From Cerro Gordo to the Super Bowl
In the fall of 1846, the eyes of America were on the battlefields of Mexico and the territorial war waged by U.S. and Mexican troops. Today, the American public is much more likely to be eyeing weekend battles on the gridiron.
Although separated by more than 160 years, these two topics of interest are related. Through team names, historical figures, and stadium locations, the weekly clashes on U.S. football fields can be directly and indirectly linked to the campaigns of the U.S.-Mexican War.
We encourage you to punt away your doubts, tackle the subject, and decide the score yourself.