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Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2017 12:04 p.m. PST

My blog entry for the library where I work.

Now you know how the insanity got started.


Bowman27 Nov 2017 7:57 a.m. PST

The article totally bypasses the role Canadian Universities played in the development of "American" football. These early games between Canadian Universities like Toronto and McGill and the US Ivy League schools helped transform the rugby style game into the game we see today.


Of course as time went on, Canadian and American football diverged as more schools in both countries began playing the game, and cross border games declined. The Toronto Argonauts are the oldest continuous professional football franchise in existence (144 years old). Add to that, last night they won the 105th Grey Cup* in Ottawa.

* our version of the Super Bowl

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP27 Nov 2017 2:54 p.m. PST

Wow, none of my sources mentioned that; no intention on my part to ignore Canada. Nice catch! grin

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