For episode 86 of Flash Past, Dan and Lyle visit the world of college football rivalries. Being a high-school football coach, this is a topic of great interest to Lyle. Did you know football as we enjoy it today is vastly different from the sport it was when these rivalries began? It is. Dan compares it to the childhood game red rover, but with knives. Initially, passing wasn’t even part of the game. Weird, huh?
Both hosts are in agreement; college football is more entertaining than its professional counterpart. The discussion covers several of college football’s oldest rivalries including the Iron Bowl, the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry, The Game, the Red River Showdown, the Civil War, and even the Holy War.
During the discussion, Dan and Lyle talk about each game’s first meeting, its overall stats, and a little history about each matchup. Dan was an Alabama fan in his younger years, but eventually saw the “error of his ways” and became an Auburn fan. Being born in Ohio, he’s also had fun taunting his Michigander (from Michigan) wife, chanting “GO BUCKS” during the Michigan vs. Ohio State rivalry game. Lyle tells a story about his son’s early devotion to Michigan.
Also in this episode, Dan announces that he has finally created a Twitter account for the show. You can connect with us on Twitter at @FlashPastPod.
If college football interests you, have a listen. Based on a small portion of this show, Flash Past will have a future episode on the history of football. Should be a good time!
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