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Top 5 Reasons for Ducks Fans to travel to the 2012 Rose Bowl


The University of Oregon announced that it has sold all of its remaining tickets for the 2012 Rose Bowl just 30 minutes after they became available to the general public on Monday.


The Ducks’ share was 30,692.

Location: 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, California, U.S. 91103
Surface: Grass
Capacity: 94,392

But don’t fret, tickets, of course, will be available on the secondary market, so I thought I would come up with some reasons to motivate Ducks’ fans to make the journey to Pasadena this January?

No. 5: Weather

Better weather in Southern California – While temperatures in Eugene have been decent, it’s definitely not beach weather. Night times have been in the mid to low 40s, but that probably won’t hold true come late early January.

Reason No. 5 leads to No. 4: Cheerleaders

The Oregon Ducks cheerleaders shed those jogging suits and bring out those sports bras and micro-mini two-piece uniforms.

Last year the Ducks cheerleaders accepted spanking new uniforms for the 2011 BCS Championship Game, so it will be interesting to see what the school’s bottomless Nike connections bring to the Rose Bowl sidelines.

 Rose Bowl

Your A Fan Of Oregon Football? You need to be in the Rose Bowl for this game!

No. 3: Atmosphere

Wisconsin will be well represented on Jan. 2 – Just like in 2010, the Ducks are playing a university that is nearly twice its size in enrollment. Oregon-23,389 versus Wisconsin-42,099. Don’t be surprised that the stadium on game day doesn’t seem predominately red.

Wisconsin fans are just as rabid as Duck fans, and we need to represent.

No. 2: Bring Autzen with you!

Fans can make the difference. In 1994, Oregon and Stanford played in Palo Alto, and the Ducks won 55-21. An estimated 10,000 Duck fans, went to that game.

Then there was the 2000 Holiday Bowl, where Oregon beat Texas 35-30.

According to multiple sources, there were more Duck fans there.

No. 1: The Opposition

And the #1 reason why Ducks fans need to represent their team in Southern California. It’s the Ducks, it’s the Rose Bowl, it’s a quality opponent.

This is a revenge game for both of these schools, the last two losers of the big game have a chance to get it right this time, and that should be enough to provide some very entertaining football.

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