Booger McFarland, Greg McElroy take part in spirited debate about value of bowl games

Booger McFarland and Greg McElroy participated in a spirited exchange on Twitter about the value of bowl games.

On Sunday, McFarland started the discussion by writing that he “would like to advocate cutting down the number of bowl games.” The ESPN analyst argued that the current number is “way too many” and he wondered if college football’s bowl system dilutes the reward of going to a bowl “if everybody gets one.”

Soon after, McElroy chimed in about what he views as the value of bowl games. The former Alabama quarterback and current SEC Network analyst mentioned additional practices for participating teams, philanthropic activities on site and more as positives about the experience.

You can see the full dialogue between McFarland and McElroy below.

Both men make good points. It’s easy to see McFarland’s view. After all, should teams be rewarded for being average at the end of the regular season? That’s debatable at best.

But with so many bowl slots available, teams with six victories — and sometimes five — receive invites to these so-called “rewards” for a “job well done” during the season.

McElroy, meanwhile, highlights some quality things as well. The additional practices are a huge benefit of participating in a bowl game. And the community service work that teams do before kickoff is admirable. Not everything about the bowl structure is bad.

Expect this debate to continue. But it’s unlikely we’ll see a radical change in the bowl structure soon.

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