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American Football

  1. 1. American Football, Superbowl XLIII Inspired by my son’s 3rd grade school project Date: Feb 01, 2009 Source:
  2. 2. Dude, give me some tips about the game Strategy plays a major role in football American football is a contact or collision sport Playing by the rules, a defensive player makes physical contact to bring the ball carrier to the ground Tacklers cannot kick or punch the runner They also cannot grab the face mask of the runner's helmet or lead into a tackle with their own helmet Players must wear special protective equipment, such as a padded plastic helmets, shoulder pads, hip pads and knee pads American football is played on a field 360 by 160 feet. The longer boundary lines are sidelines, while the shorter boundary lines are end lines A season typically begins in mid-to-late August and playoffs runs through January The Superbowl is often played in the first week of February
  3. 3. When was Football first played? November 6th, 1869 (Rutgers vs. Princeton)
  4. 4. What’s the National Football League about? NFL is the largest football league in the US It was formed by eleven teams in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association Changed it’s name in 1922 to the NFL Currently 32 teams from American cities and regions make up the league The league is divided evenly into 2 conferences i.e. American Football Conference and National Football Conference Each conference has four divisions that have 4 teams each
  5. 5. What's the duration of the game? A standard football game consists of four 15-minute quarters, with a half-time break after the second quarter The clock stops after certain plays; therefore, a game can last much longer If a game is tied after four quarters, the teams play an additional period lasting up to 15 minutes
  6. 6. How does the game start? A coin toss determines who will kick off to begin the games and which goal each team will defend Each half begins with a kickoff Teams also kick off after scoring touchdowns and field goals Using a kicking tee the ball is kicked from the team's own 30-yard line
  7. 7. How do you score? Touchdown, is worth 6 Field goal, is worth 3 points. It is scored when a points, and it is scored by player runs the ball into or kicking the ball over the catches a pass in his crossbar and through the opponent's end zone goal posts. Field goals may be placekicked or drop- kicked Point after touchdown, is a point scored after a touchdown, when the Safety, is worth 2 points, scoring team attempts a and is scored by the try. The team can attempt opposing team when the to kick it over the crossbar team in possession at the and through the goal posts end of a down is in the manner of a field goal responsible for the ball for 1 point or run or pass it becoming dead behind its into the end zone in the own goal line manner of a touchdown for 2 points
  8. 8. What’s the size of the teams? Each team has 11 members at a time Offense: 5 offensive line payers, 1 quarter back, 2 running backs, 2 wide receivers, and 1 tight ends player Defense: 4 defensive line players, 2 corner backs, 3 line backers, 1 strong safety player, and 1 free safety player
  9. 9. Superbowl XLIII Pittsburgh Steelers beat Baltimore Ravens and are AFC champions Arizona Cardinals beat Philadelphia Eagles and are NFC champions Tampa, Florida Feb 01, 2009 Pittsburgh Steelers play Arizona Cardinals for the 43rd Superbowl championship Pittsburgh Steelers make NFL history and win the Superbowl championship for the 6th time !!!!!!!
  10. 10. I enjoyed these exciting moments The run by James Harrison in the 2nd Qrt to score a touchdown for the Steelers The touchdown by Cardinal’s Larry Fitzgerald towards the end of the 4th Qrt The unchallenged dash with 2.30 minutes on the clock by Larry Fitzgerald to score a touchdown The receive by Santonio Holmes's received in the end zone with his toes on the ground making a touch down for the Steelers
  11. 11. What did I learn? Having a strategy or plan is important Teamwork can make us all champions Winning comes with dedication, hard-work and practice