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Football, in its American version, is a physically tough team sport that rivals baseball as the most popular sport. Football is basically an Autumn sport, with teams playing from 8 to 16 games, usually on successive.The best of the teams then enter postseason play-offs. Many states have champions at the interscholastic (high school) level. The best of the college teams play in several bowl games. Historically, the most important are the Rose Bowl, the Sugar Bowl, the Orange Bowl, and the Cotton Bowl. Despite its tremendous popularity in the United States, football has remained basically an American sport. In other countries soccer is called football.
History Of Football
Football is a modifcation of the English game of rugby and of soccer. American football evolved in the 19th century. On November 67, 1869, two New Jersey universities, Rutgers and Princeton, played what is considered the first game in the United States. Because of the violent, physical way in which football games were conducted in the 19th century, many deaths and many injuries occurred. Football rules were changed constantly, however, to maintain the delicate offense-defense balance. After 1912, however, when the number of chances to make a first down were increased by four, the changes were less drastic.
The passing game was instituted in 1906. The passing combination of quarter back Gus Dorais and Knute Rockne at Notre Dame in 1913 popularized the pass. The ball was gradually made smaller as passing became more important. The game was first played with paid players in 1895 there was little professional football of any significance until 1919, when the founders that would become the National Football League met in Canton, Ohio, to organize the sport. Professional football grew slowly. The coming of the television age and America's unending thirst for more sports after World War II helped the NFL grow. Rising attendance promted the founding (1960) of a new circuit, the American Football League. The NFL and AFL competed to sign new players and wisely loosened their rules to allow more scoring. The AFL was absorbed by the NFL in 1970 as a result of merger agreement in 1966. From this agreement came a plan for a postseason championship game, which became known as the Super Bowl, consistently the most popular sport event.
The Passing Game
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