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MEANINGLESS FRIDAY POWER RANKING: 19TH CENTURY COACH NAMES

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BASED ON WHO SOUNDS MOST LIKE A SINISTER INDUSTRIALIST

Northwestern University Library

In the 19th Century, names were amazing. In the B section of the Congress of 1888 alone, we had Newton Crain Blanchard, Archibald Meserole Bliss, Rufus Blodgett, Charles Rollin Buckalew, and Julius Caesar Burrows. One needed a distinctive name since there was no television and newspapers were still very light on images. This was just as true for college football coaches at the time, and so we have decided to meaninglessly power rank a handful of 1800s coaches based on how much they sound like a sinister industrialist.

1. Lucius Littauer
2. M. Delmar Ritchie
3. E.O. Wagenhurst
4. W. Cameron Forbes
5. Gustave Ferbert
6. A.A. Ewing
7. Knowlton Ames
8. Alpha Jamison
9. Alexander Jerrems
10. D.M. Balliet
11. Jesse Van Doozer
12. William Bull
13. Harmon Graves
14. W.H. Bannard
15. Parke Davis
16. L.N. Morris
17. H.H. Vincent
18. Samuel Thorne
19. Everett Lake
20. James McWeeney
21. Pudge Heffelfinger