Today’s First Responder Bowl in Dallas between Boise State and Boston College was canceled after a few minutes had been played in the first quarter.
Dallas experienced significant lightning delays during the game, until the powers at be eventually decided to cancel the game outright.
The decision drew plenty of ire on behalf of the fans who had made the long trips to see the game, and the players, some of whom lost the chance to play in their final college games.
Basically, the whole situation is very unfortunate, and outlines some of the issues with the bowl slate as a whole, even for those of us who are fans of the middling games in the lineup.
To make matters worse, at least for fans of the Broncos, Boise State athletic director Curt Apsey said that bowl ticket sales were “final.”
He did say that he hoped to find something to do for the BSU fans who made the trip, but couldn’t commit to anything specific.
Boston College athletic director Martin Jarmond made a much more bold promise to Eagles fans who went to Dallas for the game.
He took to Twitter to announce full refunds and free tickets to any Boston College home game between now and next December.
To our fans who purchased tickets through BC, you will get a full refund by Jan. 2nd. Also, pick any home athletic event between now and next December and get free tickets for the number of bowl tickets purchased compliments of @BCEagles . Thank you for your support! #WeAreBC
— Martin Jarmond (@MartinJarmond) December 26, 2018
It’s still a tough situation, but credit to Jarmond for trying to do his best for those who helped the school out with the bowl allotment and made a long trip to support the team.
It is still a shame they can’t find a way to play the game, though.