A football life

Aboubakar S.

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The contemporary history  of the world’s favorite game spans more than 100 years. It all began in 1863 in England, when rugby football  and association football  ranched off on their different courses and the football  Association in England was formed – becoming the sport’s first governing body.

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FOOTBALL IN AMERICA

Although there are some mentions of native Americans playing football-like games, modern American football has its origins in the traditional football games played in the cities, villages and schools of Europe for many centuries before America was settled by Europeans. Early games appear to have had much in common with the traditional mob football played in England. The games remained largely unorganized until the 19th century, when intramural  games of football began to be played on college campuses. Each school played its own variety of football. princeton  students played a game called ” Ballown” as early as 1820. A Harvard tradition known as “Bloody Monday” began in 1827, which consisted of a mass ballgame between the freshman and sophomore classes, played at The Delta, the space where Memorial hall now stands.

 

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2 Responses to “A football life”

  1. jesse on January 30th, 2018 1:26 pm

    Great job. I did not know any of this.

  2. Mrs. Lizza on February 1st, 2018 3:19 pm

    Football has an interesting history. Thanks for researching that!

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