Let's do the math:It looks like I'm in the extreme minority, but I, too, love the Rose Bowl.
The stadium is iconic, and it is in an unsurpassed setting. The weather is always good even though it's in early January. It may need an upgrade, but when I was there in 2010, I had no issue with the stadium at all. And where else do you get to park on a golf course.
The Rose Parade is a big deal for locals and for the local economy. It's a New Year's Day tradition in my family to watch the Rose Parade.
As for "no one cares about the Rose Bowl," this is just not true. I've watched every Rose Bowl since the mid-60's. Every one. It's like the Super Bowl in that I watch whether or not I like the teams.
The Rose Bowl is in our fight song.
I'll agree the Rose Bowl is just another bowl now, but it will always be special to me. I hope they work things out today.
1) I hate Los Angeles
2) I hate parades (my son loves them - what fun!)
3) The Rose Bowl needs removed from our fight song
But I don't criticize someone else just because their opinion is wrong.