On the PGA Tour, the time after Labor Day is known as the "silly" season, two months of second-tier tournaments and unofficial events.
In three days, college football will begin its version of the "silly" season, that is to say the bowl season.
Starting with the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, college football fans will be bowled over with no less than 34 bowl games, culminating with the national championship game on January 7.
Because we can't get enough football and don't really have a life, we'll probably watch at least a part of all 34 games, even if its just a few plays in some of the contests.
But let's be honest, there's too many bowl games. There's 120 teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision, meaning more than half of them -- 57 percent - will be bowling.
Finish 6-6, and you're virtual guaranteed a bowl game. Of the 72 bowl-eligible teams, only four were shut out of the bowl extravaganza. It's like grade inflation. Mediocrity rules.
Sure, we love college football - more than the NFL - but somehow we'd survive if the bowl lineup was slashed in half. Make eight wins a requirement a bowl eligibility.
With that thought in mind, here's a list of bowl games we could learn to live without:
-- New Mexico Bowl - "The Land of Enchantment" is a beautiful part of the country, no doubt, but, sorry, it is not a football mecca.
-- St. Petersburg Bowl - Aren't there enough bowl games in the Sunshine State already?
-- New Orleans Bowl -- This bowl game will struggle to fill up even half the Super Dome. Get rid of it.
-- Little Caesar's Bowl -- We don't like Little Caesars Pizza, which is enough to ditch this bowl game.
-- EagleBank Bowl -- Don't want any bowl games named after banks.
-- Humanitarian Bowl -- The blue turf is funky, which is the best thing that can be said about this bowl contest.
-- Armed Forces Bowl -- What would happen if all the service academies weren't bowl eligible?
-- Texas Bowl -- With the Longhorns preparing for their national championship battle against Alabama, this game will attract lots of attention Deep In The Heart of Texas. Sure.
-- Interntional Bowl -- Toronto? In January? A bowl game is supposed to be a reward, not a punishment. Just kidding (Toronto is actually one of our very favorite cities).
-- Papajohn's.com Bowl -- How much air time with be given to Papajohn's founder John Schnatter? His commercials are enough.
-- GMAC Bowl -- Don't want any bowl games named after insurance companies.