It is now finally time for the big showdown of the Bowl Championship Series #1 Alabama Crimson Tide and #2 ranked University of Texas Longhorns in 'The Granddaddy of them All' - Rose Bowl Stadium. Every four years the BCS alternates venues for the Championship game between Rose Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl and Sugar Bowl. This year 2010 the big stage is in Pasadena, California, where the first Tournament of Roses took place in 1890 by Pasadena's Valley Hunt Club, former residents of the east coast and the midwest who had left the cold winters to live in the perfect climate of Southern California. Member and Professor Charles F. Holder suggested at a meeting "Here our flowers are blooming and our oranges are about to bear. Let's hold a festival to tell the world about our paradise. In New York, people are buried in snow. This was the start of many festivals which expanded to include marching bands, motorized floats and persons on horseback.
In 1902, the Tournament of Roses decided it was time to enhance the festivities by including a football game - the first post season college football game ever held. This first football meeting was between Stanford and the University of Michigan, where Stanford, the West Coast team ran over Michigan 49 - 0; this led to the now the traditional meetings between the winner of the PAC 10 and the Big 10. A new stadium was built and hosted it's first New Year's Day football game in 1923 and earned the nickname "The Rose Bowl." The nickname grew even more to "The Granddaddy of Them All" and has been an attraction of sellout magnitude since 1947. That was the first year of the Tournament's exclusive agreement with the Big Ten and Pac-10 conferences. Here we are in 2010 where 2 time heisman candidate Colt McCoy of Texas and this year's heisman candidate winner Mark Ingram are squaring off on College Football's biggest stage. MY BAD TEQUILA has to go with University of Texas as my Great, Great, Great, Great Uncle - Stephen F. Austin led the "Austin Colony" to the eventual settlement of Texas and Statehood.
Tequila Time - Dulce Vida Tequila Anejo - Dulce Vida Anejo is aged for 24 months in American Oak Kentucky whiskey barrels. It serves up full-bodied flavors, including roasted almond and caramel notes, then gives way to a spicy, buy silky smooth, finish. Headquarters are in Austin, Texas and distilled in Santa Cruz de Astillero in Jalisco, Mexico.
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