Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: American football


Related Topics

In the News (Sun 17 Dec 17)

  
  Football - MSN Encarta
Association football, commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players, and is widely considered to be the most popular sport in...
Football is considered a full-contact sport, meaning that play involves bodily contact by way of checking, blocking, grabbing, and tackling.
American football differs slightly in rules and field size from a style of football played mostly in Canada, called Canadian football.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761557873/Football.html   (1221 words)

  
 American Football - Conservapedia
Football is easily the most-viewed spectator sport in the United States, far surpassing baseball.
American football is played on a field that is 120 yards long and 160 feet wide.
The football is placed on the opposing teams 2-yard line, and the offense may either kick it between to goalposts (for an extra point or Point After Touchdown (PAT)), or attempt to run or pass the ball into the endzone (a two-point conversion).
www.conservapedia.com /American_Football   (1092 words)

  
 American football - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database
American football is indeed quite physical in comparison to other major American team sports, such as basketball and baseball.
Tackle football is often banned in American schoolyards in favor of touch football, which uses two-hand touching instead of tackling; or flag football in which a player is "tackled" when an opponent pulls a flag off a belt attached to the player's waist.
Both American football and soccer have their origins in varieties of football played in the United Kingdom in the mid-19th century, and American football is directly descended from rugby football.
www.armchairgm.com /American_football   (5786 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "How American Football Works"
American football is a unique sport -- it is a game about gaining territory as much as it is about scoring points.
Football is a game of inches played on a field measured in yards -- English measurements are used to track movements on the field.
An official NFL football field is a rectangle that is 120 yards (110 m) long and 53 yards, 1 foot (49 m) wide.
entertainment.howstuffworks.com /football.htm   (863 words)

  
 Sports: Football
American football is a distinct type of football that developed in the United States in the 19th century from soccer and rugby.
Football is played by school, college and professional teams and is one of the most popular American sports, attracting thousands of participants and millions of spectators annually.
American football was made popular by teams representing colleges and universities.
www.usconsulate.org.hk /pas/kids/football.htm   (586 words)

  
 The Dallas Cowboys football card web site - American Football
American football does not much resemble soccer, the sport which the rest of the world, except Canada, calls "football".
The name football might seem a curious name for the sport of American football, as the players' feet rarely have much to do with the ball -- kicking the football is only allowed in certain situations and is most often inadvisable.
Play in American football consists of a series of individual plays of short duration, between which the ball is not in play.
www.cowboycards.com /americanfootball.asp   (3308 words)

  
 USA Football: USA Football Announces Partnership With American Samoa
With gridiron heroes of American Samoan descent such as Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau, and Seattle Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu, more of today’s youngsters on the island can advance themselves in the game’s fundamentals at an earlier age than their NFL role models.
Solomona’s goal for his homeland’s partnership with USA Football is to provide greater opportunities for American Samoan youngsters to earn scholarships and achieve their dreams.
Seattle’s Tatupu, whose father, Mosi, was an American Samoan native and an NFL running back from 1979-90, marvels at the number of American Samoan boys who advance to college football with minimal tackle football experience.
www.usafootball.com /articles/29-international/138-general-features/741-usa-football-announces-partnership-with-american-samoa.php   (587 words)

  
 AMERICAN FOOTBALL | CAR AND MOTORCYCLE INSURANCE HASTINGS DIRECT
Outside of the United States and Canada, the sport is usually referred to as American football (or sometimes as gridiron or gridiron football) to differentiate it from other football games, especially association football (soccer) and rugby football.
American football evolved as a separate sport from rugby football in the late 19th century.
It is often said of an outstanding college football player that he is likely to "be playing on Sundays one day", meaning that he is a good pro prospect.
www.solarnavigator.net /sport/american_football.htm   (5465 words)

