History

Escaping Death – Strength Magazine – February, 1928

In this modern age everyone is greatly interested in sports, in the games of the field, the indoor court, the ring, yes, in anything and everything that savors of action and chance. “Sporting blood” is in the veins of every one, and “sporting chances” are the order of the clay. But I suppose this is as it should be-at least, it is nothing new and original with us, for from time immemorial mankind has been a patron of sports and has responded with cheers to the thrills thereof. The ancient Greeks had their games, even as their predecessors before them, and down through the ages we find the Romans were wont to gather in huge throngs and thrill at the sight of the cruel events transpiring in their arenas.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas