Bowl season starts this weekend, but let's be honest—unless you actually attend one of the schools involved, nobody gives a fuck about any of these contests before New Year's Day. During the two weeks leading up to the BCS biggies, you'll come across games with names like the New Mexico Bowl, the Humanitarian Bowl, the New Orleans Bowl, the Smoke a Giant Schwag Bowl...OK, we made the last one up. But you'd be surprised how lame these sponsorships can get. Read on for The 10 Worst Bowl Names in College Football History...

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aviation

10. Aviation Bowl
WHERE: Dayton, Ohio (Welcome Stadium)
YEARS: 1961
LAST TEAM TO WIN: New Mexico
COMPLEX SAYS: Random and unmemorable.

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9. Galleryfurniture.com Bowl
WHERE: Houston (Reliant Astrodome)
YEARS: 2000-01
LAST TEAM TO WIN: Texas A&M
COMPLEX SAYS: Just rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?

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vulcan

8. Vulcan Bowl
WHERE: Birmingham, Alabama (Rickwood Field)
YEARS: 1942-49, 1952
LAST TEAM TO WIN: Bethune-Cookman
COMPLEX SAYS: This predates Star Trek. Does Spock owe royalties?

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poulan

7. Poulan Weed Eater Independence Bowl
WHERE: Shreveport, Louisiana (Independence Stadium)
YEARS: 1990-96
LAST TEAM TO WIN: Auburn
COMPLEX SAYS: The product was about as relevant as the bowl—i.e., totally fucking irrelevant.

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poinsetta

6. San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
WHERE: San Diego (Qualcomm Stadium)
YEARS: 2005-present
LAST TEAM TO WIN: Utah
COMPLEX SAYS: The pinnacle of bowl sponsorship clusterfuckery.

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5. Salad Bowl
WHERE: Phoenix (Montgomery Stadium)
YEARS: 1948-52
LAST TEAM TO WIN: Houston
COMPLEX SAYS: Back in the day, many of the bowl games were named after everyday items and foods. We woulda thrown a "Tossed" in the front of this one. Word to this dude.

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humanitarian

4. Roady's Truck Stops Humanitarian Bowl
WHERE: Boise, Idaho (Bronco Stadium)
YEARS: 2007-09
LAST TEAM TO WIN: Bowling Green
COMPLEX SAYS: "Roady's Truck Stops" and "Humanitarian" go about as well together as "Daniel Tosh" and "genuine laughter."

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bacardi

3. The Bacardi Bowl
WHERE: Havana, Cuba (La Tropical Stadium)
YEARS: 1907, 1910-12, 1921, 1937, 1946
LAST TEAM TO WIN: Southern Mississippi
COMPLEX SAYS: This bowl is more "WTF" than actually wack. The Bacardi Bowl, played in Cuba? WTF?

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beefobradys

2. Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl
WHERE: St. Petersburg, Florida (Tropicana Field)
YEARS: 2009-10
LAST TEAM TO WIN: Rutgers
COMPLEX SAYS: Ayo. Period.

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1. Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl
WHERE: Nashville, Tennessee (LP Field)
YEARS: 2002-09
LAST TEAM TO WIN: Clemson
COMPLEX SAYS: This bowl prefers that you call it "Greg." Riiiiight.

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