First we found out that Yankee Stadium would reprise its role as the venue for the historic Notre Dame-Army football games. Then, today we hear that there may be something called the “Yankee Bowl” where a Big East team and a Big 12 team will do battle in a post-season football game.
I guess I’m a little surprised that there would be a clamor to play a bowl game in the inclement New York weather in mid- to late-December. Given that bowl games are now big business for corporate sponsors and the universities that play in them, making fans sit in crappy weather seems a bit odd when you can send your fans and corporate sponsors to Honolulu, New Orleans, Orlando, San Diego or Tempe. Then again, there are few places more enjoyable than New York around the holidays…
As an aside, there is now talk to bring boxing back to the Bronx. What’s next, the circus?
-Posted by MJ