New stadiums, many financed through public support and tax dollars, have become one of the NFL’s top priorities. Between 1992 and 2010，a total of 22 new stadiums were built. These stadiums offer luxury boxes, state-of-the- art video systems, and other amenities for fans. Reliant Stadium, home of the Houston Texans, …Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading
The big Picture:Stadiums
As you probably know, a stadium is the whole structure or area in which football and other games are played: the field, the stands, and so on. Stadiums come in all shapes and sizes. The important thing is that they allow room for the 100-yard-long football field, …Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading
The main reason the Super Bowl is so popular is that pro football is the only major professional team sport with a single-elimination playoff system. The other major sports declare their champions after a team wins four games in a best-of-seven series. The Super Bowl is do-or-die; that’s what makes …Continue Reading
Almost every year, the highest-rated show on network television is the Super Bowl, with whatever the number-two show is running a distant second. Of the ten most-watched shows in the history of television, four of them are Super Bowl games. Clearly, the Super Bowl has become an event that all …Continue Reading
Why Millions Cheer Each Year for College Football
As much as I prefer the NFL, I have to acknowledge that for many fans, college football is the game to watch. The level of play isn’t as high in college, but the collegiate game has more history and pageantry. Marching bands, …Continue Reading
Television shows like FOX NFL Sunday also help to make the game more personal by promoting the personalities under the helmets. Fans, for example, can watch and listen to a Drew Brees interview and feel like they know the New Orleans quarterback as a person.
In addition, with round-the-clock NFL …Continue Reading
How Television Helped Increase Football’s Popularity
Today, most football fans are introduced to the game through television, which brings the game right into everyone’s home. The action in a football game translates well to television. The field and all the action that takes place upon it fit just as nicely …Continue Reading