons.
One complication will be getting approval from the NCAA as there will be 34 bowl games this season, and with 119 teams, simply finding enough eligible teams to play may quickly become an issue.
Posted by Dawg in the Couv
5:39 PM, Aug 11, 2008
Posted by seriously?
5:51 PM, Aug 11, 2008
Posted by Dawg in the Couv
5:52 PM, Aug 11, 2008
seriously? - after a long day of work and bad news about shaw, I gotta have fun some how. :)
Posted by mutt
6:43 PM, Aug 11, 2008
A bowl in Seattle, come on it's cold, rainy, gloomy,
who wants to sit out doors in that crap watching some football teams we're not connected with more then likely? The old king dome maybe, there's a reason why bowl games are played south.....SUN, DRY WEATHER, what's the cheerleaders going to wear scuba gear, parkas, long johns? Might be away to peddle those self cleaning toilets seattle sold us on, special setting for the seattle city council at the rain bowl!!!!!
Posted by terrible idea
7:26 PM, Aug 11, 2008
I would pay NOT to attend a bowl game in Seattle in December. I don't care if there's a roof or not, the idea is to make the destination fun. El Paso is better than Seattle.
Posted by Huskyfan77
7:28 PM, Aug 11, 2008
The answer is a resounding NO! In fact, I vote to cancel 14 other bowl games... The post season needs to be a reward for excellence not mediocrity..Ty can you hear me! 40 bowl eligible teams is plenty
Posted by firety.com
7:40 PM, Aug 11, 2008
Tom Hansen is a complete moron!!! The Seattle Bowl failed the first time around what makes him think that it will succeed now?? This is the same idiot(Hansen) who was on KJR earlier this year with Softy trying to tell people that the Emerald Bowl in SF is a major bowl...OK...sounds good. Why on earth would any alumn of a Pac-10 school want to come to Seattle in December, when it's freezing cold, raining, and theres a chance they were already here once before in the same season..
I could see why a ACC/SEC team would want to come to Seattle, but not no Pac-10 team.
Posted by BainbridgeDawg
8:13 PM, Aug 11, 2008
Before dismissing the idea of a bowl game please remember that there are those of us who would love to see a bowl game in Seattle; it is the only way we can see a two winning college football programs play at the same time.
Posted by Jordan
8:44 PM, Aug 11, 2008
They should rename this "The University of Oregon Bowl"
Posted by Nick
9:12 PM, Aug 11, 2008
I went to the Seattle Bowl in 2002. Wake Forest was playing Oregon. Wake was 6-6 and UO was like 8-4. Anyway, Wake took it to the Ducks. It was cold, but I went with my dad and a couple of friends and we had a great time. I think this would be awesome to get a bowl game back in Seattle. Plus, Seattle is a great city year round, seems like people would rather come here than go to Toronto where the International Bowl is played.
Posted by mutt
9:18 PM, Aug 11, 2008
If they want a bowl game in seattle, it should be between the to worst teams in football....kind of a punishment thingy, next year play harder or your back to seattle! The only people that look happy around here that time of are either crazy or on drugs....but what would be the difference?
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