No Refunds For Canceled First Responder Bowl

Bowl considers ticket sales final. Boise State AD Curt Apsey said he wants to do something for fans who made the trip but no specifics yet.

— Chadd Cripe (@chaddcripe) December 26, 2018

Are you holding a ticket to the First Responders Bowl that was canceled today in Dallas at the Cotton Bowl? I have bad news for you: no refunds. Tough luck, you paid and got to see Boston College take a 7-0 lead before weather forced the game’s cancellation, which doesn’t happen very often. We’re talking 1941. We’re talking an attack on Pearl Harbor.

As for what the players will go home with for playing 10 minutes into the first quarter:

  • Gift suite; RFID-blocking Ridge wallet; Big Game football

The wallet is worth $72, no word on how much they got to spend in the gift suite and I have no idea what a big game football is.

How rare is it for a bowl to be canceled?

The NCAA bowl record book only mentions a few postseason cancelations. One of them was when the 1941 Hawaii Rainbows had a game canceled because of the attack on Pearl Harbor

— Alex Kirshner (@alex_kirshner) December 26, 2018

Tough luck Boston College…you won’t be able to count this one:

The First Responder Bowl between BC & Boise State has been cancelled & is being ruled as a no-contest due to weather issues that halted the game.

— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 26, 2018

But you’ll get a refund from Boston College if you bought through BC:

To our fans who purchased tickets through BC, you will get a full refund by Jan. 2nd. Also, pick any home athletic event between now and next December and get free tickets for the number of bowl tickets purchased compliments of @BCEagles . Thank you for your support! #WeAreBC

— Martin Jarmond (@MartinJarmond) December 26, 2018

And this is the way the season ends:

Boise State QB Brett Rypien's message to the fans after the @FRBowl cancellation:

— Scott Bell (@ScottBellDMN) December 26, 2018

Sounds like a mess for a bowl owned by ESPN:

Bowl director Brant Ringler: "It was never the intention to move the game or anything like that. Usually the weather does play out in the favor of the bowl being played."

— Chadd Cripe (@chaddcripe) December 26, 2018