THE BEST GAME POSSIBLE park
From the first Sugar Bowl in 1935 through the 76th Allstate Sugar Bowl this past January, the goal of the event has remained the same – to create the best game possible. In the three-quarters of a century history of the Sugar Bowl, there have literally been dozens of memorable games, played by a cavalcade of outstanding athletes and coached by some of the giants of the game.
Marty Mulé, who covered the game and the organization for decades for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, has chronicled its highlights and low points in the book “Sugar Bowl Classic: A History.” He gives his take on the top Sugar Bowls of all-time – a tough challenge any way you look at it. In deciding how to pick the high points of an annual football extravaganza that has stretched from the Great Depression to the rebuilding of post-Katrina New Orleans, Mulé decided it’s not enough to have been just another great game. The ones listed here have some significance attached.