Television shows like FOX NFL

Television shows like FOX NFL Sunday also help to make the game more personal by promoting the personalities under the helmets. Fans, for example, can watch and listen to a Drew Brees interview and feel like they know the New Orleans quarterback as a person.

In addition, with round-the-clock NFL …

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Fritz Pollard for Brown University

Fritz Pollard: Pollard starred for Brown University in 1915 and 1916 and was the first African American player to appear in the Rose Bowl. He’s also considered the first African American football player to turn professional, the first to be selected to the college Ail-American team, and the first African …

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Football immortals

Football immortals

With every sport comes a list of immortals — those great players who nurtured the game and made it what it is today. Following are some of the early legends of American football:

Z John W. Heisman: The annual award given to the nation’s best college player — …

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How Football Began

How Football Began

Just as many fans get caught up in the hype and hoopla of today’s NFL, many others love the game for its sense of tradition. The game itself has endured for more than 140 years.

Games involving kicking a ball into a goal on a lined field …

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Camp detines the rules

Camp detines the rules

Walter Camp, a sensational player at Yale University and a driving force behind many football rules, is known as the father of American football.

Around 1876, when football was already being played in universities on the East Coast and in Canada, Camp helped write the game’s …

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Of all the team sports, football

Of all the team sports, football is the most violent and dangerous, with hockey a distant second. I played football for respect, and I believe that it builds character. Considering some of the problems in society today, football can give a youngster’s life some structure and can also teach discipline.All …

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Who’s Playing Football

Football is suited to all sizes of athletes. Larger athletes generally play on the offensive and defensive lines what are called the trenches. Leaner athletes who are faster and quicker generally play the skill positions, such as quarterback, running back, and receiver. But no matter how big or how talented …

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