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The First Responder Bowl had to be canceled


Imagine paying for bowl tickets, making the trip, getting inside the stadium and watching kickoff…only for the game to be canceled. That’s exactly that happened for Boise State and Boston College fans today at the First Responder Bowl in Dallas, Texas, where severe weather caused a delay with five minutes to go in the first quarter. With bad weather still in the area an hour later, organizers decided to call the whole thing off. The bowl was canceled and ruled a no-contest, meaning the game and stats won’t count. At the time of the delay, Boston College was up 7-0.

Bad weather can’t be helped, but how much does that suck for the players and fans who made the trip? All of that effort for ten minutes of play, which didn’t even count. One Boise State player was determined to make the most of it: says all bets will be refunded, but what about the KSBar Hammer Bowl Challenge? Don’t worry, we still have a winner:

If you want to become a finalist for the $5,000 prize, get on down to KSBar and make your pick for the Quick Lane or Cheez-It Bowls tonight:


Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

4 Comments for The First Responder Bowl had to be canceled

  1. zoupman
    4:33 pm December 26, 2018 Permalink

    Bad decision. They could be playing right now.

  2. ukkatzfan
    5:04 pm December 26, 2018 Permalink

    You want a bowl named “First responders bowl” to be played in idea conditions ? That is number one reason to salute them. They don’t have that option.

  3. J. Did
    5:54 pm December 26, 2018 Permalink

    I was watching this game; first one since last bowl season. I left the room momentarily and returned to the ‘lightning delay’?


    Grinch bowl.

    Shtinks. Shtank. Sthunk.

  4. chris43
    10:25 am December 27, 2018 Permalink

    Only waited an hour before calling the entire thing off? Smdh