By Jayme Monsanto, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO - 2009 marks an important milestone in the history of American Football in Brazil. The popularity of the oval-shaped ball grew exponentially, the practice of the sport in the country reached a comfortable maturity, and the first full-pads national competition was created.
Torneio Touchdown, baptized by André Adler, hit Rio last weekend giving Cariocas the chance to witness the first fully-equipped American Football match in the city's history.
The game took place last Sunday, August 30, when Rio de Janeiro Imperadores made their debut at Torneio Touchdown against S . . .