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Winston Family Adviser Cornwell Says QB Needs To Mature

Jameis Winston has flashed enough Heisman Trophy talent on the field to become worthy of the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft. It's his dubious behavior off the field that has put his readiness for the pro lifestyle into question.

Posted on 10 April 2015

MSU Equipment Coordinator Retiring After Over 3 Decades

Bob Knickerbocker is retiring after more than three decades as Michigan State's head athletic equipment coordinator.

Posted on 10 April 2015

Pasadena Residents Divided Over Prospect Of Annual Music Festival At Rose Bowl

Residents of Pasadena are divided over the prospect of the Rose Bowl hosting an annual music festival.

Posted on 7 April 2015

Jay Z pulls his 1996 album 'Reasonable Doubt' off Spotify

When Jay Z described his goals for Tidal , he stressed that "as we grow along to become a bigger company... by time the size of the pizza is growing... everybody's sharing in that upside."

Posted on 6 April 2015

NFL Draft 2015 News: Florida State Prospect PJ Williams Arrested, Charged With DUI

Former Florida State University cornerback P.J. Williams was arrested Friday morning in Tallahassee, Florida, and charged with driving under the influence, according to reports. Various projections placed Williams as a potential first or second-round pick in this month's 2015 NFL Draft before the incident.

Posted on 3 April 2015

2014 college football bowl results

Here's a look at the entire College Football Playoff and college football bowl lineup for 2014-15.

Posted on 3 April 2015

Zayn Malik First Solo Music Released: Hear Naughty Boy's 'I Won't Mind' Demo

UPDATE: Zayn's demo with Naughty Boy, "I Won't Mind," was removed from SoundCloud less than 12 hours after it posted. For now, you can listen to it...

Posted on 30 March 2015

Football. Spartan Spring Football Primer

Michigan State begins its ninth spring practice under head coach Mark Dantonio on Tuesday. The annual Green-White spring game is set for April 25.

Posted on 24 March 2015

NFL Draft 2015: Cornerbacks

Here's a breakdown of the top 10 cornerbacks in April's NFL Draft.

Posted on 23 March 2015

Zayn Malik Declares Love For Fiancee After Cheating Rumors Surface

Cheating rumors surfaced after Zayn Malik (who is engaged) was allegedly spotted holding hands with a mystery girl in Thailand. To address the rumors...

Posted on 19 March 2015

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What were some of the best games from the 2014 Regular season?

This off season, im trying to resist going back and watching 2013-2014 Auburn games and SEC games. If I watch any SEC games, I wind up watching an Auburn match up. This leads me to the sadness that was the NCG in the Rose Bowl and the sadness that was the 2014 Defense/Offense woes.

So /cfb, please direct me to your favorite matchups from 2014 season!

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Posted on 15 June 2015

/R/CFB Through the Years

So Today I decided to go through the Wayback Machine of /r/CFB and I begin to learn how much /r/CFB grew before and after I joined as well how much has changed since 2009.

As such, let me listed some major dates of the wayback machine and what the CFB landscape was:

  • Jan 8, 2009: First Post with 4 subscribers and it was about ECU
  • Sep 10 2010, /r/CFB looks begins its journey at 300+ users and /u/blueboybob as the lone mod. Remember when Nebraska and Boise failed to strike a deal?
  • Dec 12 2010, Muschamp becomes HC of Florida and the Mod list grows to include /u/montrevux /u/Kllian /u/ClemsonPoker /u/diatonic /u/toastercookie .
  • Feb 12 2011. DEA NCAA GOOD GUYS?
  • Aug 15 2011, Flairs are added and aTm stories moving to the SEC began to rise. /u/montrevux no longer on mod list.
  • Sep 21 2011, Top Thread "PAC 12 decides not to expand" and Big 12 scramble
  • Oct 18 2011. /u/redbenn on the mod list.
  • Nov 9 2011, The Sandusky case begins to dominate /r/cfb
  • Nov 29 2011, UCLA oust Rick and Urban Meyer takes OSU job. Mod list adds /u/nolez and /u/why_so_Sirius . ALso an Urban Meyer meme started...
  • Dec 22 2011, First major Faux Pelini thread spawns in the Hot list (or at least the image the Twitter account uses. /u/sirgippy on the mod list and /u/ClemsonPoker out.
  • Jan 4 2012, /u/blueboybob addresses Flair based downvoting.
  • Jan 10 2012, AL vs LSU part 2, electric boogaloo
  • Jan 13 2012, NCAA President would back a 4 team playoff
  • Jan 23 2012, Joe Pa threads are on top
  • March 16 2012, /u/drunken_economist is added as a mod.
  • March 31 2012, Ryan Leaf arrested on Felony charges hits Top Page
  • Nov 3 2012, Page not Found?
  • Nov 5 2012, /u/blueboybob steps down from mod hood, CFB-Ref added in. /u/diatonic off the mod list.
  • Nov 21 2012, Jeff Tedford Fired
  • Dec 3 2012, /u/diagonalfish , /u/thrav and /u/Corporal_Hicks add to mod list. Also NIU to the Orange Bowl
  • Dec 5 2012, Malzahn to Aurburn
  • Jan 4 2013, 1 POINT SAFETY
  • Feb 4 2013, /u/sirgippy announces a flair update
  • Feb or March 2013, 132+ Days, 132+ Teams Project begins by /u/mario_speedwagon
  • April 2 2013, Jack Pardee Dead at 77
  • June 5 2013, /r/CFB breaks 50K subscribers
  • June 16 2013, Epic pictures of football stadiums
  • Aug 14 2013, /u/Honestly_ appears on the mod list.
  • Sep 4 2013, Mods make a rule announcement
  • Sep 5 2013, The first major AMA tailored for /r/CFB announced
  • Sep 7 2013, Game Thread Announcement
  • Sep 16 2013, UCLA and Nebraska honor #36
  • Sep 29 2013, /r/CFB honors Ben Flick
  • Oct 7 2013, In pursuit of neutrality, /u/Honestly_ switches to his now Iconic Calagary Dinos flair
  • Nov 22 2013, Jamies Winston Case becomes topic for /r/CFB
  • ??? ???, BakonyDraco becomes a Mod? (According to the archive, it listed him as a mod. But I believe the thread was in 2014)
  • Jan 12 2014, Top thread is about James Franklin
  • ??? 2014, [Complete History of CFB] Launched
  • Mar 2 2014, Thrav sticky's a post about downvoting
  • Mar 16 2014, /r/CFB takes over the Fulmer Cup
  • May 4 2014, one of our users gets to hang out with Heisman Trophy winners. /u/drunken_economist steps down from mod hood.
  • Jun 25 2014, Rose Bowl Brick botchery
  • July 21 2014, /r/CFB gets a new make over! Includes new double flairs, Retooled Side bar, etc
  • July 25 2014, FLAIR CHAOS
  • Aug 1 2014, Mike Leach AMA went without a hitch
  • Aug 4 - 5 2014, /u/blueboybob returns to the mod list
  • Aug 18 2014, /r/hockey mod challeneges /r/cfb to ALS challenge
  • Aug 19 2014, Bobby Bowden AMA. Top Mod /u/toastercookie steps down
  • Aug 24 2014, /r/CFB wiki Editors wanted. /u/thrav displays his aTm engineering skills by dumping ice water on his head
  • Aug 25 2014, /r/CFB is subreddit of the day. Cal Poly wins Fulmer Cup
  • Sep 21 2014, Throwback Flairs
  • Sep 28 2014, Top Thread: "Charlie Weis Fired as Kansas Head Coach"
  • Oct 7 2014, one of /u/diagonalfish last Mod sticky'd threads before retirement
  • Oct 12 2014, /u/diagonalfish no longer appears in the mod list
  • Oct 15 2014, More people add to the mod list, the current one of as today /u/ttsci /u/Alpha_Orange /u/srs_house /u/strawberrytea
  • Nov 11 2014, /r/CFB reaches a subscriber count of 109, 902. Larger than the capacity of the Big House
  • Nov 15 2014, New Game thread and Post Game thread button
  • Nov 25 2014, Thanksgiving Food Drive
  • Dec 2 2014, #FreeUAB
  • Dec 16 2014, SALTY SALTY SALTY!
  • Dec 28 2014, Harbaugh? Harbaugh!
  • Dec 30 2014, /u/eziamm gets the last laugh
  • Jan 3 2015, #SECBeast
  • Jan 6 2015, 2014 Best of CFB awards
  • Jan 13 2015, OH - IO
  • Jan 14 2015, Reboot of a [Complete History of CFB]
  • Jan 20 2015, Penn State News Part 2

It is interesting to see how much has changed in almost 6 years! I look forward how much this subbreddit changes in another 6!

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Posted on 23 January 2015

The last championship game without an SEC team was the 2005 National Championship at the Rose Bowl between Texas and USC.

That is an impressive string of dominance.

