December 13, 2010 |


   With the bowl season beginning in just a few days, one of my favorite times of the year by the way, I thought I’d ask a few bowl-centric trivia questions. Let’s see if anyone can get a few of theses without cheating. I can never know who looked them up, but on the inside, when you are alone you’ll know. So don’t put yourself through that and tackle these six questions.


        QUESTION 1

      The last time Maryland was in a bowl (the 2008 Humanitarian Bowl), which current player took home the MVP award?


      QUESTION 2

       The Naval Academy has a storied tradition, but did not win a bowl game until January 1st, 1955. Which bowl and against who, did they achieve this first victory?

        QUESTION 3

    Here is and easy and hard one all in one. I’ll be impressed by anyone that knows this off the top of their head. Who won the Insight Bowl….. last year?



    TCU came very close the last two years, to being the first smaller conference school since BYU in 1984 to have a real chance at the national title after the bowls. BYU beat Michigan in the Holiday Bowl to make their case, but it wasn’t locked up until Washington beat what #2 ranked team in the Orange Bowl?


       QUESTION 5

    Maryland plays East Carolina in the Military Bowl on December 29th. This is the 3rd official name for the bowl in only its third season. Can anyone remember the original name given to this bowl back in the spring of 2008?


      QUESTION 6

      Today the importance of the “BCS” bowl games has damaged the brands of all others. But some have long and storied traditions that rival those of the now anointed important bowls. Who knows which current non-BCS game is the oldest?



  All right. Have fun with that while you get ready for the BYU/UTEP game. Okay maybe that part of the bowls isn’t that great, but I’ll be watching; and I’ll get back with the answers in a couple of days.