Football Essay

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Who wouldn’t like to get paid millions to play football? Hi! My name is Zack. The topic I would like to talk about is football. I chose football because it is my favorite sport to watch and it is also a great way for my Dad and me to bond and get exercise. My Dad and I usually play touch football at least three (3) times a week. Our neighbors have seen how much fun my Dad and I have and have started to join in. We basically have started a little neighborhood league. American football, known in the United States simply as football and sometimes as “gridiron” outside the United States and Canada, is a sport played by two (2) teams of 11 players. The objective of the game is to score points by advancing the ball into the opposing team’s end zone. The ball can be advanced by running with it or throwing it to a teammate. Points can be scored by carrying the ball over the opponents’ goal line, catching a pass thrown over the goal line, kicking the ball through the opponent’s goal posts or tackling an opposing ball carrier in his own end zone. The history of American football can be traced to early versions of rugby football and association football. Rugby football is a style that originated from Rugby School in the United Kingdom. Association football, commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played by two (2) teams of 11 players with a spherical ball. Both games have their origins in varieties of football played in the United Kingdom in the mid-19th century, in which a ball is kicked at a goal and/or run over a line. Many games known as “football” were being played at colleges and universities in the United States in the first half of the 19th century. American football and rugby football have several major differences, most notably the rule changes made by Walter Camp, who is considered, “Father of American Football.” Among these changes were the

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