It was a once in a lifetime experience in Dallas. Getting a behind the scenes look at a bowl was eye opening to say the least. There is a LOT of MONEY in Dallas. Almost everywhere you look, the Mobil Red Pegasus is in sight. It's a sign of Dallas pride.

The outside of the Omni was pretty amazing, giving me a Las Vegas feel, even though I have never been there. All the lights and designs were something I had never seen before. INSIDE the Omni was even better. The MSU Band stayed here and a ton of media. I was staying at the Aloft. They pronounce it like A-List- A- Loft. I think it sounded douchey, so I called it the UH-loft on the radio. One of the Omni's 3rd floor Ballroom's was host to the media for press conferences and a work area. Complete with media check in, food, drinks, massaging chairs, games, televisions and bowl info. The first day I checked in, they handed me a Cotton Bowl pull over. That made me feel more than welcome. (You will have to login to Facebook to see the videos below.)

The Cotton Bowl knows how to make you feel special.

Posted by Joey Pants on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Posted by Joey Pants on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

And another look.

Omni Ballroom. Wish I wore my pretty dress.

Posted by Joey Pants on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Posted by Joey Pants on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

 

 

When you see the trophies, you got a feeling for what MSU was in for. Alabama's center Ryan Kelly won the Rimington Trophy as the best center in America. Derrick Henry won the Heisman and Doak Walker Award. So, you knew he was a bad mo fo. MSU's Connor Cook won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm award.

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