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Are 41 bowl games too many? Players and coaches say no, but fans might feel differently

Are 41 bowl games too many? Players and coaches say no, but fans might feel differently

Eight down, 33 to go.

The college football bowl season, a gift that keeps on giving, is in full holiday swing and building toward the College Football Playoff championship game on Jan. 11 in Glendale, Ariz.

With 40 games plus the final to be played in a 24-day period, some critics are screaming that the system is out of control.

Just ask Craig Thompson, commissioner of the Mountain West Conference.

"Clearly, the system is broken," Thompson famously said after Nevada and Colorado State of the Mountain West were paired in the Arizona Bowl, while teams with losing records received more prestigious bids.

College football fans aren't complaining, at...

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