Humanitarian Bowl Brings Back the Roots of Bowl Game Sponsors

The headline isn’t a pun, I swear. Especially since potatoes are tubers, not roots.

“What do potatoes have to do with anything?” you say. Well, I’ll tell you. The Humanitarian Bowl is now the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Heck, I don’t even like baked potatoes but this logo is delicious:

Anyway, the point I’m trying to make is that one of the great traditions of bowl games is that most of the old ones were named after agricultural products. The Orange and Sugar date to 1934, and the Cotton to 1936. And of course, the bowl game in Atlanta on December 31st should still rightfully be the Peach Bowl. Also in the recent past were the Tangerine and Citrus Bowls.

And with that kind of agricultural heritage, this annual WAC-MAC tilt is obviously destined for greatness.