The rum company didn’t actually sponsor this 1937 game played in Havana between Auburn and Villanova. Rather, the media gave it the alliterative moniker. But after coping with the politics surrounding this contest, Bacardi Bowl organizers could have used a shot. When Cuban leader Fulgencio Batista discovered that his picture wasn’t printed in the game program, he flipped out, and threatened to cancel the game. The programs were quickly reprinted, however, and the game kicked off. As Batista and his armed guards looked on, Auburn and Villanova played a stinker which ended in a 7-7 tie.
I am with you on this one Ron. I love watching the bowl games every year even if they have odd names. I just love watching football no matter who is playing. There is always a good spirit of competition in the game that makes me happy.
I love the bowl games no matter how ridiculous some of the names are. It's the best time of the year. I can't get enough college football during the holidays. -Ron Johnson | http://www.alaskanautocenter.com/services
That is one of the more interesting names. I have never heard of it before. I almost wish I enjoyed watching sports.