My guess is little did Claude Poulan know what he wrought.
The Monroe, Louisiana native invented the chainsaw bow guide, using an old pick up truck fender. Which gizmo revolutionized both the wood cutting and horror movie industries.
In ’46, he opened his own chainsaw store, in the larger metropolis of Shreveport, La., which he named for himself. Then his enterprise started manufacturing its own brand of chainsaws, then other similar types of equipment.
Which mention should give a hint to the inveterate pigskin fans among my readers what any of this lede has to do with college football bowl season.
Years, decades really, after Poulan sold his company, after it changed hands again, and then was passed off to a subsidiary (Husqvarna, a Swedish concern), in ’90 the guys in the PR office thought it would good biz to sponsor the most mediocre of bowl games.
Thus for seven glorious years we were bedazzled with the gloriously monikored Poulan Weedeater Bowl.
Just curious, wonder if there’s a Poulan Weedeater Elke Sommer Speed Skating Race in Sundsvall?
May it, the name not the Shreveport bowl game, Rest In Peace.
Soooooo, this is the first of my triptych of meaningless but hopefully entertaining bowl predictions. Which battles shall be identified by their oft ridiculous and incomprehensible commercial tie ins. Should Lockheed Martin or Radiance Technologies, or even Jimmy Kimmel wish to compensate me for the mention, all gratuities shall be graciously accepted. Continue reading Seedy K’s Pigskin Prognostications: Bowl Season, Part Uno