The college football bowl season has been a long-standing mainstay of American tradition where even the most casual of sports fans gather around their TV sets over the holidays to enjoy the best college football teams from across the country engaging in exciting, highly competitive gridiron battles. Historically, the best teams in the nation are rewarded with big cash bonuses and national recognition by being selected to play in a nationally televised college football bowl game. Success was well-rewarded, resulting in fierce competition all season long just to “qualify” to play in a holiday bowl game. Sadly, in today’s molly-coddling, politically correct, competition-stifling American society, the college bowl games are now evolving into an “everyone gets a trophy and a bowl game, regardless of how poorly they performed on the field all year long” nanny-state debacle. Don’t believe it?
Introducing this year’s Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. The venue? San Francisco, the heart of the Liberal La-La land, that brought us such things as a ban on McDonald’s Happy Meals, was voted the Most Liberal County in the U.S.A , placed bans on plastic grocery bags, and gave us the biggest debt-spending Speaker of the House in U.S. history, one Nancy Pelosi ( L- La-La-Land). The oh-so-successful college teams that “earned” a slot in this year’s Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl? Illinois, with a stellar record of 6-6, and UCLA with an awe-inspiring record of.. 6-7. Meanwhile teams such as WKU (Western Kentucky University) with a winning 7-5 record were left out of the bowl season, as is written here. WKU is a small school that has been the fastest growing college in Kentucky for 13 years running, located in Bowling Green Kentucky with 21,000 students enrolled.
Both Illinois and UCLA also played in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl game this year with interim coaches, as both team’s coaches were fired at the end of this season for their teams non-performance. Illinois won the game by a score of 20-14. The Chicago Tribune summed up the Illinois football season that was rewarded with a bowl bid as follows:
Since early October, Illinois has done little else but suffer on the field and endure off-field distractions. From a fired coach to a player’s gunshot wound to a six-game losing streak to assistant coaches threatening mutiny, there had been few reasons to talk about the Illini other than their season collapse and sequence of bizarre events.
And then the LA Times shows us how UCLA was not even 2011 bowl-eligible, but received an Obama-healthcare-style waiver from the NCAA:
The 49-31 loss to Oregon in the Pac-12 title game would have cost UCLA its bowl eligibility had the Bruins not already received a waiver from the NCAA.
And then the LA Times also shows us just how historic this years UCLA Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl team truly is:” UCLA, which lost its last two games, to USC and Oregon, by a combined score of 99-31, will attempt to avoid becoming the first bowl team to finish the season with eight losses.”
Yes UCLA lost the bowl game and made history today by becoming the first bowl team in American history to finish the season with eight straight losses. So much for the college sports academics and media misfits that champion the falsehood that politics do not play a big part of college sports today. The wonderful longstanding American tradition of holiday college football bowl games has now been polluted by the “everyone gets a trophy” competition-stifling Liberal ideology, along with nanny-state wealth redistributive politics. These two schools didn’t deserve to play in a nationally televised bowl game, but it did generate a much-needed $120 million dollars in revenue for San Francisco.
Both Illinois and UCLA just happen to be located in dominantly Liberal, in-the red-budget, illegal sanctuary city promoting states. The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl was previously known as the Emerald Bowl, but changed the name to the Fight Hunger Bowl last year. Have they cured world hunger yet? Not hardly, but these liberal losing-record college football teams and their perspective states are sure raking in the big bucks by promoting this farce of a bowl game. What’s next? 1-10 Berkeley vs the 0-11 University of Chicago in the 2012 Kraft Fight Hunger bowl? The only question left to be asked, is how many tax dollars were funneled to San Francisco and Illinois for “participating in this bowl game, as is the proven pattern behind these types of innocent sounding fight world hunger and save the planet Liberal schemes.