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#TBT--FLOYD OF ROSEDALE FILM VAULT

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travel back in time and watch football games from 1939, and 1960.

Gov. Floyd B. Olson with Gov. Clyde Herring of Iowa and the original Floyd of Rosedale
Gov. Floyd B. Olson with Gov. Clyde Herring of Iowa and the original Floyd of Rosedale
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Take a break from whatever you're doing because I have some great vintage football footage to show you. The first film is a real treasure. It's a colorized video of the 1939 matchup between Minnesota and Iowa. Skip the first three minutes of Hawkeye homecoming footage if you like, but beware the way it's been edited it may give you seizures if you watch the whole 15 minutes.

Minnesota at #9 Iowa 11/18/1939. Gophers 9 - Hawkeyes 13 via Iowa

Some quick thoughts:

  • LOOK AT THOSE GOLDEN JERSEYS!
  • Stout defense from the Gophers but it wasn't enough to overcome two touchdown passes from Nile Kinnick.
  • The Gophers run a hilarious offense, and Harold Van Every is the man on most of the runs.
  • Seriously whoever edited that video is out here trying to give everyone seizures.

Don't get down about the 1939 loss Gopher fans, below is game footage from 1960 of the Gophers upsetting #1 Iowa.

#3 Minnesota vs #1 Iowa 11/5/1960 Gophers via UofM

This one isn't in color unfortunately, but the announcer is MY GUY! Quick thoughts:

  • Seriously the announcer has comments like "watch this guard play!"
  • Nothing flashy, strong defense and some good game management from Sandy Stephens.
  • This game happened 54 years ago yesterday, and the victory would help the Gophers go to their first Rose Bowl.
  • I feel compelled to give another shoutout to the announcer for laughing at his own jokes.
  • BONUS FOOTAGE! Plus this will help you practice your Latin.

Floyd B. Olson with Governor Clyde Herring of Iowa and the original Floyd of Rosedale, 11/13/1935 via MNHS