What is Gridiron???

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by bantymum, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    My partner has been going off at the telly watching Gridiron, he cannot understand the rules.
    Hes driving me crazy, what is the aim of this game?
     
  2. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    To move the ball past your opponents to the end of the field, scoring a touchdown...
     
  3. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep as far as I know that is what we call football...6 points for a touchdown and 1 for the field goal, 2 for a safety, and 3 for field goals...thats Football and is also called Gridiron...
     
  4. poppycat

    poppycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually the gridiron is the field they play on (because of the way it looks like with the parallel bars.)

    My DH is a football FANATIC. I knew nothing about it when we first met now I know WAY TOO MUCH.

    Each team has 4 tries to move the ball ten yards from where they started (line of scrimmage.) If they get 10 or more yards they get 4 tries more again. When they gain 10 yards it's called a first down. They do it on down the field until they score, or they don't and then they have to punt it to the other team.

    There are tons of other rules though. Like when a play counts, and when it doesn't. I could be here all night with the details I think.

    Clear as mud?
     
  5. Mac in Wisco

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    Quote:The word "gridiron" is used down under for American football, since the word football is used there for soccer. Here in the US we call the field the gridiron.
     
  6. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for this, I recorded the hame on Foxtel IQ and will now be able to explain this to my Son and Eddie!!!!
    Football in Australia is Aussie rules or soccer.
    Rugby is rugby . This causes alot of arguments in pubs here!!! Australian Rues football is THE aussie game!!!in my book!
    Has anyone here played gridiron??
    It looks uncomfortable in all that padding, are they hot to wear, I bet the tackles hurt!!!many injuries? I believe that a few of our Aussie rules stars are over there at present playing American football!!!Ben Graham and Saverio Rocca! they only kick!
     
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  7. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it does hurt more if you dont have that hot padding on...unless you play Flag football..or powderpuff football which is when women play it...
     
  8. BlueDevilGirl67

    BlueDevilGirl67 Out Of The Brooder

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    In my area basketball rules and football comes in a distant second, but in OK and TX football rules and basketball comes in second. Just don't ask a OK Sooner fan about the Nov "06 game w/ Oregon. You will scathing remarks about the referees with good reason.
     
  9. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have played both rugby and football. I found rugby to be more painful and physically stressful. Now, I wasnt playing professional football, which is like playing in the land of the giants. These professional run 250 pounds and more but are fast and agile, wouldnt want to take a hit from them in any amount of padding. [​IMG]
     
  10. poppycat

    poppycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OMG you could not be more serious. My DH is an Oklahoma Sooner fan, and we live in Oregon. Not a week goes by when I don't hear about that on-side kick. Sheesh. (I heard that ref was suspended, which isn't quite good enough for my husband. He won't be satisfied with anything less than the death penalty.)

    On another note, pro-football players do suffer a lot of game related health problems. And who could forget Joe Theisman's leg fracture?
     

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