The marks on the field

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.…

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Field dimensions

Field dimensions

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 …

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The best stadium in pro football

The best stadium in pro football

There’s no better setting in pro football than Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. With its circular seating and lack of an upper deck, Lambeau is a fan-friendly stadium. Every seat offers a good view of the action.

For a potentially cold arena, Lambeau …

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Meet Me on the Gridiron

Meet Me on the Gridiron

Comparing domes and outdoor stadiums

Taking a look at the field and the ball

Getting a rundown of the many players

Gearing up for football with uniforms, helmets, pads, and shoes

I’ve spent a lot of time on football fields. Although the dimensions are the …

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The road to the Super Bowl

The road to the Super Bowl

I played in my only Super Bowl after my third season in the NFL, and thought I’d make it back at least two or three more times during my career. Unfortunately, that never happened.

The media attention backin 1984 wasn’t nearly as expansive as …

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