Back when I was growing up, there were four Bowls, Sugar, Orange, Rose and Cotton.
And these bowls meant something! You'd never see a team in them with less than a 9-3 record.
Now there are over 20 Bowls, with names like the "Civil Rights Bowl" and the "Fight Hunger Bowl", the "Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl" and the "Meineke Car Bowl of Texas, even the GoDaddyBowl. (In other words, a lot of large corporations sponsor them.)
To what result?
Now we've got sub-.500 teams in bowls, which really defeats the purpose of the bowl - which used to be to showcase the best college talent and now is just used to showcase a company.