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|2 days 19 hours ago||Quinn the Eskimo||
...votes for Mr. Man-fedd Man.
Mr. Man to me.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||I think||
you are "reacting erroneously."
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||Truth||
...is they are still steamed about it. See Nat Brandt's When Oberlin Was King of the Gridiron.
Brandt blames Brian Cook's great grandfather, Horace Prettyman (this is true), since at the time he was the game's referee (hey, so what?) and according to Oberlin coach John Heismann Old Horace let UM star George Jewett (first Black UM player; spoke four languages and later became an MD) "cross a hypothetical goal line with a hypothetical ball."
From my view (I was six but the game was played close to my home in Lorain Ohio) Heisman was full of shit. Touchdown, Michigan! Babies.
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||Hey, Seth..||
I was at that game. I was only six, however, so my memory of it is a bit vague. Meanwhile, while I was researching UM/Oberlin (the best Oberlin player later became a counter-revolutionary here on the Big Island) I became more interested in prior events, notably that the Rutgers and Princeton game of 1869 (mantra aside) was not the first "football" game. Not even close. So, I spent about 5000 curious words trying to sort out what might be legitimately called "the first game." Clue. In my opinion it took place ten years later in 1879.
Now, my article may be sufficiently wacky that you are back-dooring me with "Bro, you better get that fucking Oberlin piece in." If so, please send me a note since I am not merely as fast or as smart as BISB, who can whip up his stuff with inhuman speed.
David thought my article was plausible. But who knows what he was doing while rummaging through it. I will send you a note.
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||I was already old then||
,,,but I could still jump and was jumping up and down, too.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Very||
...funny. Would upvote this if i could.
|8 weeks 13 hours ago||In Bonzo||
In Bonzo Goes to College Tom Harmon says "I sure am glad Bonzo wasn't playing quarterback when I went to Michigan." Or something close to this.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Seth||
is a lot younger than 36.
I was 36 once. pretty sure. It has been a very long time.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Legitimate offense.||
My brother is John Ross. Lives in Ohio. Born and raised in Ohio (like me). But not a Buckeye (to say the least). So I always have a soft spot for buckeyejonross, who is ( great name aside) a fine poster.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I would.||
Spike wasn't Bill Buntin. But he was a part of the fabric of some very fine teams. His NC first half, his toughness, his pure elan in playing the game, isn't something I will forget. I can appreciate other views but I would say Spike (and Caris) left "indeilble" tracks.
Aside from that, i hope he finds his way back to UM next year and not (say) Bloomington.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||thanks||
|15 weeks 5 days ago||rdlwolverine...||
Didn't Main Train evaporate after one year? I seem to recall some story in SI with Orr or Frieder going back to NY or NJ to try to convince him to come back. Recall on that?
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Bob...||
...were we sitting together on that one?
|15 weeks 5 days ago||I saw both live, many times...||
and, yeah, that pretty much comprises the list.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||mgoviking...||
I know the fourth guy on that team was Treg Lee. But I think there was another notable athlete on that team. Do you recall? Thanks.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Wow...||
Blueroller. You and I are on the same page. You just picked out my three favorite teams/seasons.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks....||
I was feeling lonely.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||"kicker" I assume||
|23 weeks 6 days ago||In their||
prior game IU did not run Sudfeld once, RO or other, save for a scramble.
I don't know if this bears on the discussion. but I appreciate the time and energy that has been brought to it.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||This is true||
...thanks for pointing it out.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||I am responding now||
I will be there.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Not any question...||
Benny Friedman, the greatest player of all time, except perhaps Jim Brown.
I concede I never saw him play.
I missed by a couple of years.
Favorite among those I have seen?
|26 weeks 23 hours ago||Ahhh, Tony...||
I think they may actually know each other.
I will ask.
|26 weeks 23 hours ago||No identity crisis but||
yes, he signed it Samantha Ponder.
He often signs under other names.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Local Girl Coffee..||
$ 30 per pound but primo.
Also Three Stone from the Big Island.
I have no financial interest in either, but admit I am friends with the grower/producer of the former.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Ed....||
...was right, alas.
I am sure he will remind us.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||A plus||
|27 weeks 4 days ago||I can help...||
...send me an email at [email protected].
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Actually||
...their hockey team is currently ranked right around where UM is ranked. Right now PSU and UM look like the best of a shabby lot, and may well be fighting it out for an NCAA berth. Certainly, that's a big game.
|28 weeks 21 hours ago||I assume this is ironic||
but I have a hunch Poole will choose Michigan,