If there is anything indigenous to North America, it is football, indigenous to the first descendants of the Pilgrims, like Thanksgiving Day, like Lexington and Concord, or like the Sioux, Hurons, and Wampanoag, and has roots in the popular imagination. For, when thinking about the relationship between New England and sports, many people rank the Patriots themselves above the Boston Red Sox and even the Celtics.
To understand its origins, we have to go back to the end of the 19th century, but in the 20s of this century we can talk about something concrete. Thus, during the final stages of Warren Harding’s presidency and the beginning of Calvin Coolidge’s mandate, the Republican lawyer who, while still in the White House, according to him, slept for 10 hours during the period that the new discipline was beginning to make sense. receives.
In this context, the professional association of American football was born and although it was not until the 60s that the sport began to acquire the dimension that we know it today, from then on it would be in everything, in history, clearly From in culture and therefore in literature, in cinema, in music, in everything, even in people, in the same popular speech from the Far West to the Atlantic coast.
a football man
Following the narrative thread, we have him, Andy Reid, just Andy, a football guy and he’s 64 years old, but it seems like he’s been immersed in the NFL universe all his life. ,
His impression goes back almost 30 years or could be framed in that game between the Patriots and Packers on January 26, 1997, when the Packers won Super Bowl XXXI. At the time, Reid was an assistant coach and two years later, after taking over on the bench for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1999, the origins of his legend began to be forged.
Marca noted that after his first season in charge of the Pennsylvania franchise, Andy Reid strung together five consecutive seasons reaching the playoffs and the climactic moment came in 2005, the Super Bowl against the Patriots, an event that although it was a painful one The strategist, with a burnt-out mustache and apparent baldness apparently ended in defeat, showed just how far he could go.
legend of reed
His mark would continue in later years with the Eagles, a perennial entertainer of the postseason until 2013 when he decided to change the scene and moved to Kansas City.
The script will be similar to 1999, when Reed arrived in Philadelphia because, according to ESPN’s description, he rescued an artist out of nowhere who was subject to the most infamous failures.
After, you know, his magic worked again, his great prize came in 2020, when the Chiefs beat the 49ers in Super Bowl LIV and within hours, in Glendale, Arizona, Andy Reid was able to make history, not only with his finishing fourth in the Super Bowl the last five years, also because if he wins his second Vince Lombardi Trophy he will join a host of coaches, including Lombardi himself, Tom Flores, as well as heads like Tom Landry and Jimmy Johnson person is included.
It will be a reunion of sorts, a definite moment of immense nostalgia, Reid facing the team with whom he rose to fame as a manager and the mere thought of what is to come is exciting.
Readers already know, this February 12th, the man who shined with the Eagles could enhance his legend with the Kansas City Chiefs and we’ll be here to tell it.