Welcome to sunny Southern California and Disneyland on Jan. 2, 2010.
Palm trees are plentiful.
Proving my point.
Now I'm rubbing it in.
Mickey Mouse waits to greet Alabama on the green carpet. Also right before camera went on fritz.
What they're playing for.
Nick Saban chats with Jesse Palmer, reporters.
Nick Saban, his daughter and Palmer pose for cameras.
Sunday morning's Texas practice at UC-Irvine from afar.
The Texas practice from up close.
Texas continues practice. Notice the mountains in the background, a few of which have snow caps.
Now to Alabama practice. The defensive line drills for reporters.
More Alabama practice.
Texas receiver Jordan Shipley listens to questions, then answers.
Jordan Shipley again.
Decatur product Rolando McClain hangs with reporters Sunday morning.
The Sunday sports page in the L.A. Times.
Sunset in Newport Beach.
The process continues.
Nick Saban mobbed.
Colin Peek does an interview with ESPN.
Fun with the crystal football.
Sun sets in Newport Beach.
More fun with trophy.
Picture of trophy.
You're reporter/blogger getting the scoop from Barron Huber.
(Photo by Deangelo McDaniel)
Me, Sports Editor Mark Edwards huddle up at BCS Media Day.
(Photo by Deangelo McDaniel)
Nick Saban meets with reporters for final time Wednesday morning.
More Nick Saban.
The mad dash at the photo op with Nick Saban and Mack Brown posing with the BCS trophy.
Then, it's Mack Brown's turn with reporters.
Mack Brown gets ESPN treatment.
ESPN crew talks it up.
Welcome to the Rose Bowl
The Rose Bowl press box
Bevo, the Texas mascot arrives.
The Rose Bowl
Before the game.
The Rose Bowl fills up.
Getting closer to game time.
A closer look at warm ups.
Javier Arenas prepares.
Rolando McClain leads stretching.
Athens' Rob Ezell catches pass in warm ups.
The ESPN crew does pregame.
Here comes Texas
The fully-clothed streaker.
There he goes.
And he's down.
Time for jail.
Back to football.
Alabama crowd goes nuts when Mark Ingram scores clinching touchdown.
More going nuts.
There's Lee Corso.
Corso and new Seahawks coach Pete Carroll.
The sideline prepares to celebrate.
One final play. See Antoine Caldwell in brown.
And the party begins.
Colin Peek parties.
Mal Moore looks for a friend.
Chris Rogers waves championship flag.
Nick Saban, Javier Arenas and Mark Ingram on stage.
Saban and Ingram.
Mal Moore and President Robert Witt.
Ingram smiles big.
Here comes Rolando McClain.
Is that a smile?
Almost a smile.
Yeah, a smile.
Now, a big smile.
McClain must have just have had a good joke.
Man, that's a big smile.
The party doesn't stop.
And then there was confetti.
Holding the crystal ball.
McClain takes the ball.
Passing the crystal ball.
No, you take it.
Just don't drop it.
Ingram does another interview.
What a sunset.
Final night in California. This will be missed.
Surfers gather on the horizon.
Big $$ houses on Newport Beach.
One of my favorites. Nature this beautiful makes any picture look nice.
One more before leaving Newport Beach.