History Repeats? Jan 2, 2004 marks the 20th Anniversary of Miami-Nebraska Orange Bowl

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  1. TejasTiger

    TejasTiger Founding Member

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    A thought just occured to me when pondering an Oklahoma-LSU Sugar Bowl matchup, mainly the interesting comparison with the 1984 Orange Bowl.

    True, Miami had a true home-field advantage in that game, while LSU has a "indirect" HFA in the Dome, but the makeup of the two teams is pretty similar.

    This was Miami's first appearance in many a year among the nation's elite as Howard Schnellenberger's 4th ranked Hurricanes teed it up against a Big 8 team widely touted as one of the best ever (sounds familiar?) In fact, I've heard more than one Husker fan refer to that '83 team as the best ever out of Lincoln, no small task for such a historically-dominant program.

    http://www.sptimes.com/News/122701/Sports/As_great_as_you_remem.shtml

    Anyway, I kind of like the symmetry here and think we'd have an amazing, "David v. Goliath on the Bayou"-kind of hype leading up to the game. Three weeks between the SEC CG and the Sugar, plenty of time to get all of Louisiana whipped into a frenzy.

    New Years in N.O sounds sweet to me!
     
  2. tigermojo

    tigermojo Founding Member

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    You know, every time I hear the "OU could beat some pro teams" b.s., I recall this Nebraska team. It was annointed the champion the whole season with the exact same remarks. Funny thing though, you still gotta line up and play them.
    No doubt they were the best team in the country on every night but one. But that was enough.
     

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