Football before the 19th century referred to any number of ball games played on foot. The rules of these games differed from one another, some allowing the use of hands running games, others forbidding it kicking games.
One legend has it that the football game rugby, American football’s ancestor, was invented when an Englishman grew tired of the no hands restriction, picked the ball up, and ran.
Modern day football grew out of a combination of a sport resembling rugby, played at the time in Canada, and an earlier version of soccer.
The very first super bowl game was played in the month of January on the 15th of the month. What year was the first Superbowl played?