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Ramblin Wreck
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Anybody remember the Hurricane Bowl? Bama vs A&M


Alabama played Texas A&M at College Station in 1988 in what was called "The Hurricane Bowl". I believe that the game was played a week after the Auburn game. The original game was postponed due to a potential hurricane near the Texas gulf coast.

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re: Anybody remember the Hurricane Bowl? Bama vs A&M


I don't remember the game, but I remember looking at past schedules and wondering why the hell Alabama closed out the season with Texas A&M. Wasn't A&M pissed about the game being pushed back so late?





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Daigeaux
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re: Anybody remember the Hurricane Bowl? Bama vs A&M


i kinda remember it...





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I remember it clearly. The hurricane weakened and became a non issue, and Curry caught a lot of flack for postponing the game.

When he made the decision four days before gametime, though, it was the most intense hurricane ever recorded. Can't really fault him.

They awarded a pretty nifty carved hurricane trophy after the game, if I recall correctly.






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Ramblin Wreck
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Yes the did get upset. I don't think that it even rained in College Station the day of the hurricane.





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Daigeaux
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wasn't that hurricane gilbert?





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228Tiger
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re: Anybody remember the Hurricane Bowl? Bama vs A&M


Well I was born the year after so not so much. But sounds like it was a good one





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Ramblin Wreck
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I believe this was Jackie Sherrill's last game as the coach for Texas A&M. Jackie had a hard time keeping the Aggies off probation.





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WRhodesTider
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The decision to postpone the game wasn't made until the afternoon of the day before the game. I was only an hour or so from College Station when I found out. Saturday was a cloudless day.





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StrickAggie06
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I don't remember that, but I do remember the "Hurricane Bowl" we played vs Virginia Tech in Blacksburg in 2002. The game was played during a tropical storm/borderline hurricane 1, and the winds were so strong that punts basically went straight up and down. I think one might have actually gone backwards.







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jatebe
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Derrick Thomas, third and long.....







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Interweb Cowboy
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The news folk interviewd Jackie Sherril the day of the game, standing on the field, it was a bluebird sky, perfect for football. If I remember right Jackie poked a little fun at his alma mater.





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Alahunter
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Remember it well. Curry caught alot of crap over it and Derrick Thomas went off with 5 sacks.





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ThaKaptin
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quote:

I believe this was Jackie Sherrill's last game as the coach for Texas A&M. Jackie had a hard time keeping the Aggies off probation.




Who Jackie??!?! NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!







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fishwhistler
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I do remember that year. I was a student at A&M then, and this was the year Jackie set the schedule up to win it all or crash and burn. We crashed and burned.

1988 record: 7-5

We started the season with the kick off classic versus Nebraska in the Meadowlands. The only bright spot was when the cannon went off, when the team ran on the field for pregame ceremonies, it formed a perfect smoke ring that stayed intact until it rose out the Meadowlands Stadium and broke up. We lost. I thought it was a blow out, but I guess not. Felt like one.

We visited LSU the next game. The fans welcomed us the right way. Wow are they into it. I'm impressed. We lost.

We then went to Oklahoma State. Barry Sanders had around 200 yards against us, but Darren Lewis had more. How does that happen and the score ends up being 52-15? 0-3 to start the season.

The only other bright spot was we went to Austin and won. Jackie was 7-3 vs the other in state school. Not too bad.

After the hurricane stuff Alabama came calling and we lost. What could have been.... I hope 2012 isn't a repeat with LSU & Alabama, but I'm not putting real money on A&M this year.

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fishwhistler
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I remember that one, too. Living in Virginia Beach I had tickets to that game, but had to hunker down for Hurricane Isabel. I watched the game on a small B&W holding the tickets in my hand. Isabel went all the way to Blacksburg.







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agswin
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I remember it well. The storm was in the Gulf and I think it finally landed in Florida.

It was a beautiful day in College Station...in fact it never rained weeks before or after the game.

It also should be noted that Alabama had several players on the injured list during that period.

Curry and his team were chicken.

Hurricanes don't do that much damage 150 miles from the coast.

By the time we played in December the Alabama players were healthy and the Aggies had several that were injured.

I think I remember Finebaum saying something about the cancelled game on his radio program several months ago. I believed he traveled to College Station before he found out the came was postponed.






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jatebe
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Curry and his team were chicken.

Hurricanes don't do that much damage 150 miles from the coast.

By the time we played in December the Alabama players were healthy and the Aggies had several that were injured.
Are y'all still crying about this game.






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allin2010
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Are you guys actually defending Curry? Really? He was wrong to cancel it on his own and yes Alabama had a lot of injuries. TAMU wanted to play the game.





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Tiger Live2
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I don't remember that, but I do remember the "Hurricane Bowl" we played vs Virginia Tech in Blacksburg in 2002. The game was played during a tropical storm/borderline hurricane 1, and the winds were so strong that punts basically went straight up and down. I think one might have actually gone backwards.

I remember that one too. It was 2003 though. I remember sitting in the kitchen with no power(in Richmond) listening to the game on a battery powered radio. The only reason I know for a fact that it was 2003 was because I was still without power that Saturday and had to watch The LSU-UGA game at a bar. I ended up getting soo plastered I woke up the next day going, "I think we won 17-10"






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