Super Bowl Sunday.
Some folks realize that “Bowl,” in this case, refers not to the bowl of Doritos sitting next to the TV, but to a football stadium.
The original bowl, the Yale Bowl, was shaped… well, like a bowl. Sloping sides, kinda round…
Since then, the Rose Bowl, site of the first-ever football playoff game (1902: Michigan over Stanford, 49-0), has lent its name to all kinds of other playoff (bowl) games.
The estimable (AT&T) Orange, (Discover) Cotton, and (Allstate) Sugar Bowls have been joined by a host of other, newer bowls, including the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl; Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, and Little Caesars (Salad?) Bowl – the latter three of which would make a splendid meal, IMHO.