It really depends on how much cash the bowl committee puts up. Bottom-tier payout, you'll get bottom-tier teams.If we landed a bowl game, they'd work it out to select mid-west teams where fans potentially could drive (e.g., Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, etc.). I think it'd be good to rotate some of the lesser bowl games, where four cities host the game so it cycles back every fifth year. Having a once-every-five-years bowl game would probably attract more fans than having it in the same location every year.
I know what you mean with the game not being very appealing but Memphis played Penn State in the Cotton Bowl this year. It would probably be more like Colorado v. Temple.I always thought it would be fun to go to a local bowl game, but unfortunately this thread changed my mind. The possible scenario of Colorado vs. Memphis does nothing to move my needle and I wouldn't have much interest spending anything more than $15 or $20 to go to it.
I do wish US Bank would get in the rotation for the National Championship game.