History of NFL Rule Changes

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This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to learn about the more prominent rule changes in NFL history.  Episode 1 discussed how Walter Camp, The Father of American Football, helped transform the game from soccer and rugby closer to the style we are used to seeing today.  However, this style of American Football was still very basic and dangerous.  Throughout the past 100 years, the NFL has shifted to a pass-friendly league, predicated on high scoring affairs to maintain fan engagement.  This episode starts with the forward pass and Teddy Roosevelt’s demand to improve player safety, and it runs through the timeline to discuss some of the more impactful rule changes in NFL history.  So strap on your seat belt, and let’s get ready to take this baby up to 88mph.


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NFL 100 Super Bowl Ad – The 100 Year Game

Evolution of the NFL Rules – NFL Operations

The NFL Competition Committee

The Rules – NFL Football Operations

NFL – Health & Safety Rules Changes

Pro Football Hall of Fame – Forward Pass Legalized

Bleacher Report – 16 of the Best NFL Rules

History.com – How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football

YouTube – 20 NFL Players Responsible for Rule Changes

YouTube – How the Rules of American Football Have Changed

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