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The Big Game: 1912

The Big Game: 1912

Washington, 1912. "Football. Georgetown-Carlisle game; Glenn Warner." (Not pictured: Five bare-chested rowdies with H-O-Y-A-S spelled out in lipstick across their ribs.) Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Carlisle 34, Georgetown 20 (F)

Soren Sorensen shows Carlisle defeating Georgetown 34-20 on October 26, 1912. Sorensen's rating system has Carlisle the 7th best team that year and Georgetown 12th. (The Top 5 were Harvard, Wisconsin, Chicago, Princeton and Minnesota.)

Carlisle

That would of course be the famous Carlisle (Pennsylvania) Indians coached by Pop Warner and featuring the running back (and defensive back, punter, and placekicker) Jim Thorpe. Between 1911 and 1913, the team won 38 games and lost 3. I'm betting (because I can't find the result online) that Georgetown was one of the 38.

Public Indecency

Right smack in the middle of this photo sits a man without a hat. Has he no shame? I wonder if he was arrested for streaking.

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