Friday Follies: Oh, For the Good Old Days!

When people could just fling toilet paper around like it was nothing:

I’m guessing late ’80s based on the fact that the player’s shorts are still actually short.

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10 Responses to Friday Follies: Oh, For the Good Old Days!

  1. William A Cooke '75 says:

    Thanks for the much needed levity and perspective in these trying times!

  2. Melissa Crowfoot Keane, Jones '72 says:

    now THAT made me laugh out loud! thanks!!

  3. Frankly, I don’t see any shorts in the picture. Maybe they were too short for public consumption. 😉

    • Lynne (WRC '88) says:

      There is one player in the background at the far left of the photo. It’s too blurry to make out who it might be, but the shorts are hemmed in white, which makes it easy to see their length.

  4. almadenmike says:

    The scoreboard seems to indicate that Rice is trailing, 6-2, with 18:04 left in the (first?) half. I wonder what precipitated TP tossing so early in the game?

  5. George Webb says:

    I love the “Go, Fight, Win!” sign

  6. Steve Lukingbeal, Hanszen ‘76 says:

    Surely someone can pin point the date of this game. I vaguely remember this game and why the TP was thrown. The three cheerleaders look familiar so someone out there should ID them. I agree that the dress indicates that it probably was in the 80s.

  7. grungy1973 says:

    The Rice Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 76, No. 15, Ed. 1 Friday, January 27, 1989


    Last Saturday night, the Owls temporarily exorcised many of their personal demons by downing the Texas A&M Aggies 79-77 before 3,306 yowling faithful at Autry. The fans were a factor early on, as they cascaded the court with toilet paper after Rice sank its first bucket. The officials assessed a technical, and the two shots helped the Aggies to an early 11-2 lead.

    Coach Thompson regretted the technical foul, but lavished praise on the support of the Rice student section. “I can’t say enough about our student support,” he said. “It’s tough to give up the two points, but our fans were just great tonight.”

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