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. :)