On January 1, 1935 Americans were dealing with some big issues: the Great Depression had crippled the economy and the Dust Bowl had scoured the land. But down in New Orleans the mood was celebratory: football players getting ready to meet each other at the inaugural Sugar Bowl.
With more than 80 years of memories to draw from, this illustrious game could be remembered by anyone. But we turn to a group of experts who followed the game closely: sports writers, reporters and commentators – including the late Jerry Romig.
These interviews were conducted by Mark Cave for the Historic New Orleans Collection as part of their Sugar Bowl Memory Project.