Talk:Peach Bowl

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Team selection[edit]

how are teams for the peach bowl chosen? Kingturtle 00:24, 7 Oct 2003 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

Official press notice

Since from now on it is the Chick-fil-A Bowl, I think the page should be moved. It will not be the Peach Bowl again until the current contract expires. Bsd987 21:06, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

Agreed; will (request to) move to official name. Jjjsixsix 05:35, 9 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Move please. Only reason non-admins can't do it is because the redirect at "Chick-fil-A Bowl" was changed once. -Jcbarr 22:09, 10 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Move - It is the new official name - Peach Bowl should become a redirect to help those searching on the 'old' name. AUTiger ʃ talk/work 20:36, 11 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Support (unfortunately) based on correct name. Olessi 23:34, 11 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Support as per Olessi's "unfortunately"! --Lox (t,c) 08:46, 12 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Support unfortunately indeed. As long as Peach Bowl remains in the first sentence. LuiKhuntek 00:30, 14 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Support accuracy.—jiy (talk) 01:07, 16 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Move - It is the new official name. AriGold 13:46, 17 January 2006 (UTC)


Forgive my ignorance, I'm not a sports fan. Is it really commonly called "Chick-fil-A Bowl" in media references? How about in everyday conversation? Even I, as someone who almost never watches football, knew where the "Peach Bowl" was, but "Chick-fil-A Bowl" is not quite as evocative, to say the least. Jonathunder 00:02, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

It's never been called that BEFORE now though for the last several years it has been offically the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl because of the company's sponsorship. The new, more expensive sponsorship deal they agreed to however means the official name of the game changes to just the Chick-Fil-A Bowl. Lots of people in Atlanta aren't happy about dropping the Peach part either, and certainly it will continue to be referred to my many folks as the Peach Bowl, just as many still call the Capital One Bowl the Citrus Bowl (old name). AUTiger ʃ talk/work 03:41, 11 January 2006 (UTC)
and specifically to Jonathunder's question on media references -- yes, from now on it will be the Chick-fil-A Bowl and media will no longer use Peach. (like you never hear Citrus in the media) -Jcbarr 04:14, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

I will defer to others more familiar with the subject as to whether it should be moved, but whatever is decided, please do not move by cut-and-paste as that leaves all the revision history behind, which is not a good thing. If it is moved, it needs to be done properly. I am a nuetral admin, and am willing to help move it properly if there is a consensus to do so. Let's wait just a bit and see if anyone else comments. Jonathunder 18:06, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Moved. wincesNightstallion (?) 08:31, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

It really does cheapen the bowl to call it the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Just my opinion, but complete corporate sponsorship really is the mark of a third-tier bowl. I love the Peach Bowl, don't get me wrong, but it just isn't the same. (talk) 05:27, 21 September 2008 (UTC)


Surprised Virginia Tech already has not been selected to play in this game. (As of December 3 at 9:56 a.m. Eastern)

Casino17 14:56, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

Well, it's not Sunday yet. The bowl's president isn't extending any bids until the 6th, per the only news source I can find discussing the situation.[1]C.Fred (talk) 01:10, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
Or this harder news source.[2]C.Fred (talk) 01:12, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

Etymology of "peach bowl"[edit]

Where does "peach" come from? It needs to be included. (talk) 13:44, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

It's called that because the game is held in Atlanta, Georgia. The State of Georgia is nicknamed the "Peach State", as peaches are grown there. However, I don't have a direct reliable source for that as the root of the bowl's name, though it is common knowledge. Also, a person from Georgia, especially a girl or woman, is sometimes called a "Georgia peach". Ty Cobb, a famous American baseball player (male), was known by the nickname "the Georgia Peach". Georgia's heathcare system for low-income children is even called "Peachcare".[3] - BilCat (talk) 00:25, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

This article should be renamed "Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl"[edit]

This article should be renamed to the 2014 name, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, per Tim Tucker (April 24, 2013). "Atlanta lands role in College Football Playoff". Atlanta Journal-Constitutition. Retrieved October 28, 2013.  and "Chick-fil-A Bowl name to change". ESPN. April 25, 2013. Retrieved April 29, 2013.  - — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bernardwoodpecker (talkcontribs)

Since the 2013 season is over, is it time to do this? —C.Fred (talk) 16:06, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
I reverted the recent change as premature. Let's wait for reliable souces that the name has actually been changed. Those sources are over 7 months old, and the specifics may have changed since then. - BilCat (talk) 19:06, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
I think the article should be moved. The official website has it as the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, as does this website, and this website. Corkythehornetfan(talk) 22:14, 2 May 2014 (UTC)