• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 10/05/2019
  • AO: Fighting Yank
  • QIC: Dirt
  • FNG's:
  • PAX: Tiger, Doodles, Milburn, Wet Nuts, Boudin, Norwood, Termite (R), Freon, Dirt (R), Shell Shock, Top Hat

Being a huge Iowa fan and knowing that we have 2 devout Michigan fans who frequent the Yank, I looked at the calendar to see when the two schools played each other this year.  Asked Pockets if I could have the Q on Oct 5th hoping to make the workout all about the Iowa/Michigan series and enjoy some good trash talking with Quiche and Buckey.  I didn’t realize that both Quiche and Buckeye were running the Ragnar the same day.  Q fail.  So, I decided to make it about college football trivia instead.  I asked a few questions to get us started and invited the PAX to join in with their own questions.  The workout went like this:


Friendship mosey to the pit while doing Chinooks, Reverse Chinooks and Moroccan Night Clubs.

What year was the first Heisman Trophy awarded? 1935 Known as the Downtown Athletic Club Trophy and renamed the Heisman Trophy in 1936. It was first given to Jay Berwanger a half back for the University of Chicago.

Bone the Fish

Start on the first set of lines by shuffle right, sprint up to the next line, shuffle left. Rinse and repeat for 4 lines then NUR back to the start for 2 burpees. Rinse and Repeat for 4 burpees then 6 burpees.

Has anyone won the Heisman more than once? Archie Griffin 1974 and 1975 for Ohio State

What school has produced the most Heisman Trophy winners? Norte Dame and Southern Cal (or the real USC) each have 7 winners.

Mosey to Hawthorne Hill

What stadium is at the highest elevation? War Memorial Stadium for U of WY in Laramie, WY is at 7,215 feet above sea level.

Mosey up the hill stopping at each (5) chalk mark for the exercise noted below, then mosey around the park:

1st Lap – 10 Merkins at each marker – Mosey to start

Michigan has the largest football stadium seating 109,901. Who has the second largest stadium? Beaver Stadium at Penn State holds 106,572, Then the Horseshoe at Ohio St at 104,944.

2nd Lap – 20 LBC’s at each marker – Mosey to start

Who has won the most national championships? Alabama with 15 – 3 prior to 1936, 11 during the Poll Era (1936-2015) and one in the playoff era.

3rd Lap – 20 Squats at each marker – Mosey to start

How much does a college football weigh? 13 to 14 ounces.

Mosey to the corner of Main St and Myrtle St

Dips, Step ups (count 1 leg) and Reverse Grip Incline Merkins OYO

X 10, 15, and 20

What year was the first college football game played? Nov 6, 1869 between Rutgers and the College of NJ (Princeton). Rutgers won 6-4.

Wet Nuts asked which school has the most national championships in any sport?  UNC Women’s Soccer has approx 30 championships.  (We may need to fact check this.)

Mosey to the field of Dreams

What school has the most wins? Michigan who started playing in 1879 has won 956 games, 2nd is Ohio St with 911 and Texas 3rd with 908 wins. This one didn’t make the workout but I had to throw it in here for Quiche and Buckeye.

Tiger came up with “When was the first televised college football game?  1969


Bear way to Heaven

Bear Crawl 10 yds and do  10 Burpees – Mosey back to start

20 yds 8 Burpees – Mosey back to start

30 yds 6 Burpees – Mosey back to start

40 yds 4 Burpees – Mosey back to start

50 yds 2 Burpees – Mosey back to start

Who has the 3rd most ACC championships in football? Maryland has 9.  NC State and Duke each have 7

What year was the ACC formed? 1953

Go to the stairs by the Yank for 1 minute of calf raises.


Final question:  What new tradition does Iowa do at the end of the first quarter at their home games?  Norwood knew the answer,  The Wave.  There is a children’s hospital next to the stadium.  Patients on the top few floors can look down into the stadium to watch the game.  At the end of the first quarter all of the fans, both teams and referees all turn to wave to the children.  It’s heartwarming.

Thanks for everyone’s participation today.  Great work by everyone!



PS:  Buckeye and Quiche have bragging rights for the next year.  Michigan won 10 to 3.