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Football and Basketball's Origin lies with Yale and Skull & Bones
« on: September 06, 2011, 10:58:17 pm »
This post is a placeholder regarding Walter Camp - Yale and S&B - and the beginnings of American Football....
I was watching History Detectives and they have this photo of Walter Camp with a Skull and Bones Tie stickpin and I went wow...

see:  History Detectives Season 9, Episode 9

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This guy set up the rules of football and the excerice programs of the Army and Navy for WWI...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Camp



Walter Chauncey Camp (April 7, 1859 – March 14, 1925) was an American football player, coach, and sports writer known as the "Father of American Football". With John Heisman, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Pop Warner, Fielding H. Yost, and George Halas, Camp was one of the most accomplished persons in the early history of American football.

He played college football at Yale College from 1876 to 1882.

Camp served as the head football coach at Yale from 1888 to 1892 before moving to Stanford University, where he coached in December 1892 and in 1894 and 1895.

Camp's Yale teams of 1888, 1891, and 1892 have been recognized as national champions. Camp was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1951.

Camp was born in the city of New Britain, Connecticut, the son of Leverett Lee and Ellen Sophia (Cornwell) Camp.
He attended Hopkins Grammar School in New Haven, entered Yale College in 1876, and graduated in 1880.

At Yale he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and Skull and Bones.[1]

He attended Yale Medical School, where his studies were interrupted first by an outbreak of typhoid fever and then to work for the Manhattan Watch Company. He worked for the New Haven Clock Company beginning in 1883 and working his way up to chairman of the board of directors.[1]
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Camp was the dominant voice on the various collegiate football rules committees that developed the American game from his time as a player at Yale until his death.

On June 30, 1888, Camp married Alice Graham Sumner, sister of William Graham Sumner.
They had two children: Walter Camp, Jr. (born 1891) who attended Yale as well and was elected as a member of Scroll and Key in 1912, and Janet Camp Troxell (born 1897
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The Daily Dozen
 
Camp was a proponent of exercise, and not just for the athletes he coached. While working as an adviser to the United States military during World War I, he devised a program to help servicemen become more physically fit.
 
Walter Camp has just developed for the Naval Commission on Training Camp Activities a "short hand" system of setting up exercises that seems to fill the bill; a system designed to give a man a running jump start for the serious work of the day. It is called the "daily dozen set-up," meaning thereby twelve very simple exercises.[3]
 
Both the Army and the Navy used Camp's methods

| - - - -  So who marries the sister of  William Sumner????  who was another Bonesman and Social Darwinist
On June 30, 1888, Camp married Alice Graham Sumner, sister of William Graham Sumner.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Graham_Sumner


William Graham Sumner (October 30, 1840 – April 12, 1910) was an American academic and "held the first professorship in sociology" at Yale College.[1] For many years he had a reputation as one of the most influential teachers there. He was a polymath with numerous books and essays on American history, economic history, political theory, sociology, and anthropology.

He is credited with introducing the term "ethnocentrism," a term intended to identify imperialists' chief means of justification, in his book Folkways (1906). Sumner is often seen as a proto-libertarian. He was also the first to teach a course entitled "Sociology".[1]
Sumner was a critic of natural rights, famously arguing
 
"Before the tribunal of nature a man has no more right to life than a rattlesnake; he has no more right to liberty than any wild beast; his right to pursuit of happiness is nothing but a license to maintain the struggle for existence..."
 
—William Graham Sumner, "Earth-hunger, and other essays," p. 234.

Born in Paterson, New Jersey, Sumner graduated from Yale College in 1863, where he had been a member of Skull and Bones. During the late 1860s Sumner was an Episcopalian minister. In 1872, Sumner accepted the chair of Political Economy at Yale University.

Sumner was a staunch advocate of laissez-faire economics, as well as "a forthright proponent of free trade and the gold standard and a foe of socialism
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In 1875, Sumner became the first to teach a course entitled "sociology" in the English-speaking world

http://mises.org/daily/5206/The-Real-William-Graham-Sumner
In essence, however, "social Darwinism" seems to be the notion that success in the market proves an individual's fitness to survive in the struggle for existence, so that both legislation and private charity meant to assist those who fail in the market are inadvisable, since our species will grow stronger if these "unfit" individuals are allowed to die off.

Walter Camp has a foundation - who would guess that???

http://waltercamp.org/index.php/info/
Walter Camp (1859 - 1925)
 
"Walter Camp was one of the giants of football in the United States. He stands with Stagg, Rockne, Thorpe, Warner, Heffelfinger in the imprint they made upon the game. He stands first among them, for it was he who sired the game as it is played in the United States, the game that evolved from the rugby football of England. He played in the first Yale-Harvard game of rugby in 1876. From then on, his was the fertile, inventive mind and guiding leadership that brought about the evolution of the American style of football."

As a young man, Walter Camp was a competent swimmer, a good runner, and an able tennis player. By intense devotion to a regime of physical training, calisthenics and self denial, he became an outstanding athlete and it is our good fortune that he chose to elect football as the game to which he gave this intense dedication.

He played on the varsity teams of Yale from 1877 to 1882, serving as Captain in '78, '79, and '81. Under his leadership, Yale showed a record of twenty-five victories, one defeat, and six ties. Included with his highly developed skill as a runner, kicker, and sure tackler was an equally developed desire to win by all fair means and within the rules as they existed then.

His contributions to football are many. He is credited with the play from scrimmage, the numerical assessment of goals and tries, the restriction of play to eleven men per side, set plays, sequences, and strategy features which have led to the development of the fast, interesting, and organized game which we enjoy so much today. He is also credited with choosing the first All-America team, whereby recognition for outstanding play and accomplishment were properly made.

However, these are not the things alone for which he was known. He brought organization, planning, and stature to the game and served on the rules committee from his college days until his death. He helped to establish the National Collegiate Athletic Association which provided a control under which collegiate athletics operate even now, and during the First World War he was responsible for the physical conditioning of most of our armed forces.
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Re: Football's origins lies with Yale and Skull & Bones
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011, 11:15:05 pm »
Who did Princeton, Harvard and Yale STEAL and re-tool the game of football from?  The ancient Romans.  

Where did ancient Rome steal the sport form?   Ancient Greece.  Where did the ancient greeks steal the sport from?  The Egyptians.
http://www.goddesschess.com/chesstories/football.html  

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http://www.sis.gov.eg/En/LastPage.aspx?Category_ID=763
The Crowd Shouted... “Give us Barabbas!” ... and People, The NWO Gave Him To You.
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Re: Football's origins lies with Yale and Skull & Bones
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011, 11:23:01 pm »
Where did Princeton, Harvard and Yale STEAL and re-tool the game of football from?  The ancient Romans.  

Where did ancient Rome steal the sport form?   Ancient Greece.  Where did the ancient greeks steal the sport from?  The Egyptians.
http://www.goddesschess.com/chesstories/football.html  

Yes of course , but THEY REINTRODUCE IT in a NEW FORM for THEIR Purposes!

Please note the connection to Sociology , Social Darwinism "Eugenics" and integration into the U.S. military and american life.
What is football today a 100+ billion dollar business for bread and circus!
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Re: Football's Origins lies with Yale and Skull & Bones
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2011, 11:41:06 pm »
Walter Camp - He is also credited with choosing the first All-America team, whereby recognition for outstanding play and accomplishment were properly made.

So who was on that first "All-American" team? Another Bonesman...Amos Alonzo Stagg who also develops Basketball

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amos_Alonzo_Stagg



Amos Alonzo Stagg (August 16, 1862 – March 17, 1965) was an American athlete and pioneering college coach in multiple sports, primarily football. He served as the head football coach at Springfield College (1890–1891), the University of Chicago (1892–1932), and the College of the Pacific (1933–1946), compiling a career college football record of 314–199–35. His Chicago Maroons teams of 1905 and 1913 have been recognized as national champions. He was also the head basketball coach for one season at the University of Chicago (1920–1921), and the head baseball coach there for 19 seasons (1893–1905, 1907–1913).
 
