The 1942 Season Through The Words Of The Past, 10/5/1942

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DownEastBuck's picture

That is the best $3.95 you could ever spend. To put it in perspective you can't even buy a quart of oil for $3.95 now days.

Major H's picture

Can you imagine the logistics of a cross country train trip for a football team? I'd guess thirty or so players with 10 or so coaches and staff. About 3 days each way with 2 in Columbus. While the players probably loved it, it must have been a nightmare for the staffers. Great story!

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

Seattle Linga's picture

Great stuff Matt - details details details

$3.95 wasn't pocket change back then

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

sword52's picture

Hey Matt, curious where or how you find the Columbus Citizen Journal articles. I missed it if you already explained.

Il_Padrino's picture

Great stuff.  Not enough historical perspectives being shared on this site.  I often wonder if modern fans don't want to learn about where their team came from, its history, the players that paved the way, etc.  Most Buckeye fans when asked about OSU history their date range goes back to Hayes... as if nothing happened before that.  I'm an avid Buckeye historian and wish that many others would get in to it.  If you look even on sites like Wiki there are gigantic gaps in the information that is out there are our early teams so thank you for doing all you do to keep things alive.

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