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A Sunday Break: Clash of the Fields!

As we gather to watch the Super Bowl at the new US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, consider this:

The Super Bowl has never been played at Farley-Lamb Field.

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Why is this!  

Other schools’ fields have been honored to hold this event with its’ influx of tourist dollars and publicity. Yet the only football game aired from Weston was the Williams-Amherst game in 2007 when ESPN featured the game with the lede : The Biggest Little Game in America.  And the score was W 20/A zip.

Is this because our leftist faculty and administration are destroying the proud record of elitist right-wing helmet heads who have made Williams teams a tradition since 1884? Shame, I say!

Here is a reference to other stadii with whom we compete for you to peruse and thus formulate your thoughts for action and/or deconstruction:

https://www.dezeen.com/2018/02/01/super-bowl-stadiums-past-present-future-american-football-nfl-championship-venues/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Dezeen%20Digest&utm_content=Daily%20Dezeen%20Digest+CID_7c6e605b889c70dc30c2d6918b63b6a7&utm_source=Dezeen%20Mail&utm_term=Hard%20Rock%20Stadium%20by%20Populous%20Miami%20Florida

Your comments most welcome!

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#1 Comment By frank uible On February 4, 2018 @ 11:35 am

Of course, apples and oranges.

#2 Comment By Dick Swart On February 4, 2018 @ 6:12 pm

Yes, Frank …

Saw your note. This is my short-form spin on a Dave post put into a timely context with an apples and oranges premise to provoke crowd reaction. Thought I’d drop it in on SuperBowl Sunday.

Evidently, Dave does it better.

#3 Comment By frank uible On February 4, 2018 @ 8:25 pm

You are crisper than David.

#4 Comment By MHall On February 5, 2018 @ 6:59 pm

Dick Quinn probably has the relevant facts at the ready, but I don’t believe the 2007 game itself was on a national network. (The pre-game show was on ESPN but the actual game was on NESN, which has been doing the games since ’96; I believe the game was privately produced through 1994). The Amherst Williams game itself was nationally broadcast live from Weston Field on ESPN2 in 1995 (10AM EST Kickoff)

#5 Comment By Dick Swart On February 5, 2018 @ 7:33 pm

M. Hall …

You are undoubtedly correct! I remember watching the game in Portland and thinking it was national because who wouldn’t be interested in the Williams-Amherst game? Gosh, that was 10 years ago and I was a whipper-snapper of 73!

Thank you for the explanation.

Dick