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Username Post: Penn out of the Dark Ages?        (Topic#20891)
91Quake 
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01-07-18 09:11 AM - Post#242548    
    In response to Mike Porter

Agreed. I go a little further back than that and it was never meatball subs in my experience so almost 30 years.

 
TheLine 
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01-07-18 11:05 AM - Post#242570    
    In response to 91Quake

Nor in mine and I go back a few more years than you.


 
Penndemonium 
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01-07-18 11:16 AM - Post#242576    
    In response to TheLine

I don't remember that Abner's even served meatball subs!

 
Silver Maple 
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01-07-18 11:17 AM - Post#242577    
    In response to TheLine

What is this 'meat-ball submarine' of which you speak? I know of no such thing.

 
JDP 
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01-07-18 03:19 PM - Post#242598    
    In response to Silver Maple

My favorite meatball sub was Sophie’s by Hill House

 
Big R&B Truth 
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Penn out of the Dark Ages?
01-07-18 05:01 PM - Post#242605    
    In response to JDP

I just remembered what the deal was. I believe Abner's opened in 1984. Before Abner's was Abner's, the restaurant was called Pagano's and the specialty was meatball subs. The deal then was if any Big 5 team scored 100 at the Palestra, Pagano's gave away free meatball subs. During the 1982-83 season the deal was changed just for the Penn-Princeton game so that if the combined score was more than 100, everybody got meatball subs. This was pre shot clock and Penn won the first game at Jadwin 41-39. As fate would have it, Penn totally collapsed at the end of that season and lost the game in the Palestra 60-49. The loss was heartbreaking but all of us in that sold out Palestra crowd got a free meatball sub.

 
T.P.F.K.A.D.W. 
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01-07-18 05:04 PM - Post#242606    
    In response to JDP

  • JDP Said:
My favorite meatball sub was Sophie’s by Hill House


Oh man, Sophie's was the best. Introduced me to spanikopita.

 
Big R&B Truth 
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Penn out of the Dark Ages?
01-07-18 05:14 PM - Post#242608    
    In response to T.P.F.K.A.D.W.

Sophie's was great and years ahead of its time, before food trucks became chik. They would make a killing if they could reopen today.

 
10Q 
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01-07-18 05:18 PM - Post#242609    
    In response to Big R&B Truth

Yes Sophie’s. Also Lebus.

 
JDP 
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01-07-18 05:30 PM - Post#242612    
    In response to 10Q

One of my New Years resolutions is to see if the myth is true

George's son-in-law now operates a food cart in front of the Franklin Institute and continues making these same cheesesteaks.

https://www.chowhound.com/post/sophies-food-tru ck-...

 
13otto 
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Re: Penn out of the Dark Ages?
01-07-18 05:50 PM - Post#242613    
    In response to Big R&B Truth

  • Big R&B Truth Said:
I just remembered what the deal was. I believe Abner's opened in 1984. Before Abner's was Abner's, the restaurant was called Pagano's and the specialty was meatball subs. The deal then was if any Big 5 team scored 100 at the Palestra, Pagano's gave away free meatball subs. During the 1982-83 season the deal was changed just for the Penn-Princeton game so that if the combined score was more than 100, everybody got meatball subs. This was pre shot clock and Penn won the first game at Jadwin 41-39. As fate would have it, Penn totally collapsed at the end of that season and lost the game in the Palestra 60-49. The loss was heartbreaking but all of us in that sold out Palestra crowd got a free meatball sub.


To refresh your memory, that 60-49 game you referenced (Feb. 22, 1983) actually was played at the Spectrum. The other game of that Spectrum doubleheader was St. Joe's-Villanova. To this day, I still think Penn wins that game had it been played at the Palestra.
http://www.letsgoquakers.com/


 
Big R&B Truth 
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Re: Penn out of the Dark Ages?
01-07-18 06:03 PM - Post#242614    
    In response to 13otto

Yes I think you are correct.
I have might have gotten this game confused with the game in 1984. All I know is that we got free meatball subs out of the combined score of the Penn-Princeton game being over 100.

 
Chip Bayers 
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Re: Penn out of the Dark Ages?
01-07-18 07:42 PM - Post#242615    
    In response to 13otto

Charles Harris cemented his legacy with that scheduling decision.


 
Silver Maple 
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01-07-18 08:25 PM - Post#242618    
    In response to JDP

  • JDP Said:
My favorite meatball sub was Sophie’s by Hill House



Hands down, the best meatball sub I've ever had can be found at the White House Sub Shop in AC. I have dreams about that thing.

 
palestra38 
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01-07-18 08:31 PM - Post#242620    
    In response to Silver Maple

Croce's in Cherry Hill blows that place out of the water on every sandwich it makes.

IMHO

 
Silver Maple 
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01-07-18 08:34 PM - Post#242622    
    In response to palestra38

Duly noted. I'll check it out next time I come south.

 
Mike Porter 
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Penn out of the Dark Ages?
01-08-18 01:25 AM - Post#242638    
    In response to Silver Maple

My food truck of choice when I was there was Frita's in front of DRL (and near Palrestra funny enough). Had many a tasty egg sandwich and cheesesteak/pizza cheesesteak, especially my first 2 years when I was in engineering (way back in 97-99). Wonder if they are still there?

Edited by Mike Porter on 01-08-18 01:26 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
weinhauers_ghost 
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Re: Penn out of the Dark Ages?
01-08-18 06:22 AM - Post#242642    
    In response to Chip Bayers

  • Chip Bayers Said:
Charles Harris cemented his legacy with that scheduling decision.



He did indeed. Everyone I knew was livid about having to play the game at the Spectrum as opposed to the Palestra. Count me among those who will go to the grave convinced that this decision cost us the game.


 
T.P.F.K.A.D.W. 
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Re: Penn out of the Dark Ages?
01-08-18 09:32 AM - Post#242660    
    In response to Mike Porter

  • Mike Porter Said:
My food truck of choice when I was there was Frita's in front of DRL (and near Palrestra funny enough). Had many a tasty egg sandwich and cheesesteak/pizza cheesesteak, especially my first 2 years when I was in engineering (way back in 97-99). Wonder if they are still there?


Frita was really sweet. Always gave me a big smile as I got myself a $0.25 pretzel slathered in mustard pretty much every afternoon following calculus/physics/astronom y classes in DRL.

Edited by T.P.F.K.A.D.W. on 01-08-18 09:33 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
palestra38 
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Re: Penn out of the Dark Ages?
01-08-18 09:36 AM - Post#242663    
    In response to T.P.F.K.A.D.W.

Anyone else remember Eddy Eggroll outside the Psych Lab Building?

 
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