The United States of…Columbia?!?

February 3, 2010

Lady Columbia

Known today for the less well-known (and let’s be honest, far less deserving) – Amerigo Vespucci, America was once affectionately known as Columbia!

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Madison Cracks Top 30

October 28, 2008

We’ve been playing Founding Fathers Football (ok, I just made that up) all season long by following HighschoolRivals Top 100 teams. As the regular season comes to a close for most teams, Madison claws its way further into the Top 30, with an undefeated 6-0 record. West Monroe climbs to number 30, also undefeated at 7-0. Hamilton, who had the weekend off, climb two spots to 33.

Despite crushing West Mifflin 42-7, TJ of Jefferson Hills, PA drops 3 spots to 54th this week. Independence of Charlotte, NC jumps forward to number 81 and Columbus of Miami is riding TJ’s wake at number 54.

For the Civil War version of Founding Fathers Football, Union is at 34 and Grant of Sacramento splits the south at 74.

Finally, the two Trinitys (at numbers 1 and 75) look like they will stand alone without a third for the season.

Source: HighschoolRivals
Photo courtesy of Saquan Stimpson


Madison, Hamilton ahead of Jefferson

October 16, 2008

We’ve been keeping up with HighschoolRivals.com Top 100 football teams in the U.S. this season – not for historical or educational purposes, but simply because several of the teams are named after (or have the same last names as) a couple of the Founding Fathers, including TJ himself (which falls under the category of ‘TJ-related’ as well as fun!).

This week Madison County of Flo-rida holds strong in 34th place. Hamilton of AZ is number 40, while Thomas Jefferson (in PA) hovers just outside the Top 50 in 52nd place. Undefeated Independence is 83rd, while the two Trinitys (in 1st and 78th place, respectively) still seek that elusive third.

A special shoutout to Columbus (of Miami, FL) in honor of Monday’s greatest single day surge in the history of the U.S. stock market (on Columbus Day, no less).

Source: Highschoolrivals.com

Photo courtesy of Jayel Aheram


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