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FReeper Canteen ~ Football Facts ~ 8 November 2007
November 7, 2007 | The Coach

Posted on 11/07/2007 5:56:01 PM PST by beachn4fun

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FOOTBALL FACTS

Thanks for joining us once again as we look at some football facts. This time we’ll look at "From a regional to a National sport. From 1930-1958"

In the early 1930s, the college game continued to grow, particularly in the south, bolstered by fierce rivalries such as the "Third Saturday in October"—a rivalry between Alabama and Tennessee. While prior to the mid-1920s most national powers came from the northeast or the midwest, the trend changed when Wallace Wade's 1925 Alabama team won the 1926 Rose Bowl en route to its first national title. Because the South lacked any professional major league sports presence, college football quickly became its most popular spectator sport.

As it grew beyond its regional affiliations in the 1930s, college football garnered increased national attention. Four new bowl games were created: the Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl, the Sun Bowl in 1935, and the Cotton Bowl in 1937.

In 1935, New York City's Downtown Athletic Club awarded the first Heisman Trophy to Chicago halfback Jay Berwanger, who was also the first ever NFL Draft pick in 1936.

The 1950s saw the rise of yet more dynasties and power programs. Oklahoma, under coach Bud Wilkinson, won three national titles (1950, 1955, 1956) and all ten Big Eight Conference championships in the decade while building a record 47 game winning streak that still stands today.

Woody Hayes led Ohio State to two national titles, in 1954 and 1957, and dominated the Big Ten conference, winning three Big Ten titles—more than any other school.

Nine out of ten Heisman trophy winners in the 1950s were runners. Notre Dame, one of the biggest passing teams of the decade, saw a substantial decline in success; the 1950s were the only decade between 1920 and 1990 when the team did not win at least a share of the national title. Paul Hornung, Notre Dame quarterback, did however win the Heisman in 1956, becoming the only player from a losing team ever to do so.

(All information found on websites.)

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1 posted on 11/07/2007 5:56:02 PM PST by beachn4fun
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To: beachn4fun

FIRST! Evening, Beachie!


2 posted on 11/07/2007 5:56:22 PM PST by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: beachn4fun

Evening Beachy.{{{HUGS}}}


3 posted on 11/07/2007 5:56:42 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: beachn4fun

hike


4 posted on 11/07/2007 5:57:26 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Old Sarge

Evening {{{{{{Sarge}}}}}}.

You beat me by mere seconds.


5 posted on 11/07/2007 5:57:30 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; E.G.C.; darkwing104; Radix; stand watie; CMS; HiJinx; ...

PING

New thread


6 posted on 11/07/2007 5:57:42 PM PST by beachn4fun (With the holidays fast approaching, remember the deployed troops. A care package shows you care.)
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To: SandRat

Evening Sandy.


7 posted on 11/07/2007 5:58:03 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman; Old Sarge; beachn4fun

Evenin’ all.


8 posted on 11/07/2007 5:59:06 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: All

Good Lord, gang.

I didn’t even have time to post the PING and you all were here. LOL

Ok....ok....now I’ll have to try to catch up.

LOL


9 posted on 11/07/2007 5:59:17 PM PST by beachn4fun (With the holidays fast approaching, remember the deployed troops. A care package shows you care.)
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To: SandRat

Howdy, Sandy!


10 posted on 11/07/2007 5:59:28 PM PST by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: beachn4fun

Not first! not even close!!!

;0)

HUGGZ!!


11 posted on 11/07/2007 5:59:43 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

{{{ MAMANOOSE! }}}

Glad to see you jumping into the hot-tub with us first!


12 posted on 11/07/2007 6:00:01 PM PST by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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Ok, I know it’s not Christmas time yet, but I thought I’d post this link:

http://www.northpole.com/kitchen/cookbook/

so anyone interested could have time to choose.


13 posted on 11/07/2007 6:00:34 PM PST by beachn4fun (With the holidays fast approaching, remember the deployed troops. A care package shows you care.)
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To: beachn4fun; MoJo2001; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; tongue-tied; laurenmarlowe; AZamericonnie; StarCMC; ..
Click on the pic and I'll guide you
to the start of today's thread





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14 posted on 11/07/2007 6:01:33 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Old Sarge

15 posted on 11/07/2007 6:01:37 PM PST by beachn4fun (With the holidays fast approaching, remember the deployed troops. A care package shows you care.)
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To: beachn4fun

LOL.


