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  Notre Dame 0  Alabama 0  Stanford 0

It was a cold, cold day that greeted fans at Tom Bowl XXIV. In what was easily the shortest Tom Bowl in the 24 year history of the game the frozen fans waited about three minutes but to no avail for an appearance by Notre Dame, Stanford and Alabama. It was so cold the Tom Bowl trophy didn't even come out of its bag.

Although Notre Dame had already declined an offer to attend, the Tom Bowl had decided they were kidding. It turns out they were not.

Hopes were high at the outset. There were a number of buses present, including one that seemed to be having some kind of battery problem. This sign of human activity though did not prove out to be one of the teams.  Attendance: 14 people, 1 dog, all freezing.

Notre Dame responds to
Tom Bowl bid



All kinds of buses at Tom Bowl XXIV

It was cold, but this fan didn't
seem to think so.

A sign of human activity at Tom Bowl stadium

Ice, cold wind, snow. It was really cold


Fans in their cars waiting for the gates to open

Who you would have seen at Tom Bowl XXIV

LB - Manti Te'o

OL - Chance Warmack

 LB - Chase Thomas

QB - Everett Golson

LB - C.J. Mosley

OL - David Yankey

TE - Tyler Eifert

CB - Dee Milliner

TE - Zach Ertz

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