American Football for a Brit

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  • cofty
    cofty

    I'm watching the Superbowl live in the UK.

    Any tips on the what is going on? I have worked out the offensive team have to gain a certain amount of yards within a certain number of downs?

    Any other tips welcome. Its 11:30pm here so I might not see the whole game.

    Does it last for 4 x15 minutes?

  • poopsiecakes
    poopsiecakes

    yes, 4 quarters of 15 minutes each which usually end up being at least double that plus a halftime show and the last quarter usually ends up being roughly an hour so the super bowl ends up being about 5 hours in length not counting the 5 hour pre-game show.

    Enjoy!

  • poopsiecakes
    poopsiecakes

    4 downs to gain 10 yards. If the 10 yards are not acheived after the 3rd down, the offence has the option to either try for a field goal or punt. If they select to go for it on the 4th down, usually when there is a very small amount of field needed to cover, if they miss they cede the ball to the other team at that spot on the field.

  • poopsiecakes
    poopsiecakes

    Still awake?

  • cofty
    cofty

    Thanks poopsiecakes. We have a full 5 hour program live on BBC. Amazing you can make 60 minutes last for 5 hours.

    We don't have any commercials on BBC so we get pundits every time you go for a break.

    I found a beginners guide online I think I am getting the hang of it but I don't think I will last until 4am. Got to go to work tomorrow. Might last until half time.

    Who is favourite to win?

  • leavingwt
    leavingwt

    You just missed a David Beckham underwear commercial.

  • cofty
    cofty

    You just missed a David Beckham underwear commercial.

    Thank god for that!

    Ouch somebody just got a torn ACL - there goes 6-9 months of operation and rehab

  • poopsiecakes
    poopsiecakes

    Yes, one thing I love about soccer is that the clock runs no matter what - even counting the extra time added at the end of each half or in situations where they play extra in the case of a tie, you know what time it'll be over.

    Apparently, the Patriots are favored to win...

  • poopsiecakes
    poopsiecakes

    ok that David Beckham commercial was HAWT guys

  • Berengaria
    Berengaria

    You just missed a David Beckham underwear commercial.
    Thank god for that!

    First of all, it was something to see, and second of all I thought you were a non believer!

  • Berengaria
    Berengaria

    LOL Poopsie! I found it rather riveting my self...............

  • cofty
    cofty

    But what man would want another man's name on their pants? (pants = underpants not trousers)

    I thank god for lots of stuff - it plays with his head.

  • poopsiecakes
    poopsiecakes

    I did a Dinah and flung my underwear at the TV. :)

  • Berengaria
    Berengaria

    I'm watching with hubby. I just said OHH..........er what a nice looking young man, my look at all those tattoos......

  • poopsiecakes
    poopsiecakes

    So you were mentally whipping off your panties then?

  • leavingwt
    leavingwt

    The Teleflora commercial made up for the Beckham one.

  • noni1974
    noni1974

    I don't know anything about American football and I'm American. I don't watch the Superbowl. I've seen it once in my life and that was at a party and I was drunk. LOL I really hate sports. I do like Baseball but I have to be at the game to get into it. I like baseball because no one has to explain it to me. LOL I have no idea how I learned about baseball, but somehow I did.

  • finally awake
    finally awake

    The commercials are the best part

  • leavingwt
    leavingwt

    [Insert obligatory comment on how GB member Losch hates football, because it's violent and un-Christian.]

  • cofty
    cofty

    Oh here comes Madge with a little half time sing-song. night night

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