2005: #1 USC v. #2 Texas

2006: #1 Ohio State v. #2 Florida

2007: #1 Ohio State v. #2 LSU

2008: #1 Oklahoma v. #2 Florida

2009: #1 Alabama v. #2 Texas

2010: #1 Auburn v. #2 Oregon

2011: #1 LSU v. #2 Alabama

2012: #1 Notre Dame v. #2 Alabama

2013: #1 Florida State v. #2 Auburn

2014: #2 Oregon v. #4 Ohio State

Gary Patterson makes me green with envy

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Posted on 1 January 2015

I feel like mine is an unpopular opinion, but I'd rather see Baalke go.

I'll get straight to it, when given the choice between Baalke and Harbaugh, I want Harbaugh.

This, of course, assumes that Harbaugh and York don't have an unworkable relationship. If that's the case, then Harbaugh obviously needs to get the boot.

Obviously, I want Roman gone. The offense is in shambles. We're not playing to our strengths. Our gameplans are nonexistent at best, the playcalling is off the Ihop menu, and we have no identity. Trust me, I get all that. There are coaching changes that need to be made too.

Mangini also needs to go. Whoever the hell our WR coach is needs to go. Geep may need to go too. But I don't want Harbaugh gone.

In fact, I want him to stick around and be given personnel control.

There are basically three parts to my argument:

1) Baalke is a decent, but not great, drafter.

Since 2010, Baalke has invested two 2nd round picks, a 6th round pick, and two 4th round picks in running backs. Frank Gore, at age 32, is still our best back.

We have drafted five wide receivers. None of them have been worth a damn.

He's basically put together a collection of draft classes that range from pretty good to absolutely terrible. You can certainly do worse, but you can also do better. He also seems to have an inability to draft offensive skill positions, so instead we have to rely on aging, higher paid, veterans.

2) Harbaugh is a better coach than Baalke is a GM.

The fact that people want him fired after his first bad season, which still has us holding (for now) a winning record is a testament to how good he is. His win percentage over his career is absurd. I don't believe in judging players by wins and losses, but the coach is responsible for the whole team. He has managed to put together a staff (that, while having its flaws) wins a lot more than it loses.

He turned USD into a respectable program and an unknown qb (Josh Johnson) into an NFL draft pick.

He turned Stanford from a perennial bottom feeder into a top flight program (that has since fallen since he's left).

And then he turned us into a team that expects to be contending for the superbowl each year.

3) Harbaugh has an eye for talent - or at least made good personnel decisions in college. The dropoff from Baalke to Harbaugh (if there is one) would be less than the dropoff from Harbaugh to any other coach we could get.

Also, Baalke to Harbaugh could be an improvement.

This ties into the point I just made. He turned those programs around, both through coaching and through personnel. The easiest example to look at is Stanford and the turnaround (as well as subsequent fall) they went through.

Harbaugh coached at Stanford from 2007-2010. 2010 was the first group of seniors that he recruited. They went 12-1, BCS #4, orange bowl victory.

2011, David Shaw enters at coach, but it was the second group of seniors that Harbaugh recruited. 11-2, BCS #4, Fiesta bowl loss.

2012, third group of Harbaugh's seniors. 12-2. BCS #6, Rose Bowl victory.

2013, fourth and final group of Harbaugh's seniors. 11-3. BCS #5, Rose Bowl loss.

2014, first round of not Harbaugh recruits, 7-5. Unranked.

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Posted on 9 December 2014

[ROSE BOWL BOTCH] The stadium rejected one of our previously approved brick during installation.../r/CFBers, we need your input!

UPDATE: 12:04pm CT

I liked the top choice, so I've submitted the alternative as:

[DELETED] /R/CFB 

We still need the RB to approve. If that is also rejected, I will be going down the list of alternatives.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR INPUT!


I just got a frantic call from the brick company in charge of making bricks for the Rose Bowl plaza and here's the situation, best done as a timeline:

  1. This was our 3rd brick campaign (our 4th is wrapping up this week and I will share the details soon), so we have experience doing them.
  2. Starting in October of last year, 74 donors, representing 40 schools, raised $1,906.29 to put bricks in the Rose Bowl's new plaza.
  3. On December 11, 2013 we placed our order for four (4) bricks totaling $1475.00, as usual we sat and waited for approval (we've had back-and-forths before with Baylor and the HOF).
  4. In January 2014 we received certficates that they approved the messages.
  5. Immediately after approval we voted on what to do with the extra money (we wait because we buy bricks that fit the messages, sometimes that means we buy cheaper bricks because they allow for more space as was the case here).
  6. On January 22, 2014, we donated the leftover $431.29 to the Kidz1stFund to fight Falconi Anemia; the donation got us a thank you video by Candi Fisher & Red Lightning.
  7. A little while later the brick replicas arrived.
  8. Earlier this week (June 10) I received an invitation to attend the "Rose Bowl Brick Bash" on July 1, 2014
  9. Today, June 12, 2014, I received a message from brick company saying "At installation they decided to decline your inscription".
  10. To the credit of the brick company, they've offered to supply a new brick, however they need the new message quickly.

This is the brick they approved, created, then rejected on installation.


Let's take a second and clarify: We've done brick donations before, we've had some things rejected and/or gone through thorough approval. We've seen how it's done. This is NOT how it's done. The Rose Bowl Stadium staff handled this poorly.

Why am I annoyed?

  • We have 74 different donors, and it's a chore to keep everyone in the loop (although I create a private donor sub for each brick project, I have to write individual PMs to each person several times, I wish mods could mass mail but it's not a feature).
  • We wait to donate the extra money until after we get brick approval so we can be efficient with our dollars.

Now I'm in a situation where we paid the highest donation amount for the rejected brick (they were harder to fit because they offer less space due to the logo on the brick), and if we go above that character limit we'd technically be overpaying by $75. This would mean dealing with tracking down the donors which is like herding cats; from experience, it's not something that can be done quickly.


We turn to you, the people: "/r/CFB, what should we do?"


Because it's going to be nigh impossible to get the band back together in time, I thought it would be best to consult with all of you on what we should do for our new message.

To fit the current brick, we need something that fits within 4 lines of 15 characters (including spaces).

The runner-up message that fit into that was:

REST IN PIECES BCS 1998 – 2014 /R/CFB 

(it is auto-centered on the brick and all caps)

Do you have a good idea for a message that fits? Propose it!

Let's be obvious: It can't be offensive. Don't name people for even a polite joke, it doesn't work (we found out with the HOF).

If you want to test how it looks, use reddit's code format by placing 4 spaces at the beginning of a line.

For example, when we propose messages we use a line as a "ruler":

123465798012345 THAT WAY YOU CAN SEE IF IT FITS OR IF IT GOES OVER LIKE THIS 

Let us know what you think!


We don't have a lot of time, so I'll put a deadline of noon CT tomorrow, Friday, June 13th.


EDIT:

ATTN: UCF BRICK DONORS:

Due to this situation I've pushed the finalization of that extra funds donation/announcement on /r/CFB until MONDAY so we let it get its own attention

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Posted on 12 June 2014

For your viewing pleasure, here are all the BCS Bowl games from the BCS era.


1998-99 Season:


1999 Rose Bowl - Wisconsin 38 - UCLA 31

1999 Sugar Bowl - Ohio State 24 - Texas A&M 14

1999 Orange Bowl(Condensed) - Florida 31 - Syracuse 10

1999 Fiesta Bowl/National Championship 1st Half/2nd Half

Tennessee 23 - Florida State 16


1999-2000 Season:


2000 Rose Bowl - Wisconsin 17 - Stanford 9

2000 Orange Bowl - Michigan 35 - Alabama 34 (OT)

2000 Fiesta Bowl - Nebraska 31 - Tennessee 21

2000 Sugar Bowl/National Championship

Florida State 46 - Virginia Tech 29


2000-01 Season:


2001 Rose Bowl - Washington 34 - Purdue 24

2001 Fiesta Bowl - Oregon State 41 - Notre Dame 9

2001 Sugar Bowl - Miami(FL) 37 - Florida 20

2001 Orange Bowl/National Championship

Oklahoma 13 - Florida State 2


2001-02 Season:


2002 Fiesta Bowl - Oregon 38 - Colorado 16

2002 Sugar Bowl(Condensed) - LSU 47 - Illinois 34

2002 Orange Bowl - Florida 56 - Maryland 23

2002 Rose Bowl/National Championship

Miami(FL) 37 - Nebraska 14


2002-03 Season:


2003 Rose Bowl - Oklahoma 34 - Washington State 14

2003 Sugar Bowl - Georgia 26 - Florida State 13

2003 Orange Bowl - USC 38 - Iowa 17

2003 Fiesta Bowl/National Championship

Ohio State 31 - Miami(FL) 24 (2 OT)


2003-04 Season:


2004 Rose Bowl - USC 28 - 14

2004 Orange Bowl - Miami(FL) 16 - Florida State 14

2004 Fiesta Bowl - Ohio State 35 - Kansas State 28

2004 Sugar Bowl/National Championship

LSU 21 - Oklahoma 14


2004-05 Season:


2005 Rose Bowl - Texas 38 - Michigan 37

2005 Fiesta Bowl - Utah 35 - Pittsburgh 7

2005 Sugar Bowl - Auburn 16 - Virginia Tech 13

2005 Orange Bowl/National Championship

USC 55 - Oklahoma 19


2005-06 Season:


