The 1942 Season Through The Words Of The Past, 10/11/1942

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Hovenaut's picture

I want to achieve verbal brickbata in the age of social media.

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

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sword52's picture

Keep up the good work Matt. I look forward to more.

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bucksfan92's picture

Thanks for doing this series, these articles have been a ton of fun to read.  I always like reading articles from times gone by, the writing style is so different, the terms are different, but some things remain the same - people are FIRED UP! over a game.  I like the coaches' back and forth - these 2 teams are separated by almost 2000 miles, yet they clearly do not like each other and know how to push each other's buttons.  

And I guess we need to shift our thinking about old time conservative play calling.  Eschewing a FG and going for a TD with 1 second left seems like a bold move for the time.  But then again kicks might not have been as routine back then as they are now, but still I certainly didn't expect to learn Paul Brown made that kind of decision right before halftime.  Too bad replay wasn't around in 1942 :)

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Matt Gutridge's picture

But then again kicks might not have been as routine back then as they are now, but still I certainly didn't expect to learn Paul Brown made that kind of decision right before halftime. 

Bucskfan92,
You nailed it. The kickers weren't specialists at that time and going for it from less than a yard out was the safer play.

GrandTheftHarley's picture

To recap, in the waning seconds of the first half, Lavelli was hit hard and ruled down short of the goal line. Some thought that Lavelli scored, while others thought he was stopped with more time on the clock. 

And yet we complain about the interruptions instant replay brings to the game.

Love your recaps of 10/1942, Matt.

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

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Seattle Linga's picture

Keep them coming Matt - love reading the details 

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

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

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