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Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:44 pm

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Things do change.

This from a 1916 game

Several players "suffered serious injuries during the game, including quarterback Edwards, who was thrice carted off with concussions."

Hey, you've only had 2 concussions, get back in there.
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Vrede too wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:44 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:20 pm
Things do change.

This from a 1916 game

Several players "suffered serious injuries during the game, including quarterback Edwards, who was thrice carted off with concussions."

Hey, you've only had 2 concussions, get back in there.
Edwards went on to become Herbert Hoover's top economic advisor.

John Heisman caused the Great Depression
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Re: College sports

Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:30 pm

billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:24 pm
John Heisman caused the Great Depression
Asshole.

Figures:
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Re: College sports

Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:51 am

Vrede too wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:30 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:24 pm
John Heisman caused the Great Depression
Asshole.

Figures:
Never knew the field was 110 yards, or that anyone has ever made a 109 yard punt.

in the snow, in a game during which Tennessee's Toots Douglas launched a 109-yard punt (the field length was 110 yards in those days).[91][92]


Toots went on to command the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga.
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Re: College sports

Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:44 am

billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:51 am
Never knew the field was 110 yards, or that anyone has ever made a 109 yard punt.

in the snow, in a game during which Tennessee's Toots Douglas launched a 109-yard punt (the field length was 110 yards in those days).[91][92]
Nor I.
Toots went on to command the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga.
The Saratoga was hit by a torpedo 11 January 1942, a month into the war. Temporary repairs at Pearl Harbor, then more extensive repairs at the Bremerton (WA) Navy Yard. "Douglas was relieved on 12 April ..."

Opps.

Archibald Hugh "Toots" "Tootsie" Douglas' Wiki page says this about his Navy career:
... distinguished veteran of World War II.[1] He once commanded the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga. He also served in World War I, as part of the Northern Bombing Group.
That's it. Must have been those concussions ;) .

In contrast, the section on the punt is pure poetry:
Football

Douglas was once a prominent running back for the Tennessee Volunteers football teams of the University of Tennessee.

1902

The 1902 Volunteers won a school record six games and beat rivals Sewanee and Georgia Tech. 1902 was also the first time that Tennessee scored on Vanderbilt in their Rivalry game. The team closed the season with an 11 to 0 loss to John Heisman's Clemson Tigers. Douglas holds the record for the longest punt in school history when he punted a ball 109 yards (the field length was 110 yards in those days) during the Clemson game. Heisman described the kick:

The day was bitterly cold and a veritable typhoon was blowing straight down the field from one end to the other. We rushed the ball with more consistency than Tennessee, but throughout the entire first half they held us because of the superb punting of "Toots" Douglas, especially because, in that period he had the gale squarely with him. Going against that blizzard our labors were like unto those of Tantalus. Slowly, with infinite pains and a maximum of exertion, we pushed the ball from our territory to their 10-yard line. We figured we had another down to draw on, but the referee begged to differ. He handed the ball to Tennessee and the "tornado." Their general cheerfully chirped a signal – Saxe Crawford, it must have been –; and "Toots" with sprightly step, dropped back for another of his Milky Way punts. I visualize him still, standing on his own goal line and squarely between his uprights. One quick glance he cast overhead– no doubt to make sure that howling was still the same old hurricane.

I knew at once what he proposed to do. The snap was perfect. "Toots" caught the ball, took two smart steps and – BLAM!–away shot the ball as though from the throat of Big Bertha. And, say, in his palmiest mathematical mood, I don't believe Sir Isaac Newton himself could have figured a more perfect trajectory to fit with that cyclone. Onward and upward, upward and onward, the crazy thing flew like a brainchild of Jules Verne. I thought it would clear the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our safety man, the great Johnny Maxwell, was positioned 50 yards behind our rush line, yet the punt sailed over his head like a phantom aeroplane. Finally, it came down, but still uncured of its wanderlust it started in to roll–toward our goal, of course, with Maxwell chasing and damning it with every step and breath. Finally it curled up and died on our one-footline, after a bowstring journey of just 109 yards.


