Folks, it’s happening.
Similar to what Yankees Stadium has been doing, Fenway Park will host a college football bowl game starting in 2020.
“The name of the new bowl is not yet known”
Chris Cotillo, MassLive
Now the question is: what do you name it?
For reference, the bowl game held at Yankee Stadium is known as the “Pinstripe Bowl,” a homage to the uniforms of the Bronx Bombers.
One thing is for certain: Dunkin’ Donuts HAS to be the official sponsor of this game. If not, then what are we doing?
Anyway, here are my suggestions, NCAA.
1. Green Monster Bowl
What is the first thing you think of about Fenway Park? That’s right, the 37 foot wall that stands in left field. It’s an iconic symbol of the oldest ballpark in the country, and something that garners attention the second you set your eyes on the field. Simple and to the point, honor the monster itself.
2. Clam Chowder Bowl
Now we’re off! There are already other bowls named after citrus, cheez-its, potatoes, etc. There is already a college hockey tournament between Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern University, and Harvard University known at the Beanpot; why not some love for chowdah!? Winner gets a month supply of clam chowder from Legal Seafood (someone big enough to fill out the order).
3. Pesky’s Bowl
If you weren’t aware, the right field foul pole at Fenway Park is known as “Pesky’s Pole” as former Red Sox shortstop Johnny Pesky hit some of the few home runs of his career in it’s vicinity. The pole is only 302 feet from home plate, the closest foul pole to home in all of baseball; this means if you hit it, it’s the shortest home run possible. This would pay homage to a Red Sox legend, and Pesky’s Bowl sounds so much like Pesky’s Pole, it would be fun word play
4 G.O.A.T. Bowl
Everything that happens in Boston is already the greatest of all-time, might as well let the world formally be put on notice. The greatest sports city of all-time, the greatest defensemen of all-time (Bobby Orr), the greatest winner of all-time (Bill Russell), the greatest coaches of all-time (Auerbach and Belichick) and of course, the greatest quarterback of all-time (Scott Zolak!… kidding, sorry Tom Brady). Put a logo of a goat on the 50 yard line, the winning team gets a free copy of the TB12 Method, and a year’s supply of TB12 Performance Meals
5. Dunkin’ Donuts Bowl
Cut out the middle man. Have the whole bowl be named after Boston’s favorite beverage. I don’t know about you, but in the town I grew up, there were 9 Dunks (I looked it up, felt like 50 to me growing up). We all had our favorite spot, figured out which one was open longer, which one the cops went to, the one with the cheaper brew, etc. I kind of want to call this the Medium Hot Regular Bowl, but you have to compromise.
I know they are now beginning to go by just Dunkin’, so if they just want to call it that… okay
Credit to photo at top goes to AP
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