Football across the globe is actually Soccer. But in America – Football is Football – and it’s a Big Deal.
In 2014 111.5 million people watched the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos. That set a new TV ratings record for the beloved game. This year the Super Bowl will be just as big, if not bigger.
That’s why I’ve put together this series – Football 101. It’s everything you need to know about football, and the Super Bowl. Take some time with this Guide and you’ll pass as a fan. A great skill to have when you’re hanging in a crowd of die-hard believers.
Football isn’t complicated to learn, but I bet no one took the time to explain it in a simple way. They all assumed you got it spoonfed to you during infancy (very weird assumption to have I know). Well you’re in good hands now because I’m going to break it down into bite-sized parts for you.
You can jump directly to the topic you want to read about, or read it all. Each lesson is a great first step into the world of Football. However, reading it all will make you smarter than most fans. Guaranteed.
You’re going to learn what football is and why it’s a “big deal” (in the United States). You’ll learn the fundamentals like what a “first down”. You’ll also learn who to cheer for in the Super Bowl.
You don’t have to love Football to appreciate it and understand what’s happening on the field. Learning a bit from this Guide will help you show you everything you need to know.
Before we go to the next part, let us know what you think of this Series. In the comments below tell us what you would want to learn about football in this guide. It’ll help us make this Series even better for you and others like you.
OK ready? Let’s start by answering the first question: What is Football and the NFL?