How to Survive the College Bowl Season

How to Survive the College Bowl Season
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    The fall semester is over, you’re on your way home and beginning tomorrow and lasting almost to mid-January is the college bowl season.


The bowl season represents some 35-odd games involving college football teams ranging from the stellar to the mediocre. Each team is on a quest to win a game that may not mean all that much to anyone except the players, students, alumni and diehard fans. Here’s how to survive the college bowl season this year.

Choose Your Games

As much as the networks would want you to tune in, you know full well that spending 120+ hours watching football isn’t going to happen. Even with the help of a DVD player to record games that run concurrently or when you have something else to do, setting aside that time simply won’t cut it for you.

Choose the games you want to watch in order of priority. Place your favorite team on top and set aside time on that date to watch the game live. From there, order your bowl games in order of priority, ranging from 1 to 10. If there is overlap, then record one game while watching another one.

Watch it With Friends

Take in any college football game alone and you’ll miss the full fan experience. Spend it with friends and you’ll enjoy instant discourse as the game progresses. What better way to spend a game than to watch it with fellow fans?

Host a bowl party and supply the drinks. Ask your friends to chip in to order pizzas, sandwiches and other food items. The larger the screen, the better. If your home isn’t conducive to watching the game, then find a party elsewhere. Your siblings may not share your enthusiasm or your parents may have other plans.

Go to a Game

What better way to see a college football game than to be there in person? Bowl games can be a lot of fun with party action taking place before, during and after the big game. Moreover, if you are a student for one of the colleges playing, you can get in for just a few dollars. Compare that price to what regular attendees pay — $100 to $300 or more — and you’ll get a bargain.

If the bowl game is within driving distance, find several other nearby fans to ride with you and share the costs. You should be able to locate a fair-priced hotel room not far from the stadium — with breakfast included your overall costs will come in lower. If the game is further away, look for discounts on airfare or train travel. Better yet, stay home and watch the game in a familiar environment.

Watch Basketball Instead

Come to think of it you may not be much of a football fan anyway. Instead, basketball may be your sport.

If that is the case for you, then you are in luck: college basketball season is in full swing with games held throughout your winter break. If you live near campus, your team will have a few home games over the coming weeks. If you live far from school, chances are you can catch a number of local games.

No matter, there will be games on the big screen at the mall, at your favorite ski resort and wherever your travels will take you.

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