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Why is a football field called the gridiron?

April 8, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Football

A gridiron is a grated utensil on which food is broiled over a fire. Hence, figuratively, any network, as of pipes, railway tracks, etc., is called a gridiron. The term was applied to a football field because it is rectangu­lar in shape and is traversed every five yards by white lines, which produce a gridiron …

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How did Derby in horse racing originate?

December 21, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Gambling & Casinos, Horse Racing

The Derby race is an annual horse race held on the famous race course at Epsom, England. Epsom is in Surrey, about fifteen miles from London, and has been noted for its races since the reign of James I, successor of Queen Elizabeth. In 1779, during the reign of George III and in the midst …

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