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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Cotton Bowl showing its age

If you're looking for a good bargain, then the Cotton Bowl should be just the answer. You can go online and get tickets to the Nebraska-Auburn game for as low as $12.

That's right -- 1976 prices here in 2006.

What gives?

Well, apparently there is more supply than demand for Cotton Bowl tickets. This is what happens when you (a) play at 10:30 in the morning on New Year's, (b) take a team that lost in a championship game and feels let down over not making the BCS, (c) take a team that feels let down after having dreams of a national championship and (d) play in Dallas, a Shreveport on steroids so to speak.

Look, I respect and admire the tradition of the Cotton Bowl. The first thing that bowl has to do is get a reasonable kickoff. If that means getting out of the SEC end of the contract then do it.

Then, the bowl needs to up the ante and force its way to the BCS table.

The Cotton Bowl can be saved. Someone just needs to save it.


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