This is a square, printed, blue cloth souvenir bandanna with text that reads “Sugar Bowl ’81” and an image of the trophy that is printed obversely. The Sugar Bowl is an annual college football championship game played in the Superdome in New Orleans. On January 1, 1981, the University of Georgia Bulldogs played against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Georgia was undefeated, untied, and—slightly unbelievably—seeking a national championship that year. As ESPN observed of the contest, “The Bulldogs, before former President Jimmy Carter and 77,894 other fans, sought their first national championship.” The Bulldogs won the Sugar Bowl with a final score of 17–10 to finish the season with a record of 12 wins, 0 ties, and 0 losses; Notre Dame finished the season with a record of 9 wins, 2 ties, and 1 loss.

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made for January 1, 1981
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by Tress-Up of New Orleans, manufacturer; Sugar Bowl, distributor
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Lucy Roemer, student, Tulane University