The first college football game was played November 6, 1869 in New Brunswick, New Jersey between Rutgers and Princeton. The game more resembled rugby than it did what we know today as American football. Rutgers won 6-4.
Yes, football is only played in the US. Countries in Europe and Asia play a game similar to it called rugby
In Canadian football, a team has only three downs to make a first down. That's why Canadian football is a "wide open" game, unlike the more static game that's played in the US.
The first college football game played in the United States was on November 6, 1869 between Rutgers and Princeton with Rutgers winning 6-4. Click on the 'First College Game' link on this page to read a detailed history of the game.
First is basketball, then football and baseball.
Flag football was first started by the US military in the 1940s. In the 1950s, recreational leagues were started by some of the same people who played the game while in the service.
1980 was the first official game
Football is an American game and being played only in the US, a similar game called rugby is the European version of football.
The first football game in America was in New ,Brunswick, New Jersey at Rutgers College. The game was between Rutgers College (now Rutgers University) and The College of New Jersey (now Princeton University). It was on November 6, 1869. Rutgers college won 6-4. Back then football was not played how it is now.
was created for students who wanted to play a new game developed by Walter Camp. The reason for football is a game mixed from two sports. Soccer and rugby. Yale University was the first football team ever.Walter Camp coached and played for that Yale team in the same year. The above answer is not correct. 'Football' nicknamed: Soccer, has been played in England for seven hundred years. Rugby Football evolved from Football at Rugby College, England. The game crossed the Atlantic and was first played on the North American continent in Canada. It then traveled south were it was played amongst north-eastern American colleges but in a highly disorganized fashion. In 1869 Rutgers College, New Jersey became the site of the first organized game in the US. That game was played against Princeton 'and became the common form of play. Walter Camp of New Haven did not develop the game, but was responsible for introducing two rule changes to it as it continued to be played in the US.
American football is not an Olympic event because not enough countries play it competitively. A game similar to American football is played only in Canada. What the rest of the world calls football (Soccer in US) is played at the Olympics.
Football was the first US sport to be televised in the UK. It came only two weeks after the first rugby game was broadcast.