Monday, January 01, 2007


A New Years Day tradition is watching a college football game called The Rose Bowl. This takes place in Pasadena, California.
Today University of Michigan played University of Southern California. Unfortunately for Ruth of the East Lansing Daily blog, her team lost. So sorry Ruth. I guess my saying Go Blue didn't work.
This photo was taken 2 years ago when Michigan played the Texas Longhorns and unfortunately they lost that year too. Why did I take this photo? My husband and I were tour directors and worked for the Michigan Alumni. We did everything from greeting the alumni coming off their charter flights, tours of So. California, escorting the gang to the 116th Tournament of Roses Parade and of course getting everyone to the tailgate party and the Game.
There were 100,000 fans in attendance. Can you believe it, the tickets we tour guides were given, to see part of the game, were in the Texas end zone.
I don't think that went over too well with any of the Michigan alumni that may have found out.
There is nothing like the atmosphere of a college football game that's called The Granddaddy of Them All. It is a high energy affair. The photo shows the Michigan band and cheerleaders performing before a packed audience.
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piika said...

really great crowd shot and lots of depth!

ruth said...

I am always amazed at the immense crowd that can fit in the Rose Bowl, and also in "The Big House" in Ann Arbor.

The Wolverines played badly, too bad they didn't at least play well. They have not won very many bowl games they've been to, unfortunately.

I used to live in Pasadena for 5 years but never went to the Rose Bowl, except for the flea market. :)

Olivier said...

belle photo, la pelouse est loin. je regarde les bowl universitaires en France (j'adore le Foot Us) c'est retransmis sur une chaine française sportive du Cable. Il y une equipe de Foot Us à Evry : Les corsaires.

beautiful photograph, the lawn is far. I look at the university bowl in France (I love Foot Us) it is retransmitted on chains sporting Frenchwoman of the Cable.
It there a team of Foot Us in Evry: Corsairs.

rennie said...

Hello from Poland :)

Thank you for visiting my blog. It's my first attempt. I think I will go back to simple cameras. Mine is killing me at the moment :(

rennie said...

I wanted to add I love the fact that you've captured the helicopter :) Great detail!

TRM said...

It was so nice to have a classic Rose Bowl match up this year. The Rose Bowl has always been a favorite of mine, even after it made a deal with the devil...errrrr the BCS.

Reflex said...

Great show shot!

Annie said...

What a sea of people. The excitement of the game really shines through in your photo.

icci said...

beautiful shot.
Happy New Year to you
Buon 2007 hola

John Roberts said...

Q: How do you kill a Wolverine?

A: Put it in a bowl game.

Beautiful photo of a colorful event!