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Awesome...Another Bowl Game

Unread postby danwismar » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:41 pm

Fresh from the B1G offices:

THE DETROIT LIONS ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT

WITH BIG TEN FOR BOWL GAME AT FORD FIELD

Inaugural game to be played in 2014



DETROIT – The Detroit Lions announced today that they have entered into a six-year partnership with the Big Ten Conference for a bowl game that will be played at Ford Field beginning in 2014.

The game will be officially named once sponsorship agreements are in place. The inaugural game is tentatively scheduled for December 30, 2014 (pending TV broadcast schedule).

“We are thrilled to be hosting a new bowl game in Detroit that will be anchored by an annual commitment from the Big Ten,” said Detroit Lions Team President Tom Lewand. “In addition to showcasing our city and its rich football tradition, this game will be an opportunity for fans to enjoy a postseason matchup featuring one of college football’s best conferences.”

At the end of each college football season, the Big Ten and a conference to be named will determine their team representatives after discussion between bowl and conference officials to create the best possible matchup.

“We are pleased to join with the Detroit Lions in creating this new postseason bowl game in Detroit,” Big Ten Commissioner James E. Delany said. “The city of Detroit has played host to as many big-time sporting events as any other major city in America, from NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four and Regional games to the Super Bowl, World Series and NBA Finals. The support of the business and community leaders of Detroit coupled with a world-class facility in Ford Field and Detroit Lions’ management of the game will result in a meaningful experience for Big Ten teams and their fans.”

The Big Ten has sent a representative to Detroit for a bowl game three times (Northwestern, 2003; Purdue, 2007 and 2011) for the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, also played at Ford Field.

The Detroit Lions become only the second NFL team (Houston Texans, 2006) to officially host and operate a college football bowl game. The team’s entertainment division, DLI Entertainment, has promoted multiple large scale shows and events at Ford Field, including seven consecutive sold out Kenny Chesney concerts, Taylor Swift, Basketbowl (2003), 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball Regionals, 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four and the 2010 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Frozen Four
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Re: Awesome...Another Bowl Game

Unread postby Sea Foam Green » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:54 pm

Is the conference to be named likely the MAC or the All-American Conference [or whatever the old Big East is] or somebody good?

Might be interesting if it's somebody decent to have a bowl up North. The reverse of the usual. [Insofar as bowls will be interesting anymore]
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Re: Awesome...Another Bowl Game

Unread postby mattvan1 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:55 pm

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Re: Awesome...Another Bowl Game

Unread postby Spin » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:16 pm

Isn't this the old Motor City Bowl/Little Caesers Bowl?

It already was the #8 Big Ten team (if there were 8 bowl eligible). So I don't see what the big difference is. Unless they moved higher on the B10 food chain.
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Re: Awesome...Another Bowl Game

Unread postby Spin » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:31 pm

Ahhh. Never mind. This is the Lions running this one.

I'll wait to see how much difference that makes.
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Re: Awesome...Another Bowl Game

Unread postby furls » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:37 pm

I'd like to see a bowl tie in to a decent SEC team North of the Mason Dixon line.
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Re: Awesome...Another Bowl Game

Unread postby kman_holla8 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:53 am

Why don't they just give every team that wins 6 or more games a ribbon...too late
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Re: Awesome...Another Bowl Game

Unread postby furls » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:39 am

6 win teams should get a trophy. Actually all the teams should get a trophy. We wouldn't want anyone to feel bad for themselves. Competitive excellence is overrated.
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Re: Awesome...Another Bowl Game

Unread postby mattvan1 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:42 am

Actually this will be super cool in an apocalyptic kinda way. The city is bankrupt, and Ford Field is smack in the middle of urban blight that makes East Cleveland look like Maui. Most public services will be suspended, so players will need to walk to the game in between burning cars while wearing their pads and carrying weapons to ward off marauding gangs looking for food. Blade Runner meets Mad Max meets Roller Ball.

Delaney could not have planned this better. SpikeTV and SyFy have already secured the broadcasting rights.
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Re: Awesome...Another Bowl Game

Unread postby furls » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:01 am

mattvan1 wrote:Actually this will be super cool in an apocalyptic kinda way. The city is bankrupt, and Ford Field is smack in the middle of urban blight that makes East Cleveland look like Maui. Most public services will be suspended, so players will need to walk to the game in between burning cars while wearing their pads and carrying weapons to ward off marauding gangs looking for food. Blade Runner meets Mad Max meets Roller Ball.

Delaney could not have planned this better. SpikeTV and SyFy have already secured the broadcasting rights.


Wow, that's great. Think of the plot twist and required strategies. Teams can only use the players that can get to the stadium! Think of the strategy... you have to make a protective "shell" of walk ons surrounding lesser scholarship players. Then put the stars in the center. There would be a premium on Detroit players because they could help guide the players through the surreal "Crow-Like" Detroit.

This would make the best Bowl game ever!
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Re: Awesome...Another Bowl Game

Unread postby mattvan1 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:35 am

furls wrote:
mattvan1 wrote:Actually this will be super cool in an apocalyptic kinda way. The city is bankrupt, and Ford Field is smack in the middle of urban blight that makes East Cleveland look like Maui. Most public services will be suspended, so players will need to walk to the game in between burning cars while wearing their pads and carrying weapons to ward off marauding gangs looking for food. Blade Runner meets Mad Max meets Roller Ball.

Delaney could not have planned this better. SpikeTV and SyFy have already secured the broadcasting rights.


Wow, that's great. Think of the plot twist and required strategies. Teams can only use the players that can get to the stadium! Think of the strategy... you have to make a protective "shell" of walk ons surrounding lesser scholarship players. Then put the stars in the center. There would be a premium on Detroit players because they could help guide the players through the surreal "Crow-Like" Detroit.

This would make the best Bowl game ever!


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Re: Awesome...Another Bowl Game

Unread postby jb » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:38 pm

mattvan1 wrote:Actually this will be super cool in an apocalyptic kinda way. The city is bankrupt, and Ford Field is smack in the middle of urban blight that makes East Cleveland look like Maui. Most public services will be suspended, so players will need to walk to the game in between burning cars while wearing their pads and carrying weapons to ward off marauding gangs looking for food. Blade Runner meets Mad Max meets Roller Ball.

Delaney could not have planned this better. SpikeTV and SyFy have already secured the broadcasting rights.



Should just play a game of Rollerball instead.
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