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Old 12-16-2009, 05:26 PM   #29
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Default Re: the colour of the ball

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Originally Posted by karlafong View Post
As far as the color, I think that just came from being made of leather. Although I have seen pictures of the early night games (again, back in the 1940s-1950s) when the ball was white, to make it more visible.
In rugby it's been the other way around. The ball was originally dark brown, then in the late 1970s it changed to white - to aid television coverage.
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