Mike Bianchi: UCF’s historic victory over Florida in Gasparilla Bowl proves bowl games still matter

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Orlando Sentinel

TAMPA, Fla. — How many times have you heard the nattering nabobs of negativity utter these tired phrases over the last several years? — Nobody cares about bowl games anymore. — There are too many bowl games. — Bowl games just don’t matter in today’s playoff age. Oh, really? Tell it to the sellout crowd of nearly 65,000 fans who fought I-4 and I-75 holiday traffic and showed up at Raymond James Stadium Thursday night — two days before Christmas, mind you — to watch the UCF Knights’ historic, euphoric 29-17 victory over the Florida Gators in the Gasparilla Bowl. Tell it to drenched UCF coach Gus…

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