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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_(ball)

A football is a ball inflated with air that is used to play one of the various sports known as football. In these games, with some exceptions, goals or points are scored only when the ball enters one of two designated goal-scoring areas; football games involve the two teams each trying to move the ball in opposite directions ...

www.livescience.com/32808-nfl-football-spheroid-origins.html

Sep 8, 2010 ... Every coach of American-style football preaches it, but few players learn: If there is a fumble and the ball is loose on the field, don't try to pick it up! Just fall on it. Instead, players envision a flash of glory in the end zone, reach down to scoop up their prize, only to be fooled by a strange bounce of the ball just ...

www.history.com/news/ask-history/who-invented-football

Sep 25, 2013 ... The sport we in the United States know as football is more properly called gridiron football, for the vertical yard lines that mark the fiel. ... to the fledgling game: It did away with the opening “scrummage” or “scrum” and introduced the requirement that a team give up the ball after failing to move down the field ...

www.football-bible.com/soccer-info/who-invented-the-soccer-ball.html

Jun 20, 2014 ... Invention & evolution of the soccer ball, first football ball in history, creator & inventor, ancient, origin, creation, early, oldest footballs ever made.

www.inventions-handbook.com/invention-of-football.html

The invention of football, the ball used in the popular team game is not necessarily attributed to one inventor. But most historians agree that one English shoe maker is responsible to the way footballs looks today. Early footballs where essentially pig's or other animals' bladders which were inflated by the power of the human ...

www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/how-did-the-pigskin-get-its-shape-63180450

Oct 5, 2012 ... Of course, popular speculation has it that the leather exterior of the football was once made from the tanned skin of a pig, but it's more likely that the football was made from a pig's bladder. We may never know. Equally mysterious is the shape of the ball. If the sport evolved from soccer and rugby, how and ...

www.soccerballworld.com/History.htm

The history of the soccer ball. ... In 1855, Charles Goodyear designed and built the first vulcanized rubber soccer balls (footballs). The following picture shows the Charles Goodyear ball that is on display at the ... Lindon also claimed to have invented the rugby ball but did not patent the idea. In those days, the round ball was ...

www.soccergearhq.com/who-invented-the-soccer-ball

Sep 25, 2015 ... Find out who invented the soccer ball and how it evolved over time reading the most important moments of the history of the soccer ball.

ideas.time.com/2013/12/30/how-the-football-got-its-shape

Dec 30, 2013 ... The reason a football bounces so strangely is because of its shape. A football is a prolate spheroid, and it's shaped that way because that's also the shape of an inflated pig's bladder, which is what the first footballs were made of. Soccer balls were also made of pig's bladders, but as soon as technology ...