Famous Idaho Potato Bowl sets kickoff date: Dec. 15

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

The 2012 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl will be held on Dec. 15 and kickoff at 2:30 p.m. Mountain time. The game, held at Boise State's Bronco Stadium, is on the first day of bowl season for the third consecutive year. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.

The Famous Potato Bowl pits a team from the Western Athletic Conference against a team from the Mid-American Conference. Ohio defeated Utah State 24-23 in the 2011 game. The game averaged 2.4 million viewers on ESPN.

“The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl has a history of competitive and entertaining games and continues to be an integral part of the opening day of Bowl Week,” said Kurt Dargis, ESPN director of programming and acquisitions, in a release sent by the bowl.

“With another premier, pre-­holiday time slot, we’ll be able to continue our history of strong ratings and quality fan experiences," said Kevin McDonald, the executive director of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, in a release sent by the bowl. “The earlier date and start time increases the likelihood of warmer temperatures and maximizes fan interest without the interruption of holiday festivities.”

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They should

Put the winners of the Idaho Potato Bowl and the Beef O'Bradys Bowl together in a Shepards Pie Bowl.

you just

bowl me over

What happens to this bowl in 2013

when the WAC is no longer a football conference? Will it go away? Will it go to the Mountain West, which will have no ties to the state?

What are you hearing, Murphy?

Bowl faces an uncertain future ...

... in 2013 and beyond. The NCAA is looking at making it tougher for teams to qualify for bowls, which might cull the number of games as well.

-- murph

The H-Bowl...

...has served its purpose well and had a better run than most bottom-tier bowls. It has far outlived the Big West, to conference it was created for, and it is about to outlive the WAC.

But the bowl has no future. Time to start planning for an honorable retirement.

Broncos Will Be Back

In the Big East Western Division Playoffs at the Famous Potato Bowl.

The only Broncos on REAL TV will still be in the NFL.

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"foreignoregonian" is not anonymous

It is my identity and my philosophy

Would you prefer everyone to be called 'Poster'?

I don't buy tickets this early to ANYTHING!

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"foreignoregonian" is not anonymous

It is my identity and my philosophy

Would you prefer everyone to be called 'Poster'?

HAHA

hahahaha! Your comment tickeled my funny-bone!

Sometimes it's necessary, FO

I once bought a ticket to see "Phantom of the Opera" at Curren Theatre in San Francisco. It was sold out 4 months in advance, so I bought my ticket in February for a June show. Of course, my ship (aircraft carrier) didn't have it's movement schedule out yet, and found out we were going out to sea for a month, and leaving 2 days BEFORE the show.

Word of advice: if you ever buy a ticket to a Broadway show, ALWAYS buy two. Selling a single ticket is impossible. After 18 years, I still have the unused ticket in perfect condition packed away inside a book. Lesson learned.

The Fair's free with admission though.

If two people on Food Stamps marry, they'll still starve for love.

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"foreignoregonian" is not anonymous

It is my identity and my philosophy

Would you prefer everyone to be called 'Poster'?