It is the last Friday in October, everybody in Appleton is excited for the derby of an American football game between the Ferocious Ferrets of Fillmore High School and the Chargers of Merrimac High School – also known as the Big Game. Newton Newman (Newt) has a big brother, Chris Newman (Chris),who is a local football star, who plays for the Ferocious Ferrets after an electrifying debut two years back. Newt is preparing breakfast for his family when he comes across an article of his brother in the Sports section of the local newspaper. At first, Newt is eager to show the article to Dad but he is held down when the phone rings. On the other hand, Mom is also busy receiving a call from their neighbour. Newt gets frustrated as both of his parents have not touched their breakfast. To make himself feel useful, Newt goes upstairs to woke his brother up. Annoyed with Newt’s bellow, Chris throws a pillow at him but ends up hitting the floor hard.