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  Message Not Read  First Game in Peden (née Ohio Stadium) 1929
   Posted: 4/6/2018 2:37:50 PM 

While doing some research on another matter, I cam across this page from the Ohio student newspaper, The Green and White, from 9 Oct 1929.  I thought some of you would enjoy reading it, so I decided to post it here.  


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  Message Not Read  RE: First Game in Peden (née Ohio Stadium) 1929
   Posted: 4/6/2018 3:42:49 PM 
On the opposite page there was a column suggesting that Ohio add two raised, crescent shaped seating areas on the south end of the stadium and a large mound of grass obscuring the scoreboard at the north end.
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  Message Not Read  RE: First Game in Peden (née Ohio Stadium) 1929
   Posted: 4/6/2018 5:26:40 PM 
SBH wrote:
On the opposite page there was a column suggesting that Ohio add two raised, crescent shaped seating areas on the south end of the stadium and a large mound of grass obscuring the scoreboard at the north end.


Those guys and gals back in 1929 had visionary thinking, didn't they? ;-)

I guess that's what happens when you have a Coach like Don Peden . . . and maybe Frank Solich!


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  Message Not Read  RE: First Game in Peden (née Ohio Stadium) 1929
   Posted: 4/6/2018 5:31:42 PM 
FYI: BTW, SBH, the "other project" that I was pursuing when I found this, actually it was found for me by Prof. Cromwell of the School of Journalism, was the Arthur Carr project that we PMed about. I'm not sure if I mentioned it to you, but the Carr family owned some of the land that Peden stadium was built on.

Last Edited: 4/6/2018 5:32:18 PM by OhioCatFan


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  Message Not Read  RE: First Game in Peden (née Ohio Stadium) 1929
   Posted: 4/6/2018 5:33:46 PM 
I was able to research the message board posts on BobcatAttack after that game in 1929. Here are a few from that day:


A Money: A defensive back can't scoop and score? Tom McCabe really blew it again!

HerbieHooverFan: Can we be more creative with the play-calling? It's always Burke up the middle, Burke up the middle, Burke up the middle...

Ol' Roy: Liberty West Teacher's College? Guys, we need to have a better OOC if we want to compete for the national championship.

Great Great Uncle Wes: The Pep Squad is 30 guys in bathrobes and umbrellas? They need to be wearing fedoras and during pushups in the end zone. Embarrassing!

OhioCatFan: We need to do something about the vending situation at the stadium. Those pretzels are tougher than a flapper trying to find a dimebox on a Saturday night on Court Street.

OhioCatFan wrote:
We need to do something about the vending situation at the stadium. Those pretzels are tougher than a flapper trying to find a dimebox on a Saturday night on Court Street.

Theodore Thompson: And how!


OldOldOldCat: Singer seems like a nice QB, but I heard there's another big-time QB named Zaire that could be transferring to Ohio U. He's the cat's pajamas.

Monroevious Slavin: Yay! We beat a teacher's college. Let's have parade down West Union. What's next, the School for Model T Repair? We are certainly on our way to another MAC Championship! Book. It.

YeOldeOhio: OT -- Say, have any of you tried the Old Gold cigarettes? They are much smoother on my throat. And, with a Spanish Shawl toasted sandwich? Boy oh boy, it sure is swell.

BillytheKitten: Well, chalk one up for ol' parking services. Got a .50 cent ticket for parking in the "green" lot. Why I oughta...

Ebeneezer Swank: The new hand updated scoreboard is the bees knees.

Ohio29: Why can't we serve alcohol at the stadium? Oh right. "Prohibition"

The Visionist: Games on Saturdays? Some day, wouldn't it be nice to have them on a weeknight? Maybe they could be filmed and shown at theaters outside of Athens! LOL.

Bobcat Victrola: Fellas! Hot stock tip! Put all your money in the stock market. I have inside sources that the market is gonna go clear to the moon by October. Trust me on this. Wiz bang!

Bobcaticus: Miami still sucks.





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  Message Not Read  RE: First Game in Peden (née Ohio Stadium) 1929
   Posted: 4/6/2018 9:22:31 PM 
OhioStunter wrote:
I was able to research the message board posts on BobcatAttack after that game in 1929. Here are a few from that day:


A Money: A defensive back can't scoop and score? Tom McCabe really blew it again!

HerbieHooverFan: Can we be more creative with the play-calling? It's always Burke up the middle, Burke up the middle, Burke up the middle...

Ol' Roy: Liberty West Teacher's College? Guys, we need to have a better OOC if we want to compete for the national championship.

Great Great Uncle Wes: The Pep Squad is 30 guys in bathrobes and umbrellas? They need to be wearing fedoras and during pushups in the end zone. Embarrassing!

OhioCatFan: We need to do something about the vending situation at the stadium. Those pretzels are tougher than a flapper trying to find a dimebox on a Saturday night on Court Street.

OhioCatFan wrote:
We need to do something about the vending situation at the stadium. Those pretzels are tougher than a flapper trying to find a dimebox on a Saturday night on Court Street.

Theodore Thompson: And how!


OldOldOldCat: Singer seems like a nice QB, but I heard there's another big-time QB named Zaire that could be transferring to Ohio U. He's the cat's pajamas.

Monroevious Slavin: Yay! We beat a teacher's college. Let's have parade down West Union. What's next, the School for Model T Repair? We are certainly on our way to another MAC Championship! Book. It.

YeOldeOhio: OT -- Say, have any of you tried the Old Gold cigarettes? They are much smoother on my throat. And, with a Spanish Shawl toasted sandwich? Boy oh boy, it sure is swell.

