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    Re: Gophers WIN !!!!!! Sorry Blue ......... 23-20 !!

    The Gopher's running game is absolutely incredible. I love the way they play. Their uniforms are also underrated, they look awesome.

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    Re: Gophers WIN !!!!!! Sorry Blue ......... 23-20 !!

    Just a little more surrounding the story: (sorry Itrey, but on my side it was about friggin time .... *




    The Little Brown Jug

    The story of “The Little Brown Jug,� neither little nor brown, began at the turn of the century. The fabled “point-a-minute� Michigan football squads, coached by Fielding Yost, were destroying everyone in the nation, and had won 28 straight games heading into Minneapolis in 1903. The pregame revelry pulsed through the campus. Minnesota had one of its best teams in school history and expected to give Yost’s squad a run for their money. Before the game, students paraded across the field with various painted livestock, while fans filtered into the stadium from a constant stream of arriving streetcars. The 20,000 fans, positioned in bleachers, as well as atop trees and telephone poles, remained civil until the Gophers scored a second-half touchdown that tied the score at 6-6. At this point, fans stormed the field in celebration, causing pandemonium so great that the game had to be called with two minutes remaining on the clock.

    On the morning following the contest, Minnesota custodian Oscar Munson carried an earthenware water jug to the office of L. J. Cooke, head of the athletics department. Munson pronounced in a heavy Scandinavian accent, “Jost left his yug.� Still giddy from the tie they decided to keep the prize, and painted on its side “Michigan Jug - Captured by Oscar, October 31, 1903,� and the score, “Minnesota 6, Michigan 6.� The Minnesota score appeared comically “as big as a house,� dwarfing the Michigan score beside it. Yost sent a letter asking Minnesota to return the jug. Cooke wrote back “if you want it, you’ll have to win it.�

    The two teams didn’t play again until 1909. Michigan won the game that year, and Minnesota dutifully returned the jug. In 1910, Michigan left the conference, and Minnesota didn’t have a chance to win it back until 1919. That year the Gophers, lead by their star Arnie Oss, stormed into Ann Arbor and pounded the Wolverines 34-7 on their own Ferry Field. When Minnesota asked for the symbolic trophy at the end of the game, their rivals couldn’t find it. But the Gopher players persisted, and Wolverine equipment man Henry Hatch came up with it after a short time, saying that he found it “overgrown behind a clump of shrubbery near the gym.� Later, Minnesota historians said, “…but most likely it was found in a trophy case inside the gymnasium, easily dusted off and proudly brought back to Minnesota.�

    Cooke took out his paint brush again to paint that year’s result. In the end, his two artistic attempts had taken up the whole surface of the five gallon jug, so when Michigan took it back the next year, the two schools decided to give the entire jug a colorful gloss. Now, the results of 83 games — including two in one season (1926) are embossed on on its sides: 59 won by Michigan, 21 by Minnesota, and three ties. Due to the Big Ten’s unbalanced schedule, Minnesota and Michigan did not face each other in either 1999 or 2000, breaking a consecutive streak of annual contests that dated back to the 1929 season.

    Cooke once mused on the strange power within the stonewear crock, “I sometimes think that the jug has been filled with spirits, not alcoholic, but the disembodied spirits of the countless players who have fought for it on the gridiron...�

    In many ways, the jug represents the history of college football. It overflows with historic battles for national and conference championships, and may indeed be filled with the spirits of gridiron men who went on to win Heisman Trophies and Hall of Fame honors. It is the most famous of all college rivalry trophies, and no other inanimate object comes close to the aura of tradition like the Little Brown Jug.

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    Re: Gophers WIN !!!!!! Sorry Blue ......... 23-20 !!

    YEAH BABY!! Good win for the gophs! Now let's take it to the cheesedicks next week!!

    I get the most pissed off looks from people with my VKG 4 LFE Wisconsin license plate, and I LOVE IT!!

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    Re: Gophers WIN !!!!!! Sorry Blue ......... 23-20 !!

    We should merge this into the offical thread

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    Re: Gophers WIN !!!!!! Sorry Blue ......... 23-20 !!

    "Vikez4Lyfe" wrote:
    We should merge this into the offical thread

    There's no need to do that .... This is better for all the "Big Blue" fans to see .... lol

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    Re: Gophers WIN !!!!!! Sorry Blue ......... 23-20 !!

    im becoming more , and more of a gopher fan

























    Go vikes!!

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    Re: Gophers WIN !!!!!! Sorry Blue ......... 23-20 !!

    "MensaTice" wrote:
    The Gopher's running game is absolutely incredible. I love the way they play. Their uniforms are also underrated, they look awesome.
    They really werent that impressive in my opinion. Michigan held them in check pretty much, exept on that 61 yarder on the last drive, even with Michigans bad takling.
    http://homepage.mac.com/vijayr/PSU/MM05PSU2.mov (Mario Manningham)

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    Re: Gophers WIN !!!!!! Sorry Blue ......... 23-20 !!

    "mnvikes61" wrote:
    were you rooting for Michigan, Neumdog?
    Yup, Michigan is my team. I went to school there.

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    Re: Gophers WIN !!!!!! Sorry Blue ......... 23-20 !!

    "Lotzapurple119" wrote:
    im becoming more , and more of a gopher fan
    yah me too Lotza, i've tried to follow them before but it's too hard for me down in New Mexico. it's been awesome to watch the Gophers get some airtime. just wish the vikings would start winning like the gophers are!

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    Re: Gophers WIN !!!!!! Sorry Blue ......... 23-20 !!

    Hey Hey, Michigan looks worse than a middle school JV team.

    HA!

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