Whatever happened to the Cotton Bowl,the Sugar Bowl and of course the grand daddy of them all, the Rose Bowl. My last count was about 24  bowls. Check out the names and how much money they generate. Amateur sports? College football?

Now on to Johnny Manziel, AKA Johnny football. He is going to decide whether he should stay in college or go for the NFL draft. Actually he has already decided, he’s going for the bux.  He has said if he doesn’t go in the first round he will stay at Texas A&M, apparently a punishment to I don’t know who. No where is there any mention of the lost idea of getting an education at college. It is reported that he took all his courses online, whatever that might signify. Well I may be wrong about this but I don’t think he will make it big in the pros, but we will wait and see.


Name Season Started Venue
(Permanent Seating)
City Most Recent
Per Team
Title Sponsor(s)
Sun Bowl 1934 Sun Bowl Stadium
El Paso, Texas $2,000,000 Hyundai
Cotton Bowl Classic 1936 AT&T Stadium
Arlington, Texas 

(1937–2009: Dallas, Texas)

$3,625,000 AT&T
Gator Bowl 1945 EverBank Field
Jacksonville, Florida 

(1994: Gainesville, Florida)

$3,500,000 TaxSlayer.com[3]
Capital One Bowl 1946 Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium
Orlando, Florida 

(1973: Gainesville, Florida)

$4,550,000 Capital One T
Liberty Bowl 1959 Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Memphis, Tennessee 

(1959–1963,Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
1964, Atlantic City, New Jersey)

$1,437,500 AutoZone St
Chick-fil-A Bowl 1968 Georgia Dome
Atlanta, Georgia $3,967,500 (ACC); $2,932,500 (SEC) Chick-fil-A
AdvoCare V100 Bowl 1976 Independence Stadium
Shreveport, Louisiana $1,150,000 AdvoCare
Holiday Bowl 1978 Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego, California $2,075,000 National University
Outback Bowl 1986 Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, Florida $3,500,000 Outback
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl 1989 Sun Devil Stadium
Tempe, Arizona 

(1989-99: Tucson, Arizona;
2000-2005: Phoenix, Arizona)

$3,350,000 Buffalo Wild Wings
Russell Athletic Bowl 1990 Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium
Orlando, Florida 

(1990-2000: Miami Gardens, Florida)

$2,275,000 Russell Athletic
Las Vegas Bowl 1992 Sam Boyd Stadium
Whitney, Nevada 

(1981-91: Fresno, California)

$1,100,000 Royal Purple
Alamo Bowl 1993 Alamodome
San Antonio, Texas $3,175,000 Valero[5]
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl 1997 Ford Field
Detroit, Michigan 

(1997-2001: Pontiac, Michigan)

$750,000 Little Caesars
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl 1997 Bronco Stadium
Boise, Idaho $325,000 Idaho Potato Commission
Music City Bowl 1998 LP Field
Nashville, Tennessee $1,837,500 Franklin American Mortgage Company
GoDaddy Bowl 1999 Ladd Peebles Stadium
Mobile, Alabama $750,000 Go Daddy
New Orleans Bowl 2001 Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, Louisiana 

(2005: Lafayette, Louisiana)

$500,000 R+L Carriers
Fight Hunger Bowl 2002 AT&T Park[a 1]
San Francisco, California $837,500 None
Hawaii Bowl 2002 Aloha Stadium
Honolulu, Hawaii $650,000 Sheraton
Belk Bowl 2002 Bank of America Stadium
Charlotte, North Carolina $1,700,000 Belk
Armed Forces Bowl 2003 Amon G. Carter Stadium
Fort Worth, Texas 

(2010-2011:University Park, Texas)

$600,000 Bell Helicopter
Poinsettia Bowl 2005 Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego, California $500,000 San Diego County Credit Union
Texas Bowl 2006 Reliant Stadium
Houston, Texas $1,700,000 None
BBVA Compass Bowl 2006 Legion Field
Birmingham, Alabama $1,000,025 (SEC); $900,000 (Big East) BBVA Compass
New Mexico Bowl 2006 University Stadium
Albuquerque, New Mexico $456,250 Gildan
Military Bowl 2008 Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Annapolis, Maryland 

(2008–2012:Washington, D.C.)

$1,000,000 Northrop Grumman
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl 2008 Tropicana Field
St. Petersburg, Florida $537,500 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s
Pinstripe Bowl[7] 2010 Yankee Stadium
Bronx, New York $1,800,000 New Era
Heart of Dallas Bowl 2010 Cotton Bowl
Dallas, Texas $1,100,000 PlainsCapital Bank


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