Like cliff diving or ferret ownership, football is an endeavor best watched from the sidelines. Witness acts of bodily bravery with today's Groupon: for $25, you get one plaza-level ticket in sections 15–26 to the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium on Wednesday, December 21, at 5 p.m. (a $45 value before fees, or up to a $54.25 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). Tickets will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis upon pickup from will call.
In its seventh year, the Poinsettia Bowl invades the majestic Qualcomm Stadium for a postseason soirée featuring the West's premier college-football factions competing for one last shot at gridiron glory. Hurl cheers, sneers, and novelty foam roses from premium plaza seats tucked behind the field goal as you watch two of the most formidable squads from the Western Athletic Conference and Mountain West Conference square off in a fierce epilogue to an exhilarating 2011 season. ESPN's roving cameras will broadcast the game nationally, ensuring refs are kept in check and homemade signs emblazoned with coaching tips and marriage proposals are properly commemorated.