**Official #22 USC vs. #16 Iowa Holiday Bowl Thread - 12/27/19 - 7pm - FS1**

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I would always prefer a Jan 1 bowl game but getting slaughtered by Alabama didn’t sound real fun.

I don’t like the time slot or channel for exposure purposes but playing USC should help with that. I also think Florida is more beneficial than California for recruiting purposes. So there’s some disappointment for me there but a win over USC in Southern California will make the days that follow quite enjoyable to watch.
 
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For years of my childhood the only bowls I cared about were Rose and Holiday.
 
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I would always prefer a Jan 1 bowl game but getting slaughtered by Alabama didn’t sound real fun.

I don’t like the time slot or channel for exposure purposes but playing USC should help with that. I also think Florida is more beneficial than California for recruiting purposes. So there’s some disappointment for me there but a win over USC in Southern California will make the days that follow quite enjoyable to watch.
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I would always prefer a Jan 1 bowl game but getting slaughtered by Alabama didn’t sound real fun.

I don’t like the time slot or channel for exposure purposes but playing USC should help with that. I also think Florida is more beneficial than California for recruiting purposes. So there’s some disappointment for me there but a win over USC in Southern California will make the days that follow quite enjoyable to watch.
They are in prime time with no other relevant sporting event on. It ends up being one of the higher rated game of the bowl season because of that similar to the Alamo Bowl. It is great for exposure.
 

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I would always prefer a Jan 1 bowl game but getting slaughtered by Alabama didn’t sound real fun.

I don’t like the time slot or channel for exposure purposes but playing USC should help with that. I also think Florida is more beneficial than California for recruiting purposes. So there’s some disappointment for me there but a win over USC in Southern California will make the days that follow quite enjoyable to watch.
They are in prime time with no other relevant sporting event on. It ends up being one of the higher rated game of the bowl season because of that similar to the Alamo Bowl. It is great for exposure.
Isn't there another bowl game at the same time on espn?
 

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I would always prefer a Jan 1 bowl game but getting slaughtered by Alabama didn’t sound real fun.

I don’t like the time slot or channel for exposure purposes but playing USC should help with that. I also think Florida is more beneficial than California for recruiting purposes. So there’s some disappointment for me there but a win over USC in Southern California will make the days that follow quite enjoyable to watch.
They are in prime time with no other relevant sporting event on. It ends up being one of the higher rated game of the bowl season because of that similar to the Alamo Bowl. It is great for exposure.
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I would always prefer a Jan 1 bowl game but getting slaughtered by Alabama didn’t sound real fun.

I don’t like the time slot or channel for exposure purposes but playing USC should help with that. I also think Florida is more beneficial than California for recruiting purposes. So there’s some disappointment for me there but a win over USC in Southern California will make the days that follow quite enjoyable to watch.
They are in prime time with no other relevant sporting event on. It ends up being one of the higher rated game of the bowl season because of that similar to the Alamo Bowl. It is great for exposure.
Isn't there another bowl game at the same time on espn?
I guess so, but 1 hour 15 minutes earlier and it is the shitty Texas Bowl.
 

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I would always prefer a Jan 1 bowl game but getting slaughtered by Alabama didn’t sound real fun.

I don’t like the time slot or channel for exposure purposes but playing USC should help with that. I also think Florida is more beneficial than California for recruiting purposes. So there’s some disappointment for me there but a win over USC in Southern California will make the days that follow quite enjoyable to watch.
They are in prime time with no other relevant sporting event on. It ends up being one of the higher rated game of the bowl season because of that similar to the Alamo Bowl. It is great for exposure.
From TOS:
Last year the Redbox on Fox had just under 3.8 million viewers, and the Holiday on FS1 had half that (1.8 million). The last time the Holiday Bowl drew over 2 million was in 2016, the last time it was on ESPN.
I’m by no means saying I would have preferred the Redbox but using that for comparison. The Outback has 3.26M last year versus Mississippi State. The citrus bowl was over 7M.

Ratings or exposure wise, I’m not sure it is a big win.
 

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I would always prefer a Jan 1 bowl game but getting slaughtered by Alabama didn’t sound real fun.

I don’t like the time slot or channel for exposure purposes but playing USC should help with that. I also think Florida is more beneficial than California for recruiting purposes. So there’s some disappointment for me there but a win over USC in Southern California will make the days that follow quite enjoyable to watch.
They are in prime time with no other relevant sporting event on. It ends up being one of the higher rated game of the bowl season because of that similar to the Alamo Bowl. It is great for exposure.
From TOS:
Last year the Redbox on Fox had just under 3.8 million viewers, and the Holiday on FS1 had half that (1.8 million). The last time the Holiday Bowl drew over 2 million was in 2016, the last time it was on ESPN.
I’m by no means saying I would have preferred the Redbox but using that for comparison. The Outback has 3.26M last year versus Mississippi State. The citrus bowl was over 7M.

Ratings or exposure wise, it isn’t a win.
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Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt on the call.
Hopefully this means the same production crew that did their big noon games. Their use of simultaneous replays showing the QB and the receivers running routes is top notch.
 

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It’s a Friday night and it’s right between the Texas and Cheez It Bowls.

Im much more excited about this game than I was last years game against Mississippi State.

No offense, but worrying about exposure for second tier bowl games is dumb.
 

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Exposure doesn’t mean shit. No one cares. Get the 10th win.
 

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The only eyeballs I’m concerned about watching this game are my own. Preferably through a good base of alcohol.
 

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I’d be shocked if Iowa doesn’t travel well to this one.
 

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Exposure doesn’t mean shit. No one cares. Get the 10th win.
Correct. And the idea that a Florida recruit is going to pick Iowa because they were one of the 50 teams playing a bowl in their state is also retarded.
 
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Fans will be excited to go to a good location that's not in Florida. I've basically been planning on this trip for a year.
 
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Virtually every hardcore Iowa fan on the West coast will go to this and there’s a lot of us.

I hate to bring the game up but the same crowd that traveled to ASU in 04 and Arizona in 10
 

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Does that package come with the chance to drink next to Hey guys, it's Williams!?
 
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Wirfs and Epenesa playing, as expected. Geno Stone also filed draft paperwork. Didn't see anything on anyone else.
 

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Ffs, those prices are about what I saw for Rose Bowl
 

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I would always prefer a Jan 1 bowl game but getting slaughtered by Alabama didn’t sound real fun.

I don’t like the time slot or channel for exposure purposes but playing USC should help with that. I also think Florida is more beneficial than California for recruiting purposes. So there’s some disappointment for me there but a win over USC in Southern California will make the days that follow quite enjoyable to watch.
They are in prime time with no other relevant sporting event on. It ends up being one of the higher rated game of the bowl season because of that similar to the Alamo Bowl. It is great for exposure.
From TOS:
Last year the Redbox on Fox had just under 3.8 million viewers, and the Holiday on FS1 had half that (1.8 million). The last time the Holiday Bowl drew over 2 million was in 2016, the last time it was on ESPN.
I’m by no means saying I would have preferred the Redbox but using that for comparison. The Outback has 3.26M last year versus Mississippi State. The citrus bowl was over 7M.

Ratings or exposure wise, I’m not sure it is a big win.
May have had something to do with Northwestern vs Utah on New Year’s Eve last year. Just spitballing.
 

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Ffs, those prices are about what I saw for Rose Bowl
It's almost like you're traveling to the same part of the country...
Someone translate those prices for balls.

You’d have to do the dishes for mom 9 million times and fold her underwear 750 times to earn it. Is that what you paid to go to Pasadena?
 
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