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American football is much different than what many parts of the world call football. American football is a full contact sport. It involves two teams competing to carry the ball from one end of the field to another to score. Progress is marked by yard lines. It involves kicking, passing, tackling, as well as other physical and mental skills.
because college students were bored of playing regular sports back in the 1800s in Princeton and they wanted to play something similar to rugby and soccer. so they invented football Walter camp did Football was invented because college boy's all over wanted to play a sport similar to rugby and a…
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Greg McMertry. He played for Brockton High. I believe went to Michigan. And was drafted by the Pats in 1990. Don't know what year he was drafted by the Sox though.  :9/18/08 updatedIt was Greg McMurtry who was drafted by both the Patriots and the Red Sox. He was drafted (right out of high scho…
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Several African-American quarterbacks have earned Super Bowl rings as members of NFL championship teams, but only two have won titles as starters. Doug Williams was the first African-American quarterback to win a Super Bowl. On January 31, 1988, the former Grambling star led the Washington Redskin…
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Brett Favre's Nickname The Nickname of Brett Favre with the Atlanta Falcons was either "Country" or 'Mississippi."
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He is back in the NFL! He is playing for the Washington Redskins. The Mike Sellers that plays with Washington is a tight end...there is no mention of him playing in the Canadian Football League...his bio indicates he played with other NFL teams but no Canadian teams...is this the same Mike Selle…
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The Denver Broncos (XXXII) and the San Franciso 49ers (XXIX) gave Superbowl Rings to every female in their organization, Cheeerleaders included.   Georgia Frontierre, the owner of the St. Louis Rams has one.
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Roscoe ran a 4.43 at the NFL Combine, but some clocked him in the mid 4.3's. He's QUICKER than he is fast, in his ability to stop on a dime and change directions, he should run faster at the UM Pro Day in Miami, IMO, WC
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Yes. Because a player that is on IR has at some point during the season been active and gotten hurt during a game and has been placed on IR to heal up from say a dislocated shoulder or knee surgery
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Starting Black Quarterbacks in the Super Bowl Doug Williams, Washington Redskins (Super Bowl XXII - W 42-10, January 31, 1988). Steve McNair, Tennessee Titans (Super Bowl XXXIV - L 16-23, January 30, 2000). Donovan McNabb, Philadelphia Eagles (Super Bowl XXXIX - L 21-24, February 6, 2005).
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Introduction of the Forward PassNo one really knows when exactly the first forward pass was implemented in an actual game, but most historians do agree that in 1873 represenatives from Yale, Princeton, and Rutgers met to discuss formulating rules for this new game of football. The new rules consiste…
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Cost of Super Bowl rings: League pays for up to 150 rings at $5,000 per ring (plus adjustments for increases in gold and diamonds). League also pays for 150 pieces of jewelry for the losing team, which may not cost more than one-half the price set for the Super Bowl ring.
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Rugby has now the higher injury rate per capitor due to the fact that more of the body is unguarded. When comparing many think only of the tackle area which does not provide accurate data. In rugby injuries are frequently seen from front row issues so neck, back and legs are effected. Hands and fing…
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Answer There are MVP's for each league. In the AL, it was Miguel Tejada for the Oakland A's and in the NL, it was Barry Bonds.
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Any number of them, especially if you count a guy who kept going back and forth between the minors and a big-league club. The most widely-travelled player I know of was Buck Newsom (also called Bobo Newsom) who changed teams sixteen different times, and played for the Washington Senators and St. Lou…
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Yes, it's actually very common in baseball. Fortunately, though, MLB teams are starting to lean towards college players more than high school players.You're eligible for the MLB draft three times (basically): 1. After your senior year of high school. 2. After your junior year of college. I actually …
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Answer the yankees Was the question "what BASEBALL team", or just what team? If the latter, it is definitely NOT the Yankees: At a glance, the Boston Celtics (without actually looking at what games were played in 1979 and the first half of the 1989-90 season) had a winning percentage of .722 f…
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0-0 Football Game In 1942, the Army vs. Notre Dame football game finished in a 0-0 tie. To this day it still holds the record as the largest crowd to ever attend a college football game in the state of New York. (It was played at Yankee Stadium). Go Army! Beat Navy! Beat Notre Dame! 1939 UCLA vs U…
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The home team in football gets to choose whether they wear light or dark colors depending on the weather; if it's cold out then the home team will usually wear dark colors to soak up heat and sunlight. Light colors reflect sunlight so the home team will wear light colors when it is hot outside. …
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Reggie Harding was selected by the Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons in the fourth round of the 1962 NBA Draft to become the first every NBA player to come straight out of high school.
