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The 2020-2021 Bowl schedule has been released — if you’re the overly optimistic sort.

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And if these all happen, I will be stunned

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: JAN 01 Sugar Bowl - CFP Semifinal - Alabama v Clemson Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The CFP Committee and ESPN have finalized their truncated 37-game 2020-2021 bowl schedule. Down from last year’s 44 games, this season’s slate is really aiming to stay on schedule — from first game occurring 10 days after the conference finals, all the way to the CFP Championship occurring on 11 January 2021.

That said, this seems more like contingency planning than anything else. We’re facing a long, hard winter — with many state health care systems already taxed, new daily cases at an all-time, and mortality rates expected to triple by December and January.

I see what they’re doing though — you have to plan for the bowls just in case the miraculous occurs. You can cancel one of these games with just one Skype call, but it takes weeks and months to put one together.

That said, the whole thing reminds me of this chapter of the Bible.

Here’s our bowl schedule, and more information is available here.

Bowls 2020-2021

Poll

How many of the 37 scheduled bowl games take place?

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  • 34%
    The New Year’s Day & Playoff Games for sure — way too much money is at stake.
    (78 votes)
  • 49%
    Some. The payout on some bowl games will be too great for some small programs to turn down, especially this season.
    (111 votes)
  • 2%
    Almost none. Bowls lose schools more money than they generate. It makes no sense to subsidize that loss this year.
    (6 votes)
  • 13%
    We’ll all be dead by then, so who cares. It’s time to give the dolphins and bonobos their shot.
    (30 votes)
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