Like cliff diving or ferret ownership, football is an endeavor best watched from the sidelines. Witness acts of bodily bravery with today's GrouponLive deal: for $17, you get one ticket to the Gildan New Mexico Bowl at University Stadium on Saturday, December 17 at noon (a $35.50 value). Groupon holders will be seated in the AA section. Groupons must be exchanged for tickets at the University of New Mexico ticket office before the day of the game.
In its sixth year, the Gildan New Mexico Bowl invites the Temple Owls and Wyoming Cowboys to battle for pigskin glory alongside ample festivities. Wyoming freshman quarterback Brett Smith leads his team into the fray and casts feelings of inferiority into the hearts of opponents with his many accolades, including Mountain West’s freshman of the year and his seventh-grade yearbook’s praise for best hair. The Owls unease their rivals with the wiles of veteran players such as junior running back Bernard Pierce and senior defensive end Adrian Robinson, both of whom have been named to the All Mid-America Conference first team three times. Before settling down for an afternoon of tackles and touchdowns, audiences can pregame at a free fan fest replete with live dance and music performances and kids' zones outfitted with airbrush tattoos, obstacle courses, and the outsized football fanatic, Santa Claus.