'Tis the Season

Happy New Year! The Top 10 Most Memorable Moments in Cotton Bowl History

Pass the Advil and crank up the wayback machine.

Let's kick off 2009 with one last, long, loving look back at the Cotton Bowl. Oh, the refurbished stadium will still be around, but its namesake game is moving to Arlington after tomorrow's Texas Tech-Ole Miss curtain closer and, other than Texas-OU, looks like nothing else of note will call its hallowed ground home.

From founder J. Curtis Sanford's idea in 1937 to Jim "Hoss" Brock's glad-handing to Michael Crabtree's final college game, the ol' joint will always gush with memories.

10. 2006: Alabama Smothers Leach, Tech.

9. 1983: Pony Express Survives Dan Marino.

8. 1991: Miami 'Canes Texas.

7. 1971: Revenge of the Irish.

6. 1966: LSU Stops Hogs' Streak.

5. 1989: Aikman's Arrival.

4. 1970: Cotton's Cotton.

3. 1960: Ernie Davis' Title.

2. 1954: The Tackle.

1. 1979: Montana's Miracle. - Richie Whitt

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