it was a game started by Jane Austen….
the first game was an international exhibition game, pitting her Mansfield Manglers versus Edgar Allen Poe’s Broad Street Bruisers

the game ended in a tie as Austen was ejected for starting a fist fight w/ Poe’s defensive line coach

Nathaniel Hawthorne tried fielding a team, but the players quit on him for writing novels that bored every american teenager in history. and they hated that red A on their jerseys….

blackkvlt trying to explain football to me. I suspect he has taken some liberties with the game’s actual history in order to get me interested. And I appreciate that.