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There is no significant job of the team captain other than to lead the team, especially in tense situations. Take LeBron James. When his team is down by a few points in the fourth quarter, he doesn't stress out or yell. He encourages his teammates and does not be rude. The team captain is the guy th…
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That is not always true. A lot of times you can have up to twelve or more players on each team.
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The question almost contradicts itself. Teams, on average, have around 20 assists a game. If a team has 38 assists, that is considered fairly high, and will most likely score a lot. A similar question would be if you asked "How can you have a lot of apples if you only have 14 apple trees?" Obvio…
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No, it is considered a touchback... No, it is considered a touchback, and the defensive team receives the ball at the twenty yard line. If a punt goes through the uprights, it is a touchback... If a punt goes through the uprights, it is a touchback, as was explained in the previous response. …
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If you look at the formation for a spike, there is a tight end or running back within five yards of the QB, therefore it's not intentional grounding.  You may want to check this, but I believe the definition of Intentional Grounding includes that the quarterback be at risk of being sacked and …
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It depends a little on the player and position, but there are 10 basic pieces of equipment helmet, shoulder pads, a tailbone pad, 2 hip pads, 2 thigh pads, 2 knee pads, and a cup. Mouthguards are pretty much necessary, but not really a pad. Outside of that some players also opt to wear flack jackets…
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In Gridiron (american football) the offense comes into the defense's territory and the defense has to put up a front to stop the offense. If the defense fails then the offensive marches past and scores. Most scores win! "What is the primary goal?" To win the game. You win by scoring more points th…
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Memphis had a team in not only the World Football League in 1975 (the Southmen were previously in Toronto in 1974), but also a team in CFL-US (the Mad Dogs) as well as the Arena Football League in 1995 & 1996 (the Pharaohs) as well as the Tennessee Oilers in 1997 before the team moved to Nashvil…
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While it does not happen very often, it has happened before, the most recent coach is Dick Jauron who was fired after starting 3-9 this season. Mike Nolan was fired when he was half way through the season at 2-5 actually the most recent is Brad Childress the Vikings head coachMike Singletary of th…
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It's just a nickname for the area between the 20 yard line and goal-line where an offense has a good chance at scoring. You could also say its a warning for opposing defenses to make a stop during the opposing team's drive. It's basically a nickname that came into being as a warning to the defense w…
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The NCAA ball is slightly smaller and has white stripes inset from either end, running halfway around the ball (on the two panels that join the laces). Typical collegiate balls are 11.25 to 11.5 inches long by 6.7 inches max diameter. Official NFL footballs are by 6.7 to 6.8 inches in diameter and…
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I seem to remember that a few years ago, several prominent NFL quarterbacks were forced into retirement by reoccurring concussions or other head trama. Steve Young and Troy Aikman, two multiple time Super Bowl champions and future hall of famers spring readily to mind. The league, not wanting to see…
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Football Rules and RegulationsThe NFL Record and Fact Book has the official rules.Go to this site:Click on the link below.
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If someone is running with it, the football goes as fast as the ball carrier goes. If the ball carrier is running 10 mph, the ball is also moving at that speed relative to the ground. I don't know how fast place kicks and punts go.The strongest quarter-backs in the league (Ben Roethlisberger, Brett …
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PF is points for, how many points a team has scored. PA is points against, how many points a team has allowed.
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If you watch ESPN, ESPN2, NFL Network, and read the sports section in the newspaper, it will tell you all you need to know
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The ref gets exactly 90 seconds to view the replay, even if its a booth review.
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10 or 15 Generally speaking the punter has his heels at 14 yards behind the line of scrimmage. If the ball is within 5 yards of the goal line, or in football vernacular you are kicking from the shadow of your own goalpost, the punter will have his heel as close to the back of the end zone as he is c…
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Yes According to The National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury, 325 men and boys have died either directly or indirectly from playing football at the high school and college level between 1982-2008 (26 years). Direct injuries are defined as those fatalities which resulted directly from par…
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Not unless it's at the end of the game or first half, with little time or no timeouts. (In the NFL, a free kick after a fair-caught punt or kickoff is technically an untimed down.) When wind is a factor, it could come at the end of the first or third quarter if a team badly needs points and has bee…
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The NFC and AFC are the National Football League's conferences. NFC stands for National Football Conference AFC stands for American Football Conference It is somewhat similar to the American League and National League in Major League Baseball, however the National League and the American League…
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No they do not wear new uniforms for each game. There are two sets of uniforms in each color issued to each player at the beginning of the season. After each game the uniforms are sent to the cleaners. Sometimes they do have to take special care with some of the stains and they often times have to d…
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The Orange Bowl in Miami hosted Super Bowls II and III and is the only venue to have hosted consecutive Super Bowls.
