The Reasons For American Football Being So Popular
29 Jun 2016 in General
In the United States there are three major sports: football, baseball and basketball. There are many people who might claim one or the other to be the most popular but most of the people would agree to the fact that American football is by far the most renowned and popular of them all. One only has to take a look at the ratings of the Super Bowl each year for evidence. It is year out and year in the largest sports game watched on Television and Internet.
Aaron Hartfield Murrietta who has graduated in 2012 from North Crowley High School Fort Worth TX and is a junior football player in the Varsity team provides a detailed and closer look at this particular sport for those who might understand and know a lot about it.
In nature, American football is pretty simple. The total length of the field where the game is played is 120 yards. It consists of two end zones and in-between them there are 10 yards each and 100 yards. The main aim is to pass the football in hand over one of the goal lines in order to score a touchdown. There are eleven players on each sides of both defense and offense. The player will touch the ball in one way or the other every play and this makes quarterback the most significant position. The quarterback acquires a certain form from the center either by shotgun or directly and either hands off the ball or passes it. Based on the offense, the plays themselves on offense can be very complex. The defense team has also their own plays. They are stated by what down it is and how far the offense has to go to make a first down. In relation to that, the offense has four attempts which is 10 yards to make a first down.
Another major thing about American football is about all the penalties that are involved. We will just cover the major ones although there are a lot of them. Holding is one of the important one which is not allowed on either side of the ball. Since they are the most like offenders, Holding is mostly called on offensive lineman. That is not always so easy to do as they have to stop the defense from getting to the quarterback. Another vital penalty is either a false start by the offense or off sides by the defense. Until it is snapped, everybody on both sides of the ball has to remain on their side of the ball. During a game, these are the two major penalties that occur although there are a lot more that happen during this game.
According to Aaron Hartfield Murrietta who is a remarkable junior football player believes that this required strategy combined with the detailed set of rules and hard-hitting action make football or rugby one of the most well-known and popular sports in America. This type of excitement is not provided by any of the other major American sports.