Each week on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog he has a post for Saturday night Genealogy fun. Because of the time difference, I have called my series Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun. This week the mission was:
It’s Super Bowl Weekend in America – the whole country (well, almost) will watch the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots on Sunday afternoon at 6:30 p.m. EST (3:30 PST).
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:
1) What is your favorite National Football League team? [For those that are not American football fans, but fan of another sports team, substitute your favorite team] Why are you a fan of this team? How long have you been a fan of your favorite team?
2) What is the genealogy of your favorite team? When did it start playing, what leagues has it played in?
3) Have you worked for the team in any capacity, or attended games? What is your best memory of your favorite team’s history?
4) Predict the score of the Rams-Patriots game on Sunday.
5) Tell us in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, or in a comment on Facebook.
1) My favorite NFL team Since I live in Australia, I don’t follow American Football, but I do follow Australian Rules Football. My favorite team is Collingwood. They’re my favorite team because they were dad’s favorite team, so I have been a following since I was little.
2) Collingwood Football Club was formed in 1892, and they first played in the Victorian Football Association (VFA). In 1896, Collingwood, along with seven other teams, broke away from the VFA to form the Victorian Football League (VFL). In 1990, the Victorian Football League changed its name to the Australian Football League, after teams from other states started to join the League in the 1980s. Collingwood was originally based at Victoria Park, but now they play their home games at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), and their training and administrative headquarters are at Olympic Park Oval and the Holden Centre. More information can be found on Wikipea for the Collingwood Football Club and the Australian Football League
3) I have never worked for the Collingwood Football Club, but I attended several matches in the 1970s and 1980s. My dad took me to a few games when Collingwood played at Waverley Park (there was more parking there), and I also went to a few games at the MCG.
My best memory is of a game in 1980, when I went to the MCG with a friend to watch the match between Collingwood and Richmond. Collingwood was down by a large margin in the third quarter, but came back to win the game.
Collingwood’s premiership wins in 1990 and 2010 were also highlights. I also remember 1977 when Collingwood drew with North Melbourne in the Grand Final, and they had to play again the following week. Unfortunately, Collingwood lost the replay. My mum was happy, because she followed North Melbourne. (Mum followed North Melbourne because she grew up there).
4) Since I don’t follow American Football, I don’t know enough about the game to make a prediction about the score.