Analysis Of When Theodore Roosevelt Saved Football

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In "When Theodore Roosevelt Saved Football", Bruce Watson enlightens us on how President Roosevelt saved the violent game of football by making it safer for the players. In the early 1900s football was a deadly sport. The players wore little protective gear, running backs could tackle before the ball was even hiked, and linemen could not pass the ball causing them to sometimes sustain fatal injuries. Many people wanted the game banned because of its fatality to the players. Harvard did but had to reinstate it because the students loved and wanted it back. Clergymen accused players of playing foul when they saw senseless damage being done and fans cheering "Kill him!" Athletes were cheating and hurting key players on purpose. Roosevelt realized
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