Pac-10 and The Major Bowls: A Tangled History

Posted by Misthaufen on July-18-2009 Add Comments

I grew up about 10 miles from the Rose Bowl.  Every January 1 I would sit down and watch every bowl game, but the Rose Bowl always seemed special.  The monsters of the Midwest would come into SoCal and contend with the best of the West, who was usually UCLA or USC.  The granddaddy of them all seemed magical.

Now, the other bowl games were nice, but I could not shake the feeling that they were all cheap imitations.  No other bowls had such a great relationship with two major conferences.

Now, I have previously argued that the Pac-10 should get out of the BCS, as it give...

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