Why Is Football A Dangerous Sport?

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Football is one of the world’s most popular sports. Football games attract fans worldwide. This sport is beneficial in different ways such as stress relief, discipline, fitness, and teamwork to both players and fans. It is mostly played in the U.S and Canada by high school, college, and professional players. Football is a dangerous sport due to the extreme physical contact. Even though millions of people watch football, not all of them understand how the game works. To start off, understanding the game is important. The objective is to score points by carrying the ball from a starting point into a specially marked ten-yard field area called the end zone. Each team uses the end zone in front of them to score, while at the same time trying to…show more content…
Football is made up of two basic structural elements; kickoff and the downs system. The opening kickoff is at the beginning of the game. The head referee flips a coin and the home team captain calls out which side of the coin will be face up. If correct, the captain gets to choose either to kickoff, receive the opening kickoff or to allow the visiting captain to make that choice. Once the kicking and receiving teams are decided, the team captain who lost the coin toss gets to decide which goal his team will defend during the first half. This play is called the kickoff. It involves a long kick down field from one team to the other. The team that kicked the ball rushes towards the team receiving the ball in order to prevent them from running the ball a long ways back towards the kicking teams end zone. After halftime, there is a second kickoff for the other team. During the second half, the end zones that each team defends is the one opposite to the end zone they defended in the first half. The second structural element is the downs system. The term down refers to chance. The offense team is allowed four downs to move the ball at least 10 yards towards the end zone. Each play is a new down. If the goal of 10 yards from the first down is achieved before the fourth down is over, the count resets to the first down. It is commonly noted as 1st and 10 to indicate that the standard 10 yards are again required to rest to the first down. On the other…show more content…
Each team consists of 11 players. Team members hold different positions and different duties on the field. Most competitive teams are composed of three separate teams of players which are rotated onto the field to perform tasks. Theses teams are offensive, defensive and special team. The offensive team includes the quarterback, offensive line, wide receivers, running backs and tight ends. The defensive team comprises the linebackers, defensive line, cornerbacks and safeties. The third team is the special team which is used any time the ball will be kicked. Their job is to allow the player kicking the ball to make a clean kick without being pressured by the other

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