Facts about Cockfighting
In ancient Syria and Sumatra, the fighting-cock was worshipped as a deity
During the time of King Henry VIII, cockfighting became a national sport. Exclusive schools were required to teach students the points of cockfighting, such as breeding, walking, and conditioning of the gamecock.
At the height of cockfighting’s popularity in England, even the clergy encouraged the sport. Church yards and inside of the churches were used as an arena for cockfighting.
Cockfighting was practiced by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson. During these years, cockfights were even held in the committee rooms of the President.
In his teens, Abraham Lincoln was a cockfighting referee. It’s through his involvement that he is said to have received his nickname “Honest Abe”.
It is said that the fighting-cock almost became the national emblem. It lost by one vote to the American eagle.
Youngblood’s cockfighting extravaganza “Year of the Rooster” has a new performance this Saturday at 2:00 PM!
What’s that you say? I am intrigued, but need a little something to “sweeten the deal”? Perhaps a knickknack, made by you, Eric Dufault, personally, at Staples on 80th and Broadway?
Come see “Year of the Rooster” (Saturday at 2!!!) and receive a “Masters of Gamecocking” trading card!! FOR FREE!!! COLLECT ALL NINE!!!!
These will be worth lots of money, probably.