College Football on New Year's Day 2011: Just Another Regular CFB Saturday

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College Football on New Year's Day 2011: Just Another Regular CFB Saturday
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Rose Bowl - Granddaddy of them all

Outside of the Rose and Fiesta Bowls, college football on New Year's Day 2011 looked a lot like a Saturday football schedule during the regular season: average teams playing in regional bowl games.

I can recall when New Year's Day was when families got together and watched the Rose Parade in the morning and then quality football all day long—the best teams in the country playing on the biggest stage of college football.

Moms would make snacks, the kids would drink sodas and dads would drink beer and talk to the TV on almost every down as if the coaches and players could hear them.

Now we have the BCS and 35 college football bowl games. I hate to say it, but New Year's Day football ain't what it used to be.

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