American football game


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n American football game a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays
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In literature:

No doubt much can be said against football, which ranks second in popularity among American athletic games.
"The Minister and the Boy" by Allan Hoben
As you can see, the case for or against English football would be different from that of the American game.
"Elements of Debating" by Leverett S. Lyon
The present game of football as played in American schools and colleges is a development of the English game of Rugby.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
The Army-Navy game is not merely a football tradition but an American institution.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
The partisanship of the big football games has always been to me one of the most mystifying features in American life.
"Pieces of Hate" by Heywood Broun

In news:

Rams warm up for London game by showing off American football to British school kids.
Mostly Cloudy / 81° F. The Demopolis High School football team will travel to Tuscaloosa to take on American Christian Academy Friday night in a game that brings more to the table than just the opening game of the season.
New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) runs onto the field carrying an American flay before an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets, Sunday, Sept 11, 2011, in East Rutherford, N.J.
Each season brings more televised football — games and TV time spent analyzing them — but never an answer to this: Can Americans ever get enough.
On the grand scale, the song ESPN plays before "Monday Night Football" games probably ranks pretty low on the list of important issues facing most Americans.
Last weekend's big game started as a battle between the National Football League and the American Football League.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL will stage 16 games this season to honor the American Football League, which turns 50 in 2010.
0NFL schedules 16 legacy games to honor history of American Football League.
T hey rest at 8-1, much to the amazement of football fans near and far, and control their own destiny in the Mid-American Conference East Division with three crucial league games left to play.
Some of the nation's best football players and musicians are traveling to Texas next month to participate in the US Army's All-American Football game.
Huntington Beach running back Aden Eckenwiler stiff-arms a Woodcrest defender during Saturday¿s Junior All-American Football Clinic Division playoff game.
What would a November weeknight be anymore without Mid American Conference football games on ESPN.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. At long last, here he is: the one red-blooded American male who actually likes commercials during football games.
In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL).
The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL), the highest level of professional American football in the United States, culminating a season that begins in the late summer of the previous calendar year.

In science:

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