- St. Bonaventure students who headed to New York City to watch the team in the NIT had their trip derailed by an unreal series of issues with the busses they were riding on
- The supporters had to deal with flat tires, a fire, and state troopers ahead of their school’s game against Xavier
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Prior to 2015, there was no better option for a broke college kid or a generally frugal person looking to travel between Boston and New York City than Fung Wah, an almost legendary bus service that spent close to two decades ferrying passengers to and from the two cities for an impossibly low price.
Virtually anyone who relied on the now-defunct company for transportation has a Fung Wah Horror Story, as any trip that wasn’t impacted by a broken toilet, flat tire, engine fire, or a driver simply leaving the bus and never returning was more of an exception than the norm.
Fung Wah may be no more, but its spirit apparently lives on based on what unfolded when a group of students at St. Bonaventure headed to New York City to watch the Bonnies take on Xavier in the NIT semifinals on Tuesday.
After leaving Allegany to kick off what should’ve been a journey that lasted around six hours, a number of fan found themselves thrust into The Bus Trip From Hell after members of the fleet started dropping like flies thanks to flat tires, a traffic stop, an emergency hatch flying off, and an all-too-symbolic fire.
I’d love to tell you the team made up for the ordeal by treating the St. Bonaventure fans that did manage to make it to Madison Square Garden a win, but sadly, the Bonnies fell to Xavier by a score of 84-77 to put a miserable cap and an equally miserable day.