A Short History of Football

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suhunath

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American football gets it's roots from, of all sports, rugby. Changes to the game began fast, with the National Football League forming in 1892, though it was known as the American Professional Football Association until 1922.

The American Football League began officially in 1960, though it eventually merged with the NFL, an act which is what spurred the creation of the Superbowl. Aren't we lucky they got together?

The first professional football game occurred when the Allegheny Athletic Association paid William Heffelfinger a (then huge) $500.00 in 1892! Though there were plenty of 'athletic clubs' playing the game, it is hard to trace who the first ever football team was. At the turn of the 20th century, football was growing in popularity and complexity as a sport.
 
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@suhunath great to read out your post,interesting to know about that first professional football game occurred when the Allegheny Athletic Association paid William Heffelfinger a (then huge) $500.00 in 1892!.Keen to know more about football
 
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simple je info niee
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