Rose Bowl genius
If only I had listened to my own advice.
Yesterday on my radio show, I unveiled what I think is now a foolproof way to predict the winner of the Rose Bowl each year. And just so you don’t think I’m doing this in hindsight, listen to the open of Around the Minors from yesterday.
Here’s how it works: Very basically, whichever college in the Rose Bowl that had more baseball players in the previous June’s baseball draft taken, that’s the school that will win in Pasadena. Not convinced? Take a look at the evidence:
2005 Rose Bowl: Texas 38, Michigan 37
2004 MLB Draft: Texas 9 players drafted, Michigan 3 players drafted
2004 Rose Bowl: USC 28, Michigan 14
2003 Draft: USC 6, Michigan 3
2003 Rose Bowl: Oklahoma 34, Washington St. 14
2002 Draft: Oklahoma 2, Washington St. 1
2002 Rose Bowl: Miami 37, Nebraska 14
2001 Draft: Miami 10, Nebraska 8
And, last night…
2006 Rose Bowl: Texas 41, USC 38
2005 Draft: Texas 7, USC 5
Need I say more? I think not. See you in Vegas next January!