  
 Zone Read - American Football Monthly
The quarterback in the shotgun formation should be aligned with his heels at five and a half yards from the football.
It is the quarterbacks’; job, if he decides to give the football, to slide out the hand that is on the running backs belly and push the ball in his stomach with his outside hand.
Prior to Highland Community College, Hutchings was an assistant football coach at Greencastle High School from 1991-98 and served as the defensive coordinator in 1997.Hutchings received his bachelor degree from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind.
www.americanfootballmonthly.com /Subaccess/Magazine/2004/may/zone_read.html   (1559 words)

  
  American Football
American Football formed in Urbana, Illinois in 1997 after Mike Kinsella (ex-Cap'n Jazz/Joan of Arc) and Steve Lamos from The One Up Downstairs got together with solo artist Steve Holmes.
"Honestly?" from that album, is typical of American Football: all twinkly guitars and polyrhythms carefully and lovingly sculpted into a whirlwind of sounds and textures.
Sadly, the members of American Football have decided to indefinitely postpone any further recording or touring plans, so fans have only 12 songs to enjoy.
www.epitonic.com /artists/americanfootball.html   (215 words)

  
  American football
American football, known in the United States as simply football is a competitive team sport related to, derived from, and somewhat similar to, other forms of football, but differing from most of them in significant ways.
Play in American football consists of a series of individual plays of short duration, between which the ball is not in play.
American football in its current form grew out of a series of three games between Harvard University and McGill University of Montreal in 1874.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/am/AmericanFootball.html   (2995 words)

  
  American football - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
American football is indeed quite physical in comparison to other major American team sports, such as basketball and baseball.
Tackle football is often banned in American schoolyards in favor of touch football, which uses two-hand touching instead of tackling; or flag football in which a player is "tackled" when an opponent pulls a flag off a belt attached to the player's waist.
Both American football and soccer have their origins in varieties of football played in the United Kingdom in the mid-19th century, and American football is directly descended from rugby football.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_football   (5961 words)

  
 Football, American - ninemsn Encarta
Football, American, distinct type of football that developed in the United States in the 19th century from association football and rugby football.
In subsequent centuries football became so popular that various English monarchs, including Edward II and Henry VI, forbade the game because it took interest away from the military sport of archery.
During a football game the teams are designated as the offensive team (the team in possession of the ball) and the defensive team (the team defending a goal line against the offensive team).
au.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761557873/Football_American.html   (971 words)

  
 American football   (Site not responding. Last check: )
American football does not much resemble soccer, the sport which most of the rest of the world, except Canada, calls "football".
The minor Arena Football League (1987-present) plays an indoor adaptation of American football, at a faster pace, on a smaller field with no built-in sidelines -- the edges of the grid are coincident with padded walls similar to those found in a baseball outfield.
Professional leagues that no longer exist include the World Football League (WFL,1974-75), the United States Football League (USFL,1983-1985), the XFL (XFL,2001), the All America Football Conference (1946-1949), the World League of American Football (WLAF,1991-1993-now NFL Europe), and the league considered by many to be the genesis of modern American professional football,the American Football League (AFL,1960-1969).
bopedia.com /en/wikipedia/a/am/american_football.html   (3773 words)

  
 football. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Football, amateur and professional, is perhaps the most popular spectator sport in the United States, attracting a total attendance of over 40 million and watched by many more millions on television each year.
Although professional football was played as early as 1895 in Pennsylvania, it was not until 1920 that national organization began, with the formation of the American Professional Football Association at Canton, Ohio.
The American Football League (AFL; formed 1959) competed with the NFL during the early 1960s; the first Super Bowl championship game was held in 1967 between the NFL and AFL champions.
www.bartleby.com /65/fo/football.html   (1814 words)

  
 American Football Alumni - About American Football Alumni   (Site not responding. Last check: )
American Football Alumni is a formulation of a fraternal group of individuals, sharing a common bond, whose foundation is based upon an intangible passion for football and all that it means to have played and lived it.
American Football Alumni exists for those that lived and played football and its' mission is to be of service to those and others who actively support the sport.
American Football Alumni membership provides a vast array of benefits and opportunities for Alumni to stay involved in the game of football and apply these benefits for the betterment of their health, life, and careers.
www.americanfootballalumni.com /afa.htm   (413 words)

