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

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Seattle Linga's picture

WOW that's a great read Matt 

After reading about the suspects in the ticket scandal I guess the writer wasn't quite ready for the PC world that we live in nowadays.

Anytime we beat USC - it's a good day. 

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

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

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

All the counterfeit tickets, described as close duplicates of the real thing, were for general admission seats. They were being sold around the gates for $1.10. Regular stadium general admission tickets cost $1.50 for yesterday's game.

A legit $1.50 ticket to the 'Shoe in 1942 would be worth $23.36 today. Still a bargain during the WW II years.

I'd bet money that the "big shot" wasn't from Cleveland, but was a Marionaire. Anybody else have a feeling that his last name might have even rhymed with "turns"? 

Starcat knew even then.

Interesting write-up, Matt. Thanks!

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

"Ohio State evened the score with Southern California Saturday afternoon by defeating the Trojans 38 to 12 before 55,436 fans in Ohio Stadium."

The newspaper title in bold says the score was 28-12 but the article write-up says 38-12. Who got it wrong here?

Saban on a cart eating cold pizza

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Matt Gutridge's picture

Icouldnotgofor3,
It was a typo due to my fat finger.