The Anatomy of a Game: Football, the Rules, and the Men who Made the Game (Google eBook)

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University of Delaware Press, 1994 - Sports & Recreation - 599 pages
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This book is the first history to chronicle how the playing rules of football developed year by year. Illustrated.
  

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Contents

Foreword
9
Publishers Foreword
11
Acknowledgments
13
Introduction
15
From the Old Testament to Air Power
19
Genesis to the Shaping of the Rules
21
The Birth of United States Football 18761887
33
Who Is Making the Rules? 18881896
63
The Road to Three Yards and a Cloud of Dust 19511957
253
Camp to Stagg to Crisler to Nelson 19581959
271
General Neyland in Command 19601962
294
Limited Substitution Is Dead 19631967
308
Grass Basketball and a Safer Game
325
John Waldorfs Era 19681975
327
A Second Century of Football Rules 19761980
360
The Liberal Rules Decade 19811989
377

The Game Moves toward Its Day of Reckoning 18971905
79
The Aerial Game the Fourth Dimension
103
The Takeoff 1906
105
Airborne 19071908
127
The Second Crisis 19091910
141
The Modern Era Arrives 19111918
154
The Roaring Twenties 19191928
172
The Great Depression to the Fifth Down 19291940
194
Unlimited Substitution to Recodification 19411947
218
Ten Rules but No Uniform Code 19481950
232
The Substitution Wars
251
The Executive Committee Controls the Game 19901991
416
Epilogue
431
Rule Changes by Year
433
Evolution of American Collegiate Football
491
Appendix 3 Rules Committees
533
Notes
563
Bibliographic Note
575
Works Cited
577
Index
581
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Page 24 - THIS STONE COMMEMORATES THE EXPLOIT OF WILLIAM WEBB ELLIS WHO WITH A FINE DISREGARD FOR THE RULES OF FOOTBALL, AS PLAYED IN HIS TIME, FIRST TOOK THE BALL IN HIS ARMS AND RAN WITH IT, THUS ORIGINATING THE DISTINCTIVE FEATURE OF THE RUGBY GAME AD 1823 This establishment of the running or Rugby game, as contrasted with the earlier, kicking game, had several important results.

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