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BCS disrupts Cotton Bowl tradition
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Can someone give some love to the Cotton Bowl, and to college football tradition in general?
The outrage that is the BCS is the fact that, while not giving us a playoff, which is at one end of the spectrum, the BCS also fails to satisfy college football traditionalists at the other end, those who grew up when there were four and only four bowl games that really mattered: The Orange, the Sugar, the Rose, and yes, the Cotton Bowl.
If you're a college graduate and a college football fan, you can remember at least a few New Year's Days during your childhood when the Cotton Bowl was a big deal, the "Puff Daddy" of all bowl games, if you'll pardon that expression. Seeing the big white puff at the 50-yard line in the middle of the two-decked, white-and-blue seated football cathedral in Dallas, with an early afternoon (East and Central time zones) or late-morning (Mountain and Pacific time zones) kickoff on CBS, gave you the first classic taste of New Year's Day.