Once upon a time I lived in Pasadena, about a half block off of Colorado Boulevard, the main street of the New Years Day Tournament of Roses parade. ---
Several times we had to call the police on drunken people who passed out on the lawn or left their cars parked in the driveway day. So, while the parade is an awesome spectacle, New Years Eve on Colorado Blvd is a nightmare for residents.
It is, however, the greatest of all Bowl games, the Rose Bowl. When / if the BCS ever pulls their head out of their collective asses, the National Championship game should be at the Rose Bowl. Every year. Always.
My world, my rules.
This years Rose Bowl is Ohio State vs Oregon and may be one of the better games of all the bowls.
2:30pm, on ABC.