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Can Someone Please Explain American Football to Me?

frondrosaThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. posted this thread...
Sept. 15, 2011 at 8:52 am

Okay so as some of you know, I'm part of my school's pep band, which means I play at the football games, and I was wondering, how does football actually work? What's a "down"? Which player does what? Those are just a couple questions I have. So basically, I'm clueless about this sport so I would be extremely grateful if someone could give me an in-depth explanation of it. Thanks!

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Heartbreaker15 replied...
Sept. 23, 2011 at 11:11 am

Totally confused. Do you live in America?????

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dancemomspotter12 replied...
Sept. 16, 2012 at 3:33 pm

haha its ok i dont really get it either....but i know that downs are...well you get 4 tries move the ball ten yards foreward and each time you try it is a down...if you dont move the ball foreward 10 yards by the 4th down then the other team gets the ball.....

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Novelist123 replied...
Oct. 8, 2012 at 12:03 pm

American Football is a sport where large primates run after an oblong brown ball, causing concussions and being proud of it.
So yeah, I don't get it either.

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