History of Football - game. He coached for the Green Bay...

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History of Football Football is one of the most popular sports in the United States of America. The birth date of football in the United States is generally November 6, 1869, when teams from Rutgers and Princeton Universities met for the first intercollegiate football game. There were 20 players to a football team and football still more closely resembled rugby than modern football as we know it today. Football has constant rule changes throughout the years to increase the excitement of the game of football and to the game's safety. One of the most watched games throughout the United States is the Super bowl. It is a game that is played between the winners of the NFC (National Football Conference) and the AFC (American Football Conference). The Winner of each Super Bowl receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy, named after Vince Lombardi. He was one of the greatest coaches to coach the
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Unformatted text preview: game. He coached for the Green Bay Packers and he led his team to victory in each of the first two Super Bowls. Following his death, the trophy was named prior to Super Bowl V in his honor. Walter Camp, the coach at Yale had a desire for an eleven man team. He helped begin the final step in the evolution from rugby-style play to the modern game of American football. The IFAs rules committee soon cut the number of players from fifteen to eleven. They cut the size of the playing field to one hundred ten yards and in 1882 Camp also introduced the system of downs. At first it was three attempts to advance the ball five yards; in 1906 the distance was changed to ten yards. The fourth down was added in 1912....
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This note was uploaded on 10/28/2011 for the course SOCIO, HEA jkaa 101 taught by Professor Mrwilder during the Spring '11 term at Hinds CC.

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