MONTGOMERY, Ala. — It's boxes of sour grapes for boxes of ugly ties.
Workers at a Montgomery radio station were eager to get rid of the grapes, collected to send to Syracuse football Coach Dick MacPherson in response to 2,000 ties sent to Auburn Coach Pat Dye by Syracuse fans upset that he decided to go for a tie in the Sugar Bowl.
"It's getting pretty ripe in here," said Larry Stevens, general manager of WHHY, where the boxes of sour grapes were stacked for shipping today.
"The station smells like a horrible, old corner-grocery store," said Jimbo Wood, the station's program director.
Wood said he came up with the idea of sending the grapes after the Syracuse fans sent the ties to Dye.