What is American football?

  • (noun): A game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays.
    Synonyms: American football game

American Football

American football, known in the United States simply as football, is a sport played between two teams of eleven with the objective of scoring points by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone by running with it or throwing it to a teammate. Points can be scored by carrying the ball over the opponent's goal line, catching a pass thrown over that goal line, kicking the ball through the opponent's goal posts or tackling an opposing ball carrier in his own end zone.

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Ray Collins (American Football)
... Alvin Raymond Collins (August 4, 1927 — November 3, 1991) was an American football defensive tackle who played for the National Football League's San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants ...
Outside The United States - The IFAF and The American Football World Cup
... Main article International Federation of American Football The International Federation of American Football (IFAF) is the de facto governing body ... aforementioned bodies, these same organizations also give support to USA Football, the designated U.S ... The IFAF also oversees the American Football World Cup, which is held every four years ...
Sports In The United States - Popular Team Sports - American Football
... American football, known within the country simply as football, has the most participants of any sport at both high school and college levels ... The NFL is the preeminent professional football league in the United States ... expansion teams and the landmark merger with the American Football League in 1970, the NFL has reached its current mark of 32 franchises divided into two conferences ...
Brock (surname)
... English line artist and illustrator Calvin Brock, American boxer Darrell Brock Jr ... American politician Dave Brock, Hawkwind frontman David Brock, former conservative journalist turned liberal political writer Edwin Brock (1927 - 1997 ... Brock (Egyptologist), American Egyptologist Eric John Brock (1966 - 2011), American historian Greg Brock (The West Wing), fictional character from The West Wing Henry Matthew Brock (1875 - 1960), English ...
Canadian Football Leagues - Current American Football Minor and Semi Professional Leagues Outside of North America - Defunct American Football Minor Leagues Around The World
... Continental Football League, 1965-1969 //// Intercontinental Football League - Intended to begin play in 1975, folded before first game - BCAFL British Collegiate American Football League, 1985–200 ...

Famous quotes containing the words football and/or american:

    People stress the violence. That’s the smallest part of it. Football is brutal only from a distance. In the middle of it there’s a calm, a tranquility. The players accept pain. There’s a sense of order even at the end of a running play with bodies stewn everywhere. When the systems interlock, there’s a satisfaction to the game that can’t be duplicated. There’s a harmony.
    Don Delillo (b. 1926)

    There is not a more disgusting spectacle under the sun than our subserviency to British criticism. It is disgusting, first, because it is truckling, servile, pusillanimous—secondly, because of its gross irrationality. We know the British to bear us little but ill will—we know that, in no case do they utter unbiased opinions of American books ... we know all this, and yet, day after day, submit our necks to the degrading yoke of the crudest opinion that emanates from the fatherland.
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1845)