Bowled Over

Did you know there are 35 college bowl games?  For those of you who haven’t had your fill of college football which started in August, you can enjoy the bowl games starting December 21st.

Actually I like football. My fondest memories are as a 10 year-old in the early 60’s, accompanying my dad to the Los Angeles Coliseum to see the “fearsome foursome”.  My appreciation for football carried me through high school when my dad would accompany me to the Bama fan parkinggames.

My husband, Jim, and I have been to the Rose Bowl several times. My husband and two sons are die hard ‘Bama fans, so the last few months our Saturdays have revolved around college football.

Thirty-five college bowl games is excessive. I remember when there were only the Rose, Cotton, Sugar, Orange and Fiesta Bowls. Today bowl games are sponsored by everything from athletic wear to food companies. How can one miss the “Go Daddy Bowl” or the “Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl”?

Bowl logosMaybe in the next few years we will see college football add the Teriyaki, Soup, Cereal and Ice Cream Bowls.  Lest we forget the Finger, Salad, Punch and Vegetable Bowls? I visualize Kikkoman, Campbell’s, Kellogg’s, and Dreyer’s along with Dove, Fresh Express, Crystal Light and Green Giant, all vying for sponsorships.

My worst holiday nightmare would be the “Toilet Bowl”, sponsored by Clorox.

Yes, I’ll watch the bowl games, however my viewing will be pared down to a few. I’d like to enjoy the holidays with family and friends not glued to a TV.

Kathy Hairston

Kathy Hairston

A native of California, Kathy grew up in the Pomona Valley. In the 60’s her parents began halter showing Quarter Horses. This hobby led them to purchase a small ranch in Ontario where they began raising and racing Quarter Horses and eventually moved on to Thoroughbreds. Although she never became a rider, their enthusiasm for horses was instilled in Kathy; she attended the Equestrian events at the 1984 Summer Olympics. Kathy purchased her first “show” quality English Bulldog in 1971. She has been actively showing and breeding dogs for 29 years. She has raised and finished champions in two breeds, Bulldogs and American Staffordshire Terriers. Kathy is a member of the Bulldog Club of America and the Pacific Coast Bulldog Club. She has served on the PCBC Board of Directors and has been their show secretary, public relations and fundraising chair. She currently is their AKC reporter. When not at a dog show, Kathy is at the drag strip watching her son, Clint, drive a 2007 Pontiac GTO at 251 mph. The GTO is tuned by her younger son, Jake, and the team is managed by Jim, her husband of 38 years.
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