2006 Fiesta Bowl - Ohio State 34 - Notre Dame 20

2006 Sugar Bowl West Virginia 38 - Georgia 35

2006 Orange Bowl - Penn State 26 - Florida State 23 (3 OT)

2006 Rose Bowl/National Championship

Texas 41 - USC 38


2006-07 Season:


2007 Rose Bowl Part 1,2,3,4,5,and 6 - USC 32 - Michigan 18

2007 Fiesta Bowl - Boise State 43 - Oklahoma 42 (OT)

2007 Orange Bowl - Louisville 24 - Wake Forest 13

2007 Sugar Bowl(Condensed) - LSU 41 - Notre Dame 14

2007 BCS National Championship

Florida 41 - Ohio State 14


2007-08 Season:


2008 Rose Bowl - USC 49 - Illinois 17

2008 Sugar Bowl - Georgia 41 - Hawaii 10

2008 Fiesta Bowl - West Virginia 48 - Oklahoma 28

2008 Orange Bowl - Kansas 24 - Virginia Tech 21

2008 BCS National Championship

LSU 38 - Ohio State 24


2008-09 Season:


2009 Rose Bowl - USC 38 - Penn State 24

2009 Orange Bowl highlights. - Virginia Tech 20 - Cincinnati 7

2009 Sugar Bowl 1st half/2nd half - Utah 31 - Alabama 17

2009 Fiesta Bowl 1st Half/2nd Half - Texas 24 - Ohio State 21

2009 BCS National Championship

Florida 24 - Oklahoma 14


2009-10 Season:


2010 Rose Bowl - Ohio State 26 - 17

2010 Sugar Bowl - Florida 51 - Cincinnati 24

2010 Fiesta Bowl - Boise State 17 - TCU 10

2010 Orange Bowl Part 1/Part 2/Part 3 - Iowa 24 - Georgia Tech 14

2010 BCS National Championship

Alabama 37 - Texas 21


2010-11 Season:


2011 Rose Bowl - TCU 21 - Wisconsin 19

2011 Fiesta Bowl - Oklahoma 48 - Connecticut 20

2011 Orange Bowl - Stanford 40 - Virginia Tech 12

2011 Sugar Bowl - Ohio State 31 - Arkansas 26

2011 BCS National Championship

Auburn 22 - Oregon 19


2011-12 Season:


2012 Rose Bowl - Oregon 45 - Wisconsin 38

2012 Fiesta Bowl - Oklahoma State 41 - Stanford 38 (OT)

2012 Sugar Bowl - Michigan 23 - Virginia Tech 20 (OT)

2012 Orange Bowl Part 1/Part 2 - West Virginia 70 - Clemson 33

2012 BCS National Championship

Alabama 21 - LSU 0


2012-13 Season:


2013 Rose Bowl - 20 - Wisconsin 14

2013 Orange Bowl - Florida State 31 - Northern Illinois 10

2013 Sugar Bowl Louisville 33 - Florida 23

2013 Fiesta Bowl - Oregon 35 - Kansas State 17

2013 BCS National Championship

Alabama 42 - Notre Dame 14


2013-14 Season:


2014 Rose Bowl - Michigan State 24 - Stanford 20

2014 Fiesta Bowl - UCF 52 - Baylor 42

2014 Sugar Bowl - Oklahoma 45 - Alabama 31

2014 Orange Bowl - Clemson 40 - Ohio State 35

2014 BCS National Championship

Florida State 34 - Auburn 31

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Posted on 7 January 2014

35 Bowls in 17 Days: The 100th Rose Bowl presented by Vizio

The Granddaddy of Them All, The 100th Rose Bowl presented by Vizio

Stanford Cardinal vs. Michigan State Spartans



Bowl Information


Date: January 1st, 2014

Time: 5:00 p.m. ET

Channel: ESPN

Broadcast Crew: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit), Heather Cox (@heatherespn)

Point Spread:

-Stanford -6.5

-Michigan State +6.5

O/U: 42.5


Bowl History


Year Founded: 1902

Location: Pasadena, CA (started in Durham, NC).

Stadium: Rose Bowl (originated in Wallace Wade (then Duke) Stadium)

Conference Tie-ins: 1st in Big Ten vs. 1st in PAC-12

Payout: $34 Million ($17 Million per team)

Sponsor: Vizio (2011-Current)

The Rose Bowl used to be cool and avoided sponsors, but that changed back in 1999 when it became The Rose Bowl presented by AT&T. They have at least gone against the grain and avoided adding the sponsor's name to the bowl (ex. Tax Slayer Gator Bowl) in favor of billing it as the presenter (ex. The Rose Bowl presented by Vizio).

AT&T (1999-2002), Sony Playstation 2 (2003), Citi (2004-2010), Vizio (2011-Current)

Trophy: The Leishman Trophy

This... this is a trophy. So beautiful. Take your lazy orange-filled bowl and gaudy BCS trophies and get the hell out. Sugar, I guess yours is okay, but, well it looks awkward to lift with the base. So get out, too.

The trophy is named in honor of the 1920 Tournament of Roses President, William L. Leishman, who was responsible for the construction of the Rose Bowl Stadium, as well as his son, 1939 Tournament of Roses President Lathrop K. Leishman, who was instrumental in helping establish the Rose Bowl Game as The Granddaddy of Them All.

And what you just looked at is different from previous Rose Bowl trophies. The updated version of the Leishman Trophy, created by Tiffany and Co., will include 24-karat gold vermeil accents along a base that supports a football made out of sterling silver.

Tickets: Sold Out! (as far as I can tell)

Both Michigan State and Stanford sold through their allotment of tickets, with some MSU fans using a loophole to snag a few of Stanford's allotted tickets for the big game. The Tournament of Roses does not sell tickets to the public directly, so I'm assuming that with the university allotments sold out, that the contractual allotments are too. Not surprising... it's the Rose Bowl!

Photos & Videos from various events:

STANFORD:

MICHIGAN STATE:

2013 Season Result: Stanford 20 – Buffalo Bills Wisconsin 14 Full Game

Bowl History: The Rose Bowl started out as the "Tournament East-West Football Game" on New Year's Day in 1902 and was played in Tournament Park in California. Before the Rose Bowl was built for the January 1, 1923, match-up, all games were played in Pasadena's Tournament Park, a location just outside of CalTech. As time went on, Tournament Park was deemed unsuitable to accommodate for the ever growing crowds each year which were beginning to exceed the 40,000 mark. The stadium was designed by architect Myron Hunt in 1921. His design was influenced by the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut. Originally built as a horseshoe, the stadium was expanded several times over the years. The southern stands were completed in 1928, making the stadium a complete bowl that we know and love today. The first game was a regular season contest on October 28, 1922 when Cal defeated USC 12–0. This was the only loss for USC and California finished the season undefeated. California declined the invitation to the 1923 Rose Bowl game and USC went in their place. The stadium was dedicated officially on January 1, 1923 when USC defeated Penn State 14–3. The name of the stadium was alternatively "Tournament of Roses Stadium" or "Tournament of Roses Bowl", until being settled as "Rose Bowl" before the 1923 Rose Bowl game. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and a series of attacks on West Coast shipping beginning on December 18, 1941, there were concerns about a possible Japanese attack on the West Coast. The Rose Parade, with a million watchers, and the Rose Bowl, with 90,000 spectators, were presumed to be ideal targets for the Japanese. Lieutenant General John L. DeWitt recommended that the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl festivities be canceled. The Rose Bowl committee originally planned to cancel the game. On December 16, 1941, Duke University invited the game and Oregon State to Duke's home stadium in Durham, North Carolina. With the exception of the 1942 game, all other games have been played in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena since the opening in 1923.

Rose Bowl Historic Games:

This being the granddaddy of them all, too many to list. But Wisconsin-Oregon in 2012 was a great one, where DAT and the Ducks took down Russell Wilson and the Badgers. The game ended on a questionable spike to stop the clock by Wilson as time expired on the clock. Also USC-Texas in 2006, which was also happened to be the National Championship, where Vince Young and his late-game heroics helped take down the Trojans in a arguably memorable last minute drive.


