Following Wednesday’s earlier bowl update that 86 (eighty-six!) teams could participate in the 2015-16 bowl season, ESPN’s Brett McMurphy offered another small nugget from inside the bowl industry.
Last year’s most interesting new sponsor on the scene – Bitcoin – has dropped its sponsorship of the St. Petersburg Bowl.
Bitcoin ended naming sponsorship deal w/St. Petersburg Bowl. Bowl looking for new naming deal
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) April 2, 2015
(If you would like to use this moment to gather your thoughts, catch a breath of fresh air or speak to your preferred higher power, we’ll wait for you.)
Wednesday’s tragic news means that N.C. State, 34-27 winners over Central Florida, will go down in history as the one and only owners of a bowl championship trophy sponsored by a shaky internet currency.
The good news here? The folks in St. Petersburg get to choose another sponsor and they’ve never disappointed us in the past. The Tropicana Field-based game has been sponsored by magicJack, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s and Bitcoin in its seven-year history.
Top that, Rose Bowl.