So the Rose Bowl is going to be on Jan 2 this year... I haven't been a college football fan long enough to know if this is standard operating procedure or what when Jan 1 falls on a Sunday. I feel like I should be outraged, so can the MGoCommunity clear this up for me??
Rose Bowl not on New Year's Day
Guess I need to book my LAX-DTW flight from the Michigan game on January 3rd then...
...from New Orleans to DTW for January 10th
Go from John Wayne (SNA) in Santa Ana. Not as close to Pasadena as LAX, but a smaller airport with less hassle.
Isn't Burbank closer to Pasadena than SNA?
Yes, Burbank is probably 20-30 minutes from the Rose Bowl depending on traffic. I will be taking the 5-7 minute bike ride from my apartment down to the Rose Bowl to watch the Wolverines take on whomever. Who wants to pregame?
I love SNA (I am looking at it right now out of my office window), but you're generally going to be hit with a premium in ticket price over the LAX flight.
It's standard operating procedure when Jan 1 falls on a Sunday
True; it is s.o.p.
But what if there is an NFL strike and no playoff football? My guess is that if that is the case, then everything bowl-related will get moved back to New Year's Day. And that kind of schedule-readjustment would be a first. Maybe the Tournament of Roses will adhere to its own never-on-Sunday tradition; I don't know.
But as much as nature abhors a vacuum, television reeeeaaally abhors a vacuum. They wouldn't let a Sunday-New Year's Day go without something. Some bowl games. Some outdoor hockey games. Some U2 concerts. Something. Anything other than Gilligan's Island reruns.
I doubt it. I've read how the NFL is making contingency plans for a season as short as 8 games, so if that's the case then a resolution doesn't come until October then sometime? By that point (being less than 3 months away) I doubt the NCAA is going to go ahead and start moving bowl games around, even if it is only one day.
I'm pretty sure this is standard. College doesn't want to compete with the NFL if it doesn't have to--although I'd move the game to the 31st so the game would fall on a weekend.
At this rate, no one will be competing with the NFL. Doubt we need to be concerned with the CFL although they will have a new face of the league in TP.
Jan. 2nd becomes the national holiday, so I think it makes more sense than the 31st.
I wouldn't like it on the 31st. Then there would be 2 Rose Bowl games played in 2011. You couldn't talk about the 2011 Rose Bowl b/c there would be 2. It's hard enough to keep track of what happened what years.
It happens every time the Rose Bowl falls on a Sunday. Interestingly, this seems to have occurred even before the NFL became the dominant American sporting league. The 1922 Rose Bowl (Cal v. Washington & Jefferson, 0-0) was held on the second. This was almost certainly because of local blue laws that forbid almost all commercial activity on Sundays.
Why are the Tournament celebrations sometimes held on January 2?
- The Tournament of Roses is a tradition full of traditions, one of which is our "Never on Sunday" policy. In 1893, officials decided to move the parade to Monday, January 2 to avoid frightening horses tethered outside local churches and thus interfering with worship services. As a result of this reverent gesture, speculation abounds as to the rare instances of rainfall on New Year's Day (only ten times in Rose Parade history), prompting some to ask the Tournament about its special pact with a "friend upstairs." Also as a result of this tradition, other collegiate bowl organizations have instituted similar procedures.
Current policy is probably more due to NFL games.
"Speculation abounds as to the rare instances of rainfall on New Year's Day"
It also kinda helps that your're playing it in Southern California.
The Rose Bowl has also been played on the 3rd (2002) and the 4th (2006). This was before the BCS added an additional bowl game specifically for the Championship.
thanks to everyone for the imformative responses. my initial reaction was wtf??? until i realized jan 1 was a sunday and figured that must have something to do with it.
it's scheduled on the same day as NFL games. If I had to choose between Detroit Lions or Michigan football, it'd be really hard because I love both teams but to see the Lions play in a meaningful game this late in the season would be tremendously satisfying because it has been so long since the Lions will have played a meaningful game late in the season. I have a feeling that division crown/playoff berth could be on the line on that day since it's against the Packers at Lambeau Field.
The BCS and the bowl system can't preach "tradition" out of one side of their mouths while making a mockery of it out of the other and expect people to fall for it forever. The NCAA needs to wake up and take control of the game back from the bowls and from the renegade programs like OSU, USC, Alabama, and Auburn.
Except that this is entirely keeping with tradition. For the Rose to be played on a Sunday (Jan. 1) would be the breach of tradition.
This post right here cements the fact that you live in your own little delusional world.
Tater certainly has a...unique perspective on things in athletics today.
I flew into LAX yesterday, and the 405 traffic raped me... Also, yes, I am down for pregaming!