As the Ithaca College football team took the home field for Saturday’s Division III playoff game, there were very few students in attendance, as most of them were still on Thanksgiving break.  That did not feel normal. 

The home crowd was about half as boisterous as the visiting crowd.  Abnormal.  

To complete the Abnormal Trifecta, in Ithaca’s first possession, A.J. Wingfield – the Bombers’ unflappable field general that had led the team to an 11-0 season coming into the game – scrambled, panicked, and threw a very ill-advised and uncharacteristically bad pass that was intercepted and turned into six points, less than 2 minutes into the game. That was some Twilight Zone-level abnormality.

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