What makes you most excited for fall? For many Americans it is the time of year to sit back, relax, and watch the NFL. The league that everyone has come to love was created on August 20, 1920. The first game of this season was on September 10 with the Panthers and the 49ers. Though many people have said different teams are their least favorite, the students mostly agree that Broncos is their least favorite team.
For most people they enjoy watching their beloved football teams play. Payton Evans, an eighth grader at Springville Junior High, says, “Seattle Seahawks is the best team, because I was drawn to them and then fell in love with them.” Ella Kurban proudly stated that her favorite team is the New England Patriots, because she is originally from New England. Ella is an eighth grader at Springville Junior. Green Bay is Jack Taylor’s favorite team “because my family is originally from Wisconsin.” Jack goes to Springville Junior High and is in the eighth grader. Cooper Johnson is a ninth grader at the Junior High, but his favorite team is the Houston Texans, because they were made an official team the year he was born. Jenny Walentine another ninth grader stated, “The Seattle Seahawks is my favorite team because they are a good team and I spent time in Seattle.”
When asked “Who is your favorite player, and why,” Ella responded, “Tom Brady, because I have been obsessed since I was five.” Cooper Johnson’s favorite player is J.J. Watt “because he is really good.” Jack said that he liked Eddie Lacey because he is good and he likes him. “Russell Wilson is the best since he has a good arm, he is an amazing Quarterback, and he is just awesome,” declared Payton.
Payton, Ella, Cooper, and Jenny all agreed that their least favorite team it most definitely Broncos. They all had the idea that they are a bandwagon team, except for Payton who said she believes that “they have been going down hill without Payton Manning.” Jack Taylor said that the Seattle Seahawks are his least favorite team, because he believes people like them because they are bandwagons. Richmond Durfey, an eighth grader, said that his least favorite team is the Patriots because of Tom Brady their Quarterback. Kelly Paxton, a teacher at the school, agrees with Richmond, but for a different reason. She firmly professed, “they do not play fair”, referring to the Patriots.
While fall has many different and alluring activities, many will admit that the National Football League is part of their fall entertainment. Families may have sports of their own to watch, but they can find respite in the fact that they can stay at home and watch the professional athletes play their games. Does you fall activities include football, or do you need to make time to get what the big idea is?