Football comes from rugby, which was first played in the United States in the 1840s. After changes were made to its rules and equipment, the game became known as football. Learn more in Football, a For the Love of Sports book. Each title in the For the Love of Sports series features easy-to-read text, stunning visuals, and a challenging educational activity. A unique book code printed on page 2 unlocks multimedia content. These books come alive with video, audio, weblinks, slideshows, activities, hands-on experiments, and much more.