Friday, January 29, 2010

Quickie: Exhibition Bowls: Do You Care?

(I didn't write a post about the Tebow Super Bowl ad here yesterday, but I did do a long post over at -- check it out. It says everything I would have written here.)

The most intriguing game of the weekend is not in Mobile (Senior Bowl) or Miami (Pro Bowl) but Ithaca, NY, where Harvard is playing Cornell in a battle of the two best hoops teams in the Ivy League.

But all eyes -- or at least some eyes -- are on the single-star power at the Senior Bowl (Tebow) and the non-star power at the Pro Bowl (where the big storyline is the players who AREN'T playing). The big question is: Will fans watch?

Will fans watch the Senior Bowl because of their intrigue over Tebow? His inclusion in the game sparked a run on ticket sales -- will curious fans tune in on TV? And will fans watch the Pro Bowl because -- well -- it's the first Sunday without non-exhibition pro football in 21 weeks? The players may not want to be there, but I'm predicting fans tune in (at least enough to keep the game as a pre-Super Bowl event in the SB host city).

The Bowls (Senior and Pro) lead today's SN column, but there is a lot more:

*Kurt Warner's retirement: Or will he pull a Favre?
*NBA All-Star Snubs: Josh Smith vs. David Lee
*Ken Griffy: 40 and sexy?
*Steven Jackson: Yikes
*CBB Games of the Weekend: More than Ivies.
*Super Bowl ads: Focus on the Family vs. GoDaddy
*Why Carrie Underwood and not Ke$ha.

-- D.S.

1 comment:

Qwagmire said...

Couldnt the Senior Boawl be called the Tim Te-Bowl?