Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Something's missing

A few days ago, I linked to an ESPN video review of the "12 Bowls of Christmas," a fantastic compilation of some of the greatest bowl games ever (condensed to about 15 minutes each).

Some of the choices were fairly predictable. The 2006 Rose Bowl between Texas and USC is No. 1, followed by the 2003 Fiesta Bowl between Ohio State and Miami at No. 2. No problems there.

Also included were a couple of great back-and-forth games such as the 1997 Rose Bowl between Ohio State and Arizona State (No. 8) and the bizarre 2001 GMAC Bowl between Marshall and East Carolina (No. 10). Both deserve to be on the list.

But there's one glaring omission that I simply can't get over. You probably remember this particular game ...

Yup, that's right. The 2007 Fiesta Bowl failed to make the list. I can understand missing out on No. 1 or No. 2, since the games that were placed in those spots both determined a national championship -- but not in the top 12???

Taking a look further down that list, I just don't understand how the Oklahoma-Boise State game could miss out on the top three, let alone the entire thing.

I guess all I can say is that if you don't consider that to be one of the most memorable bowl games of all-time ... well, you must not have been watching.

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