Artificial turf

Artificial turf: Some artificial surfaces are made from synthetic nylon fibers that resemble very short blades of grass; other artificial surfaces have tightly woven fibers that give the feel of a cushioned carpet. Artificial surfaces are cheaper to maintain than natural grass. Plus, many football stadiums are multipurpose facilities that …

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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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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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Foolish Assumptions

Foolish Assumptions

Here’s what I,m assuming about you: You’re interested in football and want

to get familiar with the sport, including its history, so you can watch games in person and on television, follow all the action, and enjoy football games to the hilt. You may not know much about …

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