Stanford Cardinal


Bowl Record: 11-12-1

Year Bowl Outcome Recap
1902 Rose Bowl Michigan 49 – Stanford 0 Recap
1925 Rose Bowl Notre Dame 27 – Stanford 10 Recap
1927 Rose Bowl Alabama 7 – Stanford 7 Recap
1928 Rose Bowl Pitt 6 – Stanford 7 Recap
1934 Rose Bowl Columbia 7 – Stanford 0 Recap
1935 Rose Bowl Alabama 29 – Stanford 13 Recap
1936 Rose Bowl SMU 0 – Stanford 7 Recap
1941 Rose Bowl Nebraska 13 – Stanford 21 Recap
1952 Rose Bowl Stanford 7 – Illinois 40 Recap
1971 Rose Bowl Stanford 27 Ohio State 17 Recap
1972 Rose Bowl Stanford 13 Michigan 12 Recap
1977 Sun Bowl Stanford 24 LSU 14 Recap
1978 Bluebonnet Bowl Stanford 25 Georgia 22 Recap
1986 Gator Bowl Stanford 21 – Clemson 27 Recap
1991 Gator Bowl Stanford 17 – Georgia Tech 18 Recap
1993 Blockbuster Bowl Stanford 24 Penn State 3 Recap
1995 Liberty Bowl East Carolina 19 – Stanford 13 Recap
1996 Sun Bowl Stanford 38 Michigan State 0 Recap
2000 Sun Bowl Stanford 9 – Wisconsin 17 Recap
2001 Seattle Bowl Georgia Tech 24 – Stanford 14 Recap
2009 Sun Bowl Oklahoma 31 – Stanford 27 Recap
2011 Orange Bowl Stanford 40 Virginia Tech 12 Recap
2012 Fiesta Bowl Stanford 38 – Oklahoma State 41 Recap
2013 Rose Bowl Wisconsin 14 – Stanford 20 Recap

Historic Bowl Games:

  • 2011 Orange Bowl, Coach Jim Harbaugh, Final Record 11-1

    • No. 5 Stanford 40, No. 12 Virginia Tech 12:
  • 2012 Fiesta Bowl, Coach David Shaw, Final Record 11-1

    • No. 4 Stanford 38, No. 3 Oklahoma State 41:
  • 2013 Rose Bowl, Coach David Shaw, Final Record 11-2

    • No. 8 Stanford 20, Unranked Wisconsin 14:
Date Opponent Result
09/07/13 vs. San Jose State W 34 – 13
09/14/13 @ Army W 34 – 20
09/21/13 vs. Arizona State W 42 – 28
09/28/13 @ Washington State W 55 – 17
10/05/13 vs. Washington W 31 – 28
10/12/13 @ Utah L 21 – 27
10/19/13 vs. UCLA W 24 – 10
10/26/13 @ Oregon State W 20 – 12
11/07/13 vs. Oregon W 26 – 20
11/16/13 @ USC L 17 – 20
11/23/13 vs. Cal W 63 – 13
11/30/13 vs. Notre Dame W 27 – 20
12/07/13 @ Arizona State, Pac-12 Championship W 38 - 14
01/01/14 vs. Michigan State (The Rose Bowl) TBD

Key Players this Season:

STAT LEADERS - Stanford (after 13 games):

  • Rushing – Tyler Gaffney (306 carries for 1,618 yards, 5.3 avg., 20 TDs)
  • Passing – Kevin Hogan (170 of 277 for 2,487 yards, 20 TDs, 9 INTs)
  • Receiving – Ty Montgomery (58 catches for 937 yards, 16.2 avg., 10 TDs)
  • Tackles – Shayne Skov (100 total, 56 solo, 44 assists, 10.0 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 10 QB hurries)
  • Sacks - Trent Murphy (14, -110 YDSL)
  • Interceptions - Jordan Richards (3)
  • Kicking - Jordan Williamson (16/20 FG, 41/42 XPs)
  • Punting - Ben Rhyne (70, 1981 yards, 42.1 average, 58 long)

Biggest Plays this Season:

Season Summary:

After winning the 2013 Rose Bowl against Wisconsin, the Stanford Cardinal lead by David Shaw and Co. hopes to repeat its success as it makes it to the Rose Bowl again this season, going 11-2 and capturing the Pac-12 title for the second year in a row. Though having lost last year's top playmakers in Stepfan Taylor (RB), Zach Ertz (TE), and Levine Toilolo (TE) to the draft, Stanford hasn't lost a step as senior running back Tyler Gaffney, along with junior wide receiver Ty Montgomery and junior quarterback Kevin Hogan have become the main playmakers in this offense, behind the Cardinal's powerhouse offensive line that includes guards Kevin Danser and David Yankey, as well as left tackle Andrus Peat. The defense has continued to perform at an elite level, ranking top 5 in the country in run defense, lead by LBs Shayne Skov and Trent Murphy. That said, having being upset by Utah 27-21 earlier in the season, the Cardinal took down then #3 Oregon, before being upset themselves by unranked USC in a thrilling 17-20 game at the Coliseum, and finishing the season at #5 in both the BCS and AP college football polls.

Why we are going to win:

/u/DeusExa - Being a Cal fan (let me just say that no Stanford fans turned up to do this post, ironically, including one that signed up but ultimately bailed) I wish this section said "Why we aren't going to win:". However, there is no doubt about the talent level here, so kudos to this team for reaching the Rose Bowl again this season, and I think if this Cardinal team is looking at a chance to two-peat, it will do so by doing what it has been doing best all season, playing good old-fashioned power football on offense, and executing fundamentals, particularly from the formidable front seven, on defense.

Prediction:

/u/DeusExa -

Stanford 20
MSU 24

Michigan State Spartans


Bowl Record: 9-14 (.3913)

  • Side Note: We're good at other things! Like having a badass mascot!
  • Since 1946, the Big Ten champion has had a tie-in with the Rose Bowl game.
  • Should be noted that after the first bowl game (1902 Rose Bowl) that featured Michigan, the Big Ten did not allow their schools to participate in bowl games. It wasn't until the Rose Bowl tie in with the then Pacific Coast Conference in 1946 that the Big Ten allowed bowl game participation. Even then, from 1946 through 1971, the Big Ten did not allow the same team to represent the conference in consecutive years in the Rose Bowl. It was not until the 1975 season that the Big Ten allowed teams to play in bowl games other than the Rose Bowl.
  • Minnesota was the only exception in this timeframe with back to back appearance in '61 and '62 after Ohio State declined their 1962 bid to focus on academics.
  • Michigan State only had 1 bowl appearance prior to joining the Big Ten in 1950.
  • Michigan State is currently experiencing a great resurgence in consistency, having now had 7 straight seasons of bowl eligibility under Mark Dantonio. To give you an idea of how big of a deal that is... of our now 24 bowl appearances, Dantonio is responsible for 29% of those. Also given us the first back to back bowl win teams since the 2001-2002 seasons. He is the only B1G coach to have a current bowl win streak with his current team.
  • Mark Dantonio is making his 22nd appearance in postseason play (as a graduate assistant, assistant coach or head coach), including four NCAA I-AA playoff and 18 bowl games. Dantonio has compiled an 8-9 record (.471) in bowl games, including a 3-4 mark as head coach.
Year Bowl Outcome Recap
1938 Orange Bowl Auburn 6 – MSU 0 Recap
1954 Rose Bowl UCLA 20 – MSU 28 Recap
1956 Rose Bowl UCLA 14 – MSU 17 Recap
1966 Rose Bowl UCLA 14 – MSU 12 Recap
1984 Cherry Bowl Army 10 – MSU 6 Recap
1985 All-American Bowl Georgia Tech 17 – MSU 14 Recap
1988 Rose Bowl USC 17 – MSU 20 Recap
1989 Gator Bowl Georgia 34 – MSU 27 Recap
1989 Aloha Bowl Hawaii 13 – MSU 33 Recap
1990 John Hancock (Sun) Bowl MSU 17 USC 16 Recap
1993 Liberty Bowl MSU 7 – Louisville 18 Recap
1995 Independence (AdvoCare) Bowl LSU 45 – MSU 26 Recap
1995 Sun Bowl Stanford 38 – MSU 0 Recap
1997 Aloha Bowl Washington 51 – MSU 23 Recap
2000 Citrus Bowl MSU 37 Florida 23 Recap
2001 Silicon Valley Classic (Poinsettia Bowl) MSU 44 Fresno State 35 Recap
2003 Alamo Bowl MSU 3 – Nebraska 17 Recap
2004 FUCK Recap
2005 JOHN L. Recap
2006 SMITH Recap
2007 Champs Sports Bowl BC 24 – MSU 21 Recap
2009 Capital One Bowl Georgia 24 – MSU 12 Recap
2010 Alamo Bowl MSU 31 – Texas Tech 41 Recap
2011 Capital Bowl Alabama 49 – MSU 7 Recap
2012 Outback Bowl MSU 33 Georgia 30 Recap
2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl TCU 16 – MSU 17 Recap

Historic Bowl Games:

  • 1988 Rose Bowl, Coach George Perles, Final Record 9-2-1

    • No. 8 Michigan State 20, No. 16 USC 17:
    • In a rematch of the Spartans 1987 season opener, John Langeloh kicked a 36-yard field goal with 4:14 left in the fourth quarter, which proved to be the game winner, as No. 8 Michigan State defeated No. 16 Southern Cal, 20-17, in the 1988 Rose Bowl. The Spartans, making their first trip to Pasadena in 22 years, ended the Big Ten’s six-game losing streak in the Rose Bowl. Rose Bowl MVP LB Percy Snow had 17 unassisted tackles. This would be the last appearance of MSU in a Rose Bowl game. This game also saw a young DC (and future HC) for MSU by the name of Nick Saban.
  • 2012 Outback Bowl, Coach Mark Dantonio, Final Record 11-3

