The Poinsettia Bowl is officially a goner, as the San Diego Bowl Game Association board of directors voted to have just one college football bowl game in 2017. They want to place all of their resources behind the Holiday Bowl, putting an end to the Poinsettia Bowl after 12 years.
Via San Diego Bowl Games, here’s more on the news.
“College football and the bowl game structure has gone through major changes through the years and our board feels the time is right to focus our efforts on one post-season game,” said Mark Neville, executive director of the San Diego Bowl Game Association. “The San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl staged exciting match-ups for more than a decade and we were one of the few cities to host two bowl games.”
Discussions are also underway with the San Diego Padres about playing the Holiday Bowl at Petco Park in the event Qualcomm Stadium closes after 2018.
I’d typically be happy to see a virtually meaningless bowl game bite the dust, as we’ve got way too damn many of these things on our hands. But thanks to that scumbag Dean Spanos moving the Chargers, San Diego needs all of the football they can get right now. I’d much rather see some dipshit bowl like the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl get the ax instead.
Oh well, at least a football game at the gorgeous Petco Park would be cool. R.I.P. to the Poinsettia Bowl.