Friday, November 24, 2017

Girdiron Glory

The Museum of Science in Boston was having a special exhibit on Football - and of course I wanted to go!  I got the Museum passes from the library and Hubby and I trotted off to Boston.

We usually like to part at Sullivan Square and take the T....but this time it made more sense to drive right in to the Museum, since it's right off the highway and "easy".   Of course, we stayed left  when we should have stayed right and drove 5 or 6 miles out of our way.   Next time we'll know better, right?

Hubby had a bit of a hard time handling the camera on my phone, but still managed to get a photo of me and Gronk!

They had a few interactive displays.   We are listening to the signals being called by the coach into the helmet of the quarterback.  To us, it was gibberish!

One of the best interactive activities was Making the Call on instant replays.  Was it a touchdown?  A fumble or an incomplete pass?  We got to watch the play "live" then watch it from different angles and in slow-mo for 60 seconds, just like to officials.

There was also a whole section on the science of the sport. You could try and throw a pass, and check how you compared to a player on a long jump, 40 yard dash, an standing high jump. They had a video where they snapped the ball and you could check your reaction time.   Hubby and I were woefully inadequate in all these areas!

There was quite a bit of interesting information on how the NFL started, with uniforms, films and rules from the beginning of the league.

Hubby shows off his muscles next to the arm of an NFL player.

They had a whole display on the Patriots.......Brady's locker!

Tom his holding my hand!!

Some jerseys from Patriots legends.

Old-style Patriots uniforms.

Hubby comparing his leg to the thigh of an NFL player.

Looks like we were at Gillette Stadium!

The Lombardi Trophy

Patriots Super Bowl winning photo

We spent about two hours going through the whole display.

And of course, no trip to Boston would be complete without a visit to our favorite restaurant!

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