Football is an all-American sport. It is America’s favorite pass time game. Football is also, from some people’s point of view, the single-handedly most violent sport around.
Football has two variations to tackle. These are touch football; for people who cant play tackle football, and flag football for the little kids that don’t fit the pads.
No matter how bad football seams to be for some it still has rules such as:
1. No taunting opposing players
2. No purposely hurting other players
3. Do not cross the line of scrimmage before the ball has moved more than a fraction of an inch
4. Show good sportsmanship to the opposing team
5. No foul language
These are just a couple of the games rules
At all times there are two teams on the field. There are four different teams. They are the two different special teams (kick off, and kick return) there also is the offence and defense. All teams have 11 players. The offence has, 1 quarterback, 1 halfback, 1 fullback, 1 running back, 2 tight ends, 2 guards, 1 center, and 2 tackles. On the defense team there is 2-6 linebackers, 2 defensive tackles, 1 safety, and 2 defensive ends. On the kickoff team there are ten runners and a kicker. On the kick return team you have the 4 front blockers, the 4 middle blockers, and the 3 returnees.
Points are made by making a touchdown. To make a touchdown you must run the ball into the in-zone. Sound easy? That is where the defense comes in. The defense is stationed in front of the offence to try to keep them from getting the ball into the in-zone. The offence has four tries to get the ball into the in-zone. If they don’t get the ball in by the third try they can try it one more time, or, if the are to far to make a run play, they will try to make it through the goal post with a punt. If they run and make it they get the points and get the point after. If they don’t make it it is turned over to the other team. If they make the punt they get one point, if not it is turned over.
Football is one of America’s best games ever invented. It is a free form game. This makes it easier to come up with new plays, you don’t know what will happen next. This is why so many people like it.