16 posted on 11/07/2007 6:01:39 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: beachn4fun

Hello!


17 posted on 11/07/2007 6:02:03 PM PST by Tanniker Smith ("I got a rock." -- Charlie Brown. "I got Iraq." -- George W. Bush)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Evening JJ.{{{HUGZ}}}

How’ve you been?

18 posted on 11/07/2007 6:02:21 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: beachn4fun

Ah, best in show! Thank you, Missie Beachie!

Is it cold over where you are, yet?


19 posted on 11/07/2007 6:02:44 PM PST by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman
Good evening, Mrs. N

(((HUGS)))

20 posted on 11/07/2007 6:02:54 PM PST by beachn4fun (With the holidays fast approaching, remember the deployed troops. A care package shows you care.)
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To: Old Sarge

LOL.
So am I.


21 posted on 11/07/2007 6:02:55 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: beachn4fun

Yeah, and the PING was early. No fair!!


22 posted on 11/07/2007 6:03:30 PM PST by Tanniker Smith ("I got a rock." -- Charlie Brown. "I got Iraq." -- George W. Bush)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Evening Ma.{{{HUGS}}}


23 posted on 11/07/2007 6:03:32 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: SandRat
Third and goal


24 posted on 11/07/2007 6:04:06 PM PST by beachn4fun (With the holidays fast approaching, remember the deployed troops. A care package shows you care.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Evening Tanniker.


25 posted on 11/07/2007 6:04:12 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Good evening, JJ

You get an honorable mention, though.

(((HUGS)))


26 posted on 11/07/2007 6:05:00 PM PST by beachn4fun (With the holidays fast approaching, remember the deployed troops. A care package shows you care.)
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To: beachn4fun

Greetings. I grew up in a southern college town. Fall always means football.

December 2, 1972


27 posted on 11/07/2007 6:05:07 PM PST by Jemian (I can only please one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow doesn't look good either.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

It was a test.

hehe

Good evening, Tanniker

((HUGS))


28 posted on 11/07/2007 6:05:42 PM PST by beachn4fun (With the holidays fast approaching, remember the deployed troops. A care package shows you care.)
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To: Jemian

Good evening, Jemian

How’s that young man of yours?


29 posted on 11/07/2007 6:06:26 PM PST by beachn4fun (With the holidays fast approaching, remember the deployed troops. A care package shows you care.)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Good evening, Mrs. Nooseman.


30 posted on 11/07/2007 6:06:48 PM PST by Tanniker Smith ("I got a rock." -- Charlie Brown. "I got Iraq." -- George W. Bush)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Howdy!

I have been busy.

But, all is good!


31 posted on 11/07/2007 6:06:57 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: sneakers; vigilante2; Jade Falcon; Laurita; txradioguy; tongue-tied; SoldierDad; KB4W; ...
Honoring Our Heroes

AbnSarge USA
Allegra
3 sons (armymarinemom and amdad)
Brett USN (CindyDawg)
Brother and Son-in-Law (kalee)
Cannoneer No. 4
Clarinet_King USAF (NerdDad/CDBear)
Col Mike (gpapa)
CMS USA
David USAF (LUV W)
Defender2
Deven USA (Shimmer)
Ethan USMC (georgiabelle)
Ev USA (MozartLover)
Fred (DocRock)
Future Snake Eater USA (RightOnline)
Jade Falcon USN
JemiansTerror USA (Jemian)
Jet Jaguar USAF
Joel (NEMDF)
Jonathan USMC (AZbushgal)
Josh USN (doug from upland)
Karen USA (fatima's granddaughter)
KB4W USAF (arbee4bush)
Kenneth (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
Kevin USMC (skimask)
Kevin and David USA (vigilante2)
Laurita USA
LCpl Carter USMC
Lindsay (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
Lt David (Coldwater Creek)
Capt Jason Clendenin (friend of Frou)
M1Tanker
MEG33's Navy Grandson
Mike1Sg USA (mystery-ak)
Milo828USA (mystery-ak)
Nate USN (sneakers)
Old Sarge USA
OneLoyalAmerican USCG
Robert, Jeremy & Daynnis USA (SoldierDad)
Sgt Sean Reed (preed)
Son USCG (GodBlessUSA)
SPC Mike USA (AbnSarge)
Terrence USN (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
The Sailor
tongue-tied USN/USA
Tonkin USN/USCG
txradioguy USA
Valerie USAF (Shimmer)
Victor and Tony D USMC (weldgophardline)
William USA (jackv)

 



32 posted on 11/07/2007 6:07:23 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: beachn4fun

I’ll take it!

