A curiosity going around Twitter this morning shows — at least to this sports-obsessed writer — how new game reveals in 1892 were charmingly similar to those 125 years later, particularly with a magazine cover involved.
Here is the YMCA’s Physical Education Advertiser — the Game Informer of its day? — extolling the new game of “basket ball” in 1892. Of the canonical Four Major Team Sportsin North America, basketball has no European ancestor. Baseball descended from rounders and cricket; football from, well, football (or rugby, to be more precise) and ice hockey from stick-and-ball precursors played on fields in the U.K. Read more>