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What are some of the benefits to be derived from playing football?
You learn teamwork, discipline and because it is physically challening you become fit.
Why is American-style football often called the "gridiron sport?"
Because of the design of the field.
What is the composition of a typical football field and where is the "end zone?"
A football field is 100 yards from one goal line to the other and 160 feet wide. The end zone extends 10 yards past each goal line.
What is a kick-off in football?
When a team kicks the ball, on a tee, that is sent to the opposing team. This is what starts a football game.
How is a first down made and what advantage does it give the team that makes it?
A first down is made when the offensive team advances the ball at least 10 yards. After every first down the team get another series of 4 downs.
what options does a team have if it has not gained 10 yards by the fourth down?
The team can punt the ball to the opposing team or can attempt a field goal.
For what four reasons may the clock be stopped?
An incomplete pass, a runner goes out of bounds, a penalty, and after a score is made.
Fifteen-yard penalties are given for what kinds of offenses?
Blocking from behind, butting another player with a helmet and tackling the passer once the ball has been passed.
What kinds of protective gear and clothing does a football player need to wear?
Helmets, face masks, pads that cover the hips, shoulders, knees and forearms. Flak jackets are used to cover the ribs and mouthpieces, cleats and right knee length pants.
Name at least one way in which television converge has affected the game of football.
Games on TV can last up to 3 hours.