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I don't know when they started using the Field goal nets but I do know its for safety purposes... People would see the kick comming and jump for the ball and end up on top of people or even falling down the stands and getting injured.   i don't know when they first started to use them but I…
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you have had to my knowledge 4 europeans and there might be several. Jan stenerud from Norway kicker - pro hall of fame (minnesota vikings - kansas city chiefs) morten Anderson from denmark kicker (atlanta falcons - new Orleans saints) halvor hagen from Norway offensive line played line and bloc…
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First black quarterback to start in AFL: Marlin Briscoe First black quarterback to start in NFL: James Harris The first black quarterback to start an AFL professional football game was Marlin Briscoe. Briscoe started a game for the Denver Broncos in the American Football League (AFL). This was a fu…
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%DETAILS% Answer A football oblique shape alllows it to spin through the air, the quarterback puts a spin on the ball with his fingers when he throws it. The best spirals are tightly spinning and take much experince to master
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NFL Place Kicker Shoes The Adidas Copa Mundial, Nike Air Legend, and Nike Tiempo a very popular kicking shoes (soccer cleats) among both punters and place kickers at the college and professional levels. for more check out www.kickingworld.com
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The word 'football' is from the English language. It is a compound of two words 'foot' and 'ball' that cannot be translated literally into any other language without creating a corresponding compound. The origins of the words etymology are vague. The circumstantial evidence points to a medieval ball…
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Answer In Gridiron, that would be end of season competition! From regional high school championships to college conference and national championships to the Super Bowl! And now, even the European and German versions of these games. Also, some people wait all year just for the competition between…
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It depends on the position of the player. According to a 2006 ESPN article, "The average weight in the NFL has grown by 10 percent since 1985 to a current average of 248 pounds. The heaviest position, offensive tackle, went from 281 pounds two decades ago to 318 pounds." Most pro football players …
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As of the end of the 2011 season, Kansas leads the series 65-39-5.
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Yes as a matter of fact there was. The famous kick happened on November 8, 1970: Tom Dempsey, 63 yards NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (W 19-17) vs Detroit Lions with only 2 seconds left to give the Saints a much-needed win. Dempsey kicked the ball in the straight-ahead fashion.
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Go to NFL.com and look up the l section until you find Lester Boyd
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It was impeccably dangerous due to the helmets inability to work up to proper standards that at which they needed to meet. Also, for other links that pertain to this question... http://alliance.ed.uiuc.edu/cdrom/hononegah/sports_folder/changes.htm http://dm12700.wordpress.com/football-in-the-1920s…
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Most Rushing Yards In a Single Game Michael Vick of the Atlanta Falcons holds the NFL Quarterback single game rushing record with 173 yards from 10 attempts during a 2002 game vs the Vikings. Nealon Greene of the Edmonton Eskimos holds the CFL Quarterback single game rushing record with 180 yard…
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football originated from a game called rugby. That is where the shape of the football came from.   Pete is right that the shape of our football comes from the shape of of the rugby ball. So the next question is how did the rugby ball get its shape.The Rugby Ball and its oval shape did not com…
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there are actually 5979 dots on a football ACTUALLY There are exactly 5398 dots on a NFL Official Sized football. The answer above is actually correct, there are 5398 dots on a NFL football.
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I believe it is:10 yards (end zone) + 7 yards (from line of scrimmage) = 17 yards. to brady sucks;)
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Answer Not sure when exactly, but it has been around for a long time. It is simply a reminder to the coaching staff how much time is left in a game. Used primarily for strategy. In the Canadian Football League it is a three minute warning, and in minor football there is a minute flag held up at o…
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In reality it does not effect the game that drastically. The footing is a bit less stable, however the players simply change cleats to accommodate the wet grass. On turf it actually gets sticker. The passing game is also slightly effected. More through vision than any other factor. Balls (at the pro…
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Rugby (started in England, 1823) was introduced to North America by the British Army in Montreal in 1868, which played a series of games with McGill University. In 1874, McGill arranged to play a few games at Harvard, which liked the new game so much that it became a feature of the Ivy League. Bot…
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Nigeria Football Association Name: Nigeria Football Association HQ Country: Nigeria Date Founded: 1993 Physical Address: Plot 2033, Olusegun Obasanjo Way, Wuse Zone 7, Abuja Fax: +234 (9) 5237327 Telephone: +234 (9) 5237326 The Wikipedia says 1945.