BillytheKitten: Well, chalk one up for ol' parking services. Got a .50 cent ticket for parking in the "green" lot. Why I oughta...

Ebeneezer Swank: The new hand updated scoreboard is the bees knees.

Ohio29: Why can't we serve alcohol at the stadium? Oh right. "Prohibition"

The Visionist: Games on Saturdays? Some day, wouldn't it be nice to have them on a weeknight? Maybe they could be filmed and shown at theaters outside of Athens! LOL.

Bobcat Victrola: Fellas! Hot stock tip! Put all your money in the stock market. I have inside sources that the market is gonna go clear to the moon by October. Trust me on this. Wiz bang!

Bobcaticus: Miami still sucks.







Was never a fan of Jim Rome, but he would surely have said "Rack it!" for that one

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  Message Not Read  RE: First Game in Peden (née Ohio Stadium) 1929
   Posted: 4/6/2018 9:26:03 PM 
Also, The subhead using the term "fighting opponents" is the funniest thing I've seen in a while.
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  Message Not Read  RE: First Game in Peden (née Ohio Stadium) 1929
   Posted: 4/6/2018 11:09:20 PM 
OhioStunter, that was very good and I laughed a good deal reading it. However, you've got me mixed up with BobcatLoveNest. He's the one that was always complaining about the pretzels. I'm the one who complained about the sight lines to the new scoreboard from the Phillips Section. Back when I was a kid it was the box seat section. Don't know about 1929, believe it or not!

Last Edited: 4/6/2018 11:10:31 PM by OhioCatFan


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  Message Not Read  RE: First Game in Peden (née Ohio Stadium) 1929
   Posted: 4/7/2018 10:28:16 AM 
Really jonesing for an Old Gold cigarette now.


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  Message Not Read  RE: First Game in Peden (née Ohio Stadium) 1929
   Posted: 4/7/2018 1:57:22 PM 
OhioStunter, well done. Enjoyed that one..


And this nugget about the game being so warm that the players (presumably played?) sans some equipment & headgear/helmets? Interesting.
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  Message Not Read  RE: First Game in Peden (née Ohio Stadium) 1929
   Posted: 4/10/2018 11:00:50 PM 
[Rant on] Special note for Alan Swank: Take a look at how many times on this page Ohio University is referred to just as "Ohio" not "Ohio U." You see these references didn't start with Tom Boeh, or even Vern Alden, who considered the term "Ohio U." almost a firing offense. These references are much older, even going back into the 1890s. This is why, if it had gone to court, Cowtown U. was going to lose its shirt, if not its pants. The term "Ohio U." developed after A&M started the name stealing and it was a way to say, "we are not them." It was defining us by who were weren't. Very negative branding. Now, we have taken our rightful name back . . . and A&M has signed off on the agreement and all of their press releases about games we play against them in any sport now call us "Ohio" at the same time they keep their inane O-H-i-O cheer, and those t-shirts with the hands spelling it out. But, that does conform to the letter of the agreement, if not the spirit. [/Rant off]


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  Message Not Read  RE: First Game in Peden (née Ohio Stadium) 1929
   Posted: 4/11/2018 9:58:36 AM 
mcbin wrote:
OhioStunter, well done. Enjoyed that one..


And this nugget about the game being so warm that the players (presumably played?) sans some equipment & headgear/helmets? Interesting.


Seconded. Well played!
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  Message Not Read  RE: First Game in Peden (née Ohio Stadium) 1929
   Posted: 4/11/2018 12:29:36 PM 
OhioCatFan wrote:
[Rant on] Special note for Alan Swank: Take a look at how many times on this page Ohio University is referred to just as "Ohio" not "Ohio U." You see these references didn't start with Tom Boeh, or even Vern Alden, who considered the term "Ohio U." almost a firing offense. These references are much older, even going back into the 1890s. This is why, if it had gone to court, Cowtown U. was going to lose its shirt, if not its pants. The term "Ohio U." developed after A&M started the name stealing and it was a way to say, "we are not them." It was defining us by who were weren't. Very negative branding. Now, we have taken our rightful name back . . . and A&M has signed off on the agreement and all of their press releases about games we play against them in any sport now call us "Ohio" at the same time they keep their inane O-H-i-O cheer, and those t-shirts with the hands spelling it out. But, that does conform to the letter of the agreement, if not the spirit. [/Rant off]


I think that you should start a class action law suit on behalf of all OHIO fans.
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  Message Not Read  RE: First Game in Peden (née Ohio Stadium) 1929
   Posted: 4/11/2018 3:21:32 PM 
mcbin wrote:
OhioStunter, well done. Enjoyed that one..


And this nugget about the game being so warm that the players (presumably played?) sans some equipment & headgear/helmets? Interesting.


What's kind of interesting to think about....while I am sure there was practice leading up to the game and it was approached in an organized manner...

In a lot of ways football in this era may have resembled more of a present day backyard/Saturday morning with friends game than what we see now. Players probably did some training but not like today where they are super specimens. Hits were probably hard but not the bone jarring, concussion risk that they are present day?

Certainly plenty of danger/risk of injury but a little less violent than present day?

My DeLorean is busted so no way to tell for sure!


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  Message Not Read  RE: First Game in Peden (née Ohio Stadium) 1929
   Posted: 4/11/2018 4:40:31 PM 
They weren't called concussions then. They just got their "bell rung".
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  Message Not Read  RE: First Game in Peden (née Ohio Stadium) 1929
   Posted: 4/24/2018 3:38:46 PM 
The kicker looks like he's about 60 years old! Too many Old Golds, perhaps.
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