Stagg played football as an end at Yale University and was selected to the first College Football All-America Team in 1889. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach in the charter class of 1951 and was the only individual honored in both roles until the 1990s.

Influential in other sports, Stagg developed basketball as a five-player sport and was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in its first group of inductees in 1959.

Stagg was born in West Orange, New Jersey and attended Phillips Exeter Academy. Playing at Yale University, where he was a divinity student, and a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity and the secret Skull and Bones society,[1][2] he was an end on the first All-America team, selected in 1889.

Stagg died in Stockton, California, at 102 years old.

Keep in mind the University of Chicago was founded by who? JD Rockerfeller:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Chicago

The University of Chicago (U of C, UC, UChicago, or simply Chicago) is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It was founded by the American Baptist Education Society with a donation from oil magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller and incorporated in 1890.

Stagg's University: The Rise, Decline, and Fall of Big-Time Football at Chicago
 By Robin Lester
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Re: Football's Origin lies with Yale and Skull & Bones
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2011, 12:09:12 am »
Oh and there is probably a baseball connection too... Like Bonesman G HW Bush
Did you know that President George Bush kept his personally well oiled glove in his desk in the Oval Office?


http://www.baseball-almanac.com/prz_qgb.shtml
President George Bush Baseball Related Quotations
George Bush was the captain of Yale's championship college baseball team and he played in the 1947 College World Series. They eventually lost that game to the University of California on a home run from future Red Sox star Jackie Jensen



1948: Appearing at Yale Field, a terminally ill Babe Ruth presents an autographed copy of his biography to Yale first baseman and team captain George Bush Sr.

Something I didn't know:

George H. W. Bush plays baseball at Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, ca.1942
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Re: Football and Basketball's Origin lies with Yale and Skull & Bones
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2011, 09:46:54 am »
Also related are the early Skull and Bones men that setup the models of american universities, they determined the administration and setup of the subjects to be studied... Andrew Dickson White as the primary for Cornell Stanford and U.C. Berkeley:

Chi Psi Fraternity founder Philip Spencer - S&B and The Pirates Own Book

Cornell which Andrew Dickson White setup and U.C. Berkeley which White also had a hand in. He was asked to set up Stanford but he sent his protege instead (David Starr Jordan ).  

Andrew Dickson White - Original S&B bonesman

Andrew Dickson White set the model for all the NWO universities.

The Stanford album: a photographic history, 1885-1945 By Margo Baumgarten Davis, Roxanne Nilan

Andrew Dickson White - Cornell Protege - David Starr Jordan (President Indiana U.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Starr_Jordan


David Starr Jordan after he became Stanford University's first President. Stanford Archives.

 
David Starr Jordan , Ph.D., LL.D. (January 19, 1851 – September 19, 1931) was a leading eugenicist, ichthyologist, educator and peace activist. He was president of Indiana University and Stanford University.
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During 1925, Jordan was an expert witness for the defense in the Scopes Trial.[1] That same year, he was a listed member in the Bohemian Club and the University Club in San Francisco.[3]

The heredity of Richard Roe: a discussion of the principles of eugenics - by David Starr Jordan

http://www.eugenicsarchive.org/html/eugenics/static/themes/14.html
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Many eugenicists lamented the supposed contamination of the white race with genes of other races. Madison Grant's The Passing of the Great Race, and Albert Wiggam's The New Decalogue Of Science popularized the idea of race segregation and sterilization of the "unfit."

David Starr Jordan, president of Stanford University, was a leading advocate of eugenic sterilization and was key in establishing the eugenics committee of the American Breeder's Association. Jordan's student, Paul Popenoe actively promoted compulsory sterilization in California. The Fitter Families Contests, founded by Mary T. Watts and Florence Brown Sherbon, took a positive approach and used state fairs as venues to promote eugenics.
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Re: Football and Basketball's Origin lies with Yale and Skull & Bones
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2011, 10:36:01 am »
http://www.cofa.unsw.edu.au/about-us/staff/186


Assoc.Prof. Fay (Fae) Brauer
Associate Professor; B.Art Theory Co-ordinator
School of Art History and Art Education
Qualifications
Ph.D. (Courtauld); M.A. (Courtauld); B.A. (Hons.); B.A. (Hons.) (London)
FAE (FAY) BRAUER is Associate Professor in Art History and Cultural Theory at The University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts and Research Professor for Visual Art Theory, School of Architecture and Visual Arts at the University of East London.  She has Honours degrees from the University of London with Masters and PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art.  

Her 2008 book, Art, Sex and Eugenics, Corpus Delecti, was awarded by the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand ‘best book of the year’.  
Her 2009 book, The Art of Evolution:  Darwin, Darwinisms and Visual Culture, was nominated for the Royal Society prize of ‘best book of the year in art, literature and science in Britain’.  
Her book, Modern Art’s Centre:  The Paris Salons and the French ‘Civilizing Mission’ is due to be published by Cambridge Scholars Press in 2011.  

While her edited book, Bloody Bodies:  The Art of Execution and Dissection is due to the published by The University of Illinois Press in 2012,
presently she is working on a book for The University of Pennsylvania Press entitled Regenerating the Species:   Art and Neo-Lamarckian Evolution in Republican France.  

She is Principal Investigator of the Australian Research Council project, Regenerating the Body:  Modern Art, Neo-Darwinism and the Fitness Imperative, and the exhibition and conference project for the Wellcome Trust, London, Eugenics, Science and the National Body.


http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-8357.2010.01079_4.x/full
Ashgate 2009 £65.00 $114.95 298 pp. ISBN 978-0-7546-5827-6

Fae Brauer's introductory essay ‘Making eugenic bodies delectable: Art, “Biopower” and “Scientia Sexualis” ’ sets the agenda for the eight essays in this collection, a scholarly investigation of eugenics as an unholy mix of science, sex, power, and the representation of bodies in art.

Brauer's introduction maps out the territory of eugenics in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and the integral role that art and visual culture played in the ‘delectation’ of the ideal body. Most notorious for post-war generations from the hideous experiment of Nazi eugenic sterilisation laws and the Holocaust, eugenics also has a long and disreputable history within British and other European colonialist enterprises, as this book demonstrates. Covering a range of representations in the visual and material culture of Europe and the ‘New World’, the eight international contributors discuss a range of subjects from Maori racial identity to Soviet women, and from Neo-Lamarckian eugenics to the ‘Ideal Type’ in modernist American design. With essays by Roger Blackley, Shawn Michelle Smith, Gabriel Koureas, Lorettann Gascard, Pat Simpson and Christina Cogdell, the collection is nevertheless shaped by Fae Brauer and Anthea Callen, who have each contributed an essay.

Eugenics flourished across the globe, in scientific institutions, ‘hygiene societies’, physical culture journals and art exhibitions, which all contributed to a widespread eugenics culture in which the idea of ‘the perfect race’ was not yet stigmatised by its Nazi associations.

