Author Topic: Gator Bowl now known as Taxslayer Bowl  (Read 11321 times)

KenFSU

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Re: Gator Bowl now known as Taxslayer Bowl
« Reply #45 on: April 12, 2018, 07:03:39 PM »
Taxslayer has agreed to bring back the Gator Bowl name.

Starting with this year's game, it will be the Taxslayer Gator Bowl.
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pierre

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Re: Gator Bowl now known as Taxslayer Bowl
« Reply #46 on: April 13, 2018, 08:58:48 AM »
Maybe they could also bring back decent matchups to the game.

JaxAvondale

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Re: Gator Bowl now known as Taxslayer Bowl
« Reply #47 on: April 13, 2018, 11:08:59 AM »
The Gator Bowl has to get in the rotation of the Big 6 bowls in order to get a better matchup. This probably won’t happen until Lot J is developed and their is a hotel next to the stadium.

pierre

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Re: Gator Bowl now known as Taxslayer Bowl
« Reply #48 on: April 13, 2018, 12:11:32 PM »
I would agree with that. And even then, it is no guarantee.

Unfortunately, the Gator/Taxslayer/Gator Bowl was allowed to slip further and further back in the pecking order of bowls.

Just a quick skim shows that this year's game was the first in four years to even feature a ranked team. It has not featured two ranked teams since 2006. The 30 years or so prior to that, it would nearly always feature two ranked teams. Sometimes two highly ranked teams.