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|Dave MacKenzie||BS: Grey Cup 2012 (Canuck football) (24)||RE: BS: Grey Cup 2012 (Canuck football)||26 Nov 12|
Just been reading some history. Apparently American codes have 4 downs is a result of Harvard University not having room for a full sized pitch, and many of the differences are a result of the cramped playing surface used by American teams. Just to compare, the Football Association laws of 1863 specify a length of 200 yards (same as the Melbourne Football Club laws of 1858).