26. November 2009 · Comments Off on eBay Watch: Knute Rockne is Fed Up (1923) · Categories: Archive 2009

First off, a big thanks to all the supporters of this site over the past year. 

A quick edition of eBay Watch for those looking for something on this Thanksgiving weekend. 

I stumbled upon this by chance—it’s a letter dating to 1923 from Notre Dame’s legendary Knute Rocke, written to BYU “coach of athletics” Eugene Roberts.   I’m trying piece to piece together what he’s talking about, but it looks like Rockne helped out teaching a class at BYU and is corresponding with the director in Provo.   It looks like he’s on his way back to Indiana and admits that he’s “a little fed up on football”.   Rockne will offer his grades when he returns but stresses, “I do not believe we should Flunk any body.”

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