When speaking with Sharon Tara, we started talking about her adorable babies. That, of course, led to football and this Sunday's Super Bowl. So I shared how I watch football the Rome way.
Since my live radio show is on Sundays...usually when most NFL games are played...I like to keep up just a bit, but do not take time to watch the games. RE can keep me busy with phone calls and impromptu open houses.
So I keep up the Rome Way.
By asking my assistant SERI what the score is until the last quarter. If it sounds like a close game, then I watch. This method has been perfect for the excitement of the recent playoffs and their close finishes. When someone said they didn't understand the game, I offered to explain it.
it takes a short time to learn the rules and a lifetime to master them.
Here's my short and simple explanation of football.
There are two teams and they are both trying to get the football to their end zones in order to score a touchdown.
The field is 100 yards and the goals are at either the end.
Super Bowl LIII
The Patriots and the Rams
Sunday 2/2/19 6:30 PM
There are four chances to move the ball ten yards. Each ten-yard movement is a down. If the team does not advance 10 yards in four tries they lose the ball to the other team.
If they do make a first down they keep the ball in play, ten yards at a time, until they can manage to score a 6 point touchdown in the end zone.
You probably thought it was 7 points but they have
to earn the extra point by kicking the ball through the goal post.
Other than a touchdown, they can kick a field goal for three points.
And there are a couple other ways to score like a conversion or safety...not important. When that happens somebody will explain it to you.
Oh, but while one team is going for first downs to score... the other team is doing their best to stop them and take possession of the ball. It can get pretty fierce cause they both want that small inflated leather ball in their end zone.
It's that simple!
Football the Rome Way.