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Big Scrum

Big Scrum - 11 edition

Big Scrum - 11 edition

ISBN13: 9780061744525

ISBN10: 0061744522

Big Scrum by John J. Miller - ISBN 9780061744525
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 11
Copyright: 2011
Publisher: Harpercollins College Division
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Big Scrum by John J. Miller - ISBN 9780061744525

ISBN13: 9780061744525

ISBN10: 0061744522

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 11

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Summary

Football's first golden age was characterized by incredible violence and life-threatening danger, and the new sport's popularity grew even as the casualties rose. After dozens of players were killed in brutal incidents that rattled the national consciousness, a proto-progressive movement attempted to abolish the game.

At that critical moment, President Roosevelt, an outspoken advocate of ''the strenuous life'' and a longtime fan of the game, fought to preserve football's rugged essence. In 1905, Roosevelt summoned key football coaches to the White House for a historic meeting. The result was the establishment of the NCAA and a series of rule changes, including the advent of the forward pass, which not only saved the sport but transformed football into what it is today: the quintessential American game.