Was ist American Football ? Der amerikanische Kolumnist Dave Barry erklärt:
"Football is played on a field 100 yards (374 kilometers) long
and covered with 'hash marks' to indicate where players have lost their
On either side of the field are the benches, where the 350 players
not involved in the game sit and wave to their moms.
Behind each bench is a big
plastic jug of Gatorade. The object of the game is to be the first team to
dump this on the 'coach,' a very angry man who hates everybody."
Here's what happens:
1. A large player called the "center" squats over the ball, and then the
'quarterdeck' touches him in a way that would get them both executed in the
2. All the players run into each other and fall down.
3. Certain players leap to their feet and perform celebratory dances, while
referees add to the festivity by hurling brightly colored flags into the air."
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