Found November 24, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
This week is rivalry week in college football. That means you get a lot of awesome games with cool names like “The Iron Bowl” (Alabama-Auburn) and “The Holy War” (BYU-Utah). But only one of these rivalry games can claim an actual war in the history of its geographic region. That’s the Michigan Wolverines vs. the Ohio State Buckeyes, or “The Game,” as it’s called. There’s a reason ESPN Classic is running a marathon of past tOSU-UM games today. (Well maybe two rivalries can claim actual battles: Kansas-Mizzou, given the abolitionist vs. slave state skirmishes known as “Bleeding Kansas,” in the 1850s. Because I’m a history dork who loves things with names like “The War of Jenkins Ear,” “The Era of Good Feelings” and “Merkle’s Boner.”…Let me tell you about the boundary war, well it was kind of a war, over the Toledo Strip between Michigan and Ohio, and the “Frostbitten Convention” that ended it. By Paul M. Banks Varying interpretations of laws passed in the late 18th a
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