I never liked playing on artificial surfaces. The problem with these surfaces, in my opinion, is that your shoes get stuck, which makes you more susceptible to injury. The game is faster on this surface, but when players make quick cuts or attempt to move too quickly, they seem to …Continue Reading
Artificial turf: Some artificial surfaces are made from synthetic nylon fibers that resemble very short blades of grass; other artificial surfaces have tightly woven fibers that give the feel of a cushioned carpet. Artificial surfaces are cheaper to maintain than natural grass. Plus, many football stadiums are multipurpose facilities that …Continue Reading
Six feet outside the border of the field, or 6 feet from the sidelines, is an additional broken white line that defines an area in which only coaches and substitute players may stand. Six feet farther behind this broken white line is where the bench area begins (refer …Continue Reading
The hash marks are used for ball placement prior to most offensive plays so more of the game can be played in the middle of the field, which makes the game more wide open. If the ball was placed 20 feet from where it went out of bounds rather than …Continue Reading
A player:When you’ve gone too far
A player is out of bounds whenever he steps from the field of play and touches (or flies over) the white sidelines or end lines. To remain in bounds for a catch, an NFL player must have both feet (including the toes of his …Continue Reading
Hash marks mark each yard line 70 feet, 9 inches from the sidelines in the NFL. On high school and college football fields, the hash marks are only 60 feet from the sidelines. Two sets of hash marks (each hash is 1 yard in length) run parallel to …Continue Reading
Topplay Yard Lines
Yard lines, at intervals of 5 yards, run parallel to the goal lines and are marked across the field from sideline to sideline. These lines stop 8 inches short of the 6-foot solid border in the NFL.
Yard lines give players and fans an idea of how …Continue Reading
All over the field, you see a bunch of white lines. Every line has a special meaning, as shown in Figure 2-1:
End lines: The lines at each end of the field are called the end lines.
Sidelines: The lines along each side of the field are called the sidelines.…Continue Reading
The dimensions of a football field haven’t changed much through the years.
The field has been 100 yards long and 53 1/3 yards wide since 1881. In 1912,the two end zones were established at 10 yards deep and have remained so ever since. Consequently, all football games are …Continue Reading
Getting bown to Business: The field
There’s nothing like a football field. If I could wish something for everyone,it would be for them to stand on the sideline at an NFL game and hear, sense,and feel the impact of the collisions and see the speed of the game up close.…Continue Reading