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Controversy!NCAA Football

Not Even Buffalo Wild Wings Wanted To Watch The Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

First the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl runs out of pizza, and now this.

Yep, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants across the country cared very little about the bowl game they were sponsoring, preferring to feature a UFC fight instead. Some people are just all about money. (Well, money …)

Fox Sports:

“We paid for the fight, we are showing it,” one tweeter reported being told when he asked them to switch to the Michigan game.

Even in the state of Michigan, BW3 customers reported that they were reduced to watching the bowl game on a couple TVs with no sound, while most of the place was devoted to Ronda Rousey facing off with Miesha Tate. According to AP’s Noah Trister, the Ann Arbor franchise had barely audible football audio with “about half” the TVs showing UFC action.

“Nice. Buffalo Wild Wings promoted watching its bowl game in store all year. Yet, football fans are being turned away due to UFC tonight,” read another frustrated tweet.

UFC 168 did include a win by Rhonda Rousey, who refused to shake the hand of her defeated opponent, and a loss by Anderson Silva, who broke his own leg in two places. And Michigan lost, 31-14, to Kansas State.

Still, I think this guy said it best:

  • Anonymous

    In honor 0f the UFC, they’re introducing a dish called “Broken Leg of Lamb”.

  • Jon Swift

    Well, if Alex cared so much about Arby’s sponsorship then he should realize that Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate was the “Arby’s Roast Beef Brawl.”

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