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The Origin of American Football. The origin of American football can be traced to early versions of rugby football. Both games have their origin in games 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.
American football resulted from several major divergences from rugby, most notably the rule changes instituted by Walter Camp who is considered the "Father of American Football". Among these important changes were the introduction of the line of scrimmage and of down-and-distance rules. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, gameplay developments by college coaches such as Eddie Cochems, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Knute Rockne, and Glenn "Pop" Warner helped take advantage of the newly introduced forward pass and refined the game even further.¹
This webpage features the Best Football Sites on the web. If you love football, you'll love these sites.
Great Football Sites
- Ace's Football World - Posters, Books & Apparel - Source for football posters, life-size wall graphics, football jerseys, t-shirts, books, auctions, links and equipment.
- BostonSportsU18.com - a website developed for the passionate Boston Sports Fan under the age of 18. With youth sports bloggers, pictures, videos, training and nutrition tips and games, BostonSportsU18.com offers kids a fun way to enjoy the local teams.
- The Broncos Forum - BroncosForums is one of the largest Broncos' fan sites on the web. Featuring a message board, live news feed and original articles written by a team of writers.
- College Football Cafeteria - A college football blog with predictions, BCS debate, analysis and more.
- Fantasy Football Fools - Free fantasy football news and analysis with a twist. Fantasy Football Fools provides weekly waiver wire picks, rankings, mock drafts, injury updates and general fantasy football tips in an easy to read blog format and the bitter sarcasm you deserve. We also cover college football and football betting advice.
- Niners Nation - Your source for everything related to the 49ers and the Faithful.
- The Phinsider - A Miami Dolphins blog and community, for the fans, by the fans.
- Pittsburgh Sports Wallpaper - Get your Steelers, Penguins, Pirates and PITT wallpapers here.
- Pro Football 101 - This blog covers major NFL stories, fantasy football projections and advice, weekly picks with the point spread, etc.
- Sports Jabber - A universe of all-sports sites, synergisticly integrated; including an interactive message board, "Cheap Seats" sports community, Graphics Showcase, Mock Draft Database, a Myspace site, an interactive news site, blogtalk radio, and original content by accomplished site & national writers.
- Sports Jabber Forums - The most diverse, interactive, & unique all-sports message boards on the net... just one of the several dynamic venues of SportsJabber.net.
- Vintage Football Card Gallery - Images of thousands of football cards, 1894 to 1976.
I've attempted to list quality sites here. If a site is no longer active or worthy, I will delete it.
Please note: no reciprocation is necessary to be listed here.