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Renegade Chef: Suffering the bowl-drums

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On New Year’s Day in 1956, my cousin, Vernon Hallbeck, a fullback for the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs, scored two touchdowns against Rice in the prestigious Cotton Bowl. The other three bowl games — the Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl and Orange Bowl — were also played that day.

All in all, eight great teams played and four were crowned bowl champions. That was the extent of it and it was extra special for football fans.

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