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This is Cnote Fodizzle, born and raised here in the Capitol city, been in radio for fifteen years, also on our sister station, Sportsradio 1450.I am 45  and married, a holder of three college degrees, an Associates in General Education from Lincoln Land Community College and two B.A's in Political Studies and Communication from the University of Illinois at Springfield. Here's my philosphy about radio, radio to me is my life its who I am as a person. Thanks for listening to 997 KISS-FM.  Check out The Morning Grind with yours truly along with  Bondsy and Sarah Savannah weekday mornings 6 to 10 and I am your 2011 Best Local Character as voted by readers in the Illinois times.                                                                                                                                                         

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C-NOTE JOURNAL- TOO MANY BOWL GAMES

As a young man growing up, Bowl season was always special, especially on New Years Day when I watched the Rose Bowl and the Orange Bowl both on NBC. Then later NBC added the Fiesta Bowl to the mix, so my TV was locked on channel 20 throughout the day. There were only a handful of non New Years Day bowl games such as the Gator Bowl and the Liberty Bowl. We also knew what network was carrying what game. NBC once had a New Years Day tripleheader of the Fiesta, Rose and Orange bowls, CBS and ABC had only one bowl game between them in the Cotton Bowl and the Sugar Bowl. In recent years, the number of bowl games has mushroomed by leaps and bounds which makes December as the bowl month instead of a bowl day. Who can watch all those games? The matchups for the most part are mediocre at best and are games some would not watch in the regular season. Bowls once rewarded the best teams from the regular season but now we reward fourth-place teams and lower into bowl games and some of them with subpar regular-season records. Case-in-point, the matchup in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl between Illinois and UCLA. Both teams had subpar regular-season records and both came into the game with interim coaches. This is why some called it the " Interim Bowl". UCLA made it by losing in the PAC 12 title game to Oregon. UCLA was in the title game due to USC being on NCAA probation. Illinois lost its last six games and still backed into a bowl bid. Both schools fired their coaches before the game in Rick Neuheisel and Ron Zook for UCLA and Illinois respectively. The game was coached by interim coaches Mike Johnson for UCLA and Vic Koennig for Illinois. Koennig turned down an offer from new Illinois Athletic Director Mike Thomas to be a part of new coach Tim Beckman's staff but he turned it down but accepted an offer from the incoming coach at North Carolina. The Illini could have promoted in-house in hiring either Koennig or Offensive Coordinator Paul Petrino but Petrino left Illinois after the season. Thomas instead hired Tim Beckman from Toledo and we wish the best for Coach Beckman. UCLA meanwhile hired former NFL coach Jim Mora'jr as its head coach. Johnson stays on as an assistant to Mora. This shows that the NCAA needs to step in and cut some of the bowl games we don't really need and make bowl season special again.



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01/01/2012 5:11PM
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