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THE FIRST TELEVISED GAME AND HOW TO WATCH IT
Keith Munro
August 30, 1954
TIME: AUG. 28, 1:45 P.M. (EDT) TEAMS: OTTAWA & TORONTO NETWORK: NBC, COAST TO COAST RULES: EXPLAINED BELOW FREQUENCY: EVERY SATURDAY SCHEDULE: GAME OF THE WEEK
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August 30, 1954

The First Televised Game And How To Watch It

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TIME: AUG. 28, 1:45 P.M. (EDT)
TEAMS: OTTAWA & TORONTO
NETWORK: NBC, COAST TO COAST
RULES: EXPLAINED BELOW
FREQUENCY: EVERY SATURDAY
SCHEDULE: GAME OF THE WEEK

BIGGEST DEPARTURE from U.S. rule in Canadian football is a carry-over from rugby called "rouge." A rouge can come only as the direct result of a punt and is worth one point. It is made in one of three ways: by punting the ball over either the back or side line of the end zone; by punting the ball on the bounce over either line; or, if the defending team catches the ball in the end zone, by tackling the runner before he can get back to the goal line. With 25-yard-deep end zones, scoring a rouge is not easy. Canadians favor rouge because it helps prevent ties, which rarely occur in league games.

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