Today's Tidbit... It Wasn't Always A Level Playing Field
Football fields today are generally well-manicured or have artificial turf, and we reasonably assume the fields are level or properly crowned from one end line to the other. But that was not always so. For example, the image shows Ohio Wesleyan's field during the 1918 season, when the goal posts were still on the goal line.
Look closely at the image above. A stake stands in the left corner of the end zone, which otherwise appears normal. However, as the end zone progresses to the right, the hill merges into the end zone and it appears the end line quickly rises to several feet above the playing field.
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