30. October 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: 2013

October 31 marks the 110th anniversary of the famed 6-6 tie that inspired your favorite trophy game.   Fifty years after that 1903 game apparently a gent named Osmond Culp challenged his pal Hoiman Young to a $5 wager on the 1953 edition of the Little Brown Jug game.  Culp took our beloved Wolverines…and lost….because the Gophers trounced Bennie Oosterbaan’s crew 22 to zip.   How do I know this?

Thanks to this eBay auction, we know about this wager and more specifically, the creative route our man Os took to pay off his wager.

Minnesota Jug 

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Love it!  (Call me crazy but it seems a little light of the $5, although the seller admits some of the coins have been replaced.)  

The bidding on the Jug-inspired payoff starts at $45.00.

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