    • No. 17 Michigan State 33, No. 16 Georgia 30:
    • To cap of a record tying 11 win season for the Spartans and first bowl win of the Dantonio era, the Michigan State Spartans had to claw back 16-0 deficit at half time, tying the game in with 14 seconds remaining in regulation with a 1-yard touchdown by Le'Veon Bell, forcing the game into OT. With MSU on offense first in OT, Georgia's defense capitalized by intercepting a pass by MSU QB Kirk Cousins, all but guaranteeing them victory with a FG. Georgia's kicker Blair Walsh missed a 42-yard FG attempt, sending the game into 2OT. MSU's defense would hold off the Georgia offense lead by QB Aaron Murray, and the two teams traded field goals to set up 3OT. After settling for a FG, Georgia attempted to send the game into a fourth overtime, but K Blair Walsh's 47 yard attempt was blocked by the MSU defensive line, sealing a Spartan victory, 33-30, snapping a winless bowl streak for Mark Dantonio, and securing the program's first bowl win since 2001.
    • Highlights
  • 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Coach Mark Dantonio, Final Record 7-6

    • Michigan State 17, TCU 16:
    • Memorable in how AWFUL it was to watch. Seriously. After season expectations by fans, staff, and analysts that pegged MSU as favorites to return to the B1G Championship Game, and maybe reach the program's elusive goals of an outright B1G Championship and Rose Bowl berth, MSU's offense completely regressed following the losses of our starting QB, multiple WRs, TEs to graduation and the NFL draft. RS Junior QB Andrew Maxwell struggled behind an O-Line riddled with injuries and inexperience and received no help from WRs who were plagued by dropped passes and poorly run routes. The shining light was RB Le'Veon Bell who put the team on his back and carried us through the season. Between the defense and Bell, the Spartans managed to stay in the game despite lackluster performance by Maxwell (6/15, 28 yards) and backup QB Connor Cook (4/11, 47 yards). RB Bell accounted for 174 of MSU's 227 total yards, including 29 yards passing (1/1... Yes our freakin' RB had a better passing game than our QBs). K Dan Conroy managed to redeem himself after a shaky season of critical missed FGs by kicking the game winning 47 yard field goal, securing the Spartans a second straight bowl win, the first such streak since 2000-01.
    • /u/CraftyConsumer Side Note: In case you can't tell, while this bowl is historic (2 straight wins, what-what!), it was an agonizing thing to watch... especially after a shitty season of coming up short. We did not look good or promising for next season at all, especially knowing we'd lose our only offensive playmaker in Bell. MSU didn't even score until the 2nd half! Seriously, watch the highlights below and you'll literally see everything of note in that game (aside from a few great defensive plays). If you watch the full game (here), you will be bored very, very quickly.
    • Highlights

2013 Season Record: 12-1 (9-0 B1G Legends)

Date Opponent Result
08/30/13 vs. Western Michigan W 26 – 13
09/07/13 vs. USF W 21 – 6
09/14/13 vs. Youngstown State W 55 – 17
09/21/13 @ Notre Dame L 13 – 17
10/05/13 @ Iowa W 26 – 14
10/12/13 vs. Indiana W 42 – 28
10/19/13 vs. Purdue W 14 – 0
10/26/13 @ Illinois W 42 – 3
11/02/13 vs. Michigan W 29 – 6
11/16/13 @ Nebraska W 41 – 28
11/23/13 @ Northwestern W 30 – 6
11/30/13 vs. Minnesota W 14 – 3
12/07/13 vs. Ohio State, B1G Championship W 34 – 24
01/01/14 vs. Stanford (The Rose Bowl) TBD

Biggest Plays this Season:

Key Players this Season:

STAT LEADERS – Michigan State (after 13 games):

  • Rushing – Jeremy Langford (269 carries for 1,338 yards, 5.0 avg., 17 TDs)
  • Passing – Connor Cook (201 of 344 for 2,423 yards, 20 TDs, 5 INTs)
  • Receiving – Tony Lippett (39 catches for 519 yards, 13.3 avg., 1 TD); Macgarrett Kings. Jr. (39 catches for 461 yards, 11.8 avg. 3 TDs)
  • Tackles – Denicos Allen (91 total, 39 solo, 52 assists, 15.0 TFL, 5.5 sacks, 10 QB hurries)
  • Sacks - Shilique Calhoun (7.5, -46 YDSL), Denicos Allen (5.5, -38 YDSL)
  • Interceptions - Darqueze Dennard (4), Kurtis Drummond (4)
  • Kicking - Michael Geiger (14/15 FG, 33/35 XPs)
  • Punting - Mike "Sexy" Sadler (70, 2960 yards, 42.3 average, 69 long)

OTHER NOTES:

  • DE Shilique Calhoun has scored three defensive TDs, tied for the most of any player in the FBS this season.

Season Summary:

After a 2012 season that was marred by a struggling offense and last-second heartbreak (MSU lost 5 games to B1G opponents by 4 points or fewer), the Spartans sought redemption and found it in 2013. Many in the CFB world, Spartans included, were not optimistic about the team, due to the attrition of top playmakers Le'Veon Bell (RB) and Dion Sims (TE). However, fresh blood in JR Jeremy Langford and RsFR Josiah Price rose to the occasion. One will also remember MSU's QB controversy early in the season. Led by clutch SO QB Connor Cook, who won the starting role in Week 3 over the incumbent SR Andrew Maxwell, and with contributions from Langford, Price, and a WR corps that featured drop-free options in Bennie Fowler, Macgarrett Kings, Tony Lippett, and Keith Mumphery, the Spartans' offense roared back to life and has continued to improve all season, as the new starters (and an offensive coordinator) have grown into their roles. Thanks to experienced starters and a new D-line coach, the defense has improved over last season's already-impressive performance, posting Top 3 marks in total, rushing, and pass-efficiency defense. Special mention goes to the special teams: true freshman PK Michael Geiger, who has missed one field goal all season, and punter extraordinaire, Twitter funnyman, Heisman candidate, and Seventeen magazine sex icon MikeSadler (aka #SexySadler), who leads the nation in punts downed inside the 10-yard line.

Why we are going to win:

/u/CraftyConsumer -

  • Because the last time MSU made a Rose Bowl after a drought in excess of 20 years, we won.
  • Because the last time time MSU was in a Rose Bowl when the B1G was on a losing streak in the bowl, we won.
  • Because all of our wins have been by double-digits.
  • Because we want it more.
  • Because I put a lot of time into this.
  • Because Pat Narduzzi didn't leave us.
  • Because Mike Sadler is a sexy, sexy speedo-wearing stud.
  • Because we got yo tickets, dawg
  • Because Stanford couldn't even get their own fans to write up their portion of the 35 Bowls project.
  • Because Sparty is not impressed.
  • Seriously though, this game is going to be tight. I think similar to how the MSU-Ohio State game went. A lot of hot and cold periods for both sides of the ball, but MSU is the one who will put things together late and pull out the win. Our defense is all about learning. We might bend at some point in the game, but when push comes to shove, we're going to learn from whatever mistake/flaw you expose and not allow it to happen again. Max Bullough's suspension is big, I won't lie. But I would be much more concerned if Langford, or worse Cook, was gone given the success and spark they've helped provide our offense this year. Bullough is the leader of our defense, great at audibling plays at the line, but our defense is deep. Very deep. Elsworth, Harris, and whoever else they rotate in won't be able to fill the shoes entirely, but they'll do fine and have 10 other guys on the field to step up and play a role. Trae Waynes stepped up marvelously for Johnny Adams in our bowl last year. I think another difference is our defense's ability to shut down the passing attack, which will force them to the ground and wear them out given how we substitute our defense due to depth. Fresher bodies subbed in and out. Expect this defense to capitalize on a mistake and make it pay off. We are much more opportunistic this year.

/u/nuxenolith -

While MSU doesn't have the dynamic playmakers of other, "sexier" offenses, they have reliable players who have grown into their new roles. Langford has been perhaps the most striking example of consistency, setting a team record with 8 consecutive 100-yard games rushing and averaging between 4.2 and 5.5 YPC in 10 games this season. Cook's accuracy continues to improve exponentially; despite going 4/11 passing in last year's bowl game, this season he has a 4:1 TD-INT ratio (20 to 5) and passed for over 300 yards in the B1GCG against Ohio State. He's proven himself relaxed in the pocket and able to throw well while rolling out under pressure. Defensively, the Spartans are deep enough to fill the void left by suspended SR defensive captain and MIKE Max Bullough. The special teams may have to compete with Stanford's return game juggernaut Ty Montgomery and bust off a few big returns of their own. Kicking and punting will be of no concern.

Like Crafty said, this game will be close and resemble the B1GCG. I think that

  • MSU mitigates the damage from Stanford's bruising linemen,
  • The secondary shuts down Stanford's WRs with suffocating man coverage,
  • Cook has another career day, passing for 300 yards and 3 TDs, and
  • Langford is held under 100 yards rushing (but breaks off a 20-yard TD run in the 4th quarter).

