Football, TR, and the ER

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My Alma Mater is Purdue. Their nickname is “Boilermakers” and here is the story on where that name came from: It seems in the early days of college football Purdue had a difficult time in winning, not much different from today, so the school president intervened. Across town was a boiler works where they worked with heavy steel and the workers were known as burly tough guys. They were magically enrolled at Purdue as students and quickly gravitated to the football team. They began to win and the “boys” at the other schools dreaded playing the “Boilermakers” thus a new moniker for the team was born: “Here come the Boilermakers”




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