American football is by far one of the world’s most vibrant and highly celebrated events in many sporting occasions. Just like other games of the day, this game has a long history, having had its fair share of challenges and changes through the time to become what it is today. American football was born as a mid-game of football and rugby, with its start dating back over a century to 1874.
MONTREAL — This week marks the 137th anniversary of the historic McGill-Harvard rugby-football confrontation. The two-game football series, played at Cambridge, Mass., May 14 and 15, 1874, were the first games of North American-style football.