:0)


33 posted on 11/07/2007 6:07:56 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: beachn4fun; All
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, They're fighting for our Freedom.

I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic, for which it stands;
one nation UNDER GOD,
indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.

Prayers going up.


34 posted on 11/07/2007 6:08:07 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: All

A PRAYER OF PROTECTION

The light of God surround you
The love of God enfold you
The power of God protect you
The presence of God watch over you
Wherever you are, God is,
And all is well.
Amen.

BLESS THIS HOUSE
 Bless this house O Lord we pray; Make it safe by night and day; 
Bless these walls so firm and stout, Keeping want and trouble out:
Bless the roof and chimneys tall, Let thy peace lie over all;
Bless this door, that it may prove ever open to joy and love.
Bless these windows shining bright, Letting in God's heav'nly light;
Bless the hearth a'blazing there, with smoke ascending like a prayer;
Bless the folk who dwell within, keep them pure and free from sin;
Bless us all that we may be Fit O Lord to dwell with thee;
Bless us all that one day we May dwell O Lord with thee. 
(Click on graphics for music)



35 posted on 11/07/2007 6:08:20 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: beachn4fun
Even tho I ain’t never been to Texas, I read once that the old High School football teams down there could put a whupping on just about any of the college teams from around the country, back in the day.

I believe that football is my favorite sport because it was seriously the only time that I was almost a star on one of my own teams. There were no stars on the few teams that I played with.

I understand and appreciate that football is played by a “TEAM” and it is simply not about individuals.

36 posted on 11/07/2007 6:09:17 PM PST by Radix (When I became a man, I put away childish things)
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To: LUV W; GodBlessUSA

Ifn you two don't hurry it up, ima gonna eat all of this popcorn myself.
Well, with the help of my little green friend. hehe


37 posted on 11/07/2007 6:10:27 PM PST by beachn4fun (With the holidays fast approaching, remember the deployed troops. A care package shows you care.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good evening, Ma

(((HUGS)))


38 posted on 11/07/2007 6:11:36 PM PST by beachn4fun (With the holidays fast approaching, remember the deployed troops. A care package shows you care.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

That is great to hear.


39 posted on 11/07/2007 6:12:05 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

You deserve it.

8)


40 posted on 11/07/2007 6:12:11 PM PST by beachn4fun (With the holidays fast approaching, remember the deployed troops. A care package shows you care.)
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To: HopeandGlory

Good evening, hope

Howz things out your way?


41 posted on 11/07/2007 6:12:35 PM PST by beachn4fun (With the holidays fast approaching, remember the deployed troops. A care package shows you care.)
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To: Radix

Evening Radix.

How are you?


42 posted on 11/07/2007 6:12:59 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: All


Kate Smith ~ God Bless America


43 posted on 11/07/2007 6:13:28 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Radix

Good evening, Radix

(((HUGS)))

Howz things up your way?


44 posted on 11/07/2007 6:13:52 PM PST by beachn4fun (With the holidays fast approaching, remember the deployed troops. A care package shows you care.)
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To: SoldierDad; sneakers; arbee4bush; vigilante2; Jemian; jackv; Old_Professor; mystery-ak; freema; ...
Thanks, Families, for your service to our country.

Thanks, Sonora, for the perfect woohoo.


John Conlee ~ They Also Serve


45 posted on 11/07/2007 6:14:35 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Punt and Bump!


46 posted on 11/07/2007 6:14:49 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: beachn4fun
Good evening Beachn!

47 posted on 11/07/2007 6:15:15 PM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: beachn4fun
Good evening Beachn!

48 posted on 11/07/2007 6:15:40 PM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: beachn4fun
Good evening Beachn!

49 posted on 11/07/2007 6:15:42 PM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: beachn4fun
Good evening Beachn!

50 posted on 11/07/2007 6:15:49 PM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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