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Football Blue22Blue22DownSetHike Is usually what youll hear on the field when the quarterback yells for the snap If you are an on looking fan from the stands you are hoping to here Touchdown In the fall football is the sport to watch whether its pee wee or if its NFL theres a lot of fun watching Football is a sport that is thought to be first played by the Greeks Though in their time it was called harpaston The idea was pretty much the same You want to get the ball over the goal line by either running it kicking it or passing it and thats exactly what you do in football now The only major difference would have to be the style of defense Now tackling people has limits on the ways you can tackletheres no tackle after the play you have to have intentand so on but back in the time of the Greeks their tackling the considered to ferocious Though the Greeks may have been the first to play the sport the Europeans were the first to have the most modern style we play today In the twelveth century the game was popular that various English monarchs including Edward II and Henry VI forbade the game because it took interest away from the military sport of archery By the middle of the 19th century football had split into two distinct new sports These sports became known as soccer and rugby and these sports are just as popular today as they were hundreds of years ago The game of football was played for the first time fully organized at the college level on November 6 1869 The first two teams were from Rutgers and Princeton universities These two teams met in New Brunswick New Jersey for the game In the first games each team played twenty-five players at a time By 1873 the number was reduced to twenty players and
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