 Indeed, I can remember interviewing an older woman who had been involved in birth control clinics in Sheffield and who vividly remembered, albeit with some embarrassment, watching eugenics films in the 1930s. Considering the profound reach of eugenic theory and its influence upon the arts and visual culture, it is surprising to discover that this is the first major study to be published in English.
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Another key theme is the complicity of art with eugenics in creating ideal gender types, and Brauer's own essay addresses the construction of ideals of femininity and masculinity following Neo-Lamarckian eugenic principles in attempts to regulate pornography in early-twentieth-century French culture. Female ‘upright’ breasts and manly muscles were subject to injunctions by advocates of eugenics and physical culture, and suitable models of ideal physical and moral types were provided in the journal La Culture Physique as well as in Salon art. Callen also takes the subject of masculinity, examining the ambiguity of the labouring male body as represented in sculpture, photography and in Millet's painting. Whereas the Apollo Belvedere was the model for ‘the ideal white body in histories of art and race’, the Borghese Gladiator provided the ideal labouring body as both manly and physical. Gabriel Koureas extends the analysis of masculinity into the visual culture of the interwar period by examining case studies of the popular magazine The Superman, the film Tell England, and Wyndham Lewis' self-portraits, which he sees as a means of coming to terms with the traumatic experiences of the First World War. In complementary essays, Lorrettan Gascard and Pat Simpson explore the ideal woman in Nazi visual culture and in Soviet ‘euthenics’ respectively, as emblematic of state-controlled eugenics policies. Germany's emphasis was on the racial function of motherhood in reproducing white Nordic types, while in Soviet Russia the New Woman was mobilised in visual images that addressed women as both workers and mothers. While Brauer notes ‘the representation of woman as a titillating eugenic body to signal her ripeness for procreative sex and nurturance of a new race’, there is no reference in the book to the impact of eugenics on mothers, other than in these familiar examples. It would also have been interesting to examine how women were the specific targets of propaganda and medical practice in Britain and the USA, as well as in India and other postcolonial countries up until the present.


http://www.ashgate.com/pdf/SamplePages/Art_Sex_and_Eugenics_Intro.pdf
Introduction - Making Eugenic Bodies Delectable: Art, ‘Biopower’ and ‘Scientia Sexualis’ Fae Brauer

On 1 January 1934, the Third Reich Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring, better known as the Eugenic Sterilization Law, was applied. Two hundred and fifty thousand people diagnosed with alcoholism,
manic-depression, schizophrenia, hereditary epilepsy, blindness and deafness, congenital mental deficiency, hereditary disease and physical deformity disrupting locomotion were sterilized
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This was the first step in a complex and systematic eugenic campaign, outlined by Lorettann Gascard in Chapter 6 of this book, culminating in the extermination of Jews, homosexuals, gypsies, political dissidents and others classified as physiologically or psychologically ‘degenerate’.

Immediately American and British eugenicists congratulated the Nazi government on the legal and ideological clarity of its law.

Assistant Secretary of the American Public Health Association, William W. Peter, proudly announced it had been his ‘privilege to meet some of the leaders in the present political regime who are responsible for new undertakings in reconstruction of the social order’.2

Rockefeller continued funding the Kaiser Wilhelm Gesellschaft, while IBM initiated a commercial contract with Hitler to produce medical questionnaires and disability cards. In turn, the Nazi government not just commended the eugenic research and policies fostered in America and Britain, but acknowledged American sterilization laws as their precedent

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Mendelian eugenics championed by Charles B. Davenport from 1903 and American race betterment societies by the time of the 1939 New York World Fair provide the context in Chapter 8 for exploring the mutually reinforcing
interrelationship between streamlining design and eugenically streamlining ‘superman of tomorrow’ – a corpus delecti that would be taller, stronger and longer living than any previous human being, with the power to select the sex of their children.  

After examining the ‘normal’ corpus delecti manifest by the sculptures ‘Norma’ and ‘Normman’ (Figure 8.3), ‘Joe’ and ‘Josephine’ (Figure 8.6), this final chapter concludes with designer Henry Dreyfuss’ projection of
‘tomorrow’s children’: ‘A race of Greek gods and Amazons’ by the year 2000.

Despite the range of eugenic models and cultures revealed in these chapters, these are not the primary focus of this book. The first word in the sub-title of this book signals its focus upon the body as it became the object
and target of power within modern nation states. The ways in which each and every body became subjected to disciplinary mechanisms within the modern nation state is examined, following Michel Foucault’s theory of ‘biopower’.12

The ways in which subtle new technologies of coercion and dissuasion were exercised upon the body are explored through the dual mechanisms of disciplining body movement, gesture, exercise, posture and speed, in tandem with its meticulous surveillance through inspections, reports, surveys, supervisions, measurement and imaging.

Once health replaced salvation, these disciplinary mechanisms entailed, as this book reveals, callisthenics, ergonomics, bodybuilding, gymnastics, physical culture, physical education and such new modern sports as athletics, boxing, cycling, football, diving and swimming. They also entailed new mechanisms for monitoring diet, fatigue and energy expenditure and for implementing hygiene through regular baths,
douches or showers and the use of newly manufactured soaps.

Through the internalization of such mechanisms, Foucault concludes that ‘a subtle coercion is exercised on the body infinitesimally’. ‘Attitudes and movements, exercises and gestures all generate a meticulous and insidious control over the operations of the body
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Body Cultures and Healthy Nudes

Despite differences between Galtonian, Lamarckian, Mendelian and Weismannian eugenicists, they concurred over the evolutionary benefits conferred by body cultures and the need for sexual selection of the fit body to regenerate Western races.

Once modern sport was identified as integral to evolution, athletics, boxing, cycling, football, swimming and gymnastics
burgeoned. The Olympic Games were revived while schools for physical culture and education thrived
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As physical culture seemed to alleviate specific defects, it became more closely linked to eugenics. Its rapid growth paralleled the popularization of eugenics. A decade after Desbonnet opened his schools for rational physical culture in France, outlined by Brauer, Eugen Sandow launched his physical culture schools in England, while Lionel Strongfort started his institutes in Berlin-Wilmersdorf and New Jersey, offering ‘train by-mail Strongfortism’. Bernarr McFadden began physical culture schools in America while ‘The Russian Lion’, George Hackenschmidt, opened them in Moscow. So crucial to national evolution did body culture appear that the German Association for Rational Body Discipline was operative well before 1900. After the Bolshevik Revolution, the All-Union Committee for Physical Culture and Sports Affairs was incepted in the Soviet Union. During the interwar years, Koureas mentions that the Paladin League advocated physical culture throughout Britain (Figures 5.1 to 5.5).

Through photography, painting, sculpture, posters and film of athletes, Olympians and physical culturalists, health was aestheticized and the body turned into a culture.  At the 1900 Olympics in Paris, Richer and Etienne-Jules Marey set up a studio in which they could photograph the physiology of Olympians.

http://www.robertedwardauctions.com/auction/2005/651.html
887 Bela Pratt Baseball Player Statue (Amos Alonzo Stagg)



One of the most elegant and majestic baseball figural pieces of the nineteenth century, this glazed plaster figure by very well known Boston sculptor Bela Pratt (1867-1917) has the feel, dignity, and presence of a marble statue dating from ancient Roman times. The figure's pose is reminiscent of Christy Mathewson, but this piece actually dates from 1887, long before Mathewson took the mound.
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Of additional special note regarding the offered statue is the fact that the figure is not a generic baseball player, but in fact is modeled after the assistant baseball coach at Yale in 1887, who at this time was none other than Amos Alonzo Stagg.

Stagg was a baseball and football star at Yale, and went on to great fame for his many contributions to the world of sport and as the greatest coach in college football history.

http://chestofbooks.com/sports/athletics/Outdoor-Library/Physical-Characteristics-Of-The-Athlete-Part-3.html
Physical Characteristics Of The Athlete. Part 3


Stagg's University: The Rise, Decline, and Fall of Big-Time Football at Chicago  By Robin Lester

http://victorianpeeper.blogspot.com/2010/09/eadweard-muybridge-at-tate-britain.html


The pioneering Anglo-American photographer Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) is the focus of a new exhibition that opened earlier this week at Tate Britain. Bringing together more than 150 works, the exhibition demonstrates how Muybridge broke new ground in the emerging art form of photography.

