Football

By: Trevor Hemmersbach

History

According to the National Football League the date November 12, 1892, "was the first day that would be etched in sports history"(1). One of the coldest games ever was the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys it was the 35th championship game -48 degrees(National Football League, 1). "There was one day that changed the world"(National Football League, 1). They have 11 players on the field at any given time(National Football League, 2). There is offense, defense and special teams(National Football League, 2).


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How Long Its Been Around

According to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, "absolute verification, in fact, did not become public for almost 80 years"( 2). However, in the 1880s that the rugby players from Yale, then they changed it into American football(Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2). According to the Pro Football Hall of Fame "The sport of American football itself was relatively new in 1892(3). According to the Pro Football Hall of Fame "Football has been around for more than 130 years"(6).


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Teams

According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica "The National Football League and the American Football League completed a merger in 1970, they created 26- teams"(3).Encyclopaedia Britannica states that "There are 31 teams today"(1). One day seven men got together in Ohio to get more football teams together(Football History, 1). According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica they have 52 players on a full team(2). They so of the team names are Green Bay Packers, the Bears, the Redskins(History.com , 3).


Work Cited

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  • "History: Birth of Pro Football." History: Birth of Pro Football. National Football Hall of Fame, 2013. Web. 04 Nov. 2013.
  • "National Football League (NFL) (American Sports Organization)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 04 Nov. 2013.
  • "NFL History by Decade." NFL History by Decade. National Football League, n.d. Web. 04 Nov. 2013.
  • Rick Bragg. "Down here." ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures, 08 Aug. 2012. Web. 04 Nov. 2013.
  • "Search Results." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 04 Nov. 2013.