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Pat Dye signs neckties sent by angry Syracuse fans

I’d heard about it—Syracuse fans indignant over Pat Dye’s understandable (and unrepentant) decision to go for a tie (OR WAS IT?!) in the 1988 Sugar Bowl mailed him more than 2,000 old ties to shame him or something, many collected from Syracuse stores offering half-off discounts on new ties for folks who brought in an old one. And I’d heard that Dye, who of course has a legendary knack for increasing the value of castaway clothes, autographed the ties and sold them for $100 dollars, the cash going to Auburn’s general scholarship fund.

But surely, surely there had to be a photo. And surely there is—stuck between the Tekes and the Thetas in the back of the 1988 Glom.

“Auburn 16 SU 16 War Eagle, Pat Dye.”

Related: Trophy reveals different outcome of 1988 Sugar Bowl?

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