Origin of the word dating
This was important for the ships to get the goods to market.
And so every boatman knew that in order to get down to business, you first had to break the ice.
If a cautious player doesn't want to take on this responsibility, he's allowed to "pass the buck" to the next player who will be the dealer.
Sophisticated city people laughed at their erratic behavior.
So, now anyone who crosses the street in a reckless or illegal way is called a Jay Walker (and sometimes fined).
As the popularity grew, so has the prize money and the crowds.
In old boxing days many bruised fighters couldn't get to their feet when the bell for the new round began.