American football was developed over a hundred years with the intention of being a sport for tough men. It was derived from a combination of soccer and rugby, one of the most physically demanding sports still to this day. There is no question that the enjoyment both the players and crowd receive from the game is directly related to the violence and risk involved with participating. As a player for eleven years, I can say that violence is a characteristic of football ...
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