Per the Annapolis paper (blogger really), Navy has signed on to play in the inaugural Congressional Bowl in 2008, to be held in D.C. at either RFK stadium or the new Nationals Park. Apparantly the ACC has agreed to be the tie-in opponent and it looks to be a "Service Academy" / ACC bowl moving forward. ESPN has signed on to broadcast the game, which will be held December 20.
Interesting that Navy has already agreed to play the first one, since they're......... you know ............ not bowl eligible yet. I guess when you eat bullets for breakfast and fight wars, we can make a few exceptions. I don't have a problem with that.
Apparantly it's going to be able to payout at least the minimum $1,000,000 per team.
A few questions unanswered:
- Is the an additional bowl tie-in?
- Is one of the existing bowls going to be cut (take your earmuffs off Boise-ians)
- Is this a way to provide a more reasonable lower tier bowl for the more Northern ACC teams whose teams maybe don't travel so well (turns out Eagles don't fly)?
- Can the service academies play even if none are bowl eligible?
Inquiring minds want to know. What questions do you have?