When Theodore Roosevelt Saved Football Summary

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In Bruce Watson’s article “When Theodore Roosevelt Saved Football” he depicts the concern Theodore Roosevelt had for football becoming extinct from American history; but with assistance from powerful collegiate figures he modified and shaped football to continue for years to come. When Roosevelt enter his first term as president in 1905 statistics of 45 college in high school football players have died because of rough play on the gridiron went across his desk. Faculty and college presidents demanded Roosevelt to alter or terminate football all together; students and sports enthusiasts loved the hard play and “the strenuous life” was just a part of the game. Headlines of Theodore Roosevelt’s son began to emerge telling stories of him receiving

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