THE NAME OF THE GAME IS FOOTBALL
Watching any football game on TV, someone from another country might be confused as to what is the name of this game. Everyone keeps calling it FOOTBALL, and yet the announcer keeps calling it other things.
“Al, that play was just awful. You gotta step into the hole on that run and HIT someone. This game is very simple Al. The name of the game is ‘HIT”’.
“Right you are Ron. You cannot just arm tackle. It is as simple as this Al; the name of this game is “TACKLE”!
“That’s it, ‘Tackle and HIT’!”
“Ron, that’s true, but you have to give some credit for that run to Winslow. He made a Heck of a block on the middle linebacker. I say the name of this game is “BLOCKING”.
“Al I’ll give you that. The name of this game is really ‘BLOCK and TACKLE and HIT!’.”
“That is so true Ron, and also ‘Special Teams’.”
“OK Al, let’s just say the name of this game is “BLOCK and TACKLE, SPECIAL TEAMS and HIT’.”
‘“And ‘BALL CONTROL’”.
“And CLOCK MANAGEMENT”
“OK Ron, so we agree. The name of this game is ‘Block and Tackle, Special Teams, Ball Control, Clock Management, and HIT’”.
“Reading the defense Al, don’t forget the importance of the QB reading the defense”.
“Good one Ron, also adjusting the defense to the offensive formation”.
“So then we can say the name of the game is, ‘Block and Tackle, Special Teams, Ball control, Clock Management, Reading the D, Adjusting to the O, and HIT’”?
“Penalties Al. Sometimes they make a difference”
“How about Turnovers Ron? We can’t forget Turnovers.”
“I agree Al. So then simply put the name of this game is, ‘Block and Tackle, Special Teams, Ball control, Clock Management, Reading the D, Adjusting to the O, Penalties, Turnovers and HIT’”?
“You know Ron, we could just sum it up to the name of the game is ‘Offense and Defense’”. OR:
How about…the name of the game is FOOTBALL!