History

Fifty Years of Football – Strength Magazine – November, 1921

I have just come from a big college football gace. I sat in the stand with the thousands upon thousands of cheering men and women-many of whom had no connection in any way with the colleges
involved and marvelled at the grip this wonderful sport has taken on the public. Back in 188o even the great Yale-Princeton game in New York was of interest to only a few thousand faithful, and a public and private nuisance to the rest of Manhattan, because, as Richard Harding Davis said, “it disturbed the peace of Broadway at night, and left a vacant chair at the dinner table of every family in which there was a boy worthy of the name.”

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