It used to be that there were not too many college football bowl games each year. The Rose, Sugar and Cotton being the main ones. They were held on Jan 1st each year. There were a couple other bowl games in those days like the Senior bowl etc but in total it was not much more than a handful, if that many. Now the college football bowl season runs for what seems like two months, with any college whose alumni have deep enough pockets and an interest in creating a bowl game can and do so. For me all of this has totally diluted the meaning the college bowl games, except for the Rose Bowl and that is only because I live in Los Angeles. College football and its never ending season of bowl games. What a meaningless bore. With all of these games they still haven't come up with a good way to determine the national champion.