The Origins Of American Football

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From the Crowd to the Sideline The history of American football comes from the roots of rugby football and association football. The origin of these games can be traced back to Britain, where they were prevalent in the mid-19th century. In 1869, the first American game was played in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the New Jersey Tigers vs the Rutgers Queensmen. The Tigers lost their stripes to the Queensmen 4-6 in a cage match. I was six years old when I went to my first football game with my uncle. The Robert F. Kennedy stadium was filled to the rafters, and it was tough to watch the players and coaches from where we were sat. I asked him if twenty-two guys had to be on the battlefield, but he just paused, and laughed at me in shock. I said “Excuse …show more content…
In twenty-nine seasons, four hundred sixty-four breathe taking games that usually had me on the edge of my chair, spread out on the floor with eyes closed with nervousness. When playoff time comes around I made sure to tune into every game; I would wake up to ESPN, WFAN, and NFL network it felt like a relationship. I would spend hours listening to the commentator break down each team plays only to ascertain about the opposing squad. All of my family, friends, and co-worker knew once the game was on the television my team was going to be the first to score. The amount of time I have put in observing the game, I wanted to represent the team I love by wearing the team colors. It was long after I brought my first football jersey at Modell for $179 …show more content…
One night I was getting a recap of all the games on ESPN a commercial came from a Sport Illustrated magazine, usually don’t subscribe. Instead, I would give them my ears and my eyes for the next one minute to see what was for sale. It was a one year magazine subscription, Madden 2009 game and Eli Manning #10 jersey, the entire Super Bowl game for $125. I hurried up to place my order and then resume back to my regular show. Now, the money spent as a fan on memorabilia has left me with a thirst to

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