Hello, I’m Tae, the amateur philosopher. When you think of the US, what comes to mind? It probably depends on the person, but (American) football would be one of the main things. But do you know where, when, and between which two teams the first football game took place? In 1869, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Princeton University and Rutgers University, the state university, faced each other in the very first football game. Behind me is Rutgers Stadium. In today’s video, we’re going to learn more about the first game of football. The first game of football was played on November 6, 1869 in New Brunswick, NJ. At the time, each team did not consist of 11 players like it is now. Instead, each team was made up of 25 players. Rutgers won the first match 6-4. After the first game, as you can see, Princeton won most of the matches. After 1970, however, Rutgers started becoming the stronger team. After the 80s, Rutgers became the better team. After 1981, Rutgers and Princeton started playing in different divisions. So after this time, there were no official matches between the two schools. This is Hale Center at Rutgers. It seems like an area that promotes the Rutgers stadium and football program. As you can see, the wall says that Rutgers was the birthplace of college football. The first picture depicts the first match played in New Brunswick, and the following pictures show past images of the stadium. Here, it shows how much media coverage Rutgers football receives. And here there’s a big display that shows clips of the team. And in the front here there are several trophies on display. On the other side, the Rutgers football uniforms are displayed. Here, it tells us that Rutgers was the birthplace of football. This is how it looks inside Hale Center, which plays a kind of promotional role for the football team. This is the promotional video for Rutgers football. It’s about a minute of it. Let’s watch it together. As we know, Rutgers and Princeton played the first game of football. You might wonder how the two schools do in football now. In recent times, they haven’t done very well in football. They have both failed to make it to the top 25 in recent years. I have personal connections with both Rutgers and Princeton. My son goes to Princeton, and my daughter will soon start going to Rutgers. Since the first game was played in 1869, this year marks the 150th anniversary. To commemorate the first game, there will be a re-enactment performed by Rutgers students. If the two schools face each other again, I’m conflicted as to who I should root for. Do I side with my son & Princeton, or do I side with my daughter and Rutgers? Forget it, I just won’t watch. Bye now.