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In honor of this week’s show on college sports, UPenn’s varsity football team of 1884.  (We’re currently undecided on which is the better headgear choice: black top hat or beanie with pom-pom?)

In honor of this week’s show on college sports, UPenn’s varsity football team of 1884.  (We’re currently undecided on which is the better headgear choice: black top hat or beanie with pom-pom?)