Wednesday, February 20, 2008

ABC Wednesday: "E" is for End Zone


ABC Wednesday this ween is "E" is for End Zone. In American football you have a field that is 120 yards (360 feet) long and 53 1/3 yards (160 feet) wide. The final ten yards on each long end of the field is called the End Zone. The End Zone is the ultimate objective of your team - if you have the ball (on offense) you want to cross the line marking the End Zone to score a touchdown; if you are on defense you want to prevent the other team from doing so.

The photo below is from a practice of the Jacksonville Jaguars in August 2007 showing the End Zone on the practice field and a few players during a drill - the player in white near the bottom center has just caught a pass and is trying to get into the end zone, while the three players in the teal uniforms are defenders trying to stop him. It is a little out of focus - low light and lots of moving objects is more than my poor camera and inexpensive lens could handle to get a nice, crisp photo. Hopefully by next season I will have a nicer camera and a good lens with internal stablization, etc. :)


30 comments:

DeeMom said...

Neat we like watching football here...

Deb said...

I dont know anything about American football, I'm Singaporean. Learnt something new here, thanks! Good E post! :D

Sharon said...

Holy cow, you DO have a nice camera!! That is an awesome shot.

dot said...

I agree! Great shot and you really explained the game well.

Andrea said...

End Zone.....now that is a good E post. Nice picture.

Sharon said...

That is a great shot...and a fun post!

granmal said...

Good job. Leave it to a football fan to think of "End Zone". Go Jags!!

Neva said...

I have watched more football this year but I did not think of the End zone....very nice.

leslie said...

Canadians are more into hockey but we do have the Vancouver Lions here! And ... I have heard of "end zones." lol

Autumn said...

Nice post. I love football

Katney said...

An important e for sports fans.

Lilli & Nevada said...

My son would love this E post great shots

Paulie said...

Great choice! I am loving it so far as everyone has had a different E theme.

RuneE said...

Interesting - You have taught me something I didn't know.

Ida said...

I have learned some things from this E also. In Norway we play soccer.

Petunia said...

Footbal is a great sport and this was a great picture:D

Jon said...

Look here

Liz said...

It looks pretty clear to me!

I'm learning about American football (and Tom Brady).

daryl e said...

Fun.. I cant tell you how long I sat and thought about all the E I dont have pix of .. this would be one ..

Janet said...

Good choice for "E"....one I didn't think of! And we do watch football.

Kerri said...

A very unique E post! Great job!

Randi said...

Grate E!!

mrsnesbitt said...

Great. so full of fun and action!

Gemma said...

End zone with a TD is where I want my team to be!
:-0

photowannabe said...

A very original post for the letter E. Great explanation too.

Argument Cottage said...

it is a confusing game for us in the UK, I do try and watch the superbowl final every year though.....footie is my real love....Middlesbrough FC to be specific........maybe a twinning exercise is needed?

Lana G! said...

Great post for E! TOUCHDOWN!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Trying again. I forgot
to click publish and
lost my comment!

Great E entry for this
week's abc Wednesday!

God Bless You and Yours!!!

Dragonstar said...

That's a good active shot. I understand a bit more about your football now.

Jan said...

I like football, and I really like your photo. Great post.