[Vision2020] The Rose Bowl...
Thu, 2 Jan 2003 10:39:06 -0800
This topic ("Why didn't the Rose Bowl have a sellout crowd?) was addressed
last night on Sports Center. They came to the conclusion (and I agree) that
people are too used to the PAC-10 champion playing the Big Ten champion at
the Rose Bowl. This didn't happen, so the crowd wasn't there. I seriously
believe that if Iowa played WSU at the Rose Bowl (inspite of a potentially
high scoring blow out by Iowa), tickets would have been tougher to get than
the Apple Cup.
From: Bill London [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 10:38 AM
To: Don Kaag
Cc: Vision 2020
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] The Rose Bowl...
What I found most interesting about the Rose Bowl was the information in
the Lewiston Tribune that the bowl had very low attendance, and that
thousands of WSU tickets remained unsold.
Why--if 5 years ago the WSU tickets all sold and many at inflated
prices--did WSU not sell out this time?
Don Kaag wrote:
> So, I logged onto my email this morning and there was nothing posted on
> Vision 2020 but dirges about the Cougs' lackluster performance in
> Was there a Rose Bowl game yesterday?
> For those of us who would rather read biography and History than "get
> our game face on" and watch large, semi-agile, goons run into each
> other on the vidiot box, WSU's dismal performance in the Rose Bowl is a
> mere bagatelle.
> Given that most of the WSU squad were not even Washington natives made
> it even less attractive. You'd have thought that they would have
> performed better in front of their home crowd, however---since many of
> them are from California.
> I didn't even know who won the game until I, as usual, sorted the
> sports page out of the SR and into the discard pile this morning, in
> pursuit of the funnies and political cartoons. Back to Ambrose's essay
> on Dwight David Eisenhower's contribution to the founding of NATO, and
> the eventual withering-away of the Evil Empire (Steven Ambrose was
> Ike's designated editor and biographer...).
> Keep your chins up. Perhaps WSU can hire another coach who can make
> his name by taking the Cougars to a Rose Bowl and then bail to a REAL
> football school prior to the big game.
> Heh, heh,
> Don Kaag
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