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John J. MIller on The Big Scrum

“[Roosevelt] was a life-long fan of the game. He loved it. He becomes associated later on with ‘the strenuous life,’ with the notion that vigorous physical activity is good for people, it’s good for America, it helps create great Americans. So he’s a fan of the game, this prohibition movement to outlaw football is gaining strength, and he’s outraged by it,” says John J. Miller, author of The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football.

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