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Re: Fenway Bowl: Official Thread

Postby Charleston Pony » Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:38 pm

Arkpony wrote:I attended the Sun Bowl the year we played Alabama. Absolutely the coldest game I ever attended.


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Re: Fenway Bowl: Official Thread

Postby Arpony » Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:19 pm

Charleston Pony wrote:
Arkpony wrote:I attended the Sun Bowl the year we played Alabama. Absolutely the coldest game I ever attended.


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Yes we lost. The whole town of El Paso hated us because, when it was announced we were going to the Sun Bowl, one of the SMU players was quoted as saying something like "El Paso? Where the heck is El Paso?!" (putting it nicely)
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Re: Fenway Bowl: Official Thread

Postby CA Mustang » Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:48 pm

jpe747 wrote:I didn't see the Sun Bowl. Did I miss something or are they not playing it anymore? I always loved the stadium carved out of the mountains of El Paso. The Sun Carnival was such a big event for El Paso.

http://www.sunbowl.org/

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Charleston Pony wrote:
Arkpony wrote:I attended the Sun Bowl the year we played Alabama. Absolutely the coldest game I ever attended.

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Yes we lost. The whole town of El Paso hated us because, when it was announced we were going to the Sun Bowl, one of the SMU players was quoted as saying something like "El Paso? Where the heck is El Paso?!" (putting it nicely)

Someone got a crash course in media relations!
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Re: Fenway Bowl: Official Thread

Postby CA Mustang » Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:49 pm

Arkpony wrote:I attended the Sun Bowl the year we played Alabama. Absolutely the coldest game I ever attended.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7TvlTd4k0g
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Re: Fenway Bowl: Official Thread

Postby GHammond » Wed Dec 08, 2021 9:18 am

I was there as well....bbbrrrrrrr. SMU was getting totally disrespected even back then, imagine that. Ranked #6...something like 10-1 with only L to a #2 UT team..coming off of a 5 game winning streak and we get relegated to the Sun Bowl!??! I get why the boys were miffed. Nobody wanted to be there.
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Re: Fenway Bowl: Official Thread

Postby BUS » Wed Dec 08, 2021 9:25 am

After watching that, I have to ASK...... Did Sonny coach that day?
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Re: Fenway Bowl: Official Thread

Postby EastStang » Wed Dec 08, 2021 9:46 am

Got my hotel reservation, game ticket and train reservation. Leave DC 4 p.m. in at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, leave at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Miss one day of work. Train takes you right into the City. Not bad. Uber to hotel. Now just need to get an SMU sock hat.
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Re: Fenway Bowl: Official Thread

Postby shadowman » Wed Dec 08, 2021 10:00 am

Man, 11am local start time.....10AM here in DFW! That is brutal. That will sure limit the Watch Party potential....guess its Bloody Marys and Mimosas.

Nothing quite like a little football at 10am on a Wednesday!
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Re: Fenway Bowl: Official Thread

Postby SMU Pom Mom » Wed Dec 08, 2021 11:24 am

So I just looked up the weather for the 1983 Sun Bowl it was in the mid 20s. And you call that "cold?" hahahahahaha, that's cute.
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Re: Fenway Bowl: Official Thread

Postby EastStang » Wed Dec 08, 2021 11:47 am

Remember the Cotton Bowl? It rained, hailed, sleeted and snowed. Dallas in January.
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Re: Fenway Bowl: Official Thread

Postby Terry Webster » Wed Dec 08, 2021 12:01 pm

Anyone remember the Texas/ND game in Dallas. Brutal.
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Re: Fenway Bowl: Official Thread

Postby Dukie » Wed Dec 08, 2021 12:03 pm

EastStang wrote:Got my hotel reservation, game ticket and train reservation. Leave DC 4 p.m. in at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, leave at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Miss one day of work. Train takes you right into the City. Not bad. Uber to hotel. Now just need to get an SMU sock hat.

If I could go, I'd be flying to NYC and taking the train up and back from there...
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Re: Fenway Bowl: Official Thread

Postby soccermom » Wed Dec 08, 2021 12:30 pm

EastStang wrote:Remember the Cotton Bowl? It rained, hailed, sleeted and snowed. Dallas in January.

We were so glad we had flasks of Wild Turkey with us!!
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Re: Fenway Bowl: Official Thread

Postby Arkpony » Wed Dec 08, 2021 2:24 pm

soccermom wrote:
EastStang wrote:Remember the Cotton Bowl? It rained, hailed, sleeted and snowed. Dallas in January.

We were so glad we had flasks of Wild Turkey with us!!


I was there but was preferable to the bitter cold of the Sun Bowl.
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Re: Fenway Bowl: Official Thread

Postby ponyboy » Wed Dec 08, 2021 2:48 pm

That was a miserable day in the Cotton Bowl. Weather was rough - would have been more comfortable if it had been a few degrees colder - everything and everyone was wet. Little offense. But was glad to win against Marino.

The team as a whole did not care about the Sun Bowl. IIRC, many players were hung over. The appropriate response would have been to be ready and give Alabama a thumping. Missed opportunity.

Coldest game I ever recall going to was the ‘79 Cotton Bowl with Montana’s Irish against Houston, the Chicken Soup Game. Brrrr.
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