Various odd coach dunkings are becoming an established part of bowl season, from a Gatorade container of French fries at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl to a container of Cheez-Its at the Cheez-It Bowl to a container of mayonnaise at the Duke’s Mayo Bowl. The latest one is Central Michigan Chippewas coach Jim McElwain getting covered with a bucket of Frosted Flakes after winning the Tony The Tiger Sun Bowl 24-21 against the Washington State Cougars:
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 31, 2021
In a lot of metrics, Frosted Flakes (especially without milk) are not the worst thing to have poured over your head. That’s definitely ahead of mayonnaise, and at least on a level with French fries and Cheez-Its. Still, we eagerly await someone pouring baby alligators over a Gator Bowl-winning coach…
This was quite the win for Central Michigan, especially considering their journey to this point. The Chippewas were originally slated for the Arizona Bowl (shown only on Barstool Sports’ streaming platforms and YouTube) against the Boise State Broncos, but COVID-19 issues led to the Broncos withdrawing from that bowl. Meanwhile, the Sun Bowl on CBS was originally supposed to feature the Miami Hurricanes against Washington State, but the Hurricanes withdrew themselves over COVID issues. That led to the Chippewas shifting to the Sun Bowl, which has an estimated total payout (to conferences and teams) of $4.55 million versus $355,000 for the Arizona Bowl. And they managed to pull off a win against a Power Five opponent, and got a Frosted Flakes bath along the way.
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