Prediction:

/u/CraftyConsumer -

Stanford 17
MSU 27

/u/nuxenolith -

Stanford 28
MSU 31

Related Subreddits

/r/stanford, /r/StanfordCardinal, /r/Pac12

/r/msu, /r/theonlycolors, /r/TheB1G


Contributors:

Flair User Role Assisted for
/u/DeusExa Head Coach Stanford
/u/CraftyConsumer Contributor MSU/Stanford
/u/nuxenolith Contributor MSU


For more info on the 35 Bowls Project, go here.

submitted by DeusExa to CFB
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Posted on 1 January 2014

[FINAL DAY] The /r/CFB Rose Bowl Brick Fund — 68 Redditors have raised enough for 4 premium bricks, Join Us!

FINAL DAY: Deadline is November 20 @ ~5:30pm ET / 4:30pm CT.


The /r/CFB Brick Fund III: The Rose Bowl is a GO!


After the success of both the /r/CFB Baylor Brick and /r/CFB College Football Hall of Fame Bricks donation drives, we've decided to move on to “The Granddaddy of Them All” and raise money to put a brick (or two...or three...) in main plaza of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena (program details here). The bricks are scheduled to be installed in April 2014 to celebrate the 100th Rose Bowl Game.

Since the ground rules I created for the previos funds worked well, I've decided to reuse them, continuing to use the Reddit-friendly CrowdTilt to collect donations:

Ground Rules

Before I get into anything about sending money, I think it's helpful to have the basic rules so no one is later disappointed and we can all be on the same page:

  • Any message we pick needs to be approved by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, so know ahead of time that we won't be able to say anything too crazy--but anyone can nominate message ideas and donors vote on the final message (details below). From previous experiences, messages singling out any actual person for fun (even light fun) will not work.

  • There won't be room to put usernames on the brick, it will be a general message from /r/CFB --no matter what message is chosen, it will be only from “/r/CFB”.

  • People who donate will get to have ultimate say on what we write on the brick (suggestions welcome from everyone, including non-donors).

  • The minimum amount for donation is set to $10. If you want to donate more, you may.

  • To be fair to those who donate more, in determining what the Brick's message will be, each donor will be given one vote per $10 they donate (or half-vote for $5). The message will be determined by majority of donor votes (50%+1). Yes, theoretically someone could just donate a ton of money and determine what we say--so long as the message isn't something that will clearly be rejected and only credits /r/CFB.

  • The Rose Bowl Brick prices are at $100, $350, and $425. If we go over a particular amount, but fall short of another brick, the extra funds will be donated to the whoever the majority of donors want (i.e. one vote per donor). Please Note: The Rose Bowl Brick program is different than the previous campaigns in that the Rose Bowl is throwing in a free replica brick of the two higher-priced options; for the sake of making things simple, I (Honestly_) will be the recipient of any replicas.

  • The funds will initially go to CrowdTilt, which will then place them in my bank account, and I will donate those funds to the Rose Bowl. I will do my damnedest to be transparent about where the funds are and how much we have. You have my previous track record to go off of, we donated to get (1) a Baylor Brick and the excess money to the donor-chosen Talitha Koum Institute and (2) four Premium Legacy Bricks to be placed inside the CFB HOF.

  • CrowdTilt allows for a maximum donation period of 30 days, so I am placing that as the limit--if we see a reason, I can start another donation period afterward.

My hope is we can continue to use this same model if the idea ever comes up again in the future.

Payment Selection

The first time around we used WePay for invoicing individual donors. I chose them because they offered the least restrictions and lowest fees among sites like PayPal, Indiegogo, and GoFundMe. For the HOF brick campaign I switched to CrowdTilt which has an even more reddit-friendly program that with lower donor-fees (2.5%). They were responsive in my phone calls, are the "Official Fundraising Partner" of Reddit, and ended up being easy to use. If there are hiccups, let me know.

CrowdTilt requires a minimum target donation, so I set the amount for a single, top-level “Premium Rose/Team Logo Brick” ($425); that is in no way indicative of how much I think we'll get and we can go as far beyond that as we want (we hit $1,015 for Baylor and $1,200 with the HOF campaign). As I mentioned above, we can donate multiple bricks.

How to Donate (Two-Step Process)

If you want to donate to our /r/CFB Rose Bowl Brick(s) Fund please use the following two steps:

  1. Go to our CrowdTilt page and make a donation.

  2. Since CrowdTilt will only show me your real names, please, please message me separately with your name (the one you donated with) and donation amount so I will know which reddit user name to credit here! (you can message me via reddit or via CrowdTilt) I will update this post with just the reddit usernames of those who've successfully donated, along with the amount they donated. I will respect requests for anonymity, and only list those dollar amounts to 'anonymous' (or, as someone requested: 'anonymous' + flair).

I'll do my best to keep the list of donors and amounts updated at least once a day, but please be patient. While I don't foresee any hang-ups, you never know. If you don't see yourself listed after paying, or you have other concerns, please contact me via reddit message and I will do my best to keep you in the loop. So far I've been able to handle communication with the 98 redditors (other than myself) who have donated to our previous campaigns.

I'm happy to answer questions in this thread or via message.

I will keep a running tally of donors (reddit usernames) and donor amounts below.

  1. /u/Honestly_ -- $50
  2. /u/RagingWombats -- $50
  3. /u/englishmotherfucka -- $15
  4. /u/Ohminty -- $10
  5. /u/MrTheSpork -- $30
  6. /u/topher3003 -- $25
  7. /u/jkfunk -- $30
  8. /u/flying-banana -- $30
  9. /u/Peirce77 -- $10
  10. /u/kamkazemoose -- $50
  11. /u/srs_house -- $25
  12. /u/diagonalfish -- $25
  13. /u/CanadianIdiot55 -- $50
  14. /u/HypeMachine -- $20
  15. /u/third_try_naming -- $20
  16. /u/buckeyes75 -- $10
  17. /u/maxbud06 -- $10
  18. /u/kelling928 -- $20
  19. /u/Qurtys_Lyn -- $50
  20. /u/cheeseyone -- $30
  21. /u/PyongyangJim -- $10
  22. /u/burnerturner23 -- $10
  23. /u/MrStoneman -- $15
  24. /u/The_Aardvark -- $50
  25. /u/bicranium -- $40
  26. /u/TimeBroken -- $10
  27. /u/wthorson -- $25
  28. /u/joshglick -- $50
  29. anonymous -- $100
  30. /u/nuxenolith -- $20.17 ಠ_ಠ
  31. /u/SchrodingersGaren -- $20
  32. /u/razzertto -- $10
  33. /u/171819 -- $25
  34. /u/sinnerhp -- $50
  35. /u/matticusbellius -- $15
  36. /u/Conspiracy2Riot -- $10
  37. /u/stiva -- $10
  38. /u/g8r_h8r -- $100(!)
  39. /u/ScorpionsSpear -- $10
  40. /u/ZachBroChill -- $14.83 :)
  41. /u/CambodianDrywall -- $50
  42. /u/hirohitomyhiro -- $10
  43. /u/ElPolloHerman0 -- $10
  44. /u/ThatBeardedCarGuy -- $10
  45. /u/KomradeKettlebell -- $10
  46. /u/scarletorthodontist -- $20
  47. /u/xochihuehuetl -- $19.32 (in honor of Tulane's '32 RB team)
  48. /u/mexicanjanitor26 -- $10
  49. /u/moose512 -- $10
  50. /u/clrtxf -- $10
  51. /u/BostonEagle -- $10
  52. /u/bugsy33 -- $18.55
  53. /u/aguyfromthewest -- $35
  54. /u/AGreatMonk -- $10
  55. /u/CroqueMonsieur -- $19.26 (in honor of Bama's 1st bowl & NC)
  56. /u/Cecil_Hardboner -- $49.87
  57. /u/turtle_flu -- $20.03 (in honor of Wazzu's last RB)
  58. /u/Antonton -- $20
  59. /u/nykyle610 -- $10
  60. /u/LIV3N -- $20
  61. /u/astrobuckeye -- $10
  62. /u/Surreal_Sara -- $25
  63. /u/nolez -- $50.01 (in honor of Purdue's projected win total this season)
  64. /u/enataca -- $50
  65. /u/Im_Offensive -- $50
  66. /u/warox13 -- $10
  67. /u/onear -- $10
  68. /u/FinancialAdvisorKid -- $19.25 (in honor of ND's 1925 RB victory)
  69. /u/Slylingual24 -- $10
  70. /u/ThatGuyYouKnow -- $10
  71. /u/eldarknight -- $10
  72. /u/griffdog14 -- $10
  73. /u/randym99 -- $100
  74. /u/poodleface -- $20

TOTAL: $1,906.29


Conference donor breakdown (2013 affiliations):

B1G: 19 P12: 18 SEC: 11 B12: 9 ACC: 6 MAC: 3 AAC: 2* CUSA: 2 CAA: 1 UND: 1 * Rutgers makes up one of these. 

All donors should receive an invite to the private discussion sub by the end of the day Wed, Nov 20th.


Donations accepted until November 20 @ ~5:30 ET / 4:30pm CT

submitted by Honestly_ to CFB
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Posted on 20 November 2013

[FINAL WEEK] The /r/CFB Brick Fund III: The Rose Bowl — 63 redditors have raised over $1,600 so far!

[Update (11/15): We've passed $1700]

FINAL WEEK: Deadline is November 20 @ ~4:30pm CT.


