Are you gearing up for the start of the NFL season on Wednesday, when our own New York Giants take on the Dallas Cowboys? In anticipation, for this week’s Mustache Monday we bring you Walter Camp, “The American authority on football and other sporting matters.”
According to the Walter Camp Football Foundation website,
The year 1906 was one of the most momentous in the history of football. The game was under heavy fire for the brutality of its close order, mass momentous play, in which physical force was all important, and skill and science had little part. As the leader of the American Football Rules Committee, Camp played a leading role in adoption of far reaching changes that opened up the game, including introduction of the forward pass that brought about a revolutionary change in the pattern of play that was to add immensely to its popularity, and so saved the game.
Thus Walter Camp was not only the sire of American football but also a savior.
Football fans: your thoughts?