It really was like the Super Bowl for a city without an NFL team. I left Long Beach at 10 AM for a 1:30 start time – while it only took a half hour to get to Pasadena – it took an hour and a half to actually get in the Rose Bowl parking lot. Once in the stadium I’m lugging 40 pounds of photo gear up and down the sidelines to cover the game. When I cover a game I really don’t care who wins, I’m just looking for good, storytelling images. About halfway through the game USC scores a touchdown right in front of me (you can even see Pete Caroll celebrating in the background) and had they won this might have been on the cover of sports – but they blew it. So instead UCLA is celebrating on the cover of sports and this image is destined to live as ones and zeros in the series of tubes that makes up the internet. Click here to see more pictures >>