Written by sports guru- Wallace Muya;
The American football remains the most followed game in the US and Canada. The game portrays the American culture of uniqueness and class that North Americans are.
The game also referred to as gridiron is a very popular event in the US and Canada 🇨🇦. The game is played by two teams of 11 players.
The oval shaped football is passed to other players of the same team aiming for the goalposts placed at both ends. The love of the game by the participants and spectators makes it more enjoyable and fun does not just end in tyhe field. The games memories remain long to be told to many generations.
The offensing team must advance at least ten yards into four downs, or plays, or else they turn over again the football to the opposing team. In the event they succeed, they are given a new set of four downs to them.
The first game was played on November 6th 1869 in New Brunswick in the state of New Jersey in the United States of America 🇺🇸. The game was between Princeton versus Rutgers. The gridiron football it nicknamed to date has grown to become the most popular game in the US and Canada.
The football game is played in a rectangular field. The field measures 120 yards long by 53 & 1/3 yards wide.
Walter Camp is revered as the father of the American football. He set out rules way back in 1880. He established the snap and the eleven players team. He also established the concept of downs, which were later changed to the rules of forward pass, the neutral zones and specified the size and shape of the football.
A team of professional referees are always on watch to foresee the rules heretofore are followed. The decision of the referees is final and no amount of intimidation can make them alter a decision they’ve made.
The referees man the national league popularly known as the super bowl.