  
 American football at AllExperts
American football is indeed quite physical in comparison to other major American team sports, such as basketball and baseball.
Tackle football is often banned in American schoolyards in favor of touch football, which uses two-hand touching instead of tackling; or flag football in which a player is "tackled" when an opponent pulls a flag off a belt attached to the player's waist.
Both American football and soccer have their origins in varieties of football played in the United Kingdom in the mid-19th century, and American football is directly descended from rugby football.
en.allexperts.com /e/a/am/american_football.htm   (5997 words)

  
 American Football Athlete Rating - Allsportrating.com
Football caught on among the general population and began to be the subject of intense competition and rivalry, albeit of a localized nature.
In 1912, football fields were reduced in width by 35 yards, the value of a touchdown increased to six points, and a fourth down was added, before possession would switch.
American football became popular in various countries after World War II, especially those in which there were large numbers of U.S. military personnel, who often formed a substantial proportion of the players and spectators.
allsportrating.com /sport.php?id=4   (2297 words)

  
 Sewing rubber american football and manufacturing method therof - Patent 5759123
A sewing rubber American football includes a rubber made ball cover having a valve hole thereon and a rubber bladder, which is disposed within the ball cover, having a predetermined shape and a valve stem mounted thereon and extended through the valve hole of the ball cover.
It is an object of the present invention to provide a sewing rubber American football, in which the ball cover is made of four rubber made cover pieces sewing edge to edge together, wherein the basic nature of the rubber made cover pieces are improved to achieve the tough, rigid and easy to sew features.
Accordingly, a sewing rubber American football of the present invention comprises a rubber made ball cover having a valve hole thereon and a rubber bladder, which is disposed within the ball cover, having a predetermined shape and a valve stem mounted thereon and extended through the valve hole of the ball cover.
www.freepatentsonline.com /5759123.html   (1952 words)

  
 Construction liner for American football - Patent 7018311
A construction liner for sportsball, such as an American football, which is made by compressing and vulcanization a rubber piece with at least a fabric lining, is strong enough to produce a more durable American football with better supporting but lower manufacturing cost.
However, the conventional American football is stiffened by the conventional PU liner attached to the inside of the cover skin that degrades the gripping and holding effects of the American football during gripping, catching, transferring, flowing, and holding the American football.
In other words, the conventional American football supported with stiff PU liner fails to provide softer and less stiff properties for junior players or when better gripping and holding effects or specific circumstances are needed.
www.freepatentsonline.com /7018311.html   (2322 words)

  
 American football
George Carlin has monologized at length on its contrasts with baseball, which is traditionally called "the American pastime": Football is about "ground control" and played on a "gridiron" of exact dimensions, while baseball is about "going home", and played in "parks" that are all different from one another, and so on.
The school's head football coach, Gary Barnett, in responding to the charge by his only female player that a teammate had raped her, accused her of being an incompetent player.
The aggressive image of football and the amounts of money involved can support the perception of its being the "last bastion" of sports administrators likely to wink at abuses; close scrutiny and drawing of parallels with Barnett can be expected in any case that is claimed to suggest coddling anti-social players.
www.findthelinks.com /sports/american_football_links.htm   (1556 words)

  
 American football - Simple English Wikipedia
American Football is a sport played by two teams of people with 11 players on each side.
It is played with a brown ball that is pointy at two ends and is about the size of a loaf of bread.
American football is carefully regulated by time, and rules, enforced by officials, who also determine when a team scores.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_football   (224 words)

  
 Urban Dictionary: American Football
American football is a game of set plays and tends to get very complex with all the terminology and the amount of plays you have to memorize (most coaches script anywhere from 150 to 250 possible plays per game).
American football is the most mentally involved game in the history of the world.for those who think it just about a bunch of big fatties runnig into each other, try reading a zone defense.
We played american football in germany, taught some of the locals how to play and by the end of the day they were a wreck and realized why pads are needed, in American football.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=American+Football   (971 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.