Mark Stevens of Near Emmaus asks, “Can someone please explain NFL to me? I mean how can it have the word football in the name when no one regularly kicks the ball? How can fat blokes be called athletes? What is the main aim of the game?”
American Football is a religion in the Deep Southern states in the United States of America. It’s largest population of adherents reside in the great country of Texas. It’s worshippers consist of both men and women, but much like Islam, conservative Christian and Jewish congregations, and ancient religions, women play a secondary role in religious life as cheerleaders. Like the Athenians who held the Olympics every year, men who are involved in American football games love to tackle, wrestle, and grab each others buttocks.
A few things of note:
1. There are 11 manly men on the field for each team at a time.
2. Each team has 4 downs to make 10 yards, on a 100 yard field. If they make it to the end of the field, it is called a touchdown.
3. The girly man of the team who gets to throw the ball from time to time is referred to as the quarterback.
4. There is a lot of trash talking in football, as well as a huge risk for injury.
5. The Super Bowl is an international past time, because American football owns every sport, even soccer.
6. Most of the players who play defense have lower IQs than those on offense. True story.
7. On offense, the goal is to go all 100 yards of the field to score something called a touchdown. A touchdown is equal to 6 points. A team can either try for an extra point (1 point try) or go for 2 points on a 2 point conversion attempt. If a team does not want a touchdown, they can try a field goal, which means that a kicker tries to get 3 points by kicking the ball in between the two goal posts. The other guy who kicks the ball in the game is known as a punter. If after 3 downs, a team is unable to get a first down (10 yards), then the punter will try to kick the ball away, usually to a returner.
8.If you have any other questions, please feel free to comment.
You are welcome.