2 1920s football games (Yankee Stadium, Army-Navy Polo Grounds)





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Uploaded on Feb 26, 2007

From my grandparent's home movies. This appears to be at least two early football games in the 1920s; the first played at Yankee Stadium and the second, an Army-Navy game played at the Polo Grounds, both in NYC. The transition takes place about the 45 second point.

From tubage07:
The football game at Yankee Stadium is: 11/12/1927 Army 18 - Notre Dame 0 80,000 attendance

From lollar:
The Polo Grounds footage was taken no earlier than 1924. You can see a shot of the CenterField clubhouse and grandstand, which was added in '23-'24....these were proly taken between 24-27."


According to Wikipedia, Army-Navy games were played at the Polo grounds in 1913, 1915, 1916, 1919-21, 1923, 1925 and 1927 so I would think it was one (or more) of those years.

You'll see some football, the crowds, marching bands at half-time, the Army mule and the Navy mascot, a goat, and cheerleaders. The sign you see at :21 says "Please remain seated until the cadets march off, when game is over."

See also http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Sx59P...

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