More than a game: Rose Bowl sideline photos

Penn State's Nittany Lion looks on as the USC Trojans take the field in the Rose Bowl.

It’s Monday, January 5, 2009.

You’re probably sitting at your desk right now.

Welcome back.

The holidays are over and odds are you’re reflecting fondly on the food, the family gatherings, and, of course, the football. In order to brighten your day in the office, here’s a look at some of the pageantry from the 2009 Rose Bowl between USC and Penn State. Click on any photo to enlarge.

The LA Times also ran a large 55-shot photo gallery and Brooks snapped some fun shots with Wendy over on

For all the Rose Bowl coverage from this blog, there’s a 2009 Rose Bowl category.

From the sideline


Rey Maualuga’s  Bednarik Award (right) and A.Q. Shipley’s Rimington Trophy (left).


Penn State’s flag bearers look on as USC takes the field.


Golf advice for USC’s special teams.


Penn State cheerleaders. Just because.


In the final minutes, USC alum Sedrick Ellis shared his caramel corn with coaches Brennan Carroll and Ken Norton, Jr.

The Fans


These guys were dragging around little lions like many Trojans drag around little Bruins during rivalry week.


Word is that these fans are regulars in the stands in Happy Valley.


If you want your sign to stand out in a crowd, day-glo is always a good choice.


The most popular man in the state of Pennsylvania?


Mark Sanchez’s #1 fan … his mom.

The players


Penn State went three-and-out a couple times in the first quarter, making it look like a low-scoring game was at hand.


Mark Sanchez turned it into a scoring fest in the second quarter, shown just seconds before taking a draw in for a touchdown.


Sanchez is mobbed by his teammates after scoring.


Throughout the game, long snappers and kickers kept loose.


Even in the fourth quarter, Mark Sanchez was throwing passes on the sideline to Damian Williams to keep ready.

Look! In the sky!


The B-2 from Mizzou.


Your tax dollars at work.


This wasn’t spelled by the B-2.

— Adam Rose
All photos by Adam Rose.

Kyle Bunch

Partnerships for R/GA Ventures. Raised in California, adopted by Texas. Opinions expressed here are mine and they are fantastic.

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