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AT&T Gives Fans the Power to Determine Greatest Moment in AT&T Cotton Bowl History with Online and Text Voting Contest


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What’s the greatest moment in AT&T Cotton Bowl history? Now you have the chance to decide.

To get fans even closer to the action leading up to the 2009 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced the availability of the Greatest Moment in AT&T Cotton Bowl History contest, which allows fans to vote for the best play in Cotton Bowl history.

Fans can vote online at, and AT&T wireless customers can also vote by texting A, B or C to 7313. Football fans can choose from three classic plays that were selected by the Cotton Bowl Committee, including:

* A: The “Bench Tackle” in the 1954 game featuring Rice and Alabama, where Alabama’s Tommy Lewis lept off the bench to tackle Rice halfback Dick Maegle on his way to clear a touchdown. The referee determined that had it not been for Lewis, Maegle would have surely scored, and Rice was awarded a 95-yard touchdown.
* B: The “Fourth-Down Catch” in the 1970 game with Texas and Notre Dame. With only two and a half minutes remaining, Longhorn quarterback James Street and coach Darrell Royal hatched the plan that culminated with a diving fourth-down catch by Cotton Spreyrer to keep the drive alive. Texas would go on to score and secure their second national championship in seven years.
* C: “Montana’s Miracle Comeback” in the 1979 game with Notre Dame vs. Houston. The Fighting Irish were down 22 points going into the fourth quarter. By the end of the game, a legend was born as Joe Montana orchestrated one of the greatest comebacks in college football history. Montana connected with Kris Haines to tie the game as time expired, and Joe Unnis stepped in to kick the extra point to give Notre Dame the victory.

“For die-hard college football fans, this is a great opportunity to get in the action and vote for the best play in the history of the Cotton Bowl,” said Tim McGhee, executive director, AT&T Corporate Sponsorships. “We’re proud to provide the wireless technology for this competition. With three amazing plays to choose from, this is an exciting contest for these athletic programs and fans.”

The Greatest Moment winner will be announced at the 2009 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic on January 2 in Dallas. Fans can vote an unlimited number of times online or by text, and voters are automatically entered for a chance to win tickets to the 2009 or 2010 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic. Standard text message rates apply. For official sweepstakes rules, visit

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