1. The Rose Bowl is the oldest bowl game, first played in 1902. 2. During WWII, the game was played on the East Coast because America feared Japanese attack. 3. The most frequent Rose Bowl teams are USC, Michigan, Stanford and Ohio State. 4. ESPN's Rose Bowl broadcast contract reportedly costs $80 million per year. 5. Georgia will play Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 4 at 5 p.m. EST.
Always a sterling example of the Atlanta sports bar, the Sandy Springs location is the place to be on Saturdays if you want to watch Ohio State (or torment Buckeye fans.) Beers on tap and burgers complete the scene.
Adele's on Canton (LSU) 1169 Canton St., Roswell. 770-594-0655 Shout "Geaux Tigers" along with other Louisiana State University fans at this welcoming restaurant. The Cajun menu will make a Louisiana fan's day, right down to the soft-shell crab. And if you're getting an early start for the viewing day, Adele's serves breakfast Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Mazzy's, which has locations in Marietta, Norcross, Roswell and Kennesaw, offers plenty of HD widescreen LCD televisions to get a full scope of the game, affordable bites and leisure activities during halftime—from billiards to poker. Those who bleed orange will especially enjoy viewing their team on the gridiron with fellow Tennessee fans.
Atlanta's many Auburn fans also gather at this Virginia-Highland bar.
The Arena Tavern (UGA) 2000 Satellite Blvd. NW, Duluth. 770-623-4585 Georgia Bulldogs and stray Georgia Tech fans will find a welcome here. It's a great place to watch any college football while quaffing a local brew, since the Arena Tavern also supports local breweries like Terrapin, Sweetwater and Jekyll.
Dillon's Sports Bar (UGA) 850 Dogwood Road B500, Lawrenceville. 770-978-4308 Friendly folks, many of them vocal Bulldogs, frequent this place on Saturday. But if you want to watch out-of-state college football teams, too, it's cool, since they have 70 big screen televisions. Lots of the bar patrons will be back again for Nascar on Sunday.
Tech fans can bring their own friends and take over at least one television at this wing and brew franchise. Just let your server know which game you want and it's on. They go 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on Saturdays.