The Rose Bowl: No Longer the Same “Granddaddy Of Them All”

Posted by Mike Dockery on August-7-2009 Add Comments

The Rose Bowl. “The Granddaddy of Them All.”

The slogan once referred to the game’s history. The Rose Bowl was the first bowl game. College football dynasties have been built on the back of Rose Bowl championships; Alabama sings about it in its fight song. For decades the Rose Bowl was THE big game.

The slogan is still a fitting metaphor. Only now, it’s fitting because the game is dull and geriatric. It sits in a corner telling stories about the good ole days while waiting for its social security check, which (for a while) came along every four years in the form of a BCS Championship reprise from the usual Pac-10/Big Ten snore-fest.

Of course, (like social security) that reprise eventually ran...

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