Born in Kingston-upon-Thames in 1830, Muybridge (DNB bio here, Wiki bio here) studied photography in England before starting his career in the United States. Perhaps best known for his studies of animal and human subjects in motion, he was also a highly successful landscape and survey photographer, documentary artist, war correspondent, and inventor. Muybridge’s revolutionary techniques produced timeless images that have profoundly influenced generations of photographers, filmmakers, and artists, including Francis Bacon, Marcel Duchamp, Jasper Johns, Cy Twombly, and Douglas Gordon
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It features Muybridge's celebrated experimental series of motion-capture photographs, including The Attitudes of Animals in Motion (1881) and Animal Locomotion, a series of 781 collotype prints in 11 volumes published by the University of Pennsylvania in 1887. The exhibition also considers how Muybridge constructed, manipulated, and presented these photographs. A special highlight is an original "zoopraxiscope," a device Muybridge invented that projected his images in a way that created the illusion of movement.

http://chronicle.com/article/Eadweard-Muybridge-Thief-of/66024/
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Lavishly supported by the University of Pennsylvania in the 1880s, Muybridge continued his motion studies with hundreds of subjects, human as well as nonhuman animals. The human tableaux (many nude) are rigidly gendered. The men are athletic and virile, boxing, running, working. Women sweep, dust, and scrub floors; as Marta Braun writes in the exhibition catalog, "they spend a remarkable amount of their time with cups, bowls, jugs, and vases." Given interest at the time in phrenology, anthropometry, and eugenics, Muybridge's motion studies entered into scientific and anthropological debates about the nature of the human body and the extent to which physiology determined the human condition.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_culture_studies
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The word “body culture” appeared for first time around 1900, but at that time signifying a certain form of physical practice.

The so-called “life reform” (German Lebensreform) aimed at the reform of clothing and of nurture and favoured new bodily activities, which constituted a new sector side by side with established gymnastics and sport. The main fields of this third sector of movement culture were nudism, rhythmic-expressive gymnastics, yoga and body building (Wedemeyer-Kolwe 2004) as well as a new type of youth wandering.

Though highly diverse, they found a comprehensive term in the German word Körperkultur, in English physical culture (→physical education), in French culture physique, and in Danish kropskultur. Inspirations from the movement of body culture gave birth to early studies in the history of bodily positions and movements (Gaulhofer 1930; Marcel Mauss 1934).

http://eideard.wordpress.com/2011/07/30/fewer-nudists-numbers-dwindle-in-germanys-population/

Much to the chagrin of Free Body Culture (FKK) enthusiasts who have been stripping off their clothing on beaches and parks since the early 1900s, a cold wind has been blowing across Germany for nudists and their numbers are steadily dwindling.
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Nude sunbathing has a long tradition in Germany. The Free Body Culture (FKK) movement was founded in the early 20th century and succeeded in taking much of the smut and embarrassment out of nudity.

Even Germany’s top model Heidi Klum was quoted in the German media recently extolling the virtues of topless sunbathing and describing difficulties she has pursuing it in places such as the United States and Italy where it’s frowned upon or illegal…

In Germany, public nudity on beaches and lakes is by and large tolerated and practitioners face no legal consequences, although some courts have fined some caught hiking nude on public trails or riding bikes or horses while naked…

There are other reasons contributing to decline of the unique German cultural tradition. As a 70-year-old eastern woman named Brigitte pointed out, growing prosperity has led to growing waist sizes…

“But with the rise in prosperity a lot of people have come apart at the seams and they can’t show their bodies in public anymore. We’ve become a lot chubbier with all this prosperity. It’s not really very aesthetic anymore.
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Re: Football's origins lies with Yale and Skull & Bones
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2011, 10:40:20 am »
Yes of course , but THEY REINTRODUCE IT in a NEW FORM for THEIR Purposes!

Please note the connection to Sociology , Social Darwinism "Eugenics" and integration into the U.S. military and american life.
What is football today a 100+ billion dollar business for bread and circus!

100% correct!

Basketball was ALSO 'reintroduced'.  A bread and circuses event for both the Aztecs and  Mayans with a bloody ending of course.    There is a Roman Catholic connection to this story of reintroduction.

BTW-
Thank you for connecting the eugenics dots!

Lastly,
If you would have told people living in the 1880's that ADULTS would be playing sports in stadiums that would hold 75,000 ADULTS cheering them on they would call you crazy.  NO ADULTS played 'games' ONLY children and juveniles played 'games'.
The Crowd Shouted... “Give us Barabbas!” ... and People, The NWO Gave Him To You.
http://www.dominicanajournal.org/give-us-barabbas/

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Re: Football and Basketball's Origin lies with Yale and Skull & Bones
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2011, 08:24:35 pm »
An interesting connection to another Yale man and S&B and crew rowing team, Irving Fisher, who becomes a Eugenicist as a protege of S&B William Graham Sumner and a associate of S&B and Ex-President William Howard Taft...


Prof. Irving Fisher of Yale - Published: 1927. - Library of Congres

http://www.yalealumnimagazine.com/issues/03_03/old_yale.html
An Eccentric Economist - March 2003 by Judith Ann Schiff

In the prophecy business, failures tend to outlive successes. So it is that Yale professor Irving Fisher (1867-1947), a pioneer in mathematical economics, is remembered by many people more for one bad financial prediction than for considerable accomplishments in his academic discipline and in fields as seemingly different as world peace and personal health.

Shortly before the stock market crash of 1929, Fisher proclaimed that stock prices were not over-inflated, but rather at a new stable plateau. While events proved him embarrassingly wrong—he lost a fortune in the ensuing market collapse—Fisher's intellectual "stock" would eventually rebound.

Fisher entered Yale in 1884. His father had just died, and to make ends meet, he had to live with his young brother and mother in a modest apartment near the campus. In addition, Fisher tutored, competed for academic prize money, and worked on his inventions, such as a device to improve a piano's performance. As a member of Bob Cook's crew, he invented an indicator to improve a rower's stroke.

Following graduation in 1888, Fisher entered the Graduate School, studying mathematics under Josiah Willard Gibbs and political economy with William Graham Sumner, who suggested that Fisher combine the fields for his dissertation. The resulting paper, one of the earliest works of mathematical economics by an American, brought Fisher international recognition, and in 1898, Yale appointed him professor of political economy. Living with his wife and growing family in a mansion on upper Prospect Street, Fisher's future seemed secure.

But later that year he was stricken with tuberculosis. Forced to devote six years of his life to restoring his health, Fisher wrote that the ordeal "greatly changed my point of view from that of an academic . to that of partaker in public movements for the betterment of mankind." He became an advocate of healthful eating and outdoor living, inventing tents and special beds for tuberculosis patients. Something of an eccentric, Fisher bicycled to classes and meetings and jogged in shorts, even in winter. On car trips he subsisted on what he considered a complete diet, bananas and peanut butter.

In 1907, he formed and chaired "The Committee of One Hundred," to promote the establishment of a national bureau of health.  One of the Committee's early reports, National Vitality, Its Wastes and Conservation, deemed public health a natural resource.

In 1913, Fisher co-founded the Life Extension Institute to persuade insurance companies to provide free health check-ups to their customers. This led to an interest in eugenics, and he was among the first to develop the controversial eugenics movement in the United States. He co-authored How to Live, which became a standard hygiene textbook for schools and colleges. Through 90 editions, the text advised on every aspect of health, including heredity and selecting a mate.

With the advent of World War One, Fisher became a charter member of a group supporting a "League to Enforce Peace," an idea he had first presented in 1890 to the Yale Political Science Club. In the 1920s he continued to work toward America's participation in the League of Nations.

Fisher's most profitable invention, the Index Visible, which in its simplest form became the Rolodex, made him a multimillionaire. In 1925 his firm merged with a competitor to form what later became Remington Rand and then Sperry Rand.

As an economist, Fisher was called "the greatest expert of all time on index numbers" by Yale professor and Nobel Prize-winner James Tobin, and from 1923 to 1936, Fisher's company, the Index Number Institute, computed price indices from all over the world. To be sure, his assessment of the stock market index was flawed, but after Fisher's death in 1947, Yale President Charles Seymour received a letter of condolence from the Harvard economics faculty stating their "opinion that no American has contributed more to the advancement of his chosen subject than Fisher."  


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irving_Fisher
Irving Fisher (February 27, 1867 – April 29, 1947) was an American economist, health campaigner, and eugenicist, and one of the earliest American neoclassical economists, though his later work on debt deflation often regarded as belonging instead to the Post-Keynesian school
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A week after he was admitted to Yale College, his father died at age 53. Irving carried on, however, supporting his mother, brother, and himself, mainly by tutoring. He graduated Yale with a B.A degree in 1888; he was a member of Skull and Bones
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Personal ideals
The lay public perhaps knew Fisher best as a health campaigner and eugenicist.

