Sport: Roses All Around

For 364 days a year, Pasadena. Calif., is a gentle, cultivated city populated by little old ladies who sit behind lace curtains and, according to legend, knit Volkswagens. But on New Year's Day. Pasadena is no place for the timid. Bass drums defile the dawn, and the aroma of American Beauty mingles with the perfume of nervous palomino. The Tournament of Roses parade is all about girls and beauty; the afternoon's football game is supposed to separate the men from the boys.

There have been times when the fans wished that they had gone...

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