Why is football important?
It is our American sport and the new NFL season is upon us.
We wondered though, how to put into words why football is so important to us here in the USA? We came upon an article from Sports Illustrated where a reporter asked a high school football coach this very question.
He had a great answer:
Every good football coach knows you can be the greatest mind in the world when it comes to strategy, but if you don’t train your troops, it’s all a waste. In football, we are training the troops. We are teaching kids traits desired by many professions, including the military. I took my team on a trip to West Point a few years ago. I wasn’t surprised to find out that every freshman cadet was required to play on an intramural football team. Because in football, we are teaching kids hustle, determination, teamwork, effort, discipline, intelligence and that hard work pays off.
This coach seemed to sum it up pretty well and in the spirit of the good sportsmanship, we have below NFL schedules from printableteamschedules.com for you to search and find your team’s game schedule for this season.
Then to really get the party going, below that is a video recipe of a kickoff cake from the great folks at howtocakeit.com.
Enjoy and may the best team win!
Let us eat cake!
What better way to show off your team spirit than by making a football cake?! We can’t think of one and we suggest that you try too hard not to think of one either. Let football day be your cheat day and imbibe in the joy that is a delicious slice of cake!
This is no ordinary cake recipe. This recipe from Yolanda Gampp from “How To Cake It” shows you how to make a super- easy, super-realistic kick-off cake.