Psssst. Hey, buddy, wanna buy some watches? No? OK then, how about a sweet deal on some Cotton Bowl tickets? I know, I know -- Nebraska vs. Auburn doesn't exactly hit close to home. But that's the point. That's why this year's Cotton Bowl has become a buyer's market. As in, $90 face value tickets are selling for as little as $40.
"It's one of the worst Cotton Bowl markets I can remember," says Scott Baima, who runs Dallas-based Texas Tickets and has been in the market for 25 years. "It's no fun getting half the value, but that's what's happening. On the secondary market there's just nothing."
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Nebraska lost to OU in the Big 12 title game, and Auburn lost to Georgia late in the season, so neither team arrives with much momentum, pizzazz or happy-camper fans. Oh, and the 10:30 a.m. kickoff probably isn't helping interest. I'll be at the game, me and my bowl of Tylenol cereal. --Richie Whitt