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SMU commemorates TCU win with $40.33 ticket offer

Posted on: October 5, 2011 6:19 pm
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

They say he who laughs last laughs best. And in this week's war of words between TCU's Gary Patterson and cross-town rivals SMU, we're awarding the Mustangs the last, best laugh.

That's not for lack of effort on Patterson's part. In the wake of SMU's 40-33 overtime victory Saturday, Patterson lashed out at everyone and everything involved in the game that wasn't Frog-related, including SMU, SMU "people," SMU head coach June Jones, former SMU head coach Phil Bennett, SMU receiver Darius Johnson, the Conference USA officials that worked the game, and Conference USA itself.

"We’ve let them come over and talked about how we do things academically and how we do things with the stadium and everything to try to make their program better and their way of thanking us for that is to cut us down," Patterson said in one typical quote. "I don’t think they should ever look for anymore help from anybody from over here ever again."

As Jones himself noted Wednesday, Patterson's outburst has already helped the Mustangs, by helping ensure that 2012's SMU-hosted "Battle for the Iron Skillet" draws far more attention -- and theoretically sells far more tickets -- than it would have otherwise. But the ensuing coverage has also helped get the word out about Mustangs' new offer for fans looking to purchase tickets to SMU's remaining 2011 home games. We'll let the official SMU athletic site explain the "Iron Skillet Special":

On the heels of winning the Iron Skillet, SMU has cooked up a special $40.33 ticket plan that offers fans a ticket for its four remaining home games at a special rate that highlights SMU's big 40-33 win over rival and 20th-ranked TCU last Saturday.

This "Iron Skillet Special" allows fans to catch every minute of the four remaining home games for just $40.33.

If you're keeping track, that's three different repetitions of the numbers "40" and "33" in just two sentences.

Patterson is more than welcome to air his grievances over the officiating and Jones' and Johnson's comments. But in the end, those two numbers are what both he and the Mustangs are going to ultimately remember about the game, and kudos are due SMU for going out of their way to remind their fans (and TCU's) of that.

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 7, 2011 10:02 pm

SMU commemorates TCU win with $40.33 ticket offer

Big 12....Iwould say TCU is having the last laugh on this one.

Since: Sep 30, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2011 7:05 pm

SMU commemorates TCU win with $40.33 ticket offer

I happen to be MSU Spartan fan but yes its pretty funny $40.33 man if I lived down that way sure sounds like a bargain.

Since: Sep 7, 2011
Posted on: October 7, 2011 7:30 am

SMU commemorates TCU win with $40.33 ticket offer

Duane...TCU is headed to the Big12 now. But I'm sure the BE will look into SMU anyways.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: October 6, 2011 12:50 pm

SMU commemorates TCU win with $40.33 ticket offer

Thank God they didn't win the game 7-6.

Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2011 11:20 am

SMU commemorates TCU win with $40.33 ticket offer

Agreed.  I would be careful.  SMU might need TCU's backing to get an invitation to join the Big East.

Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: October 6, 2011 8:38 am

SMU should act like they have been there before

SMU is acting like they have never won a football game in their history.  This could backfire pretty badly if they aren't careful.  They really shouldn't anger a team that is capable of whipping their bleeps on a regular basis.  They may be selling tickets for 10.77 next year.

Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 11:48 pm

SMU commemorates TCU win with $40.33 ticket offer

This is great!  Good for SMU, have a little fun with it, stir the rivalry pot, and maybe get their program back on track too.  I know I laughed, not only cuz I'm a Badger and I dislike TCU more than a little, but also cuz it's just plain funny!

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