Topic: Where were you sitting for the Fumblerooski play?
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Where were you sitting for the Fumblerooski play?

Posted: Feb 20, 2013 11:45 PM

I believe I was in Section US. Made it hard to see what was really happening. Totally faked out by punter. Thought ball was snapped over his head. By the time I spotted Leroy, he was well on his way. I'll always remember hoping he would not be tackled so we would get the ball back with enough time to still do something. Seems like he got tackled short of the goal line, they milked the clock, but then scored and we still almost did something to get back in the game. Anybody remember?


portal P, row cc, seat 22

Posted: Feb 20, 2013 11:46 PM


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In the student section - around the portal even with

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:02 AM

the goal line. I yelled "Fake punt!!" but apparently no one heard me. My conscience is clear, I did all I could do. :)

FSU kicked the game-winner with about 30 seconds left. I don't remember us getting close to FG position at the end of the game...

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That is because Ole Spud was on the 20 yardline yelling, "We

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 6:41 AM

got it, We gotit!!!!!",......"Whut.....?". ......

The only fans dumber than Ole Spud on that play,that I have ever seen,was the dadgum Kentucky fans that were attempting to tear down the goal posts while the LSU player was enroute to the game winning TD......before they realized what had happened.

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Puntrooski - ah..in the stadium near where the band used to

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:09 AM

be. 9 years old and learning some new words from two guys who had chewed through their plastic cups to make megaphones.

Punter fooled me as well. Thought the game was over. I may have cried, but I've repressed that memory.

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Re: Puntrooski - ah..in the stadium near where the band used to

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 8:50 AM

I was in Jamestown, NY. I'd just played a golf tournament in a complete downpour. My team had won the previous year, but finished in 2nd this time. It was raining so hard that the pro shop had sold out of rain gear. The pro took me to the kitchen and gave me a big brown garbage bag. I cut holes out for arms and it worked great.

I remember jumping up and slapping the ceiling on the previous play because I thought we'd gotten an interception. Then, I slapped the ceiling again when I thought the snap went over the punter's head. That was a great fake.

Just a few rows from the field in Section H, when the punter

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:09 AM

Jumped in the air, of course all I could see was the students on the hill. I went nuts , YEAH! We've got it! Then Butler comes rolling out of there. The thing that still pisses me off to this day about that is that Bobby Bowden called for and was awarded a time out after the puntrooskie---and they had no timeouts left!!!! Should've been a 15 yard unsportsmanlike penalty on FSU which would've made for a more difficult FG.

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Close enough to hear Terry Anthony and Deion Sanders

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:16 AM

cuss out some fan for talking smack about the Oedipus complex Terry had.

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In the rain.

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:18 AM

Pretty miserable weather that day.

Wish the two linebackers that ran into each other trying to intercept the duck the FSU QB threw on 2nd or 3rd down had communicated with each other and one of them had made the interception.

Then we'd be talking about where you were when Clemson kicked the winning field goal against FSU.

Oh well. Coulda, shoulda, woulda.

I was sitting dumbfounded in front

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:37 AM

of my TV in Arlington, Va (duty in Pentagon). It was a slamdunk bold call that worked to perfection. I believe payback time was the following year.


puntrooskie? I was on the hill.***

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 1:07 AM


Re: Where were you sitting for the Fumblerooski play?

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 1:07 AM

What I recall more than where I was sitting was the gimme interception dropped on the third down prior to the fumblerooski. Ugh...

Yep, see my comment above.

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 3:55 AM

Seems I recall two Clemson defenders colliding trying to catch a dying quail that obviously slipped out of FSU QB's hand when he threw it. It was very wet that day.

Re: Yep, see my comment above.

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 5:27 AM

Only one defender and it was Vince Taylor , who played LB. He is reminded of it on a daily bases, but a good guy who takes it well. Just went right between his hands.

Sec. R, Row E***

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 1:20 AM


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Re: Where were you sitting for the Fumblerooski play?

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 2:50 AM

wont ever forget it. sitting in the living watching the game with my dad and i can remember me saying watch out for the fumblerooski. fsu has ran it a few times that yr. what happened next was well it was like someone had punched me in the gut.......

Re: Where were you sitting for the Fumblerooski play?

