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.
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michael garber says
i have one of these ties and it is the only one i know that is signed by both Pat Dye and the head football coach of syracuse at the time Dick Macpherson. I could send you a picture of it to add to the column if you would like.
Yes, please, that would be great. [email protected]