For Super Bowl Sunday, Bob Greene of CNN writes about Theodore Roosevelt and football:
As my guide through the thicket that football entered and from which it eventually emerged and thrived, I sought the assistance of author John J. Miller, whose meticulously researched book, “The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football,” is the gold standard.
Here’s a picture of TR right after throwing a football. Well, not really. But it kinda looks that way.