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1903 college football hype videos are the new hotness

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Hype videos filmed by Thomas Edison might be the best hype videos.

Some Redditors are discussing the oldest known college football footage, produced and filmed by Thomas Edison's studio. It's not quite as fast-paced as today's game, but of course they were wearing paper hats and burlap sacks, so cut them some slack.

Here's footage from a Princeton vs. Yale game and here are clips from Michigan vs. Chicago. But it's hard to watch football without sound, so WE MADE SOME HYPE VIDEOS.

CHICAGO-MICHIGAN WAIT FOR THE BASS TO DROP.

Princeton vs. Yale a yawn-fest? NOT WITH THIS SIX-SECOND HYPE VIDEO.

TURN DOWN FOR THE GLADSTONE-MACDONALD PACT.

Thanks for joining us. Please use the comments section to discuss how Edison was a terrible person who killed an elephant for self-promotion and colluded with the government in order to screw over Nikola Tesla.