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Football Positions Offense Quarterback, Running back, Fullback, Wide Receiver, Tight end, Offensive Tackle, Offensive Guard, Center Place kicker, Holder, Punter, Long snapper Defense Defensive Tackle, Defensive End, Inside Linebacker, Outside Linebacker, Free Safety, Strong Safety, Corner back …
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First, you must hold the ball correctly, which can be in different positions depending on the size of your hands. I hold the ball with my ring finger behind the last lace and my pinky in front of it, with my other hand on the back of the ball until I am ready to throw, because I'm a rather small per…
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First of all, you are confusing the terms national league and American league used in baseball with football. Replace the word league with football. NFL has the National Football Conference and American Football Conference. There really is no difference, the difference is very similar to the differe…
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There can be no more than 53 players on an active team roster. There is also a stipulation that a team may only carry 45 players on its game day roster, so the team must decide each week on which 8 players will be inactive, or 7 if they carry a 3rd quarterback.
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Some NFL ledgends include Dick Butkus, Jerry Rice, David Deacon Jones, Reggie White, Lyyn Swann, Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas, Walter Payton, Jim Brown, Emmit Smith, Steve Young, Bart Starr, Joe Namath, Troy AikmanCoaches: John MaddenYou can't forget Dick"Nightrain"Lane,Jim Thorpe,Jim Brown,Y.A. Tittl…
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Every NFL team plays:-every team from their own division twice (1 home, 1 away). (6 games).-One game against every team from one of the divisons of their own conference on a rotating 3 year cycle. (4 games)-One game against every team one of the divsions of the other conference on a rotating 4 year …
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According to Google, there is no documentation on the Internet indicating that there has ever been a football player named Arkinada Armstrong. For sure, this means that there is no professional football player bearing that name, but it may be that it is much more difficult to find documentation abou…
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The rules are essentially the same. It's the make-up of the game that is different.The Canadian Football field and end zone is larger 110 yd by 65 yd and the end zone is 20 yd by 65 yd. (In comparison the American football field is just 100 yd by 53 1/3 yd and the end zone is just 10 yd deep.)Canadi…
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A football playbook is, in essence, a collection of plays that may be executed by a team during the course of a game. There is no true standard for how plays are diagrammed, although some general guidelines are normally followed.The offensive players (those who control the ball) are normally represe…
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Maybe Jan Stenerud? For the KC Chiefs? Stenerud came to the U.S. from Norway on a ski jumping scholarship to Montana State University. This is a good trivia question to which I don't know the answer. Maybe someone out there does?
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Two. The Super Bowl is pro football's world championship game. Sort of like the World Series in baseball. However, it is a single-elimination championship. One game, rather than a best-of-seven series decides the outcome. One team from the AFC and one from the NFC play in the Super Bowl. The two tea…
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BLACKBURN ROVERS V WEST BROMWICH (UK 1898) Dir: Arthur Cheetham; 35mm, 42ft, 1' (16fps) The earliest surviving film of an actual game, played between the English sides Blackburn Rovers and West Bromwich Albion (in stripes) at Blackburn in September 1898. Originally 250ft in length, the film was take…
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Danny did play in that game, but I don't know his stats. The one big stat that I do remember was the fantastic night that Jack Ettinger had. He had 13 pass receptions in a row without a miss for the Southmen. It obviously set a league record that still stands today because of the short life of the l…
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For the 2004 season it was Peyton Manning with $35 million. For 2003 it was Brian Urlacher with $15 million.
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Answer The half-back is the primary rusher on an offense, and had a main job of gaining yardage by running the ball, or running a route and making receptions. Half-backs tend to be small (5'8"-5'10") and agile. The fullback typically runs much less than the halfback, and primarily blocks for the h…
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collective-bargaining-agreement-2011-2020 ARTICLE 42 CLUB DISCIPLINE Section 1. Maximum Discipline: (iv) Losing, damaging or altering Club-provided equipment-maximum fine of $1,770, and replacement cost, if any. (v) Throwing football into stands-maximum fine of $1,770.
