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 Post subject: 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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 Post subject: Re: November 6, 1869
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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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 Post subject: Re: November 6, 1869
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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

1955 Alabama
2015 UCF

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 Post subject: Re: November 6, 1869
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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


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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 Post subject: Re: November 6, 1869
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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


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

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 Post subject: Re: November 6, 1869
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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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 Post subject: Re: November 6, 1869
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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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 Post subject: Re: November 6, 1869
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gerryb323 wrote:
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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.


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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 Post subject: Re: November 6, 1869
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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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