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In 1902 they invited the varsity teams from Stanford and Michigan to play on New Year's Day in Pasadena, Calif. The visiting Wolverines destroyed Stanford 49-0 in front of a crowd of 8,000 people.
Athough they made a profit, parade officials were disappointed by the lopsided game and replaced it with a chariot race the following year.
It wasn't until 1916 that parade officials stopped horsing around and made the Rose Bowl an annual game. By 1947, nine more bowl games had been established and more than 300,000 college football fans attended bowl games. The Rose Bowl had a sellout crowd of 90,000 that year, and it's been a sellout every year since.
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