A Critical Analysis Of CBS' Opening To The 1997 Fiesta Bowl

Joe and Christina Quijano did the Lord's work last night when they alerted me to the existence of CBS' intro to the 1997 Fiesta Bowl between the Syracuse Orange(men) and Kansas St. Wildcats.

Let's analyze...

0:07: It's uncanny how every graphics package that a network used always, in retrospect, looks 20 years older than it actually was. I remember 1997. We were kinda cool. Was this really what our graphics looked like? Footballs with teal and magenta light-tails? Whooshing sounds as logos soared towards us? And we were cool with it? I don't believe that.

0:23: Ah, the old Dome logo. We actually had a logo that featured the stadium we play in. What a bunch of weirdos we were.

0:41: Requisite "It's snowing in Syracuse, can you believe it?" shots.

0:47: Lady, zip up your coat! Put a f***ing hat on!

0:54: Syracuse football players sitting around like they're about to shoot an anti-drug PSA.

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"Hey Donny, I know you're gonna go out there and throw the pigskin real good but we wanna rap to you today about kids today smoking the dope."

0:58: "Alliance Bowl?" What the f*** is that? Holy cow, I totally forgot about that.

1:36: AHHHHHH. Creepy Kansas State Mascot Stomach Fluff!!!

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1:54: How weird does this look...

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1:59: Something about watching a really good Syracuse team charge out on the field wearing The One True Syracuse Uniform, I don't know, I got the chills.

2:06: "You called down the thunder, well now you've got it. At least for a quarter." - Donovan McNabb

2:24: Again, seeing a Syracuse football with nine wins and a Top 15 ranking. Just...weird.

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