The Football Craze (1908)
The game starts off in an open lot, and it finishes every place; that is, they follow the ball, and that seemingly, harmless piece of pigskin is not particular where it lands, when it is kicked into a Jew peddler, into a Dago with statuary, another selling balloons, a men's nice new hat, and a flirty policeman; all these unlucky ones get the full force of the ball. The wild maniacs who are after it, not being content with kicking the ball into everyone's face, send it spinning through open windows and doorways, followed by the players. A man getting shaved, a woman having her photo taken, a family eating dinner, an artist painting a masterpiece and a couple making love in a cab; all are rudely bandied when the Rah Rah boys come after the ball. It accidentally enters these various places, and finally the ball is doomed, as it happens to be kicked in the path of a vicious bulldog, who immediately grabs it and starts off. After leading the players a merry chase, he escapes and proceeds to tear the ball to pieces.- Written by Essanay advertisement
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