Football is an American sport that was formed in the late 1800’s at college campuses. The sport has it’s roots in the English game of Rugby. The first college game was played between Rutgers and Princeton. This early form of football was extremely violent with many players actually dying every year.
Meanwhile, in Tokyo, some of the world’s best athletes are going head-to-head in the Summer Olympics. American football, of course, is not part of the international competition, having appeared just twice in the Olympic Games — in 1904 and 1932, each time as a demonstration sport rather than medal competition.Jul 26, 2021