November 6, 1869

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November 6, 1869

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Today is the 150th birthday of college football. The game we all know and love. So say Happy Birthday to college football. We have all at one time or another felt the joy and the sadness associated with the game. And lest we forget you can't really appreciate the great euphoria of victory until you have felt the sting of defeat. Happy Birthday College Football. We love you.

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Final score, 6-4 Rutgers. They claim a national title off of this, despite losing badly in a rematch later the same year. My point? We should totally claim 1998

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In honor of that birthday, ESPN Bottom 10 did their 150 year all time bottom 10

Tulane defeated two of the 10 teams in their respective horrible seasons

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tulaneoutlaw wrote:Final score, 6-4 Rutgers. They claim a national title off of this, despite losing badly in a rematch later the same year. My point? We should totally claim 1998
I know scoring was different back then but the 2nd game was 8-0 Princeton. How were points scored then? For all I know that's the equivalent of 56-0.
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OGSB wrote:
tulaneoutlaw wrote:Final score, 6-4 Rutgers. They claim a national title off of this, despite losing badly in a rematch later the same year. My point? We should totally claim 1998
I know scoring was different back then but the 2nd game was 8-0 Princeton. How were points scored then? For all I know that's the equivalent of 56-0.
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Those scores should be read as the number of goals tallied. Six goals to four in the first game, eight goals to none in the second. Kicking was the primary means of scoring, not touchdowns.

The first game was close. The second was a curb stomping. In a modern game it would play out like a 56-0 rout.

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To my modern eyes, 8-0 doesn't seem so bad. In increments of 1 though....yeesh.
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gerryb323 wrote:
OGSB wrote:
tulaneoutlaw wrote:Final score, 6-4 Rutgers. They claim a national title off of this, despite losing badly in a rematch later the same year. My point? We should totally claim 1998
I know scoring was different back then but the 2nd game was 8-0 Princeton. How were points scored then? For all I know that's the equivalent of 56-0.
Soccer style goals
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1869_Ne ... tball_game
The attendance at that first game was 100. I wonder if that was an estimate or an actual count. :roll:

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I can just hear it now. Q = You going to the football game this afternoon? A = The what? :lol:

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