Evolution Of Football Essay

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Nine billion dollars (Burke), that is how much money the NFL makes in one year, that year consists of two hundred and fifty-six games played by thirty-two teams, a minimum of sixteen games each over a seventeen week time period. The dictionary definition for football is; a game in which two opposing teams of 11 players each defend goals at opposite ends of a field having goalposts at each end, with points being scored chiefly by carrying the ball across the opponent's goal line and by place-kicking or drop-kicking the ball over the crossbar between the opponent's goal posts (Football). But the question is, where did football come from and how would the United States be if football was not invented? November 6, 1869, that is when teams from Princeton University and Rutgers University met in what is generally recognized as the first…show more content…
Playing football requires a lot of teamwork, communication skills, concentration, speed, high stamina, strength, and being able to make decisions on the spot. For families a simple backyard football game is a great bonding experience because it teaches the family how to communicate properly with each other as well as learning how to work together to achieve a certain goal. Being able to communicate properly with team mates or family and having them understand what you are meaning is a skill that takes time to gain, but once gained it is a skill that will help tremendously not only in a football game but also in the real world. Football's popularity helps make the sport a symbolic battle field in American "culture wars." For its proponents, football provides the ideal proving ground for young men to test and develop their manhood, instilling values such as teamwork and self-reliance. The violence and commercialism of turn-of-century college football, however, was also the source of great controversy
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