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Football as It Was Meant to Be

Vernon42 Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 10:05 AM
One should always mention Gallaudet School for the Deaf inventing the huddle to prevent the opponent from reading their hand signs in 1894.
When a generation of young men at Princeton, Harvard and Yale invented American football in the decades after the Civil War, they must have envisioned that someday there would be a game like the one Princeton played Saturday against Harvard. This was football as it was meant to be.

It was not the crystal blue October sky that made this game so nearly perfect, or the red leaves falling from the maples, or the yellow leaves clinging to the elms. Nor was it the gothic towers rising through the autumn colors beyond the stadium wall.

It was what happened on the...