Those words on the outside of the Rose Bowl Stadium resound throughout the surrounding San Gabriel Mountains that cast a shadow on the 89-year old stadium.
Fans began to pour onto the fairways of the Brookside Golf Course that sits next to the Rose Bowl at 9 AM to tailgate. Chants of "Texas Fight" and "Roll Tide" could be heard throughout the city of Pasadena.
As a diehard college football fan, I appreciate the scenery that encompasses the Rose Bowl. This was a perfect venue for a National Championship Game, and I can’t imagine what a player must have felt as he ran onto the playing surface with 94,000 screaming fans accompanying the illuminating fireworks display, the Wings of Blue Parachute Demonstration Team dropping down to the stadium, Josh Groban singing the National Anthem, and famed broadcaster Keith Jackson flipping the coin at midfield.
Just to be in such a historic venue and to witness the pageantry gave me chills. I hope that one day everyone will have had to opportunity to witness such a spectacle. I would love to hear about your memorable moments in sports history. Please share in the comment section below.