The /r/CFB Brick Fund III: The Rose Bowl is a GO!


After the success of both the /r/CFB Baylor Brick and /r/CFB College Football Hall of Fame Bricks donation drives, we've decided to move on to “The Granddaddy of Them All” and raise money to put a brick (or two...or three...) in main plaza of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena (program details here). The bricks are scheduled to be installed in April 2014 to celebrate the 100th Rose Bowl Game.

Since the ground rules I created for the previos funds worked well, I've decided to reuse them, continuing to use the Reddit-friendly CrowdTilt to collect donations:

Ground Rules

Before I get into anything about sending money, I think it's helpful to have the basic rules so no one is later disappointed and we can all be on the same page:

  • Any message we pick needs to be approved by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, so know ahead of time that we won't be able to say anything too crazy--but anyone can nominate message ideas and donors vote on the final message (details below). From previous experiences, messages singling out any actual person for fun (even light fun) will not work.

  • There won't be room to put usernames on the brick, it will be a general message from /r/CFB --no matter what message is chosen, it will be only from “/r/CFB”.

  • People who donate will get to have ultimate say on what we write on the brick (suggestions welcome from everyone, including non-donors).

  • The minimum amount for donation is set to $10. If you want to donate more, you may.

  • To be fair to those who donate more, in determining what the Brick's message will be, each donor will be given one vote per $10 they donate (or half-vote for $5). The message will be determined by majority of donor votes (50%+1). Yes, theoretically someone could just donate a ton of money and determine what we say--so long as the message isn't something that will clearly be rejected and only credits /r/CFB.

  • The Rose Bowl Brick prices are at $100, $350, and $425. If we go over a particular amount, but fall short of another brick, the extra funds will be donated to the whoever the majority of donors want (i.e. one vote per donor). Please Note: The Rose Bowl Brick program is different than the previous campaigns in that the Rose Bowl is throwing in a free replica brick of the two higher-priced options; for the sake of making things simple, I (Honestly_) will be the recipient of any replicas.

  • The funds will initially go to CrowdTilt, which will then place them in my bank account, and I will donate those funds to the Rose Bowl. I will do my damnedest to be transparent about where the funds are and how much we have. You have my previous track record to go off of, we donated to get (1) a Baylor Brick and the excess money to the donor-chosen Talitha Koum Institute and (2) four Premium Legacy Bricks to be placed inside the CFB HOF.

  • CrowdTilt allows for a maximum donation period of 30 days, so I am placing that as the limit--if we see a reason, I can start another donation period afterward.

My hope is we can continue to use this same model if the idea ever comes up again in the future.

Payment Selection

The first time around we used WePay for invoicing individual donors. I chose them because they offered the least restrictions and lowest fees among sites like PayPal, Indiegogo, and GoFundMe. For the HOF brick campaign I switched to CrowdTilt which has an even more reddit-friendly program that with lower donor-fees (2.5%). They were responsive in my phone calls, are the "Official Fundraising Partner" of Reddit, and ended up being easy to use. If there are hiccups, let me know.

CrowdTilt requires a minimum target donation, so I set the amount for a single, top-level “Premium Rose/Team Logo Brick” ($425); that is in no way indicative of how much I think we'll get and we can go as far beyond that as we want (we hit $1,015 for Baylor and $1,200 with the HOF campaign). As I mentioned above, we can donate multiple bricks.

How to Donate (Two-Step Process)

If you want to donate to our /r/CFB Rose Bowl Brick(s) Fund please use the following two steps:

  1. Go to our CrowdTilt page and make a donation.

  2. Since CrowdTilt will only show me your real names, please, please message me separately with your name (the one you donated with) and donation amount so I will know which reddit user name to credit here! (you can message me via reddit or via CrowdTilt) I will update this post with just the reddit usernames of those who've successfully donated, along with the amount they donated. I will respect requests for anonymity, and only list those dollar amounts to 'anonymous' (or, as someone requested: 'anonymous' + flair).

I'll do my best to keep the list of donors and amounts updated at least once a day, but please be patient. While I don't foresee any hang-ups, you never know. If you don't see yourself listed after paying, or you have other concerns, please contact me via reddit message and I will do my best to keep you in the loop. So far I've been able to handle communication with the 98 redditors (other than myself) who have donated to our previous campaigns.

I'm happy to answer questions in this thread or via message.

I will keep a running tally of donors (reddit usernames) and donor amounts below.

  1. /u/Honestly_ -- $50
  2. /u/RagingWombats -- $50
  3. /u/englishmotherfucka -- $15
  4. /u/Ohminty -- $10
  5. /u/MrTheSpork -- $30
  6. /u/topher3003 -- $25
  7. /u/jkfunk -- $30
  8. /u/flying-banana -- $30
  9. /u/Peirce77 -- $10
  10. /u/kamkazemoose -- $50
  11. /u/srs_house -- $25
  12. /u/diagonalfish -- $25
  13. /u/CanadianIdiot55 -- $50
  14. /u/HypeMachine -- $20
  15. /u/third_try_naming -- $20
  16. /u/buckeyes75 -- $10
  17. /u/maxbud06 -- $10
  18. /u/kelling928 -- $20
  19. /u/Qurtys_Lyn -- $50
  20. /u/cheeseyone -- $30
  21. /u/PyongyangJim -- $10
  22. /u/burnerturner23 -- $10
  23. /u/MrStoneman -- $15
  24. /u/The_Aardvark -- $50
  25. /u/bicranium -- $40
  26. /u/TimeBroken -- $10
  27. /u/wthorson -- $25
  28. /u/joshglick -- $50
  29. anonymous -- $100
  30. /u/nuxenolith -- $20.17 ಠ_ಠ
  31. /u/SchrodingersGaren -- $20
  32. /u/razzertto -- $10
  33. /u/171819 -- $25
  34. /u/sinnerhp -- $50
  35. /u/matticusbellius -- $15
  36. /u/Conspiracy2Riot -- $10
  37. /u/stiva -- $10
  38. /u/g8r_h8r -- $100(!)
  39. /u/ScorpionsSpear -- $10
  40. /u/ZachBroChill -- $14.83 :)
  41. /u/CambodianDrywall -- $50
  42. /u/hirohitomyhiro -- $10
  43. /u/ElPolloHerman0 -- $10
  44. /u/ThatBeardedCarGuy -- $10
  45. /u/KomradeKettlebell -- $10
  46. /u/scarletorthodontist -- $20
  47. /u/xochihuehuetl -- $19.32 (in honor of Tulane's '32 RB team)
  48. /u/mexicanjanitor26 -- $10
  49. /u/moose512 -- $10
  50. /u/clrtxf -- $10
  51. /u/BostonEagle -- $10
  52. /u/bugsy33 -- $18.55
  53. /u/aguyfromthewest -- $35
  54. /u/AGreatMonk -- $10
  55. /u/CroqueMonsieur -- $19.26 (in honor of Bama's 1st bowl & NC)
  56. /u/Cecil_Hardboner -- $49.87
  57. /u/turtle_flu -- $20.03 (in honor of Wazzu's last RB)
  58. /u/Antonton -- $20
  59. /u/nykyle610 -- $10
  60. /u/LIV3N -- $20
  61. /u/astrobuckeye -- $10
  62. /u/Surreal_Sara -- $25
  63. /u/nolez -- $50.01 (in honor of Purdue's projected win total this season)
  64. /u/enataca -- $50
  65. /u/Im_Offensive -- $50
  66. /u/warox13 -- $10
  67. /u/onear -- $10
  68. /u/FinancialAdvisorKid -- $19.25 (in honor of ND's 1925 RB victory)

TOTAL: $1,746.29


Conference donor breakdown (2013 affiliations):

B1G: 18 P12: 18 SEC: 10 B12: 7 ACC: 4 MAC: 3 AAC: 2* CUSA: 2 CAA: 1 UND: 1 * Rutgers makes up one of these. 

I aim to have no more than one or two updates a week. This will only be stuck to the top to the subreddit occasionally, during off times.

Donations accepted until November 20 @ ~4:30pm CT

submitted by Honestly_ to CFB
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Posted on 14 November 2013

The /r/CFB Brick Fund III: The Rose Bowl — Donate Now!

[UPDATE (11/11); Since we can sticky posts now, I'll stick with the original post: 63 redditors from 9 conferences have raised over $1,600 so far!]


The /r/CFB Brick Fund III: The Rose Bowl is a GO!


After the success of both the /r/CFB Baylor Brick and /r/CFB College Football Hall of Fame Bricks donation drives, we've decided to move on to “The Granddaddy of Them All” and raise money to put a brick (or two...or three...) in main plaza of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena (program details here). The bricks are scheduled to be installed in April 2014 to celebrate the 100th Rose Bowl Game.

Since the ground rules I created for the previos funds worked well, I've decided to reuse them, continuing to use the Reddit-friendly CrowdTilt to collect donations:

Ground Rules

Before I get into anything about sending money, I think it's helpful to have the basic rules so no one is later disappointed and we can all be on the same page:

  • Any message we pick needs to be approved by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, so know ahead of time that we won't be able to say anything too crazy--but anyone can nominate message ideas and donors vote on the final message (details below). From previous experiences, messages singling out any actual person for fun (even light fun) will not work.

