• Johnny Poe, football player and soldier
    Johnny Poe, football player and soldier
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n footballer an athlete who plays American football
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The ever reliable Brickley; A football thoroughbred--Tack Hardwick The ever reliable Brickley; A football thoroughbred--Tack Hardwick
One scene never photographed in football One scene never photographed in football
Diagram of football lineup Diagram of football lineup
A football gridiron A football gridiron
Diagram showing letters mapped to football positions Diagram showing letters mapped to football positions


  • Darrell Royal
    Darrell Royal
    “Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.”
  • Fran Tarkenton
    Fran Tarkenton
    “If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.”
  • Walter Lippmann
    “Football strategy does not originate in a scrimmage: it is useless to expect solutions in a political campaign.”
  • Roger Craig
    Roger Craig
    “Fear can be conquered. I became a better person and a better football player when I learned that lesson.”
  • Frank Gifford
    Frank Gifford
    “Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors.”
  • Vince Lombardi
    “Football is like life -- it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.”


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:

And, he should have made a great football player.
"Practical Grammar and Composition" by Thomas Wood
Football is dangerous, but is even more popular than the other.
"As A Chinaman Saw Us" by Anonymous
They had played football before Bill, and each had realized his own awkwardness and insignificance.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
What say you, lads, to a game of football?
"Fast in the Ice" by R.M. Ballantyne
How I'd like to play Rugby football.
"Lalage's Lovers" by George A. Birmingham
Is it as good as football, and what time of the year is it played.
"Owen Clancy's Happy Trail" by Burt L. Standish
As they came out ready dressed for football, they caught sight of him.
"St. Winifred's" by Frederic W. Farrar
Next in value to these natural outdoor sports come the artificial games; baseball, football, hare and hounds, lawn tennis, croquet, and hockey.
"Practical Ethics" by William DeWitt Hyde
To return to our football team, Poulton, Lacey, Hall, and Manton are local.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
The men smoked, slept, or kicked at a football with spasmodic fits of energy.
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham

In poetry:

Approaches now the close
Of Rugby and of "Socker;"
The football jersey goes
Back to its native locker.
"A Pastoral" by P G Wodehouse
I heard the football of the hail;
The armies of the sky
Were coming down amid the gale,
And rank on rank marched by.
"In The Night" by Charles Hanson Towne
And I mean to keep it there, sir,
Good luck has come my way
I've started on football pools, sir,
I got two out of twelve right to-day.
"This Medal" by Billy Bennett
The football season had just begun
When the enemy came in sight!
And as nobody knew which way to run
There was nothing to do —but fight !
"The Bugle Calls? (Rat-a-tat! Plonk! Plonk!)" by T W Connor
Now I'm thinking of keeping rabbits
—It's safer —so I've heard said —
And the next time I play " Football"
I think I'll play " YO YO " instead !
"One Over The Eight (Football Score!)" by T W Connor
And people sitting down to tea,
They heard him plan, as plain can be,
They thowt 'twere final football score,
As this 'ere word rang out once more…
"Up'ards" by Marriott Edgar

In news:

Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — Former LSU Football star Tyrann Mathieu is now back at LSU, just not back on the football team.
Area Football Personnel Honored At WNY Football Banquet .
AMHERST — Area high school football was well represented at the 26th annual Western New York High School Sports Football Awards Banquet at the Classics Banquet and Conference Center on Saturday.
Oklahoma State running back Joseph Randle celebrates a touchdown against Oklahoma in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla. APTOPIX Oklahoma St Oklahoma Football.
OLE MISS FOOTBALL — A strong final push turned into an outstanding National Signing Day for the Ole Miss football program and Houston Nutt Wednesday.
Local football fans who may not necessarily have a hometown team to root for still have plenty of opportunities to catch playoff football in the area this weekend, and some at venues in the area.
Guillermo Salazar was booted from the Rio Americano football team when he chose to skip a football game to attend the Arizona Senior Fall Classic baseball showcase.
GLASGOW — Accordiing to reports from the school, former University of Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino will be introduced as the new head football coach at Western Kentucky University at a news conference today at 4 pm CST.
But the bowls that Dallas-area HS football fans should watch feature members of SportsDay's all-area bowl team, which consists of the top college football players from local high schools.
Three University of Kentucky football players have been named All-Southeastern Conference performers by Phil Steele's College Football, the publication announced Wednesday.
NCAA Week-9 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2012 WaTch & Enjoy Brigham Young vs Georgia Tech Live Stream Online NCAA Football Match HD Video and TV Link Here.
Wide receiver Plaxico Burress went from questioning his football future to being reunited with his football past.
Hunt spoke on British television Monday and said he "would like to see the football authorities do more," but "we do need footballers to set an example.".
Dick Luedke (left) and Ted Schmitz (right) talked to Illinois State football coach Brock Spack each Thursday night at Schooners during the Redbird football season.
0Duerrisms surveys the difficult football landscape ahead for the nine remaining area Playoff Football Squads (Published in Progress).

In science:

Typically when one sits in front of the television, the football broadcast is the signal.
The transmission sense of information
For football, things are similar , except that there are eleven positions instead of five (some of the positions are identica l).
Complementary cooperation, minimal winning coalitions, and power indices
This results in a new cell complex built from tetrahedra, footballs and/or pillows, as illustrated in Figure 7.
A fast branching algorithm for unknot recognition with experimental polynomial-time behaviour
We then flatten each football to an edge and each pillow to a triangular face, as shown in Figure 8, resulting in a new triangulation T ′ .
A fast branching algorithm for unknot recognition with experimental polynomial-time behaviour
This may be quantitatively justified by calculating, of course numerically, the largest Lyapunov exponent of the system of equations (4) and finding that the exponent is negative (Fig. 3), thereby confirming that there surely is no chaos in the velocity space of the football.
Effects of non-denumerable fixed points in finite dynamical systems