Wildcats, sloths and pigskins...
Lots of theme parks host college football teams and their fans during bowl season. (I live in Pasadena, California, so trust me, I know all about bowl games....) The parks all stage made-for-the-camera events, designed to get fans back home thinking about the park in question.
So how does this affect you, the knowledgeable theme park fan? It doesn't. But I went to Northwestern, and I continue to be so tickled by my Wildcats making bowl games that you better believe I'm going run a picture of a Northwestern player here.
Here's Northwestern senior defensive tackle Marshall Thomas meeting a sloth at Busch Gardens Tampa yesterday:
Northwestern plays Auburn in the Outback Bowl in Tampa on New Year's Day.
This makes two years in a row that I've run a post on an NU bowl game. Here's hoping this becomes a beloved TPI holiday tradition.... ;-)
Some bowl games in theme park cities that come to mind... Rose,National Championship-Pasadena/LA area, St.Petersburg,Outback-Tampa
Last year, Northwestern played in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, and visited the SeaWorld there.
ILL-IN-oh forget it!
AP-ranked for the first time in 40 years! A very good week to be a Wildcat.
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