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Monday, January 23, 2017

10 Origin Stories of Famous Sports...#2

The first game that would eventually become American Football, or gridiron football, happened on November 6, 1869, between players from Princeton and Rutgers. However, that was more of a soccer game. After that game, Yale developed their own sport that was called “The Boston Game.” It was like... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

10 Origin Stories of Famous Sports...#3

The most common legend of the start of baseball is it was invented in Cooperstown, New York, during the summer of 1839 by Abner Doubleday. After inventing the game, Doubleday went on to become a hero in the American Civil War. The only problem is that none of that is true. In 1839, Doubleday would... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 20, 2017

10 Origin Stories of Famous Sports...#4

We bet it wasn’t really a surprise that Canadians claimed to be the inventors of hockey. However, did you know that a Canadian actually invented one of America’s most beloved sports, basketball? Dr. James Naismith of Almonte, Ontario was born in 1861, and after years of working as a lumberjack, he... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

10 Origin Stories of Famous Sports...#5

It’s believed that the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all played some form of tennis. However, the linage of modern tennis starts around 1000 A.D. when it was played by French monks in a monastery. They would play with their hands and a wooded ball, so it was more like volleyball. The net was... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

10 Origin Stories of Famous Sports...#6

To many people in North America, cricket is a bit of a mystery and seems quite complicated. However, it’s beloved in many other countries around the world and watched by billions of people. In fact, it is the second most popular sport in the world. Cricket is believed to have gotten its start in the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

10 Origin Stories of Famous Sports...#7

Rugby supposedly got its start in 1876 when 16-year-old William Webb Ellis was playing soccer at the Rugby School in Warwickshire, England, and he picked up the ball and ran with it. Unfortunately, the story can’t be true because Ellis died in 1872, four years before he was credited with inventing... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 16, 2017

10 Origin Stories of Famous Sports...#8

Canadians are generally considered polite and modest people. However, one thing that many Canadians are gleefully boastful about is their ice hockey heritage. According to them, it’s their game. They are the best at it, and they invented it. However, according to a book that was published in 2014,... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

10 Origin Stories of Famous Sports... #9

The origins of golf are highly debated. The Scots take total credit for it, and they are kind of right. The modern foundation of the game started in the mid-15 th century in Scotland. Those rules included swinging a club at a ball and moving it from point A to point B using the least amount of... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

10 Origin Stories of Famous Sports... #10

Lacrosse is North America’s oldest team sport and originated with the Eastern Woodlands Native Americans and some Plains Indians tribes. The game was played by warriors of the tribe to keep them fit and strong. Many of the rules were different from modern day lacrosse. Notably, the field of play... Sign in to see full entry.

10 Origin Stories of Famous Sports... #10

Lacrosse is North America’s oldest team sport and originated with the Eastern Woodlands Native Americans and some Plains Indians tribes. The game was played by warriors of the tribe to keep them fit and strong. Many of the rules were different from modern day lacrosse. Notably, the field of play... Sign in to see full entry.

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