Football 12-4-1 Research Paper

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“Football is like life it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.” - Vince Lombardi. With Football there are many positions offensively and defensively which are best to be known for playing or watching and especially coaching. Football started out as the AFL and then merged with the NFL which formed the Super Bowl. But let 's not forget the small amount of women in powder puff football. With football being so famous more and more rules are developed. But the main part that makes football so interesting is its history without it, you would have never know how the super bowl came to be and the wonderful coaches that made the game competitive and filled with life long experiences. In football, …show more content…

There are so many rules for football but some of the newest and most present rules are “12-4-1 A player who is penalized twice in one game for certain types of unsportsmanlike conduct fouls is disqualified from that game. “ and “4-5-1, 4-6-5 Makes it a foul for delay of game when a team timeout is erroneously granted.” and “12-2-3 Makes all chop blocks illegal.”. There are many rules for scoring but some of the most important are “ A touchdown is scored when: (a) the ball is on, above, or behind the plane of the opponents’ goal line (extended) and is in possession of a runner who has advanced from the field of play into the end zone (b) a ball in possession of an airborne runner is on, above, or behind the plane of the goal line, and some part of the ball passed over or inside the pylon (c) a ball in player possession touches the pylon, provided that, after contact by an opponent, no part of the player’s body, except his hands or feet, struck the ground before the ball touched the pylon (d) any player who is legally in bounds catches or recovers a loose ball (3-2-4) that is on, above, or behind the opponent’s goal line (e) the Referee awards a touchdown to a team that has been denied one by a palpably unfair act”. And for illegal Blocking Offensively and Defensively is when the player “Thrusts his hands forward above the frame of an opponent to contact him on the head, neck, or face” this give the opponents ten yards. The main rules for the players are good sportsmanship but like we have seen on tv there is some poor sportsmanship between players and the referees seem to do nothing about

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