100 Reasons Why College Football Rules (80-61)

Quote of the Day:

Because they wouldn’t let me go for three.” –Woody Hayes, when asked why he went for two in the waning moments of a 48-14 victory over Michigan

80.  The Texas backfield of Ham, Lam and Jam Jones

79.  Woody Hayes punching a Clemson Tiger

Note how Keith Jackson appears to cover for Woody while the director in the truck keeps showing him on camera. I also heard Jackson mention the ref–Butch Lambert. Mississippi college football fans will recognize this name. At Mississippi Veteran’s Memorial Stadium in Jackson, the field is named after him.

78.  The Sooner Schooner

77.  Slow Dixie

76.  Thursday Night Football

75.  UTakE’mPoints

74.  Catholics vs Convicts

73.  Mr. Inside (Doc Blanchard, a St. Stanislaus, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi alum), Mr. Outside (Glenn Davis), Army backfield mates and consecutive Heisman winners



72.  Leonard’s Losers

71.  FSU Turf Games

70.  Archie “the Gunslinger Cooley”, Willie “Satellite” Totten and Jerry “World” Rice

69.  Holiday Bowl Shootouts

68.  Boise State’s Statue of Liberty



67.  BS Bama National Championships, i.e. 1941; sixpackspeak.com recently declared Mississippi State 1941 National Champs in their place

66.  Buckeye helmet stickers

65.  Walking across campus in Baton Rouge to the taunts of “Tiger Meat”, then getting a free beer and a plate of jambalaya

64.  Goalposts coming down

63.  Oranges thrown on the field

62.  Notre Dame’s first green jersey game, complete with a homemade Trojan Horse



61.  All Seniors on the field for their final game coin toss

About travellinbaen

I'm a 40 year old lawyer living in Ridgeland, Mississippi. I'm several years and a couple hundred miles removed from most of my old running buddies so I started the blog to provide an outlet for many of the observations and ideas that used to be the subjects of our late night/happy hour/halftime conversations and arguments.
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6 Responses to 100 Reasons Why College Football Rules (80-61)

  1. face says:

    Bo Jackson
    Steve Spurrier
    5th down controversies
    Knute Rockne (I’ve just saw an old letter from the 20’s where Tulane decided to hire someone else instead of Rockne. I’ll try to find it and post it. )
    World’s largest cocktail party
    Red River Rivalry

  2. All of that will be featured in one way or another.

    Ya’ll should really watch that ND video, it almost makes you wanna be a fan. I recall bits and pieces of watching that game as a naive youngster and thinking I might like ND. My Dad probably put up with it for a day since they were playing USC, but it was not long after that I was trained to hate them, in the grand southern tradition.

    And I figured seeing that grainy scoreboard on the preview pane might ease a little Rebel pain today, especially for Q, who I think was in Jackson that year with the Johnnies.

  3. face says:

    I found the letter. It was posted on the Tulane forum along with a bunch of old photos. Scroll down to the yellowed piece of paper and see that Tulane was trying to save a buck as far back as the 1910’s.


  4. quail09 says:

    TB….thanks for posting the ND/Ole Miss reference….i was in the stands as a freshman having spent the days of the week preceding the game as a member of the scout team…helping jim carmody get the defensive line ready for the irish….cool thing is a couple of those guys on the defense got recognized nationally for their performances during the game….i see many of those players when i return to oxford for rebel football games….that whole senior bunch that year rarely won many games over their five year stint at ole miss….many of them returned that 5th year just to get a chance to play in that nd game…..they had been big losers even in their freshman games….now they are only remembered for beating notre dame…..good story of perserverance….thanks again…still have my game program

  5. Madd Dawg says:

    good stuff qc.

    Those are some deep archive photos face. The guys in that first photo were only about 5’2″. according to another one, your winningest coach has a total of a mere 59 wins?? impressive.

  6. face says:

    Those photos were from a guy who wrote a book on the history of Tulane football.

    Does the win total really surprise you? Chris Scelfo was there for 8 years which I think was the longest tenure of any coach since the 40’s or 50’s. We do have a nice list of coaches who left for greener patures, Larry Smith, Lindy Infante, Mack Brown, Tommy Bowden, and Rich Rodriguez (we offered the job to Scelfo over Rich Rod after Bowden left)

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