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penn nation 
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01-12-18 03:13 PM - Post#243216    
    In response to palestra38

You should have been in Superblock during Hurricane Gloria,

My roomie comes in a total wreck, yelling, "Gloria's a b-tch".

 
TheLine 
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01-12-18 03:15 PM - Post#243218    
    In response to penn nation

There was a game in the early 80s - I think against Dartmouth - when the weather gods dumped 2 feet of snow on Philly. We trudged over from Smokes to the Palestra like we always did, only it took about an hour to do it. Then back to Smokes afterwards.

Those were the days.


 
penn nation 
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01-12-18 03:27 PM - Post#243222    
    In response to TheLine

Hence my original post for the thread.

Walking back on Locust with the crowd after the game was part of the experience.

 
palestra38 
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01-12-18 03:38 PM - Post#243226    
    In response to TheLine

Remember--I walked from the Providence train station to Marvel gym through the closed off streets of Providence during the Blizzard of '78 to call the game. (we won 108-73 and I played Booney at blackjack back at the station afterwards)

 
TheLine 
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01-12-18 03:48 PM - Post#243229    
    In response to palestra38

No I don't remember you ever telling that story.



OK. It was a good story. But I don't remember you playing blackjack with Booney so the retelling would be worth it for just that one extra detail.



 
palestra38 
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01-12-18 04:05 PM - Post#243233    
    In response to TheLine

Played pixie tackle football outside Payne Whitney the day before the Yale game (we won 96-78) and then could only take Amtrak up to Providence--cars not permitted to go north of New Haven. Got there and the team was met by the National Guard, which gave them a ride up to Marvel but said there was no room for the XPN broadcasters or DP writers. They did carry our equipment, though. So we trudged up the hill, sliding back repeatedly, while I was forced to tell Loren Feldman (later editor of Philly Mag) to STFU as he complained the whole walk up. Got there soaked in sweat and then enjoyed an utter destruction of Brown. Same routine after the game and had to wait about 3 hours until the middle of the night to get the milk train back to New Haven, where the car was. Station was empty--so a bunch of us just hung out at the central console playing blackjack, with Booney wiping out a bunch of other players (I remember Bergwall in particular) and I just remember breaking even. Some now-legal substances may have been consumed. Great memories

 
penn nation 
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01-12-18 04:27 PM - Post#243236    
    In response to palestra38

At this point it’s a tie between this story and Harrison Gaines is God for most frequently spouted P38 tales. I swear I’ve heatd this one at least 5 times although certain tiny details change with each telling.

 
Cvonvorys 
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01-12-18 04:29 PM - Post#243238    
    In response to palestra38

This Booney Salters?

http://www.thedp.com/article/2008/01/a_rea l_boon_f...

 
TheLine 
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01-12-18 04:31 PM - Post#243239    
    In response to Cvonvorys

There's only one Booney Salters.


 
palestra38 
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01-12-18 04:40 PM - Post#243240    
    In response to penn nation

I tell you---I ran across that runway under heavy enemy fire

 
10Q 
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01-12-18 05:22 PM - Post#243245    
    In response to palestra38

I walked through swamps filled with gators in my day.

 
dperry 
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01-12-18 08:53 PM - Post#243271    
    In response to 10Q

Not looking good for the crowd--5 to go and still hardly anyone here
David Perry
Penn '92
"Hail, Alma Mater/Thy sons cheer thee now
To thee, Pennsylvania/All rivals must bow!!!"


Edited by dperry on 01-12-18 08:53 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
dperry 
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01-12-18 08:57 PM - Post#243273    
    In response to 10Q

  • 10Q Said:
I walked through swamps filled with gators in my day.



Uphill, both ways, etc.

Most of my epic Penn weather tales involve football--the only really good hoops one I can think of is driving through a blizzard going from H to D during the Great Victory Tour of '03. I haven't traveled to New England nearly as much as some of you have, though.
David Perry
Penn '92
"Hail, Alma Mater/Thy sons cheer thee now
To thee, Pennsylvania/All rivals must bow!!!"


 
dperry 
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01-12-18 09:10 PM - Post#243274    
    In response to dperry

Wow, nice start!
David Perry
Penn '92
"Hail, Alma Mater/Thy sons cheer thee now
To thee, Pennsylvania/All rivals must bow!!!"


 
Quakers03 
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01-13-18 12:37 AM - Post#243361    
    In response to dperry

Wasn't the worst showing and the band tried really hard to show them what to do in the second half, but we're missing that group of diehards that we had even in the dark years.

 
caughtinasnare 
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01-13-18 12:46 AM - Post#243363    
    In response to Quakers03

As somebody who was on campus from 2006-2010, I can say definitively that the "dark years" didn't always have a collection of diehards. I remember actually counting for a game and I started 1/3 of chants myself. I really miss how fantastic it was in '06-'07 when I was sitting practically halfway up in section 216 and every seat in front of me was occupied all around the corner of the arena to behind the basket. Not 3 years later, you could hear a pin drop many nights. I'm forever grateful to have at least had that one banner year during my tenure at Penn.

 
omegahouse 
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Reg: 12-06-04
01-13-18 01:07 AM - Post#243367    
    In response to caughtinasnare

Praise be to a higher power, the darkness is receding. Thank you to all those who have been faithful to the cause through a decade of darkness. You are great, great fans.

 
Quakers03 
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01-13-18 01:22 AM - Post#243369    
    In response to caughtinasnare

It was never more than 5 or so, but there was always at least one row of regulars and as others would show up, they would take cues from that group. No question if we're talking diehards, it begins and ends with the band...even though I was sad we couldn't get a few over the break.

 
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