Sport: Momma Loves Poppa

To the casual observer, the roaring bedlam in Ohio Stadium a fortnight ago was just another football game. To the Hearst papers' Bill Corum, it was a sociological phenomenon. Columnist Corum easily saw through the trickery of the T, the brute power of the single wing, and discovered the real difference between Michigan and Ohio State. Buckeye superiority, he decided, rested on an institution a good deal older than football: marriage.

After that, it came as no surprise that an unnamed Michigan "undergraduate" wrote a conveniently column-length letter to Corum explaining why Michigan lost. "This was a game between the Married...

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