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 2:50 AM

living room *

The hill. freshman yr. wet. Drunk.***

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 3:14 AM


Re: The hill. freshman yr. wet. Drunk.***

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 4:23 AM

10 years old.

North Stands Lower Deck.

I think Section Q Row P Seat 9. Somewhere along there.


Posted: Feb 21, 2013 6:09 AM

I had just turned and said something like, "Bowden isn't going to punt. If he does, he loses the game!" Then the crowd started screaming and I saw the last 10 yards of the run.

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Standing in the student section....

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 6:16 AM

soaking wet with just the hood of my $1.00 poncho on my head because the rest of it was ripped off during the game. So happy and then so drained.

On the hill, rained the whole first half but my friend Jim

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 6:57 AM

Beam kept me warm. BTW, haven't drank Jim Beam since.


Re: Where were you sitting for the Fumblerooski play?

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 7:00 AM

In the lower section that today is for visiting fans, right where the visiting team runs onto the field.

Section F....and swearing like a sailor...with an older

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 7:03 AM

Tiger grad in his 70's, who was sitting behind me, out-cussing me. When I looked back at him, his wife was laughing at all the swear words. As we were leaving, I kept hearing the guy..."Sonsab!tches! Muthaf......! G.. D... B@stards!" I still laugh when I think of it. I think he was a preacher or something...LOL

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On the grass beside the Tigers locker room

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 7:35 AM

which is now part of the West End Zone

Standing on the Clemson sideline.***

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 7:50 AM


Re: Where were you sitting for the Fumblerooski play?

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 7:53 AM

on the Hill...I saw it all. Broke my heart

Re: Where were you sitting for the Fumblerooski play?

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 8:13 AM

it's been 25+ years since we had those seats, so I don't remember the row and section, but I was there for that game, our seats were in the N upper deck, about 2/3 of the way up in the "I" in "TIGERS"....

I had nightmares about that play for years afterwards.....

On the hill behind the FSU LOS. Couldn't tell what happened***

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 8:21 AM


In my parent's living room watching on TV.***

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 8:26 AM

3 rows behind FSU bench

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 8:34 AM

my buddy and I rode this guy Thompson all game til he turned and shot us a bird. We went nuts. We screamed at him the entire game.

Re: Where were you sitting for the Fumblerooski play?

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 8:39 AM

UP, same place I've been sitting for 39 years.

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Section UI - row H - seat 2***

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 8:48 AM

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Section UE, very last row, on 50-yard line.***

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 8:50 AM

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3 yd. line up deck north, so I was looking straight down....

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 8:52 AM

on the punter. Our All American DB who eventually played for the Bears, caught Leroy Butler at the 3 yard line after a long run. We held them on 3 downs and they kicked the winning fiedl goal. There was over a minute left, as I recal, but we couldn't score.

As you can see I was sitting in Section D

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 8:52 AM
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row CC and seat 7. The Valley was rocking hard at the end and that play felt like a hard gut punch that knocked our breathe away. Brilliant call but very hurtful. Glad we beat them down in Tally the next year.

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UN second row, 35 yard line. (got faked out)

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 8:57 AM

Didn't know what happened until the guy was half way to the end zone.

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North Upper Deck S Row R Seat 31-this one still stings***

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 8:59 AM

valerie's apartment in blacksburg self-medicating with

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 9:03 AM

numerous adult beverages.

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Posted: Feb 21, 2013 9:22 AM

you know better


bich married a brave's baseball player, she's dead to me...

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 10:25 AM

not sure you want a pic of that.


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Posted: Feb 21, 2013 9:16 AM


It wasn't any easier to see it there either. :)***

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 9:16 AM


Sec.-O row- K seat 1.***

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 9:30 AM

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Re: Where were you sitting for the Fumblerooski play?

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 10:14 AM

In the west end zone watching that dude get bigger and bigger!

I don't want to talk about it.

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 10:22 AM

Much more fond memories of Puntrooskie's Revenge. First words out of Bobby Bowden's mouth at the post game press conference: "Think they've heard enough about Puntrooskie???"

But for the record, south uppper deck.


I still contend the FG was no good (wide of the upright).***

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 10:54 AM

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Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.

Close enough to the field such that I almost jumped onto...

Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:40 AM

...the field to tackle that FSU moron myself.

It was the closest I have come to spending the night in the Pickens County jail.

J. Marc Edwards
Cary, NC

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