In 1898 he found that he had tuberculosis, the disease that killed his father. After three years in sanatoria, Fisher returned to work with even greater energy and with a second vocation as a health campaigner.

He advocated vegetarianism, avoiding red meat, and exercise, writing How to Live: Rules for Healthful Living Based on Modern Science, a USA best seller.

In 1912 he also became a member of the scientific advisory to the Eugenics Record Office and served as the secretary of the American Eugenics Society.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugenics_Record_Office
The Eugenics Record Office (ERO) at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in Cold Spring Harbor, New York was a center for eugenics and human heredity research in the first half of the twentieth century. Both its founder, Charles Benedict Davenport, and its director, Harry H. Laughlin were major contributors to the field of eugenics in the United States.

Founded in 1910, the ERO was financed primarily by Mary Harriman (widow of railroad baron E. H. Harriman),[1] Rockefeller family and then the Carnegie Institution until 1939.

In 1944 it closed, and its records were transferred to the Charles Fremont Dight Institute for the Promotion of Human Genetics at the University of Minnesota.
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http://chestofbooks.com/health/nutrition/Fletcherism/The-Irving-Fisher-Experiments.html
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The Irving Fisher Experiments

The tests of endurance, which were conducted by Professor Irving Fisher, of Yale, now President of the Committee of One Hundred on National Health of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and with the cooperation of the famous athletic coach, Alonzo B. Stagg, formerly of Yale, but now of the University of Chicago - on College athletes, students of sedentary habits, and on members of the staff of the Battle Creek Sanatorium - are of prodigious importance in their relation to the possibilities of human endurance through simple Fletcherizing
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http://chestofbooks.com/health/nutrition/Fletcherism/My-Endurance-Test-At-Yale.html
My Endurance Test At Yale
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Professor Irving Fisher, of Yale, had devised a new form of endurance-testing machine intended to be used upon the muscles most commonly in use by all persons. Obviously these are the muscles used in walking. Quite a large number of tests had been measured by the Fisher machine, but it was still being studied with a view to possible simplification.



William Howard Taft Yale College BA 1878 - Notice the Skull and Bones tie Pin....

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19598/19598-h/19598-h.htm
Title: How to Live - Rules for Healthful Living Based on Modern Science
Author: Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk

Hon. William Howard Taft - Chairman, Board of Directors Life Extension Institute, Inc.
PROF. IRVING FISHER - Chairman, Hygiene Reference Board - IRVING FISHER, Chairman,  PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL ECONOMY, YALE UNIVERSITY
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The insidious encroachment of the chronic diseases that sap the vitality of the individual and impair the efficiency of the race is a matter of increasing importance. The mere extension of human life is not only in itself an end to be desired, but the well digested scientific facts presented in this volume clearly show that the most direct and effective means of lengthening human life are at the same time those that make it more livable and add to its power and capacity for achievement.



http://www.fhiplan.com/ctrowing/yalecrew.htm
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1870 was also the year that Bob Cook, then a sophomore and captain of the Yale crew, went to England for three months to study rowing at London, Cambridge and Oxford. Returning, he brought with him an understanding of the English Orthodox style of rowing, which he introduced to Yale and to America at large. Cook would later become head crew coach at Yale and produce an extraordinary record of success from 1872 until his departure in 1899. To this day, no other college in America has produced an amateur alumnus crew coach with such an outstanding record of success. The Bob Cook boathouse on the Housatonic River stands as a monument to his significant contribution to American collegiate crew.

So we have Irving Fisher teaming up with ex prez William Howaerd Taft (S&B 1878) who was also on Yales wrestling team:
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Hon. William Howard Taft - Chairman, Board of Directors Life Extension Institute, Inc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Howard_Taft

... like most of his family, attended Yale College in New Haven, Connecticut.[9] At Yale, he was a member of the Linonian Society, a literary and debating society; Skull and Bones, the secret society co-founded by his father in 1832; and the Beta chapter of the Psi Upsilon fraternity. He was given the nickname "Big Lub" because of his size, but his college friends knew him by the nickname "Old Bill".
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Taft was at one point Yale's intramural heavyweight wrestling champion.[12] In 1878, Taft graduated from Yale, ranking second in his class out of 121




William Howard Taft, the heaviest wrestling President at his ''best weight'' of 225, was a lifelong follower of collar and elbow. Big Bill was intramural heavyweight champion at Yale, and was a fourth generation wrestler in the Taft family. He was the 27th President.


Taft's dad:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alphonso_Taft

Born in Townshend, Vermont, the son of Peter Rawson Taft of the powerful Taft family, he graduated from Yale College in 1833, where he also was a tutor 1835-37. At Yale, he and his classmate William Huntington Russell cofounded Skull and Bones[1] , the preeminent undergraduate club. He subsequently studied law at the Yale Law School, was admitted to the Connecticut bar in 1838, moved to Cincinnati in 1839 where he was a member of the Cincinnati City Council, and became one of the most influential citizens of Ohio. He was a member of the boards of trustees of the University of Cincinnati and of Yale College

His son, William Howard Taft, was the 27th President of the United States and was a member of Yale's Skull and Bones like his founder father; another son, Charles Phelps Taft, supported the founding of Wolf's Head Society at Yale



Taft says goodbye to his son, Charles Phelps Taft II as he leaves for World War I. ...

He dropped out of Yale University in order to serve in the United States Army during World War I and later returned to graduate in 1918, and then earned his law degree from Yale Law School in 1921. He was a 1918 initiate into the Skull and Bones Society.[2] ...  Later in 1925, he became the youngest President of the International YMCA [so we see the continuty of Phys ed and Eugenics]


Interviewee: James Watson. Davenport's 1910 pamphlet, Eugenics: The Science of Human Improvement by Better Breeding, begins with a chapter on fit and unfit matings. Here James Watson discusses the founding of eugenics and explores some archival materials remaining from the Eugenics Record Office at Cold Spring Harbor. (DNAi Location: Chronicle > Threat of the unfit > Founders > "Fit and unfit matings")

Here's that little pamphlet by Charles Davenport, published in 1910, called Eugenics. And it was published for the YMCA Health League. And the first chapter is called "Fit and Unfit Matings." And it's interesting to see the first sentence: "There comes a time in the life of most thoughtful, cultured people when they realize they are drifting toward marriage, and when they stop to consider if a proposed union, will lead to healthful, mentally well-endowed offspring. Were our knowledge of heredity more precisely formulated, there is little doubt that many certainly unfit matings would be prevented, and other fit matings that are avoided through false scruples, would be happily contracted."


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A little background:

http://jubilee2012.50webs.com/the_house_of_rothschild.htm
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6. The Opium trade with China.

The Rothschilds bought controlling interests in British East India Shipping Company and the illegal Opium trade with China. They offered junior partnerships to New England's leading American families.

The Russell, Coolidge, Delano, Forbes and Perkins families became fabulously rich smuggling Opium aboard their speedy Clipper ships into China. In 1820 Samuel Russell bought out the Perkins syndicate and ran the Opium smuggling operation with his partner Warren Delano Jr. who was the grandfather of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Britain had finally found a commodity that China would take – Opium. Imported from India, just a few chests at first, and then thousands. When the Chinese authorities tried to stop the Opium trade, the British sent in their Gunboats. After nearly 20 years of turmoil the treaty of Tien-Tsin in 1858 not only allowed Opium to be imported, but handed over China's ports and all her International trade to Western control.

After the war, Opium poured into China on an even greater scale and her Emperors were powerless to stop it.

In 1842, the British stole Hong Kong from China in an Opium drug-deal called the treaty of Nanking. The Russell family who controlled the US arm of the Rothschild drug smuggling operation, set up the Skull and Bones fraternity at Yale University.

America's big money families formed the fraternity's inner power circle. Taft, Russell, Schiff, Haremon (Harriman), Bush, Warburg, Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Stemson (Stimson), Weighouser, Vanderbilt, Goodyear and Pillsbury were all members.

