Not sure who the tight-end or quarterback is? You may learn the fundamentals of football with the help of this Girls’ Guide to understand the Game.
So, calling this a “Girls Guide to Understanding Football” would be a bit sexist. Some of our closest female friends are devoted sports fans. Throwing a football viewing party, complete with football-themed food, is a fan favorite. When it involves actually viewing the game, though, most women resort to keeping their phones within reach to fight off boredom. Even if you’re not a huge football fan, you probably have a few questions about the sport. Listen up if you want to learn the distinction between a tight end and a quarterback. The next thing you know, you’re yelling at the officials alongside the rest of the crowd. You will be very grateful to us for providing this manual.
If you’re a guy who adores football yet your girlfriend doesn’t share your enthusiasm, you can use this information to win her over.
A Simple Guide To Understand Football
- Starting Of The Game
For football, each play takes place on one of 120 yards of field space, with each 10 yards counting as a full play. From the total of 120 yards, 100 are usable field space and 20 are end zone distances. The offense is the squad that is currently on the field and attempting to score.
- While Playing The Game
As long as they have possession of the ball, the offense has four “downs” to advance the ball 10 yards or closer to the opposing team’s end zone. First and 10 indicates that the team has 10 yards to go before scoring a first down. In football, the phrase “second and eight” indicates the beginning of the second down and a requirement for eight yards to advance to the third down. The first step is a group huddle where they discuss potential strategies. They then form a line near the line of scrimmage, where the quarterback will attempt a play. There are three possible targets: the running back, the wide receiver, or the tight end. If the team is inside field goal range but doesn’t think it can score a touchdown, it can try to settle for a field goal instead. Whenever the ball is kicked between the goal posts, it is considered a field goal.
Linebackers, defensive backs, and defensive linemen make up the defense. Defending plays is the job of the defensive line, while the linebackers can assist the defense in other ways, such as by rushing the quarterback or covering receivers. At the beginning of each of the game’s four quarters, the clock is set to 15 minutes. The time will keep ticking until a player goes out of boundaries, a penalty is called, or an unfinished pass is made, at which point play will be stopped. Time will also be paused if a coach challenges a play, a timeout is called by either team, or a timeout is called by the referee. Besides the two-minute caution at the end of each quarter, this is the only additional time it will be paused.
There are two ways to rack up points in football: a touchdown is for six points, and a field goal, known as a “place kick,” is worth an extra point. It’s worth three points when the kicker makes a field goal (by kicking the ball between the goal posts).