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Football Nation: Four Hundred Years of America's Game

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1946 was an important year in the history of professional football, as that was the year when the league . The signed two African American players, and . Also that year, a competing league, the (AAFC), began operation.

1946 was an important year in the history of professional football, as that was the year when the league . The signed two African American players, and . Also that year, a competing league, the (AAFC), began operation.

The Illustrated History of Football Dec 27, 2016

American football is a very popular game in the US, also known as football in Canada. Football has some definite origins linked to Rugby football that was played during the 18th century in England. Football has a cousin in the name of soccer which also draws its origins from the game of rugby. However, soccer is the more stringent form of game, not allowing carrying of ball using hands and some other rules allowed in football like forward pass. Football is different in so much so that it retains the originality of rugby game and is the more sophisticated version of rugby football. Interestingly, the game of football is referred in Japan as "Amefuto".

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The history of American football can be traced to early versions of and . Both games have their origin in varieties of played in Britain in the mid-19th century, in which a is kicked at a or kicked over a line, which in turn were based on the varieties of .

The history of American football can be traced to early versions of and . Both games have their origin in varieties of played in Britain in the mid-19th century, in which a is kicked at a or kicked over a line, which in turn were based on the varieties of .