Football During the Great 1950 Thanksgiving Storm.

In 1950, one of the heaviest snowstorm ever, hit Ohio hard (20 to 30 inches of snow, winds to 40 mph, snow drifts up to 25 feet deep).

But that's not enough to stop the Ohio State - Michigan football game. Not with the Big Ten Championship and a trip to the Rose Bowl on the line:

So with a Saturday morning temperature of 5 degrees and winds of 40 mph, the “Blizzard Bowl” was played in Columbus. Michigan won 9-3 on 27 total yards gained and without achieving even one first down.

Link (with a remarkable video clip) - via Here's the Kicker, a new blog by Dave Title, dedicated to "American football's unsung heroes, the guys who kick the ball." - Thanks Dave!

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