#6 Stanford vs. WisconsinRose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
Tuesday, January 1st, 5:00 PM on ESPN
Do we really need an intro for the Rose Bowl? The Granddaddy of Them All? The oldest and most prestigious bowl game in college football? The Rose Bowl has been the highest attended bowl game since 1945, and has crowned dozens of national champions. Stanford is making their 13th appearance, but first since losing to Wisconsin in 2000. The Badgers are making their eighth appearance of all-time, but third consecutive, and will be led by former coach (and current AD) Barry Alvarez.
Brendan's Pick: The Alvarez story is a nice distraction for the Badgers, who'd rather think about anything than their subpar season or their coach departing. I know he's the best coach in the school's history, but I can't imagine it's easy to step back onto the sideline and have any real impact, especially in a game that evolves as quickly as college football. The Badgers don't want the distinc...