So what are the bowl games?
Glad you asked! They’re the post-season college football games, with a few doubling as the College Playoffs. They’re all over the country, make a ton of money for the schools, often have really funny names (looking at you, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl!), and typically involve a lot of really fun tailgating.
The “bowl” part was taken from the Rose Bowl (yep, the one with the parade!) aka the first place a college bowl game was ever played. Now, there are – count ‘em – 41 of these guys in total, with more added every year.