At Michigan, in the late 1800s, they had such a system in the athletic department, and it was used to teach younger folks about a modified rugby game that was gaining popularity. These were the transition years between traditional rugby as played in England, and the modern college football game we know today. The UM team would get together with kids and show them how to play the new-fangled sport.
Nothing wrong with that, eh? Seems cool enough. Older kids getting together with younger kids, sharing their knowledge for the benefit of all.
WE KID YOU NOT. Apparently Don Canham showed up 50 years ago and decided to re-interpret those events, adding them up as part of the so-called "All-Time Wins Record" in college football. In case you haven't heard about or seen evidence of these BOGUS GAMES, we list them below:
You can see that Wolverine Historians are throwing everything they can into pumping up this so-called "All-Time Wins Record".
If we subtract these five "wins" from the inflated total, along with the five "wins" over the Detroit Athletic Club, UM loses 10 games from their list, decreasing their "all-time lead" down to 25 games. We will continue to show you some of the more ridiculous game-claims this weekend.