The back recognizes Bo’s 1969 team highlighted by the great 24-12 victory of Ohio State. At first glance it looks like a major screw-up as the centennial of Michigan football would be in 1979, a decade later (when they would really screw things up.)
Upon further review, it might be a bit of early Don Canham marketing coupled with a nod to the 100th anniversary of college football, as Princeton and Rutgers first squared off on November 6, 1869.
- See you after We Beat Ohio. People get a kick out of Coach Hoke calling the Buckeyes “Ohio”. I started doing that in casual conversation a couple years ago because I like it, and that’s what I do with things I like. And I like this: up on eBay there’s a pass for entry into Michigan’s locker room after the 1963 game with Woody Hayes’s “Ohio”: As an aside, the ‘63 game with the Buckeyes was actually moved out a week due to the assassination of President Kennedy. I touched on that in this post back in 2009.
- Buy Blue Bonds! About a year after I asked if anyone out there had one of the $500 bonds issued by athletic department to fund the Michigan Stadium construction in the 1920s, there’s this on eBay. No, it’s not one of the bonds but rather the application to purchase one or two. At $249, I’d want it signed by Yost himself. (I’d say it’s worth $15). It’s interesting nonetheless, check it out: