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THE FIRST HALF CENTURY OF FOOTBALL IN THE UNITED STATES I-INTRODUCTION- I chose The First Half Century of Football as the topic of my essay because I truly love the sport everything about it I love the big runs and long passes which give the game so much flavor I also chose this topic because I didnt know a lot about the first 50 years of football The game has changed very little over the years Among the changes were players being paid to play football there was a draft installed to distribute young collage athletes among the teams fairly based on the teams record I wanted to learn about some of the great player the dominated the games in those days I hardly know of the great rivals of today I learned about the Chicago Washington rivalry I will tell you about some of the premier players and teams of these days in the essay This essay should give you a taste of what kind of players there were II-BEGINNING- The game of Football had its roots in English Rugby and soccer was refined to a distinct American flavor in the nations colleges during the last two decades of the 19th century and the first two decades of the 20th century Foot ball is played by two opposing teams of 11 men each-a fullback two half backs a quarterback a center two guards two tackles and two ends The football field is level measures 100 by 53 13 yards The fields Marked off by latitudinal stripes every 5 yards with endzones on each ends consisting of 10 yards At the end of each endzone stands a Y-shaped goal posts 20 feet in height with a crossbar 10 feet Play is directed
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