WASHINGTON, Jan. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 1: FOOTBALL BOWL GAMES
Profile America -- Saturday, January 1st. This is traditionally a day to kick back and relax -- it's the end of the holiday season and the day-after parties that in some cases became a test of endurance. One of the favorite ways to spend time on New Year's Day is to watch some of the college football bowl games on television. The granddaddy of these games is the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California -- always preceded by one of the best parades in the nation. The matchup of major teams in the Orange, Cotton and Sugar Bowls will be played on different days next week. Across the country, 628 colleges and universities have football teams -- and their games draw nearly 49 million fans a year. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 68, 71, 72, 76
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010, t. 1207
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau