Yes, the old lady has seen better days, but the history and the memories and the setting make for a great spectacle, like when the Sooners play in the Rose Bowl or the Cotton Bowl. With those palm trees rising beyond the end zone, the Orange Bowl has been home to many a Sooner game, mostly on New Year's Night in battles against Tennessee and Penn State and Michigan and Florida State and Maryland. Here's hoping that somehow, some way, the Sooners get one last show in the stately stadium.
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The Orange Bowl in Miami (shown here in 1975) hosted the Orange Bowl Classic through 1996. An OU-Miami game in 2009 would be much better at the Orange Bowl than in Dolphin Stadium. MIAMI DEPT. OF PUBLICITY AND TOUrism