This weekend, the biggest football game in the world will be played in Glendale, Arizona. The very first Super Bowl was played in 1967. But the sport itself has a much longer and storied history. In fact, it’s a Boston group that’s considered by many historians as the first organized football club in the United States. They were known as the Oneida Football Club.

WGBH News reporter Edgar B. Herwick III, who mans the Curiosity Desk, stopped by Historic New England's Otis House, in Boston, to get the backstory.