The NCAA college football season is a dream for most American football fans. The season has loads of highlights but the absolute pinnacle has to be bowl game season. Nowadays the bowl games give the best of the best a chance to compete for the championship in the college football playoffs. The teams who don’t make the cut also get one last game to prove why they’re the best. With over 30 bowl games taking place every year it’s hard to imagine more being added to the mix, but some disbanded bowl games would make a welcome addition to modern college football.
The Tobacco Bowl
The Tobacco Bowl is an incredibly interesting relic of the past. The game took place annually in Richmond, Virginia from 1949 to 1982. Teams from the region, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, were the most regular contestants of the bowl game. The game always took place during the National Tobacco Festival. Not only was this bowl game a reminder of college football’s past, but also the past in regards to American history. With the last couple of decades producing damming evidence regarding the dangers of tobacco, it’s probably a bit surprising to know that there was an entire event celebrating the plant.