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Football: A Game For Gentlemen

In 1910 the rules for football were revised with the hope that eliminating violent plays would make the game more dignified. Enter Edward H. Coy, 1909 Captain of the Yale football team. Coy was keen to remind everyone that a gentlemanly sport was surely not an "effeminate" one. His solution? An article on football etiquette.

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  • From the October 1910 issue of St. Nicholas Magazine . Scanned by me for BuzzFeed.

    From the October 1910 issue of St. Nicholas Magazine. Scanned by me for BuzzFeed.

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