#7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish VS Toledo Rockets
After an exciting and confusing game in Tallahassee, the Irish can still claim an unbeaten record and a top 10 ranking. Laugh all you want about the absurdity of pointing that out after week one, but I still respect that college football can be absolutely stupid at times — and I absolutely love it.
At any rate, it’s time to move on to game #2.
The Toledo Rockets are probably the most Michigan team Notre Dame will play this season, and it also serves proof of Wisconsin’s cowardice for over 180 years. The Toledo War changed the landscape of America:
With the threat of civil war averted, Jackson and the federal government looked to settle the land dispute once and for all. The issue remained in legal limbo for the next several months, with much of the debate in Congress centering on the Michigan Territory’s ongoing pleas for statehood. Finally, on December 14, 1836, Michigan reluctantly accepted a Congressional compromise that saw it relinquish its claims on the Toledo Strip in exchange for admittance to the union as the 26th state. At the stroke of a pen, Toledo and the Maumee officially became part of the state of Ohio. Michigan, meanwhile, was compensated with 9,000 square miles of land on the Upper Peninsula between Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. At the time, many Michiganders considered the trade-off a bad deal. The Detroit Free Press even dubbed the Upper Peninsula a barren wasteland of “perpetual snows,” but public opinion later shifted after the region was found to contain valuable deposits of copper and iron ore.
Anyways... let’s keep the winning streak at home alive as well as the unranked opponents.
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