Our bowl fate has been handed to us: we tie for 3rd in the league and get the 8th bowl.
Reality has come home to roost in more ways than one - a team that gave its fans no reason to be excited last year, but rebounded in a major way, suffered from some pedestrian attendance this year. And as a result (among other factors), we get relegated to a weak bowl that'll invariably be played on a cold day in ramshackle RFK. Surprise surprise, attendance will be weak.
We better beat the snot out of ECU.
How did the news strike you? I let out a loud groan, and my wife from the other room asked "Uh-oh, did MD get shafted on their bowl game?" Yes dear, yes they did.
I think the bowl, and by virtue MD, should do everything in their power to keep ticket prices low, and by low I mean LOW. Fill up RFK as much as you can. Make the game as much about patriotism or whatever other gimmick you can come up with.
Yes, have MD play in our "support the troops" uniforms. Have Terp (and ECU) alum who are or were in the military be recognized during halftime.