That's correct. They were selling sushi at the Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl in Detroit, one of the many oddities surrounding Saturday's game between Ohio and Marshall.
Until Saturday, there was only one Pizza Bowl — the Papajohns.com Bowl in Birmingham. But somebody got the wise idea that having another Pizza Bowl was a good idea.
Wiz readers, of course, know better. This site has long had the market cornered on Pizza Bowl coverage because ace correspondent Greg Laughlin is the only person to walk the face of the Earth to have attended not only all three Pizza Bowls in Birmingham, but the initial offering in Detroit. Take that!
Saturday's "announced" crowd was said to be be 30,311, but it clearly fell short of that number. Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports tweeted, "Nigerian terrorist appreciation night would draw better than Pizza Bowl."
Nonetheless, those who wandered into Ford Field were eager to sample the sponsor's product. One problem. ...
Ford Field concession services has an exclusive contract with Hungry Howie's, which prevents any competing brand from being sold inside the stadium.
Lloyd Carr is now serving in some capacity for the Detroit game. Check out that sheepish grin. Rumor has it he greeted each fan individually and thanked them for attending. ... Treat this photo carefully. It is believed to be the only image ever captured of Carr actually smiling.
You could roll a bowling ball down the walkways and fail to hit anyone. ...
This is what the "announced" 30,311 looked like. Not a soul in the upper deck.
Marco, the Thundering Herd mascot, was carrying around a pizza spear. He was also wearing a jersey with the number "00".
In a last-ditch effort to cash in, coupons were given to all fans for discounted pizza at Little Caesars. One can only presume they already had their fill.