These families intermarried over the generations to form America's big money aristocracy.

Skull and bones member Alfonso Taft catapulted his son William Taft right into the top job at the White House. President Taft's 17th. Amendment to the US Constitution guaranteed the right of big-money insiders to hand-pick Senators and buy control of the US Senate.

Today, the most influential members of the CIA, the US Government, and big finance are Skull and Bones men.

The Hollywood movie lots are owned by the Illuminati Lehman brothers, Rothschild agent Kuhn and Loeb and Goldman Sachs.
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Re: Football and Basketball's Origin lies with Yale and Skull & Bones
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2011, 02:41:32 pm »
The S&B NBA/NFL tradition continues....

Frederick W. Smith  Yale S&B is also a co-owner of the Washington Redskins NFL Team
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_W._Smith

Frederick W. Smith

Frederick Wallace Smith (born August 11, 1944), or Fred Smith, is the founder, chairman, president, and CEO of FedEx, originally known as Federal Express, the first overnight express delivery company in the world, and the largest in the United States. The company is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.

Smith was born in Marks, Mississippi, the son of James Frederick Smith — who (before age 20) dropped his first name, expressing a preference to be known as Fred or Frederick — the founder of the Toddle House restaurant chain and the Smith Motor Coach Company, in which in 1931 The Greyhound Corporation bought a controlling interest, and which Greyhound renamed as the Dixie Greyhound Lines.[2][3] Fred Smith, the father, died while Smith the son was only 4, and the boy was raised by his mother and uncles.[4]
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In 1962, Smith entered Yale University. While attending Yale, he wrote a paper for an economics class, outlining overnight delivery service in a computer information age. ... .
Smith became a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and the secret society Skull and Bones.

 He received his Bachelor's degree in economics in 1966. In his college years, he was a friend and DKE fraternity brother of George W. Bush.[7] Smith was also friends with John Kerry and shared an enthusiasm for aviation with Kerry and was a flying partner with him.
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In addition to FedEx, Smith is also a co-owner of the Washington Redskins NFL Team. His son, Arthur Smith, who played football at the University of North Carolina, is now a coach for the Washington Redskins.
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In June 2009, Smith expressed interest in purchasing the controlling share (60%) of the St. Louis Rams from Chip Rosenbloom and Lucia Rodriguez


http://www.infowars.com/grisly-skull-and-bones-relic-to-be-auctioned-by-christies/
Grisly Skull and Bones Relic to be Auctioned by Christie’s
Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com January 9, 2010
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It was revealed during the 2004 election that both George W. Bush and John Kerry are members of the Yale University Skull and Bones death cult. The late Tim Russert asked Bush and Kerry if they could talk about their membership in the Brotherhood of Death. Both responded by saying they would not talk about Skull and Bones because it is secret. Soon thereafter the story fell off the corporate media radar screen.

http://www.201k.com/Kerry_or_Bush.html


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/campaigns/wh2000/stories/bush072799.htm
Bush: So-So Student but a Campus Mover  - Third of seven articles
By Lois Romano and George Lardner Jr.
Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, July 27, 1999; Page A1
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Bush almost instinctively managed to always be in the center of the action, an ubiquitous, noisy presence at school events. He was the head football cheerleader his senior year, a member of his class rock-and-roll band, the Torqueys – not singing or playing an instrument but clapping – and organizer of the school's stickball league.


Oh and John FORBES Kerry :



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Kerry
Kerry is the child of Richard Jerry Kerry (1915–2000), a Foreign Service Officer and an attorney for the Bureau of United Nations Affairs, and Rosemary Forbes Kerry (1913–2002), a World War II nurse and member of the wealthy Forbes family
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In 1962, Kerry entered Yale University, majoring in political science. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1966.
Kerry played on the soccer, hockey, lacrosse and fencing teams; in addition, he took flying lessons
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 He was also a member of the secretive Skull and Bones Society. He also traveled to Switzerland through AIESEC Yale
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Re: Football and Basketball's Origin lies with Yale and Skull & Bones
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2011, 05:44:49 pm »
NBA - Yale - Skull and bones  ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_G._Graves,_Jr.


Earl Gilbert "Butch" Graves, Jr. (born January 5, 1962, in Brooklyn, New York, US) is an American businessman and retired basketball player. He is a Scarsdale High School graduate.

Graves, the son of Black Enterprise founder Earl G. Graves, Sr., attended Yale University and earned an MBA from Harvard University.

While at Yale he was a member of Skull and Bones[1] and captained the college basketball team.

He currently is the all-time leading scorer in Yale men's basketball history and third all-time in Ivy League.

He was drafted into the NBA by the Philadelphia 76ers and later played briefly for the Cleveland Cavaliers (1984-85).

Graves has worked for Morgan Stanley, as president and CEO of Earl G. Graves Publishing Company, publisher of Black Enterprise, and director of Autozone, Inc.


http://www.aeispeakers.com/speakerbio.php?SpeakerID=1506
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Butch received his bachelor's degree in economics from Yale University in 1984, distinguishing himself both academically and athletically. As a four-year starter and captain of the Yale basketball team, Earl G. Graves, Jr. became the school's all-time leading scorer and finished his college basketball career as the second leading scorer in Ivy League history. He was drafted in the third round by the National Basketball Association's Philadelphia 76ers in 1984 and enjoyed a brief professional basketball career with the Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers.

And then there's his dad:
http://www.aeispeakers.com/speakerbio.php?SpeakerID=1507



Earl G. Graves is a nationally recognized authority on Black business development and the founder and publisher of BLACK ENTERPRISE Magazine. In 1972, Earl G. Graves was named one of the ten most outstanding minority businessmen in the country by the President of the United States, and received the National Award of Excellence in recognition of his achievements in minority business enterprise.

Graves is also listed in Who's Who in America, and in 1974, was named one of Time Magazine's 200 future leaders of the country.
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Earl G. Graves also served as Chairman and CEO of Pepsi-Cola of Washington, D.C., L.P., the largest minority-controlled Pepsi-Cola franchise in the United States.

Earl G. Graves acquired the $60 million franchise in July of 1990. The company covers a franchise territory of over 400 square miles including Washington, D.C. and Prince George's County, Maryland. At year-end 1998, he sold the franchise back to the parent company where he continues to be a significant stockholder and is Chairman of Pepsi's Customer Advisory and Ethnic Marketing Committee.
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Mr. Graves was an Administrative Assistant to the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy from 1965 to 1968.

After Senator Kennedy's assassination, Mr. Graves formed his own management consulting firm to advise corporations on urban affairs and economic development. Included among the firm's clients were major multinational companies.
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Re: Football and Basketball's Origin lies with Yale and Skull & Bones
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2011, 06:01:55 pm »
NBA - Yale - Skull and Bones... and a accordian....

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/b0044nu5m2/mitrasites-20


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Lavelli

Anthony Lavelli, Jr. (July 11, 1926 – January 8, 1998) was an American basketball player and musician. He averaged 6.9 points [1] per game during his two year NBA career (1949–1951) while also providing half-time entertainment with his accordion performances.

A native of Somerville, Massachusetts, Lavelli attended Yale University as a music student and was a member of Skull and Bones

He aspired to compose musical comedies after he graduated.[4] He wrote over a dozen songs while in college, with titles like "I Want a Helicopter" [5] and "You're the Boppiest Bee-Bop",[6] and he also appeared as an accordion soloist for the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.[7] As a senior, he applied to the Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, and the New England Conservatory of Music.[8]

However, Lavelli's musical talents were often overshadowed by his achievements on the basketball court. Lavelli claimed that he had only learned basketball as a teenager to impress his friends, who were mostly apathetic to his music.[9]

 Nevertheless, he would become one of Yale's all-time greatest players. A 6'3" forward with an accurate one-handed hook shot, he scored 1,964 points in four years and graduated as the fourth highest-scorer in college basketball history.[10]

He also earned four All-American team selections and one Player of the Year award during his college career.[11]

Upon graduating, he was selected as the first overall pick of the Boston Celtics in the 1949 BAA Draft
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Lavelli signed with the rival New York Knicks prior to the start of the 1950-51 NBA season. He averaged 3.3 points per game with the Knicks and participated in their playoff run, which ended in the 1951 NBA Finals at the hands of the Rochester Royals.[19] However, Lavelli had joined the Knicks specifically so that he would be close to Juilliard, and he finally began taking courses there during his tenure with the team.[17]

During the mid-1950s, Lavelli played with the College All-Stars, who primarily served as opponents to the Harlem Globetrotters, and his accordion performances became a fixture of the Globetrotters’ halftime show.

