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November 10th, 2016 by MichiganLiving Check out these rare footage of Michigan sports teams from the 1920s, so amazing!

Michiganders are known for loyalty for their sports team. Their love, fascination and undying support for their sports team is simply outstanding.

This kind of sports team obsession is nothing new anymore for most Michiganders. In the series of old footage below, you’ll witness how much they enjoy watching and supporting their favorite sports teams and icons back in the 1920s.

Michigan Wolverines

Universtiy of Michigan Football Team Practice

Players practice at the University of Michigan. Mid 1920s. The video shows University of Michigan Wolverines warming up and doing some routines. Cool right?

Michigan State Football

At the new stadium in Lansing, the Michigan State known as the Michigan Agricultural College (MAC) back then, play rival University of Michigan Wolverines. The U of M defeats M.A.C when varsities clash after dedication of stadium at Lansing. Illinois vs. U of M game also displayed. This video was recorded in 1923.

Michigan Beats Ohio State

This video simply shows how deep the rivalry is between Michigan and the Ohio State. In this video that was record in 1926, the Wolverines defeated the Buckeyes.

Detroit Tigers Take Yankees in Series

This video shows the extreme excitement of fans as they watch the Detroit Tigers play against the Yankees back in 1926.  The video also captured  Mrs. Babe Ruth and Mrs. Earl Whitehall watching the game.

Amazing right? Now we know why MICHIGANDERS are so obsessed (in positive way) with their sports teams and athletes.

Note: The featured image shows Michigan Wolverines football team of 1899.


28 responses to “Check out these rare footage of Michigan sports teams from the 1920s, so amazing!”

  1. tara pittman says:

    These are cool photos. I just loving see how things were long ago.

  2. Chloe says:

    What an amazing piece of history! I always like to think about what things will look like in 50 or 100years from now!

  3. darina says:

    I’m crazy about old videos. I love seeing how much this world has grown! Makes me thing about how it will be when I’m old. Thanks for sharing

  4. Heather says:

    My husband shares the same enthusiasm for his favorite sports. It’s a true love for sure and I learned that early on before I married him.

  5. Rachel Dean says:

    How cool! My how times have changed. Thanks for the photos and videos

  6. Cheryl F says:

    These are amazing footage. So precious. So awesome to keep for future teams to be motivated.

  7. Amber Myers says:

    Wow, this is pretty cool and I don’t even like sports.

  8. Fascinating photos and vidoes 🙂

  9. It’s fun to see old sports photos. The clothing and protective gear sure have changed over the decades.

  10. Victoria says:

    Im a bit scared looking black and white photos! glad you share this 🙂

  11. Very cool and interesting. Life use to be so different!

  12. Wren says:

    I love old pictures and videos. These are simply amazing. Thank you so much for sharing these!

  13. nazma iqbal says:

    Such a great post.its good to see that people have interest in past too

  14. Rosey says:

    Michigan definitely has some amazing team support going on, whether the teams are winning or not. It’s contagious when you’re there. 🙂

  15. Erin Kennedy says:

    I love biography’s and learning about the past. These pictures are amazing. So cool!

  16. Karlyn Cruz says:

    These are cool and interesting! Michigan has an amazing team.

  17. Becki says:

    Wow! Very cool to see 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  18. I love seeing old photos and footage like this!

  19. Ourfamilyworld says:

    Wow, so amazing! I love these photos, reminds me so much of my childhood.

  20. Kelly Reci says:

    Oh, great to see this. Nice photos and collection!

  21. Amy Jones says:

    Such rare and interesting pieces of footage! Thanks for sharing

  22. TColeman says:

    This is pretty cool! I love to see old school sports footage.

  23. Sarah Bailey says:

    Football is definitely interesting to me. I would love to be able and see a game up close.

  24. Ashley says:

    I love seeing the old photos. It reminds me of the last time I went to the Packers Hall of Fame.

  25. Akhil Sharma says:

    WOW!! From this we can clearly see how sports is advanced. I always love seeing old photos of celebs and other notable persons, but seeing old sports teams is totally a different experience.

  26. WOW! such historic awesomeness! Was so great to watch legends being born & history being made.

  27. Elizabeth O. says:

    It’s so nice to see old footage, takes you back in time and gives you an idea of how it was like back then! Thanks for sharing these videos.

  28. Christina Aliperti says:

    Very cool! I love old photos and videos. My son loves sports so I will be sharing this with him.

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