The Rose Bowl really is the grandaddy of them all.

It doesn’t matter if the game is a total clunker. The pageantry is unlike anything you’ll see in college football. That’s what made it so special for Iowa to get its first Rose Bowl bid in 25 years.

Nothing better illustrated the pageantry than this incredible flyover picture from photographer Mark Holtzman.

That’s better than any action shot you can get from the sidelines. Obviously the Rose Bowl didn’t produce the outcome Iowa fans were hoping for, but an image like this deserves to be framed and hung in households across America.