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Re: Football and Basketball's Origin lies with Yale and Skull & Bones
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2012, 01:43:55 pm »
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone and Texas

Here are the kind of people involved in F1 - Race Fixer - Flavio Briatore  ....

Didn't AJ just have the guy on about sports game rigging?

Ref’s Don’t Matter: The Fix is in

http://www.thefixisin.net/

Brian Tuohy



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flavio_Briatore

Flavio Briatore (born 12 April 1950) is an Italian businessman. He started his career as a restaurant manager and insurance salesman in Italy. Convicted in Italy on several fraud charges in the 1980s, he set up a number of successful Benetton franchises as a fugitive in the Virgin Islands and the United States.

In 1990, he was promoted by Luciano Benetton to manager of the Benetton Formula One racing team, which became Renault F1 in 2002.

From 2007 to 2010, he was part-owner and chairman of London's Queens Park Rangers F.C..

On 16 September 2009, Briatore was forced to resign from the ING Renault F1 team due to his involvement in race fixing at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix.

 After the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) conducted its own investigation, Briatore was banned indefinitely from any events sanctioned by the FIA, although this ban was later overturned by the French Tribunal de Grande Instance.
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He was convicted of multiple counts of fraud in the 1980s, receiving two prison sentences.[3][4][1][5]

In 1986, in Milan, Briatore was convicted for 3 years for fraud and conspiracy. He was convicted for his role in a team of confidence tricksters who, over a number of years, set up rigged gambling games, which used fake playing cards.

The judges described these as elaborate confidence tricks, in which victims were invited to dinner, before being "ensnared" in rigged games, that involved a cast of fictional characters, and realised enormous profits for their perpetrators.[6] Later, Briatore was involved in the bankruptcy of Paramatti. He was convicted on various counts of fraud in Bergamo, for which he was sentenced to 4 years and 6 months in prison.[7] To avoid imprisonment, he fled to Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands.[8] He never went to prison and he came back to Italy only thanks to an act of oblivion
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In March 2003, 53-year-old Briatore began dating 30-year-old supermodel Heidi Klum. In December she announced her pregnancy.[42] Soon after the two split and Klum began dating the musician Seal. Klum gave birth to Helene (Leni) Klum in May 2004 in New York City.[43] According to Klum, Briatore is not involved in Leni's life; she has stated emphatically that "Seal is Leni's father".[44] In 2009 Briatore allowed Seal to adopt his daughter and change her name to Helene Samuel.[45]
 
58-year-old Briatore married the 28-year-old 'Wonderbra' model Elisabetta Gregoraci, on 14 June 2008. The driver of the bridal car was Fernando Alonso. After the ceremony, Alonso drove the newlyweds to the reception at the Castello di Torcrescenza in Rome[46]. Gregoraci gave birth to their son Falco Nathan in Nice, France on 18 March 2010


http://www.gossipjacker.net/2010/05/heidi-klums-baby-daddys-25-million.html

May 25, 2010



Flavio Briatore's $25 million yacht, Force Blue, was impounded over the weekend by Italian tax collectors. Italian police released video footage of their Riviera raid on the former icebreaker while Briatore's wife, model Elisabetta Gregoraci, and their 2-month-old son were on board.

 The former Formula One chief, who had a daughter with Heidi Klum, is accused of avoiding taxes by registering the yacht in the Cayman Islands as a vessel for hire, though Briatore lives on the boat himself for extended periods of time. Authorities claim he owes $5 million in unpaid taxes.


http://www.zimbio.com/Flavio+Briatore/articles/6oialhIzryK/Flavio+Briatore+Heidi+Klum+Ex+Going+Father
Flavio Briatore, Heidi Klum's Ex, Is Going To Be a Father Again
By Deena Bustillo on October 7, 2009


Flavio Briatore used to be married to Heidi Klum and tied the knot for the second time last June to another supermodel, Elisabetta Gregoraci. They're now expecting their first child together. The stunning 29-year-old recently debuted her pregnant belly to the world and is due in the spring.

Elisabetta was a Wonderbra model.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_Formula_One_crash_controversy

The Renault Formula One crash controversy, dubbed Crashgate by some in the media, is a sporting scandal perpetrated by the Renault F1 team who ordered Nelson Piquet, Jr. to crash deliberately during the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, in order to gain a sporting advantage for his Renault team-mate Fernando Alonso
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On 16 September Renault stated that they would not contest the charges, and announced that the team's managing director, Flavio Briatore, and its executive director of engineering, Pat Symonds, had left the team.
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/formulaone/article-1210287/Race-fix-claim-harmful-Formula-One-says-Bernie-Ecclestone.html
Race-fix claim is so harmful to Formula One, says Bernie Ecclestone
By Jonathan McEvoy
 UPDATED:03:51 EST, 2 September 2009

Bernie Ecclestone has spoke of the damage caused to Formula One by the 'race-fixing' scandal, which appears certain to cost his business partner Flavio Briatore his job if Renault are found guilty of cheating in last September's Singapore Grand Prix.
 
Briatore, the Renault team principal, who co-owns QPR football club along with Ecclestone, will learn his fate following an investigation by the FIA, into whether he ordered his driver Nelson Piquet to crash his car to help team-mate Fernando Alonso win the race. He may, however, be pushed by the Renault board sooner.
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[ So let's fix the football game.... too ...  ]

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This book will forever change the way you think and feel about professional sport.

The Fix is the most explosive story of sports corruption in a generation. It presents compelling evidence that some of the highest soccer matches in the world may have been fixed: European Champions League, Olympic and World Cup tournaments.

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In The Fix, Hill explains the structure and mechanics of illegal gambling syndicates, what soccer players and referees do (or not do) to affect the outcome of their games, why relatively rich and high-status athletes would fix games, how and why club officials would bribe the opposition and how they get referees "on their side." Perhaps most shocking is Hill's discovery that gambling fixers have successfully infiltrated the game, all the way to the top international matches

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http://www.fulhamchronicle.co.uk/london-qpr/2012/05/28/former-qpr-striker-arrested-in-match-fixing-probe-82029-30985576/
Former QPR striker arrested in match fixing probe
 By Nick Skoric
 May 28 2012

Ex-QPR striker Alessandro Pellicori was arrested this morning after police question his involvement in the latest match-fixing scandal to hit the Italian game.
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2010/jul/26/jenson-button-ferrari-fix-furore
Jenson Button lashes out at Ferrari over race 'fixing' scandal
Oliver Owen
The Guardian, Monday 26 July 2010

Jenson Button has hit out at Ferrari over the race "fixing" affair that could see the Italian team thrown out of the sport. Ferrari were found guilty of "bringing the sport into disrepute" for ordering Brazil's Felipe Massa, in coded messages, to relinquish the lead to his team-mate Fernando Alonso, who went on to win the German grand prix at Hockenheim yesterday.
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Bernie Ecclestone, the chief executive of Formula One's commercial rights holders, said he believes the rule forbidding team orders should be scrapped. "I must confess I would agree with anyone who thinks that," said Ecclestone, who sits on the world council. He added: "As far as I'm concerned a team is a team, and they should run it whichever way they want to run it. Nobody should interfere."
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Re: Football and Basketball's Origin lies with Yale and Skull & Bones
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2012, 09:53:37 pm »
I'm a sports fan, however, at the same time, I just can't help but think that they're just SO SECRETIVE(whether it's the NFL, MLB, NBA, etc).

