Yesterday's game was the first time in recorded history that Michigan celebrated with the Paul Bunyan Trophy on the field.
Its history is an interesting one.
The trophy was something we wanted no part of at first. Crisler wouldn't have let us accept it if we won the first game for it in 1953. When we did win in 1954 and 1955, it was stuffed in a locker room closet and we didn't bother to record the scores on it. When MSU won it back in 1956, they engraved their own losing scores to keep the trophy going. Bo thought very little of the trophy and didn't engrave the scores in the 70s when on the 9 game win streak over MSU and our equipment staff didn't know where it was when MSU won it in 1978 in Ann Arbor.
I think it's great that we're embracing it. Especially after those assholes started parading around and brought it over to taunt our student section in 2015.
Welcome BACK home, Paul Bunyan!