It’s All About Football – Encore!
Interest in our web page has grown significantly in this past year. On this day of the 50th Anniversary Game of the Super Bowl it was thought that an encore presentation of the following article on early football published a year ago would be of interest to both our past and present readers. In doing so the article has been re-edited and “works of art” added. We also take this opportunity to recognize some of our Adirondack regional High School football teams and players of recent years with new photography.
Charles Fazzino (1955 – ) 3D & Pop Artist Super Bowl 50th Anniversary Poster
It is that time of the year when the nation goes “Football Crazy” with an estimation that over 110 million will watch the Super Bowl. With so much publicity about the game, leagues, players; and, recently the football itself — it was thought that maybe there would also be some interest in the early history of the sport in our region. From the Society’s newspapers, photographic and yearbook collections, and other research we offer:
From the late 1800s the local newspapers routinely provided readers with national and college reports of the game. College football was followed closely by many in the Adirondacks. Scores and reports of the intensity of the game with numerous articles of player’s serious injuries and many deaths showed up in the headlines and reported in depth.