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HERE IS THE "COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAM" THAT MICHIGAN CLAIMS TO HAVE BEATEN FIVE TIMES AS PART OF IT'S "ALL-TIME WINS RECORD"
We've been looking over the "All-Time Wins Record" that Michigan folks claim to have, presumably for COLLEGE FOOTBALL. They never really specify that the wins are over COLLEGE TEAMS, but hey, let's go out on a limb and assume that's what they mean.
They say they own the record for most
FOOTBALL wins over COLLEGE TEAMS.
They claim to have more than 900 of these victories.
But when we look over the records, we find a number of so-called "wins" that were against people who weren't playing for a college team, many of which transpired before the advent of modern American Football.
Did you get it? Could you guess which
"college team" was "defeated" by the
University of Michigan in "football" five times?
IT'S THE "DETROIT ATHLETIC CLUB"!
HISTORIC PICTURE OF THE FOOTBALL POWERHOUSE
CONTEMPORARY PHOTO OF THE MICHIGAN "FOOTBALL" OPPONENT
Michigan claims wins over the Detroit Athletic Club in '88, '90, '93 (twice), and '95. To be clear, those years are 1888, 1890, 1893, and 1895. They supposedly played the formidable DAC two times in one week in 1893, with a total attendance of 150 people for both "games".
Common sense tells us that "football" - - - as we know it - - - didn't exist until players were allowed to throw a forward pass, which was legalized in 1906. A realistic view is that modern "college football" didn't exist until the NCAA began tracking it officially, which was in the mid 1930's. But you certainly can't count rugby games against a banquet facility as a college football game.
"I find a lot of the things they do amusing."
This would be one of those "things". It's amusing if everybody knows that it's nothing but a joke. It is part of our mission to scrutinize this so-called record, and expose it for what it is; an amusing joke.
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