How long will it take for me to understand how to play a game?

United States
October 10, 2010 12:24am CST
I've been here in the United States for about 5 years now, I think but I still can't figure out how to play Football just by watching it. Yesterday, I went to my brother's homecoming game(he was a homecoming king nominee) and I was clueless to what is happening during the game. So far, I know that it's a touch down when the quarterback gets the ball in your hand to the end zone, right? Another thing is during senior year in high school in my weight training class, my teacher was the varsity football coach, one day I did some one hand push ups, coach asked me "why didn't play football?" Is strength really that important in football? At the time I was about as strong as one of their best football players when it comes to weight lifting. Maybe it is a factor that is necessary for playing football since you tackle, push, and run. I don't know.
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• United States
10 Oct 10
Strength is very important for football. It took me a few seasons to totally understand football. The best thing to do is watch a NFL game on t.v. There is instant replay and the guys in the booth will explain what you are watching. Just a quick overview. Each team is trying to move into the red zone so they can score. Red zone is the opponents 20 yard line. A touch down is best, that when a play takes the ball across the goal line.But in some cases the settle for a field goal. That 's when the kicker comes out to kick the ball through the goal post. Each team have 4 tries or downs to move the ball 10 yards or more. Everything else is hard to explain without video tape. I hope this helps.If you ever need a question answered, write me.