Houston, we have a problem

by Travis Normand

Houston, we have a problem.

If there was any way that I could prevent this bowl from being in Houston, I would do it.  As of a few days ago the most likely candidates to host this bowl game were Dallas or New Orleans.  However, with Houston submitting the highest bid to host the bowl I am guessing that could all change quickly.

Personally, my first choice is New Orleans as there is no better bowl destination city. My second choice would be Dallas, simply because of the Cowboy’s venue. 

As for Houston, well, how do I say this nicely?  I have been to a bowl game in Houston and I am sorry to say that it was not one of my top college football experiences.


[H/T MrSEC.com]


The postseason game that for now has been dubbed the Champions Bowl figures to make a pile of money for the SEC and Big 12, the two conferences who announced a Rose Bowl-type agreement earlier this year that in theory would annually pit the champs of each league in a bowl game.

The bidding to host the game, which will begin following the 2014 regular season, commenced recently, and apparently one city really wants to be named as the bowl’s venue.

According to long-time national college football writer Mark Blaudschun, the city of Houston, somewhat surprisingly, submitted the highest bid of the cities that have taken part in the bidding process for a game that’s expected to bring in at least $80 million for the two conferences.  The amount Houston bid on the game was not revealed.

The other two cities with the highest bids, Blaudschun reported on his…

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Adding Insult to Injury: Houston Cougar Edition

by Travis Normand

When rumors started circulating about Kevin Sumlin possibly leaving the University of Houston (UH) in order to take the head coaching job at Texas A&M, the Houston Cougar football team wasn’t happy.  In fact, they were so unhappy about the possibility of Coach Sumlin leaving that they couldn’t focus on the task at hand.

Texas State vs. UH - 1 Sept 2012

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On December 3, 2011, the University of Houston entered the Conference USA Championship game undefeated.  Their task was simple–win the conference championship and receive their first-ever invitation to a BCS bowl game.  Such an accomplishment would not only be UH’s first, but would have also been the first for Conference USA.

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