Wk 13: UM +6.5 at OSU, noon, Sat.
These are the games that all-play was invented for.
Went with the 1968 game because it’s one of my earliest childhood memories. I probably have earlier memories but this sticks with me because even as a six year old watching on black and white at my grandparents’ place in Hilliard, I remember understanding the momentous significance of hanging 50 on Michigan.
Ohio State/Michigan: six year olds get it.
That same day in 1968 saw
OJ Simpson’s dramatic never mind, that USC/UCLA game was 1967. But also played on that day in Cambridge was what must truly be the all time greatest football game.
There’s precious little color photography but I thought the Jim Otis and Dan Dierdorf shots were best even if I did have to hack them together. Note the dirt on the uniform. Do you realize we are well into an entire generation who has never seen dirt on a football uniform? Millions of kids robbed of the joy of dirt? Thousands articles and videos produced about the decline of the west and all fail to note the damaging causality of field turf.
But I digress. Otis and Dierdorf later played together in St. Louis.