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Shoulder pads, rib pads, helmet, pads inside helmet,thigh and knee pads inserted in the pants, jock strap, mouth piece. Optional- padded gloves andarm pads, elbow pads Rib pads are also optional. hip and butt pads are also inserted in the pants
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Most Popular NFL TeamThe cowboys, obviously, but I think the packers are a close second, followed by the steelers (crazy obsessed fans), and then the Jets, (most loyal fans EVER, and we have a lot of them) I read before that a nation poll showed that the top 3 teams going by fans all around the US i…
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charlie mitchell of the Washington redskins The Washington Redskins in 1962 were the last NFL team to integrate.
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Click on the 'Formation Diagrams' link on this page to see diagrams of many of the common offensive and defensive football formations.
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Answer There's no such thing as a "forward lateral"--that's a contradiction in terms. If you throw the ball to another player who is closer to the opposing end zone than you are--even if he's only closer by one step--that's a forward pass. If you throw the ball to another player who isn't closer …
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Charles Haley was a member of three Cowboy teams and 2 san Fran teams for a total of 5 super bowl winning teams.
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The black marks are called eye black (a greasy black substance, not sure of its composition) and eye black strips (simple strips of black adhesive that doesn't smear or stain clothes).The black stops some light from reflecting in to the players eyes. This helps them handle the glare from lights and …
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Definitely not! Otherwise, there won't be an ineligible receiver down the field penalty. I'm not sure but in order to make ineligible receiver eligible, you need to report it to the referee before the play.   No offensive lineman is eligible to catch a pass. The QB can throw to anyone who isn…
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Answer The fastest a football has ever been thrown was a pass by Joe Montana at the speed of 82 mph. Sorry, don't believe it. An object that travels 82 miles per hour travels 120 feet in one second. That's 40 yards. My guess would be maybe 60 or so MPH would be an extremely fast throw. Can any…
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Answer 1 There is no set criteria in deciding which sports shall be featured at the Olympic Games, save for the initial requirement that a sport must be governed by an international sporting organization (i.e. FIFA for soccer, FIBA for basketball) that is recognized by the International Olympic C…
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Rugby player but there are more minor injuries like ankle rolls, sprains, and pulls, but football players receive more serious injuries like breaks and season enders. Both sports receive their fair share of concussions and bruises. They are contact sports. Crap happens. When these things stop happen…
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Answer The origins of American football are linked to rugby, also called football, where the hands are used more often than the feet in terms of controlling possession of a game ball, and in turn stems from association football ("soccer"), from which all such games are variations of.
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When the NFL & AFL merged for the 1970 season, the AFL teams were all placed in the AFC, and the NFL teams were placed in the NFC, with the exception of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore (now Indy) Colts, and Cleveland Browns (now Baltimore Ravens), who were moved to the AFC to even things out.…
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The extra point can always be attempted regardless of the time left on the clock regardless of the time left on the play clock. And in the NFL, the officials actually require the PAT to be attempted, since playoff tiebreakers can sometimes come down to point differentials.
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Football in other countries is what we here in the US call soccer. It has been around a lot longer and is played in just about every country in the world. American football, as sports go, is relatively new for one and considered sissy in a lot of other countries because of the pads for another. I a…
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Football Positions: Quarterback: Generally the person who passes the ball. He calls the cadance and tells the Center when to snap the ball. He is generally the offensive leader (if not the whole team-leader), and is brilliant with the offense as a whole. When the offense is about to run a play that'…
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%DETAILS% Answer Why not? Football is fast, violent, and exciting. While most American sports fans *watch* football, not nearly as many *play* football, because you need at least a dozen or so people and a fairly open area to play it (unless you count the fun but highly dangerous hallway-fo…
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Here we go... Running Back (RB). These are offensive players who run with the ball toward the goal line. Quaterback (QB). He calles the plays, hands the ball off to RB's and passes the ball to wide receivers. Wide Receivers (WR). The WR's run down field at the beginning of a pass play, catch the…
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Earnings For Super Bowl They make 2.5 million.
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The median salary in the NFL in 2009 was roughly $770,000. In 2008 it was about $720,000. The Steelers have the highest median salary at $1.1 million, the Packers the lowest at $440,000. The Redskins have the highest payroll at $123 million. The Giants have the lowest at $76 million. The average (a…
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