"Belt turnover" is commonly cited as a factor that helps to move your foot backwards and thereby makes running on a treadmill easier than running on the road. If so, wouldn't it be felt on any "moving" surface you walk on, such as a train or plane – or even Earth?
It’s the most popular sport in the US, shining a sometimes harsh light on so much of what we have been, what we are, and what we hope to be.
The kids at Carlisle took the field to face off against a new world that was destroying theirs, and along the way, they changed the fundamentals of football forever.
The piece originally stated that British football had no referees.
Thank you, Radio Lab I subscribe to your podcasts and was horrified that such a well-respected source of news and information would purposely choose not to place the boarding school era in proper context.
Please review the legal definition of Genocide as set forth in the Genocide Convention.
NPR, now also under the sway of huge Koch $ has been trodding further and further down the white daisy path as the years go by. It has always been their intention to penetrate every strata of society and try to rewrite history and life in their vision. You briefly touched on the "culture wars" part of that first game, but surely there is much more that could have been said about stereotypes of Native Americans, tying into challenges today and why so many teams use Native Americans as their mascots. What an awesome kid, to have grasped the value of helping each other out, winning honorably rather than making your opponent eat dirt, and not taking advantage of things you can't control, like how big you are at age four.
This country has YET to live up to and acknowledge and take responsibility for the horrors carried out on the indigenous peoples here.
This is a great kid who embodies so much that should be supported, and your reporter put him down for that. I only listened to the first half, I couldn't care less about the modern game.
Parker, if you read this, keep going FYI, it was NOT Harvard-Yale at the start of intercollegiate football but Rutgers-Princeton. When I heard that today's show was about football, I was going to change the station over to BBC, that is how much I do not care about the game. While the assimilation of the American Indians seems like such a horrible thing today, I can only imagine that they would have lost so much more had Pratt's program not been around.
While this was true in the earliest days of British football, they were eventually added.
We stated that referees were added to American football in response to Pop Warner.