I had no idea that DC had its own college football bowl game until today. But We Love DC did!
The Eaglebank Bowl will be played TODAY at RFK Stadium and will be televised live on ESPN starting 4:30 p.m. between UCLA and Temple.
Never heard of the Eaglebank Bowl? I have a feeling if I hadn’t heard of it until this morning, you haven’t either. So here’s the rundown straight from the source: “The EagleBank Bowl was created and co-founded by Marie Rudolph and Sean Metcalf. The DC Bowl Committee, Inc. was then formed to host the EagleBank Bowl as a community and charitable organization in Washington, D.C. Our title sponsor, EagleBank, and our co-promoter, the Washington Convention and Sports Authority, have both been instrumental in the bowl game’s success.”
The focus of the Eaglebank Bowl is “to recognize and pay respect to the dedication and sacrifices made by all those who serve our country, at both the U.S. military academies and in the U.S. Armed Forces.” Sadly, the California Bruins must now brave the 30 degree weather due a certain team’s inability to fulfill their contractual obligation of playing in the bowl game … seeing as they weren’t eligible. Who might that be? Army.
Army didn’t fulfill their part of the deal by finishing their season 5-7. A team needs six wins to be eligible for a bowl. Oh well.
Game tickets are still available.
Photo by Rachel Levitin.