It’s OK to Be a Girl and Adore Football!


Football is a wonderful sport…especially the NFL. It has been my preferred spectator sport due to the fact I was a small girl, sitting on my Dad’s lap watching his favored team play. There is some thing so good (especially if you have a favored team) about listening to the thousands of people in the stadium cheer, or sometimes boo, when a touchdown is scored or the defense intercepts the ball. OK, I know if you are reading this you are possibly a girl wanting to know extra about the sport, so what I just mentioned might not make substantially sense to you. But, have no fear! I am right here to give you a short guide to football so you can impress your boyfriend, or to have much more fun hanging out with your husband on a Sunday afternoon whilst he’s watching the game.

This knowledge comes from 40 years of watching football, and while I under no circumstances played (I WAS a cheerleader for a lot of years and that is as close as we girls can get), I have earned the respect of a lot of a man by being aware of my stuff about football. I’m also way extra obsessed about my favored team than most males I know!

#1 – The object of the game is to outscore the opponent by advancing the football into your end zone scoring as several touchdowns as doable. This is performed by the OFFENSE. Meanwhile, the DEFENSE tries with all their might to quit the offense from scoring a touchdown.

There are 2 end zones on the playing field – 1 for each and every group. They are situated at each and every end of the field exactly where the target posts are located (hopefully no explanation necessary right here).

A TOUCHDOWN is worth 6 points and is scored when a player catches or carries the ball into their end zone. After scoring a touchdown, an try to kick an extra point by means of the purpose posts is produced. If profitable, it is worth 1 point and tends to make it a total of 7 points scored in that series.

A different way to score is referred to as a FIELD Target. If a group thinks they will not be capable to make it in the end zone for a touchdown (for a variety of causes), they may possibly try to score by kicking a field aim, and it is worth 3 points.

#two. – Remain with me right here. Every single team has a series of DOWNS in order to get the ball to their finish of the field to score. A group has to take the ball ten yards each and every time to be in a position to advance, and they have four attempts to do so. For example, the group begins the series with the ball on the 20 yard line. They run the ball for three yards and get tackled (see, you are studying the lingo!). They nevertheless have 7 yards to go to make the Very first DOWN. Let’s say go 9 yards, this indicates they not only get a Very first DOWN, they get to start off more than with what is called a 1ST AND ten….which means an additional initially down and 10 yards to go to get another 1ST AND 10, and so on. If the team does not make the 10 yards inside the four attempts, they have to kick the ball to the other group. It really is actually a small far more involved then this, but I am just attempting to give you the pretty basics!

#three – When the OFFENSE is attempting to score a TOUCHDOWN by passing and/or running the ball toward their finish zone, the DEFENSE is trying to quit the other team from advancing! This is performed by TACKLING the OFFENSIVE players, attempting to SACK THE QUARTERBACK, or attempting to INTERCEPT the ball even though it is being thrown. This is also far more complex than described, but the much more you watch the extra you are going to catch on!

#four – In the NFL, a game is produced up of 4 QUARTERS. Every single QUARTER is 15:00 minutes lengthy (I’m confident you’ll notice that it’s not essentially 15 minutes in genuine-time). It goes like this 1ST QUARTER, 2ND QUARTER, HALFTIME, 3RD QUARTER and 4TH QUARTER. If, when the game is more than and there is a tie, it will go into OVERTIME and the initial team to score will win.

Properly, this is a incredibly simple and broad description of the game of football. I hope it is a commence toward you feeling comfortable with watching a game! Most of the girls I know that don’t like football, merely have no clue to what the sport is about, considerably much less know any of the facts or lingo. I truly feel that if they had a tiny more knowledge about the game, they may possibly obtain it thrilling to watch…plus a lot of guys think a football-watching girl is a attractive factor!

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