The Best of Everything Football
The history of American football can be traced to the origins of rugby football. Football is considered the most popular sport in the United States of America. Nearly 1.1million high school athletes and 70,000 college athletes participate in the sport today.
- 1869 Princeton and Rutgers play the first college football game
- 1932 NFL holds first playoff game in between the Chicago Bears and the Portsmouth Spartans.
- February 7th, 2016, the NFL celebrates in 50th Super Bowl Anniversary
Scoring 1883 vs Today
The objective of the game is to score more points than the opponent. Points are awarded for a variety of plays, but the point system has changed since 1883.
For example, a touchdown in 1883 was worth only 2 points compare to the 6 points a team is awarded in the modern day game. Once a touchdown is scored, a PAT Kick is attempted and it is now only worth 1 point as opposed to the 4 points teams were awarded in 1883.
Another way for a team to score point is by kicking a Field Goal through upright goal posts. In 1883, a team was awarded 5 points, however, in modern day times, a team is only awarded 3 points. Finally, a Safety is a way for a defense to score on a teams offense. In 1883, a Safety resulted in 1 point but now a Safety is worth 2 points.
Regardless of how a team can score points, the objective is still the same. Score more than the opponent!
The necessary equipment for handling such brute force is a helmet, shoulder pads, leg padding and proper shoes (cleats).