For example, take Terrell Owens in the NFL. He's out of the league now, but this guy came from a VERY humble background in Tennessee, but somehow he turned into a very divisive personality, and wrecked locker rooms for 3 teams? Again, when you go back to his background, he seemed to be a very humble, unselfish guy. And when he supposedly created all that drama in Philadelphia(Eagles), the MSM like CNN got into the fray and started making news stories out of it too(ie-they reported how he was raised by an abusive grandmother, but the facts are that his mother was recently diagnosed was Alzeimer's, and was likewise raised by her growing up - yet more tv news lies).

Anyhow - this is just one of many examples where the leagues would stir up half-faked stories and make them look very real, but the viewers are just left scratching their heads for answers - it's as if the CIA runs the whole show. As for Owens, he could very well be an MK Ultra Mind Control puppet, like potentially some of the other big-named players are.

Again, I like watching these sports games, but at the same time you just can't help thinking some of these games and dramatized stories are scripted.

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Re: Football and Basketball's Origin lies with Yale and Skull & Bones
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2013, 01:37:58 pm »
JFK Not yale man but ?

see: Bilderberger's in the Kennedy Administration

http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/Physical-Fitness.aspx
After World War II, many Americans worried that U.S. citizens, especially the young, were growing overweight and out of shape. The nation's economy had changed dramatically, and with it the nature of work and recreation changed. Mechanization had taken many farmers out of the fields and much of the physical labor out of farm work. Fewer factory jobs demanded heavy labor. Television required watching rather than doing. Americans were beginning to confront a new image of themselves and their country, and they did not always like what they saw.





http://www.kaiserpermanentehistory.org/tag/physical-activity/


Sowing the seeds of a fitness revolution
 
In December 1960, then President-elect John F. Kennedy spearheaded a public awareness campaign promoting physical fitness. In “The Soft American,” an article he wrote that appeared in Sports Illustrated, Kennedy cited the results of the Kraus-Weber Test as well as an annual physical fitness exam at Yale University: 51% of the class passed in 1951, 43 percent passed in 1956 and 38 percent passed in 1960.
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Re: Football and Basketball's Origin lies with Yale and Skull & Bones
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2013, 02:08:56 pm »
Is anyone familiar with the Dr. Day inteview in the DVD presentation "New Order Barbarians"?

He talked about the NWO's sports agenda in it - one of the things he said was that over the long haul, they wanted to give over-priced contracts to professional sports players, in particular football and baseball, so that the country would grow weary of it and turn to an international sport like soccer.(with hopes of these baseball fields being soccer fields one day) This was one way they can tear down the barriers of nationalization in this country by trying to do away with these "past times".

While the masses have grown weary over over-priced athletes, it didn't exactly put an end to these sports(although soccer, especially women's soccer, has grown in popularity since the turn of this century). Day too didn't think back then this agenda would be achieved, although he predicted other alternatives would happen.

Also, thought I would throw this out there too - anyone here familiar with Title IX? This was pretty much pushed by the feminists in the 1970's so girls could have equal opportunities as boys to participate in school athletics. When Day did the interview in the late 60's, he said that the NWO minions pushed for something like this b/c it was part of their depopulation agenda - females would think of themselves as athletes, and NOT as mothers. I found this part pretty interesting.

Again, Dr. Day did this interview in the 1960's, which I found interesting as well.

Also, I found this video on youtube recently - no, I don't endorse anything this guy says, but at the same time, nothing surprises me. As we've discussed here, these professional leagues(and even NCAA) are just SO secretive. It wouldn't surprise me if anything he says is true.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEvXwoNXRmc

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Re: Football and Basketball's Origin lies with Yale and Skull & Bones
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2014, 04:08:09 pm »
bump for S_bowl...
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Re: Football and Basketball's Origin lies with Yale and Skull & Bones
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2014, 06:50:21 pm »
the whole damn thing is fixed,the NFL,MLB,NBA,NHL all of it.It's  now starting to become more apparent,even more then ever before.Hell, the NFL is the worst one of them all because people still refuse to believe that it is fix even as the ref have use their position to change the out of games.The super bowl is the  biggest propaganda machine of them all.

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Re: Football and Basketball's Origin lies with Yale and Skull & Bones
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2014, 07:06:54 pm »
NJ gives NFL super tax break for Super Bowl, and pays for security

http://www.nj.com/super-bowl/index.ssf/2014/02/nj_gave_nfl_8_million_tax_break_and_pass_on_security_costs_to_land_the_2014_super_bowl.html


Call it an $8 million gift.

When New Jersey landed this year’s Super Bowl, it gave the National Football League a major tax break. The state agreed to suspend the sales tax on all tickets and parking for today’s big game — a gift that will cost the state $8 million in lost revenues, officials said.

All the security and police presence needed for the game — including the estimated 700 New Jersey state troopers who will be patrolling in and around MetLife Stadium today — will also not cost the NFL a dime. The state said it is covering all of its public safety expenses for the game, which is expected to include hundreds of hours in overtime.

Officials say the cost of the game is worth it, pointing to the additional business and economic activity that will be generated by the game, including sales at local restaurants and bars, as well as increased hotel taxes. However, with an event straddling two states, and many fans staying across the river in New York, no one can yet calculate the economic impact on New Jersey of staging the Super Bowl in the Garden State.

But with the millions already being shelled out by the state in lost tax revenue, overtime costs, traffic, transportation and personnel costs — as well as the bitter disappointment by many New Jersey towns that canceled Super Bowl events because of a lack of support from organizers and the NFL — some might wonder whether the first cold weather Super Bowl should be the last for New Jersey.
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Re: Football and Basketball's Origin lies with Yale and Skull & Bones
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2014, 10:24:00 am »
How the NFL Fleeces Taxpayers

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/10/how-the-nfl-fleeces-taxpayers/309448/

Last year was a busy one for public giveaways to the National Football League. In Virginia, Republican Governor Bob McDonnell, who styles himself as a budget-slashing conservative crusader, took $4 million from taxpayers’ pockets and handed the money to the Washington Redskins, for the team to upgrade a workout facility. Hoping to avoid scrutiny, McDonnell approved the gift while the state legislature was out of session. The Redskins’ owner, Dan Snyder, has a net worth estimated by Forbes at $1 billion. But even billionaires like to receive expensive gifts.

Taxpayers in Hamilton County, Ohio, which includes Cincinnati, were hit with a bill for $26 million in debt service for the stadiums where the NFL’s Bengals and Major League Baseball’s Reds play, plus another $7 million to cover the direct operating costs for the Bengals’ field. Pro-sports subsidies exceeded the $23.6 million that the county cut from health-and-human-services spending in the current two-year budget (and represent a sizable chunk of the $119 million cut from Hamilton County schools). Press materials distributed by the Bengals declare that the team gives back about $1 million annually to Ohio community groups. Sound generous? That’s about 4 percent of the public subsidy the Bengals receive annually from Ohio taxpayers.

In Minnesota, the Vikings wanted a new stadium, and were vaguely threatening to decamp to another state if they didn’t get it. The Minnesota legislature, facing a $1.1 billion budget deficit, extracted $506 million from taxpayers as a gift to the team, covering roughly half the cost of the new facility. Some legislators argued that the Vikings should reveal their finances: privately held, the team is not required to disclose operating data, despite the public subsidies it receives. In the end, the Minnesota legislature folded, giving away public money without the Vikings’ disclosing information in return. The team’s principal owner, Zygmunt Wilf, had a 2011 net worth estimated at $322 million; with the new stadium deal, the Vikings’ value rose about $200 million, by Forbes’s estimate, further enriching Wilf and his family. They will make a token annual payment of $13 million to use the stadium, keeping the lion’s share of all NFL ticket, concession, parking, and, most important, television revenues.

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Re: Football and Basketball's Origin lies with Yale and Skull & Bones
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2014, 11:27:54 am »
Basketball was invented in Canada by James Naismith.  Has nothing to do with Yale or the skull and bones (don't even capitalize the letters in their fraternity name.  They don't deserve it.  They are just a bunch of privileged pole smokers)