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  •  Fantastic Diary... (9+ / 0-)

    This tragedy has always been closely tied to the HC-BC football rivalry. Earlier that day Holy Cross upset previously undefeated Boston College 55-12 and may have sparred many of BC's players, fans lives as a victory celebration at the CG was scrubbed.

    "I'm a white male, age 18 to 49. Everyone listens to me, no matter how dumb my suggestions are." --Homer Simpson

    by dhshoops on Sun Jun 14, 2009 at 05:22:41 PM PDT

    •  Yes! (4+ / 0-)

      There's a wealth of folklore behind the fire, far too much to fit everything in, so I had to pick and chose which to include in what was becoming a very long diary.  The Boston College / Holy Cross story is just one, and it's very likely BC football players would have been among the crowd and the fatalities had it not been for the upset, which cost BC a slot in the Sugar Bowl.

      I'll try to mention a few more in the comments as we go along.

      People with advantages are loath to believe that they just happen to be people with advantages. --C. Wright Mills

      by dsteffen on Sun Jun 14, 2009 at 05:27:23 PM PDT

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      •  Least we could do for BC... (2+ / 0-)
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        Had numerous great uncles who responded to this tragedy as firemen...wish I could remember their anecdotes, stories etc. Truly a seminal moment in Boston history.

        This diaries are really well done dsteffen...I hope to incorporate them into my classes in the future.

        "I'm a white male, age 18 to 49. Everyone listens to me, no matter how dumb my suggestions are." --Homer Simpson

        by dhshoops on Sun Jun 14, 2009 at 05:35:27 PM PDT

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        •  I would be proud to have them... (1+ / 0-)
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          ...put to good use.  May I ask what you teach?

          People with advantages are loath to believe that they just happen to be people with advantages. --C. Wright Mills

          by dsteffen on Sun Jun 14, 2009 at 05:38:14 PM PDT

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