Rose Bowl Open Thread

Submitted by M-Wolverine on January 1st, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Guaranteed to at least have a much lower percentage of CC talk than just about any other thread put up today.



January 1st, 2011 at 4:27 PM ^

Wisconsin needs to squash TCU like 'Bama squashed little bro'. That's the only thing that can cheer me up even remotely, save the mead and Killians I've been stashing.


January 1st, 2011 at 4:29 PM ^

It will be interesting to see what TCU's 4-2-5 scheme can do against Wisconsin's rushing attack.  If they can stop Wisconsin, then I will support our 3-3-5.


January 1st, 2011 at 5:05 PM ^

game intro video with students and campus shots best one i've seen in a while.  no stereotypical top 40 garbage music with big hits and touchdown clips.

/old man


January 1st, 2011 at 5:36 PM ^

It's weird seeing the crowd about 75-25% in support of the B1G Ten team in the Rose Bowl. That's to be expected the way Wisconsin travels and TCU not being a Pac-10 team, but still weird.

M Fanfare

January 1st, 2011 at 5:45 PM ^

I think TCU not being a local Pac-10 team is the biggest factor, but Texas is also a divided state several times over (thus diluting the potential non-alumni fanbase) whereas Wisconsin only has the Badgers and it's been 11 years since they played in Pasadena. That, and TCU has about 9,000 students versus Wisconsin's 42,000 so they have a smaller alumni base.


January 1st, 2011 at 8:08 PM ^

Wasn't too impressive either. Seems to me that he could have had a touchdown (assuming they could have made a 4th and inches) if he'd used his timeouts better.

That may be the wine talking.

Chad Sexington Henne

January 1st, 2011 at 8:33 PM ^

I can't think of a worse day for the conference (somebody's going to say the day the logo/names were released, but let's get serious) Arguably the best team in the conference, which was being considered for the NC game should either of the top two had lost, loses in the Rose Bowl, where the Big Ten has only won one game in the last decade (screw you, Pryor.) Your player of the year is shut down by a middling SEC team, two of your teams are blown out, and you go 0-3 against the SEC.

This morning the Big 10 was 2-0 in bowls, and the SEC was 0-3

Now the Big 10 is 2-5 (!!!) and the SEC is 3-3.