• UK guy needs help!

    From Satchmo@316:341/7 to All on Sun Jan 20 17:29:07 2019
    Hey Guys,

    Ive recently spent some time in the USA visiting my girlfriend there. (long distance relationships suck)

    I'm super keen to learn as much as I can about your "American Football" so I can follow the games with her family and get into watching it.

    Can anyone help? the basics, and a brief overview of the gameplay with some tactics info would be super useful!

    I'm off to search youtube too!

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  • From cr1mson@316:36/1 to Satchmo on Mon Jan 21 14:13:00 2019
    On 20 Jan 2019, Satchmo said the following...

    Hey Guys,

    Ive recently spent some time in the USA visiting my girlfriend there. (long distance relationships suck)

    I hope you can get a place together and not have to have that long distance relationship. It is tough, if you can accomplish a relationship with living together; I'd recommend. First comes love then comes marriage.

    I'm super keen to learn as much as I can about your "American Football"
    so I can follow the games with her family and get into watching it.

    Well, right now there are two teams that are going to face each other for the Superbowl. Half the teams are AFC and the other teams are NFC. American Football Conference and National Football Conference. Los Angeles Rams vs.
    New England Patriots will place February 3rd, 2019.

    Football...sounds better than Handball, but basically the only kicking are field goals (3 points or an extra point after a touchdown). There is passing the football where the quarterback throws the ball or there is rushing where the quarterback tosses the ball to another player and they try to squeeze in between the the opposing team, usually only for a few yards.

    There are 4 downs (usually 3 tries to get 10+ yards), on the 4th down they usually punt if they are over 40+ yards away from the goal line. If they are within distance, they kick it for a field goal attempt.

    Any of this make sense?

    -- cr1mson

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  • From Satchmo@316:341/7 to All on Thu Feb 14 06:00:54 2019
    On 2019-01-21 2:13:00 pm +0000, cr1mson said:

    On 20 Jan 2019, Satchmo said the following...

    Hey Guys,

    Ive recently spent some time in the USA visiting my girlfriend there. (long distance relationships suck)

    I hope you can get a place together and not have to have that long distance relationship. It is tough, if you can accomplish a relationship with living together; I'd recommend. First comes love then comes marriage.

    I visited a bunch of times last year upto a month at a time which was
    awesome. I'm lucky that with my work (retmote IT) I can work from
    anywhere and not particularly tied down geographically.

    I'm super keen to learn as much as I can about your "American Football" so I can follow the games with her family and get into watching it.

    Well, right now there are two teams that are going to face each other for the Superbowl. Half the teams are AFC and the other teams are NFC. American Football Conference and National Football Conference. Los Angeles Rams vs. New England Patriots will place February 3rd, 2019.

    Football...sounds better than Handball, but basically the only kicking are field goals (3 points or an extra point after a touchdown). There is passing the football where the quarterback throws the ball or there is rushing where the quarterback tosses the ball to another player and they try to squeeze in between the the opposing team, usually only for a few yards.

    Interesting stuff. I'm with familiar with a lot of the plays but making comparisons to Rugby (League) here.


    There are 4 downs (usually 3 tries to get 10+ yards), on the 4th down they usually punt if they are over 40+ yards away from the goal line. If they are within distance, they kick it for a field goal attempt.

    Any of this make sense?

    It does! Thanks ever so much. I actually read this reply a few weeks
    ago and made a mental note to reply and say thanks. Sorry for my late
    reply! I hope you're well!


    -- cr1mson

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