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Dateline: Bowled Over - 2001-12-26


On January 1 across the United States, tens of millions of Americans will ring in the new year by gathering around the television set, dipping into holiday snacks, and watching football, American style. From noon to midnight, television networks will broadcast no less than six college football games. These games uphold a tradition dating back 100 years, the New Year's Day football bowl game. But this tradition is under assault and the selection of the teams for this year's games could end up being more contentious than the competition on the field. Neal Lavon has more in "Bowled Over," our special report on this edition of Dateline.