It’s fairly attainable that Cal or Stanford will acquire an invitation to perform in the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl in December.
Maybe the invitation will be to perform towards San Jose Point out.
Laughable as it would seem, the new bowl game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood will be referred to as the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl in what was referred to in a assertion on the stadium’s site as an “unprecedented multi-12 months partnership to appoint the late-evening host the formal naming legal rights spouse of LA Bowl.”
The late-evening speak present host manufactured the official announcement on his system Wednesday evening as he unveiled a new symbol for the match.
“This is not a joke,” Kimmel claimed throughout his opening monologue. “This is a authentic bowl match named following me, so mark your calendars.
“It’s like an early Christmas present for all of us.”
The Dec. 18 recreation will attribute the Mountain West Conference’s No. 1 range against the Pac-12 No. 5 assortment.
— Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl (@LABowlGame) June 17, 2021
“There are a number of American traditions more exciting than a university football bowl sport,” Kimmel mentioned. “Ever given that I was 52, which was very last year, I have dreamed of possessing a higher education football bowl match named soon after me. Tonight, I’m thrilled to announce that aspiration is finally coming genuine.”
Kimmel said the deal was “history in the creating. Never ever right before has a ball game been named soon after a human remaining, and Papa John doesn’t rely. He’s barely human.”
Probably the deal isn’t preposterous looking at the names of other games, such as the RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl, the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl, and the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl. There are around 40 bowl video games scheduled concerning Dec. 17 and Jan. 4.
“Stan Kroenke developed Hollywood Park to be a sports and enjoyment vacation spot for Angelenos and people from across the planet to appreciate,” said Jason Gannon, the executive director of Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl, in a assertion.
“We cannot believe of a improved way to provide sports activities and entertainment collectively than by collaborating with celebrated late-night time host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel on our collegiate bowl match.”
San Jose Point out was supposed to enjoy in the inaugural LA Bowl past calendar year versus a Pac-12 opponent soon after it went 7- and captured the MWC championship. But the video game was canceled due to nearby COVID-19 limitations.
The Spartans went on to engage in in the Arizona Bowl in Tucson on New Year’s Eve and lost 34-13 to Ball Condition at Arizona Stadium.
San Jose State will play its 1st match this 12 months on Aug. 28 at property in opposition to Southern Utah. Stanford is scheduled to participate in its to start with sport Sept. 4 on the road versus Kansas State at 9 a.m. (PT). That night, Cal will host Nevada.