football game


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n football game any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
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  • Vince Lombardi
    “The Green Bay Packers never lost a football game. They just ran out of time.”
  • Fran Tarkenton
    Fran Tarkenton
    “If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.”
  • Paul Brown
    Paul Brown
    “Football is a game of errors. The team that makes the fewest errors in a game usually wins.”
  • Vince Lombardi
    “Some people try to find things in this game that don't exist but football is only two things-blocking and tackling.”


Football's a game of two halves - (UK) If something's a game of two halves, it means that it's possible for someone's fortunes or luck to change and the person who's winning could end up a loser.


In literature:

We went to a fierce old football game, and we did all sorts of stunts in the house.
"A Dear Little Girl's Thanksgiving Holidays" by Amy E. Blanchard
The Schoolyard for generations had provided the only opportunity for games; Football and Cricket were in their infancy.
"A History of Giggleswick School" by Edward Allen Bell
In big games this is made easy by the numerals on the football men's backs.
"News Writing" by M. Lyle Spencer
I told him, by all means; and he was gone upon the instant, gleeful as though to a game of football.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Any one who has seen a football game knows how perfectly silly it is to attempt a description of it.
"Polly's Senior Year at Boarding School" by Dorothy Whitehill
The day for the football game with Lake Forest was rapidly drawing nearer.
"The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall" by Spencer Davenport
Brian had to change and walk to the football ground, while Guy intended to go with him and watch the game.
"Under Padlock and Seal" by Charles Harold Avery
I like a game of cricket or football, but I mean the other sort of play.
"Better than Play" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
Jerking the pin, he tossed it just as he had often tossed a forward pass in a football game.
"A Yankee Flier in Italy" by Rutherford G. Montgomery
He fell upon the big body of Spink as though he were making a "tackle" in a football game.
"The Girls of Hillcrest Farm" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Have you played a game of football this morning?
"The City Curious" by Jean de Bosschère
What fine games of prisoners' base and football we had together!
"The Revolt of the Angels" by Anatole France
It was not for nothing that he had joined heart and soul in cricket and football, and in every manly game.
"A Gallant Grenadier" by F.S. Brereton
It is considered clever by many to do as many small and mean acts as possible in a match game of football.
"Harper's Round Table, August 27, 1895" by Various
Football to-day is a game for team-work, and the star player is a very rare bird indeed.
"Harper's Round Table, October 8, 1895" by Various
It is just this sort of thing that brings football into disrepute with people who don't know anything about the game.
"Harper's Round Table, October 15, 1895" by Various
A game of football on the border line between life and death!
"The Irish at the Front" by Michael MacDonagh
We discussed and played the different football league games over and over again as they were described in the newspapers we had just received.
"The Black Watch" by Scout Joe Cassells
We have started football, and the Gurkhas have a very good idea of the game.
"The Unveiling of Lhasa" by Edmund Candler
He does not become "a man" until his comrades have bullied him into a good game of Rugby football.
"John Bull, Junior" by Max O'Rell

In poetry:

So when you went to play another game
You could not but be brave:
An Empire's team, a rougher football field,
The end—perhaps your grave.
What matter? On the winning of a goal
You staked your soul.
"To A Soldier In Hospital" by Winifred Mary Letts
We had Chang, and Trucker Hogan, and the man who licked The Plug,
Also Heggarty, and Hoolahan, and Peter Scott, the pug;
And we wore our knuckle-dusters, and we took a keg on tap
To our friendly game of football with The Dingoes at The Gap.
"A Friendly Game Of Football" by Edward Dyson

In news:

Times for first 3 Gamecock football games announced.
Parkland's girls powder puff flag football games on Wednesday.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith greets fans after a win over the Detroit Lions during an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept 16, 2012.
Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) gets tackled by Chicago Bears defenders Julius Peppers (90), Israel Idonije, and Shea McClellin, right, in the second half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Sept 23, 2012.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, leave the stadium after the Patriots lost 21-17 to the New York Giants in the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game, Sunday, Feb 5, 2012, in Indianapolis.
The football game was a big success for the football team, and halftime was reserved for the crowning of a new queen for the festivities.
Panthers and Redskins set new single-game school record for most points in a high school football game.
Ocean Township High School will forfeit its football game against Neptune Saturday after it was discovered this week that members of the football team were diagnosed with impetigo .
In this Nov 19, 2011, photo, Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino walks to the sideline as the Razorbacks took on Mississippi State during an NCAA college football game in Little Rock, Ark.
Marceline executed better on both sides of the football, winning Knox County's season opening football game by a 35-0 margin.
If one were to gauge the importance of the Palo Alto- Mitty football game, based on fan votes on KTVU's High School Football Game of the Week, that lack of interest would be staggering.
(CBS News) I've always said that if there is ever a time to talk about video games, it's at a college football game.
If one were to gauge the importance of the Palo Alto-Mitty football game, based on fan votes on KTVU's High School Football Game of the Week, that lack of interest would be staggering.
It's safe to say that today's football game between the Valdosta State Blazers and the West Georgia Wolves is more than a regular season game on the first weekend in October.
In 1968, NBC broke away from their coverage of an old AFL football game between the New York Jets and the Oakland Raiders with less than two minutes remaining in the game to broadcast the movie Heidi.

In science:

It also applies to more complicated phenomena, for example, when we assume we cannot know the outcome of an athletic contest such as a basketball or football game, or more profoundly when we cannot say with certainty what the outcome of a medical operation such as the removal of a cancerous tumor will be.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
As a demonstration of how our algorithm can sometimes miss some of the structure in a network, we take another example from Ref. 5, a network representing the schedule of games between American college football teams in a single season.
Fast algorithm for detecting community structure in networks
In many countries a popular game is played that involves forecasting the outcomes of a set of n (football)matches.
Matrix Algebras and Semidefinite Programming Techniques for Codes
The US War of Independence is the reason that the British game of football is called soccer in the USA. confirmed that single stars in the team are not enough; one needs multi-player team coordination.
A Biased Review of Sociophysics
And found that goals are not achieved randomly in time; scoring one goal increases the chances for the scoring team to make another goal soon thereafter. (See for lesser games.) The sad state of football in the author’s home town, mentioned by the New York Times, prohibits further discussion.
A Biased Review of Sociophysics