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    15 Reasons College Football's Championship Game Should Always Be Played At The Rose Bowl

    It's an easy call.

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    The College Football Playoff system, which launches next year, will choose title game locations based on a bidding process; the first one will be at the JerryDome in Dallas. Others, presumably, will be at Super Bowl-style locations in San Diego, Phoenix and the like.

    The College Football Playoff system's method of choosing title game locations is the wrong method. The fact that no one has said "and that's another all-time classic in the books at the University of Phoenix Stadium, the place where legends are made" is one reason. Here are just a few of the others.

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    Jan. 1, 1902. The Grandaddy of 'Em All.

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    Jan. 1, 1973. Lynn Swann.

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    Jan. 1, 1975. Woody.

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    Jan. 1, 1980. Charles White.

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    Jan. 9, 1977. Madden.

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    Jan. 1, 1987. Bo.

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    Jan. 31, 1993. Michael Irvin.

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    July 17, 1994. Roberto Baggio.

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    Jan. 1, 1997. Pat Tillman.

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    Jan. 1, 1998. Charles Woodson.

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    Jul. 10, 1999. Brandi Chastain.

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    Jan. 1, 2004. Reggie Bush.

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    Jan. 4, 2006. Vince Young.

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    Jan. 1, 2014. The Michigan State defense.

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    Jan. 6, 2014. Beneath the pile: Kelvin Benjamin.

    The best players, the greatest coaches, the most unforgettable moments: the Rose Bowl is America's stadium, and it's where college football's biggest game should be played EVERY year.