would chant, "The Rose Bowl, The Rose Bowl, The Rose Bowl" during the season as they marched or at the pep rallies. It was nice. i haven't heard that in a couple of years. Maybe they still do it but i just haven't heard it. We aspire to the playoffs for sure but the Rose Bowl is still pretty cool. This past January was a blast. For those of us that make it a point to attend the game it is pretty special. if you like to watch it at home it is for sure not the same thrill and it probably feels like a consolation bowl. Which is what it has become. For me, being there brings back memories from the Rose Bowls of my childhood. This year, anything other than the playoffs will be a downer.