This is a reading about how Teddy Roosevelt intervened in the early days of football because it was too violent. Roosevelt acts as a progressive - he leads the charge that results in a series of sweeping reforms of football's rules.
There are 5 follow up questions after the reading. This is a good introduction to a Progressive unit in U.S. History.
Need other Progressive Era Materials? Here are some:
17 - The Progressive Era - PowerPoint Notes
17 - The Progressive Era - Scaffold/Guided Notes (Blank and Filled-In)
Activity: Becoming a Modern Day Progressive
Viewing Guide: Iron Jawed Angels (Film Study)
Activity: Photo Analysis of the Gilded Age / Progressive Era
Viewing Guide: The Presidents - 26 Theodore Roosevelt (History Channel)