eBook The World of Sports: The Britannica Guide to Football, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615305734
  • ISBN-13: 9781615305735
  • DDC: 796.332
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

From Europe's rugby and soccer evolved a truly American sport. Played across the United States at parks, schools, universities, and in stadiums, football is as much a part of America's iconographic experience as apple pie. Emerging from college campuses, it has blossomed to become a popular form of recreation throughout the country, as well as a professional-sports juggernaut. This detailed narrative examines the history of gridiron football, including the teams and players that have helped make it a national obsession.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: The Early History of Football.
2: The Game Emerges.
3: Walter Camp and the Creation of American Football.
4: Walter Camp.
5: Managing the Violence of the Game.
6: Expansion and Reform.
7: Amos Alonzo Stagg.
8: Sport and Spectacle.
9: College Football's Golden Age.
10: Red Grange and Professionalism.
11: Red Grange.
12: The Creation of Bowl Games.
13: Knute Rockne and the Influence of Coaches.
14: Pop Warner.
15: The Changing Face of Football.
16: Birth and Early Growth of Professional Football.
17: Jim Thorpe.
18: The Racial Transformation of American Football.
19: Fritz Pollard.
20: The Era of Television.
21: Scholarships and the Student Athlete.
22: Bowl Games and the National Championship.
23: The BCS.
24: Ascendance of the NFL.
25: Showmanship on the Field.
26: Franchise Shifts and Free Agency.
27: The History of Canadian Football.
28: Playing the Game.
29: The Basics.
30: Play in Canada.
31: Scoring.
32: Time.
33: Rules and Penalties.
34: Officiating.
35: Tactical Developments.
36: George Halas.
37: The National Football League (NFL).
38: The National Football Conference (NFC).
39: NFC East.
40: Bob Lilly.
41: Sammy Baugh.
42: NFC Central.
43: Bronko Nagurski.
44: Bart Starr.
45: NFC South.
46: Drew Brees.
47: NFC West.
48: Deacon Jones.
49: Bill Walsh.
50: The American Football Conference (AFC).
51: AFC East.
52: Larry Csonka.
53: Joe Namath.
54: AFC North.
55: Jim Brown.
56: Joe Greene.
57: AFC South.
58: Johnny Unitas.
59: Earl Campbell.
60: AFC West.
61: Willie Lanier.
62: Gene Upshaw.
63: Super Bowl.
64: Selected Pro Football Hall of Famers, 1963 through 1990.
65: Cal Hubbard.
66: Don Hutson.
67: Curly Lambeau.
68: Ernie Nevers.
69: Otto Graham.
70: Sid Luckman.
71: Chuck Bednarik.
72: Paul Brown.
73: Elroy Hirsch.
74: Marion Motley.
75: Vince Lombardi.
76: Jim Parker.
77: Dick Lane.
78: Gale Sayers.
79: Dick Butkus.
80: Merlin Olsen.
81: O.J. Simpson.
82: Roger Staubach.
83: Mike Ditka.
84: Alan Page.
85: Terry Bradshaw.
86: Franco Harris.
87: Tom Landry.
88: Selected Pro Football Hall of Famers, 1991 through the Present.
89: John Hannah.
90: Al Davis.
91: Walter Payton.
92: Tony Dorsett.
93: Steve Largent.
94: Don Shula.
95: Anthony Muñoz.
96: Mike Singletary.
97: Eric Dickerson.
98: Lawrence Taylor.
99: Ronnie Lott.
100: Joe Montana.
101: John Elway.
102: Barry Sanders.
103: Dan Marino.
104: John Madden.
105: Reggie White.
106: Bruce Smith.
107: Jerry Rice.
108: Emmitt Smith.
109: Deion Sanders.
110: Other Pro and College Football Greats.
111: Bobby Bowden.
112: Tom Brady.
113: Derrick Brooks.
114: Bear Bryant.
115: Ernie Davis.
116: Brett Favre.
117: Doug Flutie.
118: Woody Hayes.
119: Ray Lewis.
120: Peyton Manning.
121: Randy Moss.
122: Bill Parcells.
123: Joe Paterno.
124: Eddie Robinson.
125: Knute Rockne.
126: Michael Strahan.
127: LaDainian Tomlinson.
Epilogue.
Football Championship Winners.
Super Bowl Results.
College Football National Champions.
Grey Cup Results.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.