In the loss to Vanderbilt, Tennessee's only score was provided by an A. H. Douglas run around right end, breaking two tackles and getting the touchdown. Douglas was selected All-Southern....
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Re: College sports

Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:54 am

Vrede too wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:44 am
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:51 am
Never knew the field was 110 yards, or that anyone has ever made a 109 yard punt.

in the snow, in a game during which Tennessee's Toots Douglas launched a 109-yard punt (the field length was 110 yards in those days).[91][92]
Nor I.
Toots went on to command the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga.
The Saratoga was hit by a torpedo 11 January 1942, a month into the war. Temporary repairs at Pearl Harbor, then more extensive repairs at the Bremerton (WA) Navy Yard. "Douglas was relieved on 12 April ..."

Opps.

Archibald Hugh "Toots" "Tootsie" Douglas' Wiki page says this about his Navy career:
... distinguished veteran of World War II.[1] He once commanded the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga. He also served in World War I, as part of the Northern Bombing Group.
That's it. Must have been those concussions ;) .

In contrast, the section on the punt is pure poetry:
Football

Douglas was once a prominent running back for the Tennessee Volunteers football teams of the University of Tennessee.

1902

The 1902 Volunteers won a school record six games and beat rivals Sewanee and Georgia Tech. 1902 was also the first time that Tennessee scored on Vanderbilt in their Rivalry game. The team closed the season with an 11 to 0 loss to John Heisman's Clemson Tigers. Douglas holds the record for the longest punt in school history when he punted a ball 109 yards (the field length was 110 yards in those days) during the Clemson game. Heisman described the kick:

The day was bitterly cold and a veritable typhoon was blowing straight down the field from one end to the other. We rushed the ball with more consistency than Tennessee, but throughout the entire first half they held us because of the superb punting of "Toots" Douglas, especially because, in that period he had the gale squarely with him. Going against that blizzard our labors were like unto those of Tantalus. Slowly, with infinite pains and a maximum of exertion, we pushed the ball from our territory to their 10-yard line. We figured we had another down to draw on, but the referee begged to differ. He handed the ball to Tennessee and the "tornado." Their general cheerfully chirped a signal – Saxe Crawford, it must have been –; and "Toots" with sprightly step, dropped back for another of his Milky Way punts. I visualize him still, standing on his own goal line and squarely between his uprights. One quick glance he cast overhead– no doubt to make sure that howling was still the same old hurricane.

I knew at once what he proposed to do. The snap was perfect. "Toots" caught the ball, took two smart steps and – BLAM!–away shot the ball as though from the throat of Big Bertha. And, say, in his palmiest mathematical mood, I don't believe Sir Isaac Newton himself could have figured a more perfect trajectory to fit with that cyclone. Onward and upward, upward and onward, the crazy thing flew like a brainchild of Jules Verne. I thought it would clear the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our safety man, the great Johnny Maxwell, was positioned 50 yards behind our rush line, yet the punt sailed over his head like a phantom aeroplane. Finally, it came down, but still uncured of its wanderlust it started in to roll–toward our goal, of course, with Maxwell chasing and damning it with every step and breath. Finally it curled up and died on our one-footline, after a bowstring journey of just 109 yards.


In the loss to Vanderbilt, Tennessee's only score was provided by an A. H. Douglas run around right end, breaking two tackles and getting the touchdown. Douglas was selected All-Southern....

The way I read this, the punt was on 1st down.

Shut occasionally punted on 3rd, but this is the only 1st down punt I am aware of
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Re: College sports

Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:43 pm

billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:54 am
The way I read this, the punt was on 1st down.

Shut occasionally punted on 3rd, but this is the only 1st down punt I am aware of
"11 to 0 loss to John Heisman's Clemson Tigers."
May have been their best weapon for gaining field position.

Alabama confirms hip dislocation will end Tua Tagovailoa’s season

Even for a Bama-hater like me, that's too bad. Ankle not fully healed contributed? The commenters are trashing Saban.

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Re: College sports

Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:14 pm

Opps, wrong topic, moved to College football.
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Unread post by 1 CAT FAN » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:38 pm

Minnesota :lol:

They're a little better than Mary-land though.
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Re: College sports

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Rex Ryan trashes Big Ten in College Football Playoff race

Don’t ever put Penn State ahead of Clemson, for the love of God. And the guys from Minnesota, row your boat down there to Clemson and get beat by 40. Stop it already.
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