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College Football January Bowls: Sideline Reporter Power Rankings

John SmithCorrespondent IIDecember 31, 2010

College Football January Bowls: Sideline Reporter Power Rankings

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    We can all admit we love watching college football and we love it even more when the broadcast team consists of an attractive sideline reporter.

    In the words of Les Miles, "If they had given that job to some old big ugly man, it wouldn't be near as much fun... What a joy it is to represent LSU in the post-game with victory and to celebrate victory in a post-game interview a very talented, very attractive women."

    So see, we as fans aren't the only ones that notice, the coaches notice as well. I am pretty sure that every player that has had the privilege of being interviewed by an attractive sideline reporter would say the same exact thing.

    And let's be completely honest, I know you don't care what I write. You just want to see the pictures and you want to see what bowl games these reporters will be at.

9. Capital One Bowl: Alabama Vs. Michigan State—Holly Rowe

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    Jan. 1, 2011: Alabama vs. Michigan State, ESPN, 1 p.m.

    Other Commentators: Brad Nessler and Todd Blackledge

     

    This wasn't even a hard choice putting her at the bottom of the list.

    The other talent on this list was just too much for her, and that's all I'm going to say about Holly Rowe, because...

8. Sugar Bowl: Arkansas Vs. Ohio State—Holly Rowe

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    ...we will have to see her a second time, and this time in prime-time television. Yes.

    Jan. 4, 2011: Arkansas vs. Ohio State, ESPN, 8 p.m.

    Other Commentators: Brad Nessler and Todd Blackledge

     

    Now talk about someone that I want to see on the sidelines twice in the month of January...not.

    There is a reason why she takes up the lowest spots on this power ranking. We just don't want to see her as much as the other sideline reporters.

7. BBVA Compass Bowl: Kentucky Vs. Pittsburgh—Cara Capuano

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    Jan. 8, 2011: Kentucky vs. Pittsburgh, ESPN, 12 p.m.

    Other Commentators: Mike Gleason and John Congemi

     

    It's not like this game is a must-watch game at all, and Cara Capuano doesn't really make it one either.

    I am not familiar with her and maybe because she isn't as good as the others on this list, but there is no doubt that she is better than Holly Rowe.

    But then again, what do I really know?

5. Orange Bowl: Virginia Tech Vs. Stanford—Michele Tafoya

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    Jan. 3, 2011: Virginia Tech vs. Stanford, ESPN, 8 p.m.

    Other Commentators: Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworksi, and Jon Gruden

     

    Now we get the Monday Night Football crew to broadcast a college game.

    I have mixed feelings about Tafoya though, she has her moments. So hopefully she will bring out the best in collegiate action.

    She seems like a person that can either be really good, or really bad. Hopefully, we will see the good that she has in this BCS game.

4. Outback Bowl: Penn State Vs. Florida—Suzy Kolber

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    Jan. 1, 2011: Penn State vs. Florida, ESPN, 1 p.m.

    Other Commentators: Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden

     

    If she's good enough for Joe Namath, she's good enough for me and she should be good enough for you as well.

    And let's be real, you don't care what I say here, you're here for the pictures and to know what games these sideline reporters will be at.

    So yes, I know you probably aren't reading this, I know I wouldn't. I just want to see what bowl games this sideline reporters will be at.

3. Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma Vs Connecticut—Heather Cox

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    Jan. 1, 2011: Oklahoma vs. Connecticut, ESPN

    Other Commentators: Sean McDonough and Matt Millen

     

    There is just something about that red hair.

    She isn't close to as good as the person that is number one and two on this list, but she is better than the previous entrants.

    Had there been the opportunity to see Jenn Brown during the January bowls, then Brown would have easily taken her spot.

    But for now, Heather Cox is at number two, because the first two slots consist of games done by, well, you know exactly who it is. It is...

2. BCS National Championship Game: Auburn Vs. Oregon—Erin Andrews

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    Jan. 10, 2011: Auburn vs. Oregon, ESPN, 8 p.m.

    Other Commentators: Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit

     

    There is one reason why the title game is at number two and the Rose Bowl is at number one.

    It is because in this game Erin will have to share the sideline reporting duties with Tom Rinaldi.

    In the Rose Bowl she is by herself, and that is the way we want it.

    But which player, Cam Newton or LaMichael James, will she interview following the conclusion of the title game.

    Let's all be honest, we don't care, we will all be winners with her at the microphone.

    We will have the opportunity to see her twice in January,

1. Rose Bowl: Wisconsin Vs. TCU—Erin Andrews

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    Jan. 1, 2011: Wisconsin vs. TCU, ESPN, 4:30 p.m.

    Other Commentators: Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit

     

    Like there was even a question she would be at the top of this list. There isn't even someone that is beginning to challenge her.

    Jenn Brown might be that person, but just not quite yet.

    This game topped the BCS Championship Game because she will be the only one on the sidelines—no Tom Rinaldi to steal some of the well-deserved spotlight.

    But for right now, there is no doubt that she deserves to number one and two spots on this list, and it really wasn't even that hard.

Because I Know You Wanted It...

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    ...here is more Erin Andrews.

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    And It's not like your reading what I write anyways.

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    She is simply the best out there.

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