The 2021 Hawaii Bowl between Memphis and Hawaii is taking place on Friday and here are three reasons why you should tune in to watch.
One of the most beautiful locales for college football is the Hawaii Bowl 2021, located on Oahu in Hawaii.
This year, the match-up features the hometown team Hawaii vs the Memphis Tigers in the first-ever meeting between the two teams. Memphis comes into the matchup sitting at 6-6, while the Rainbow Warriors are 6-7 and looking to finish the season at .500.
Yet, Hawaii has been dealing with a number of players testing positive for COVID-19, at least 20 according to a new report from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, so who knows what will happen. The Gator Bowl lost Texas A&M due to COVID-19 and is looking for a replacement.
But assuming the game goes on Friday, We’re taking a look at three reasons why you need to tune in to this AAC/Mountain West match-up on Dec. 24 on ESPN.
You’re on Hawaiian time, baby
What better way to escape the harsh, cold, bleak winter weather than to live vicariously through the lucky fans who get to take in a great football game in sunny Honolulu, Hawaii?
The forecast calls for sunshine and 80-degree weather for game-day. That’s probably nicer than wherever you are at.
It’ll also feel like a bit of a time warp watching the teams play in the daylight when we’ll be watching the game in the dark on the mainland. The kickoff is set for an 8 PM ET, which would be a 3 PM kickoff locally in Hawaii.