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The Holy Definite Article

The Holy Definite Article, seen here in Verdana.

The Traveling The is a trophy whose origins stem from the Ohio State vs. Purdue game on 11/12/2011, which Purdue won in overtime, 26-23. The joke at the time was that since Purdue had beaten 'The' Ohio State, they should take possession of the The until such time as Ohio State (now An Ohio State) was able to earn it back from them.

Over time during the offseason, the concept evolved into a Traveling The that any team could win, although (The) Purdue retained possession of the Holy Definite Article for the start of the 2012 season. Any team taking possession of the The is usually referred to as The (team) for the duration of their reign, unless the team is generally disliked (Notre Dame, USC, etc.).

Note also that the The does not recognize division lines; if Michigan had held the The at the time they were defeated by Appalachian State, for example, then the Mountaineers would have taken possession of the Holy Definite Article.

2012 Winners Of The Traveling TheEdit

  • The Purdue (Week 1)
  • The Notre Dame (Week 2)
  • The Notre Dame (Week 3)
  • The Notre Dame (Week 4)
  • The Notre Dame (Week 5, bye week)
  • The Notre Dame (Week 6)
  • The Notre Dame (Week 7)
  • The Notre Dame (Week 8)
  • The Notre Dame (Week 9)
  • The Notre Dame (Week 10)
  • The Notre Dame (Week 11)
  • The Notre Dame (Week 12)
  • The Notre Dame (Week 13)

2013 Winners Of The Traveling TheEdit

  • The Alabama (BCS National Championship)
  • The Alabama (Week 1)
  • The Alabama (Week 2, bye week)
  • The Alabama (Week 3)
  • The Alabama (Week 4)
  • The Alabama (Week 5)
  • The Alabama (Week 6)
  • The Alabama (Week 7)
  • The Alabama (Week 8)
  • The Alabama (Week 9)
  • The Alabama (Week 10, bye week)
  • The Alabama (Week 11)
  • The Alabama (Week 12)
  • The Alabama (Week 13)
  • The Auburn (Week 14)
  • The Auburn (SEC Championship Game)

2014 Winners of The Traveling TheEdit

  • The Florida State (BCS National Championship)
  • The Florida State (Week 1)
  • The Florida State (Week 2)
  • The Florida State (Week 3, bye week)
  • The Florida State (Week 4)
  • The Florida State (Week 5)
  • The Florida State (Week 6)
  • The Florida State (Week 7)
  • The Florida State (Week 8)

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