Essay on The Football Game
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The Football Game
In the beginning, there was football. The official said, Let the stadium lights come on, and they came on. The football players came onto the field, and they saw the light was good. Other teams started to show up and practice on the battle ground, otherwise known as the "playing field." Fans shouted, and cheerleaders went on about their playful acts. Parents, brothers, sisters, and close friends all piled into the stands to see the game of the year. The official stepped out onto the moist grass at Williams Stadium in Plano, Texas. The time was seven o'clock p.m. on a Thursday night. He paused for a moment, looked at his stopwatch, and blew his whistle. Gigantic muscular men came from out of nowhere as the fans began…show more content…
The kick-off approached for both teams, almost instantaneously. Memories of past football games, and practices were rushing through our heads. The time clock read fifteen minutes even; time outs were at three a piece, and it was the first quarter. Suddenly, a whistle blew, and brown bundle of pigskin went flying into the air. Running to the ball, one of the Clark Cougars quickly caught the football, stepped left, then to the right, covering positive yardage. Soon after, the ball carrier was brought down by a pack of Warriors, and the ball was first down for the Cougars.
I had been waiting for this moment all of my life. The match up of the century was about to begin. The Clark Cougars have lost 14 years straight to the Warriors. Coaches only daydreamed of beating the undefeated Warriors. As the quarterback called the play, I smiled with joy. The first play of the game was to me. I played running back for the team, so I was going to run the ball. First play, up the middle of the field, I ran for a fifteen yard gain. The next play was to one of my fellow team mates, which he also ran for another large gain of 26 yards. I could not believe my eyes. After all these years, the game was finally here. We, as a team, were slowly tearing apart the Warrior's defense.
Our offense was dominating the ball, and they could not
The Evolution Of College Football
Every dies hard football fan who loves college football undoubtedly likes to know some history of their favorite sport. Not so many do know much of its origins even if they have been long-standing fans who have followed the game for decades. So in order to give a bit of sports trivia and help out some fans of college sports, I will give a brief history of the game. Also, how college football originated and grew from a mere school game to the major sport, it is in today’s modern world.
To begin with college football started in England despite it not being so popular there as what we call soccer that is where American football originated. The original game was made in the 1840’s. Adapted from a game called Rugby, that is popular in England. It was originally just a small game played by students there but British soldiers stationed in Canada brought the game there and led to the next stage in college football development.
As the soldiers passed the game on to locals in 1861, some students from the local branch of the University of Toronto held what could be considered the first real football match. This then led to it being adopted by America in turn as events led a different way there. American students had picked it up and would begin with a Princeton and Rutgers match that would lead to the first American football match on a college campus in 1869.
The game however still resembled Rugby and did not differentiate much from it. However by the 1870’s a man named Walter Camp was able to change the rules a bit while playing at Yale, and the game finally took on a form much more recognizable as football. After playing the game, he helped make Walter Camp became a coach later in the 1880’s, and 1890’s helping the sport to grow on campus and also to other colleges.
As the new sport would continue to grow and people across America would fall in love with it. Over the next several decades, it would become a major national sport and become the iconic sport in America second only to baseball. In the 1920’s the National Football League or NFL was formed and new teams began to be registered and the rest is history. Football would continue to grow in every direction from its origins on a college in England to the great stadiums of America.