Monday, March 8, 2010

The Cure Bowl? Oh My Goth!

Think there are too many college bowl games already? Tough. There are already plans underway to add more. Dr. Saturday reports on plans to add three more bowl games to the already packed schedule of meaningless bowl games. These are:

The Dallas Football Classic (at the Cotton Bowl stadium, replacing the actual Cotton Bowl now played at Jerry Jones' Temple to His Own Avarice Cowboys Stadium).

The Yankee Bowl in New York City (three guesses where, and the first two don't count).

The Cure Bowl, described as "a benefit for the Susan G. Komen breast-cancer research foundation and the American Cancer Society, is tentatively scheduled for December 18 at Bright House Networks Stadium (home of the UCF Knights) in Orlando."
The Cure Bowl sounds like the most interesting of the three. It unwittingly conjures up visions of goth sadness, epitomized by the patron saints of goth sadness, The Cure. Football and Goths, while diametrically opposite to each other, share a lot in common:

  • Fans of both are known to wear bizarre clothing and facial make-up.
  • Many football players already use eye-black. (Insert Tim Tebow joke here)
  • Football players are known to cry. (Ditto)
  • Black is the preferred color of garments for goths, and is popular among football teams in home or alternate uniforms.
  • A loss to a bitter rival can result in a insubordinate level of sadness and grieving.

The Cure Bowl seriously needs to be put on the bowl schedule. And if Robert Smith and the boys aren't responsible for the halftime show, than that may be the saddest thing of all.

(via Dr. Saturday)

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