  • There won't be room to put usernames on the brick, it will be a general message from /r/CFB --no matter what message is chosen, it will be only from “/r/CFB”.

  • People who donate will get to have ultimate say on what we write on the brick (suggestions welcome from everyone, including non-donors).

  • The minimum amount for donation is set to $10. If you want to donate more, you may.

  • To be fair to those who donate more, in determining what the Brick's message will be, each donor will be given one vote per $10 they donate (or half-vote for $5). The message will be determined by majority of donor votes (50%+1). Yes, theoretically someone could just donate a ton of money and determine what we say--so long as the message isn't something that will clearly be rejected and only credits /r/CFB.

  • The Rose Bowl Brick prices are at $100, $350, and $425. If we go over a particular amount, but fall short of another brick, the extra funds will be donated to the whoever the majority of donors want (i.e. one vote per donor). Please Note: The Rose Bowl Brick program is different than the previous campaigns in that the Rose Bowl is throwing in a free replica brick of the two higher-priced options; for the sake of making things simple, I (Honestly_) will be the recipient of any replicas.

  • The funds will initially go to CrowdTilt, which will then place them in my bank account, and I will donate those funds to the Rose Bowl. I will do my damnedest to be transparent about where the funds are and how much we have. You have my previous track record to go off of, we donated to get (1) a Baylor Brick and the excess money to the donor-chosen Talitha Koum Institute and (2) four Premium Legacy Bricks to be placed inside the CFB HOF.

  • CrowdTilt allows for a maximum donation period of 30 days, so I am placing that as the limit--if we see a reason, I can start another donation period afterward.

My hope is we can continue to use this same model if the idea ever comes up again in the future.

Payment Selection

The first time around we used WePay for invoicing individual donors. I chose them because they offered the least restrictions and lowest fees among sites like PayPal, Indiegogo, and GoFundMe. For the HOF brick campaign I switched to CrowdTilt which has an even more reddit-friendly program that with lower donor-fees (2.5%). They were responsive in my phone calls, are the "Official Fundraising Partner" of Reddit, and ended up being easy to use. If there are hiccups, let me know.

CrowdTilt requires a minimum target donation, so I set the amount for a single, top-level “Premium Rose/Team Logo Brick” ($425); that is in no way indicative of how much I think we'll get and we can go as far beyond that as we want (we hit $1,015 for Baylor and $1,200 with the HOF campaign). As I mentioned above, we can donate multiple bricks.

How to Donate (Two-Step Process)

If you want to donate to our /r/CFB Rose Bowl Brick(s) Fund please use the following two steps:

  1. Go to our CrowdTilt page and make a donation.

  2. Since CrowdTilt will only show me your real names, please, please message me separately with your name (the one you donated with) and donation amount so I will know which reddit user name to credit here! (you can message me via reddit or via CrowdTilt) I will update this post with just the reddit usernames of those who've successfully donated, along with the amount they donated. I will respect requests for anonymity, and only list those dollar amounts to 'anonymous' (or, as someone requested: 'anonymous' + flair).

I'll do my best to keep the list of donors and amounts updated at least once a day, but please be patient. While I don't foresee any hang-ups, you never know. If you don't see yourself listed after paying, or you have other concerns, please contact me via reddit message and I will do my best to keep you in the loop. So far I've been able to handle communication with the 98 redditors (other than myself) who have donated to our previous campaigns.

I'm happy to answer questions in this thread or via message.

I will keep a running tally of donors (reddit usernames) and donor amounts below.

  1. /u/Honestly_ -- $50
  2. /u/RagingWombats -- $50
  3. /u/englishmotherfucka -- $15
  4. /u/Ohminty -- $10
  5. /u/MrTheSpork -- $30
  6. /u/topher3003 -- $25
  7. /u/jkfunk -- $30
  8. /u/flying-banana -- $30
  9. /u/Peirce77 -- $10
  10. /u/kamkazemoose -- $50
  11. /u/srs_house -- $25
  12. /u/diagonalfish -- $25
  13. /u/CanadianIdiot55 -- $50
  14. /u/HypeMachine -- $20
  15. /u/third_try_naming -- $20
  16. /u/buckeyes75 -- $10
  17. /u/maxbud06 -- $10
  18. /u/kelling928 -- $20
  19. /u/Qurtys_Lyn -- $50
  20. /u/cheeseyone -- $30
  21. /u/PyongyangJim -- $10
  22. /u/burnerturner23 -- $10
  23. /u/MrStoneman -- $15
  24. /u/The_Aardvark -- $50
  25. /u/bicranium -- $40
  26. /u/TimeBroken -- $10
  27. /u/wthorson -- $25
  28. /u/joshglick -- $50
  29. anonymous -- $100
  30. /u/nuxenolith -- $20.17 ಠ_ಠ
  31. /u/SchrodingersGaren -- $20
  32. /u/razzertto -- $10
  33. /u/171819 -- $25
  34. /u/sinnerhp -- $50
  35. /u/matticusbellius -- $15
  36. /u/Conspiracy2Riot -- $10
  37. /u/stiva -- $10
  38. /u/g8r_h8r -- $100(!)
  39. /u/ScorpionsSpear -- $10
  40. /u/ZachBroChill -- $14.83 :)
  41. /u/CambodianDrywall -- $50
  42. /u/hirohitomyhiro -- $10
  43. /u/ElPolloHerman0 -- $10
  44. /u/ThatBeardedCarGuy -- $10
  45. /u/KomradeKettlebell -- $10
  46. /u/scarletorthodontist -- $20
  47. /u/xochihuehuetl -- $19.32 (in honor of Tulane's '32 RB team)
  48. /u/mexicanjanitor26 -- $10
  49. /u/moose512 -- $10
  50. /u/clrtxf -- $10
  51. /u/BostonEagle -- $10
  52. /u/bugsy33 -- $18.55
  53. /u/aguyfromthewest -- $35
  54. /u/AGreatMonk -- $10
  55. /u/CroqueMonsieur -- $19.26 (in honor of Bama's 1st bowl & NC)
  56. /u/Cecil_Hardboner -- $49.87
  57. /u/turtle_flu -- $20.03 (in honor of Wazzu's last RB)
  58. /u/Antonton -- $20
  59. /u/nykyle610 -- $10
  60. /u/LIV3N -- $20
  61. /u/astrobuckeye -- $10
  62. /u/Surreal_Sara -- $25
  63. /u/nolez -- $50.01 (in honor of Purdue's projected win total this season)

TOTAL: $1,607.04


Conference donor breakdown (2013 affiliations):

B1G: 17 P12: 17 SEC: 9 B12: 6 ACC: 4 MAC: 3 AAC: 2* CUSA: 2 CAA: 1 * Rutgers makes up one of these. 

I aim to have no more than one or two updates a week. This will only be stuck to the top to the subreddit occasionally, during off times.

Donations accepted until November 20 @ ~4:30pm CT

submitted by Honestly_ to CFB
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Posted on 21 October 2013

What will you remember from the BCS era (1998-2014) of College Football?

-BCS Busters shocking the world?

-Controversial Computer Rankings?

-West Virginia scoring again?

Some BCS Facts:

-SEC has best record in National Championship at 9-1, the only loss being LSU vs. Alabama in the 2012 game.

-Independent teams are 0-4 in BCS appearances, all belonging to Notre Dame

-ACC only has 3 win in 16 BCS games, (Florida State over Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech over Cincinnati, and Florida State over Northern Illinois.)

-C-USA and Sun Belt are only conferences to never reach BCS Bowl

First BCS Bowls Compared to last season:

1999 Rose Bowl: No. 9 Wisconsin 38 - No. 5 UCLA 31

2013 Rose Bowl: No. 6 Stanford 20 - Wisconsin 14

1999 Sugar Bowl: No. 4 Ohio State 24 - Texas A&M 14

2013 Sugar Bowl: No. 21 Louisville 33 - Florida 21

1999 Orange Bowl: No. 8 Florida 31 - Syracuse 10

2013 Orange Bowl: No. 12 Florida State 31 - Northern Illinois 10

1999 Fiesta Bowl/National Championship: No. 1 Tennessee 23 - No. 2 Florida State 16

2013 Fiesta Bowl: Oregon 35 - Kansas State 17

2013 National Championship: Alabama 42 - Notre Dame 14

submitted by TheTurner to CFB
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Posted on 9 October 2013

Steam Game Swap

This is a subreddit for people who are looking to trade games on Steam. Want to trade physical games? Try /r/gameswap. Want to trade TF2 items? Try /r/tf2trade. Want to trade Dota 2 items? Try /r/dota2trade. Want to trade games for money? Try /r/GameSale. Want to trade CS:GO Items? Try /r/GlobalOffensiveTrade Want to trade trading cards? Try /r/steamtradingcards [link]

Posted on 21 June 2011

The Internet's Tailgate

A forum for all things college football. Primarily focused on NCAA football, discussion is welcome on any collegiate league, teams, and players. [link]

Posted on 8 September 2008