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The Football History Dude - Sports History Network EPISODE 51, 13th February 2019
History of NFL Rule Changes

History of NFL Rule Changes

This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to learn about the more prominent rule changes in NFL history.  Episode 1 discussed how Walter Camp, The Father of American Football, helped transform the game from soccer and rugby closer to the style we are used to seeing today.  However, this style of American Football was still very basic and dangerous.  Throughout the past 100 years, the NFL has shifted to a pass-friendly league, predicated on high scoring affairs to maintain fan engagement.  This episode starts with the forward pass and Teddy Roosevelt's demand to improve player safety, and it runs through the timeline to discuss some of the more impactful rule changes in NFL history.  So strap on your seat belt, and let’s get ready to take this baby up to 88mph.




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