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How the Football Field Was Designed

Have you ever wondered how the American football field came to be the way it is? I didn’t, either, but the way it evolved from the soccer and rugby fields it was based on is more interesting than I expected. The origin of American football is surprisingly complex, but here’s the abridged version: professional football was [...]

American College Football with Stephen Fry

American football, especially between rival colleges, can be an incomprehensible spectacle to anyone outside the US. Stephen Fry reports: Simultaneously preposterous… impressive, charming, ridiculous, expensive, overpopulated, wonderful, American. Even funnier are the YouTube comments speculating as to what camera tricks were used in this video to make the game look so big. Link (embedded YouTube video)