Originally Posted by 82gradDLSdad
I'm 53 and Cal has not been to a Rose Bowl in my lifetime. They went the Jan the year I was born. I'm scared to think what I would pay but I'd pay it.
In January of '59 mom was 5 months pregnant with me. They'd lost their only other pregnancy a year before, and with mom at 37 and dad at 36, they were starting a family ridiculously late for that day and age. So, not wanting to risk losing another baby, and knowing it was likely to be a blow out loss in any case, (Iowa was that good, and Cal, even with Kapp, wasn't really all that much, having won a rump league with others hampered by sanctions in the wake of the whole Ronnie Knox thing) they made a hard decision: to skip that Rose Bowl.
"Oh well," they told themselves, "There will be plenty of other Rose Bowls..... ."
Mom died in '95; dad in '99. And if there's another Rose Bowl, this time in my *post* utero lifetime, you'd better believe I'm not missing it!!