Old Man Pays $40,388 for an Old Football
Ninety-eight years ago, Georgia Tech University laid down the largest smack down in college football history by destroying Cumberland University 222-0. Now the football that was used that day was sold to Ryan Schneider for a whopping $40,388 at auction.
And if you think that is crazy, he doesn't even plan on keeping it.
Instead, Schneider plans on giving the football to the "rightful owners" and present the football to Georgia Tech.
For those that don't know the background surrounding the 222-0 victory for Georgia Tech that day, it all actually started on a baseball field.
Legend has it that Cumberland hired professional baseball players to play on their baseball team against Georgia Tech earlier that year and beat them 22-0. The coach at the time was John Heisman, the same John Heisman for who the prestigious award is named after and the same John Heisman who coached the football team.
Cumberland's football team folded that year, but Heisman made them play because of "contractual obligations" and the drudging soon followed.
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