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American Football Officials

The men wearing black-and-white striped shirts on an American football field are the officials. They enforce the rules, keep players from hurting each other, call penalties, and monitor the clock. Without [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content from the E-Book Football Rules & Positions In A Day For Dummies

Referee Signals in American Football

A lot of gesturing goes on during a football game. The hand signals to pay attention to are those made by the referee. Their signals help you understand what just happened on the field. [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content from the E-Book Football Rules & Positions In A Day For Dummies

American Football Passing Patterns

When watching an American football game at home or in the stands, you can look for basic pass patterns that are used in all levels of football. By knowing these pass patterns [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content from the E-Book Football Rules & Positions In A Day For Dummies

How to Watch an American Football Game on TV

In a way, television is the best way to watch a football game; you can see up close what’s happening on the football field, and you can watch TV replays of the big plays if you missed them the first time [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content from the E-Book Football Rules & Positions In A Day For Dummies

A Collection of Football Rules & Positions In A Day Images

Sometimes it’s tough to see the details of the images in your e-reader of choice. To get a closer look at the photos and figures included in Football Rules & Positions In A Day For Dummies, [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content from the E-Book Football Rules & Positions In A Day For Dummies

How to Identify Football Formations

When football players take the field, they line up in certain places on or behind the line of scrimmage. These patterns are called formations. Here’s a brief overview of the lineups for both sides of the [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content from the E-Book Football Rules & Positions In A Day For Dummies

A Collection of Images from Football Rules & Positions In A Day For Dummies

The photos and figures in this gallery are from FootballRules & Positions In A Day For Dummies and illustrate different aspects of the game. The images appear in the order that they appear in the book. [more…]

New NFL Injured/Reserve (IR) Rule

The National Football League’s (NFL) injured reserve (IR) rules have been modified for the 2012 season. The rule now allows one player per team to be activated from the IR list. In addition, the sport’s [more…]

Top 10 Fantasy Football Hosting Sites

Fantasy Football comes in many different shapes and forms. From season-long leagues to weekly leagues, there is something for everyone who wants to get more out of their football fandom. Following is a [more…]

Part of the Series: Fantasy Football: 6 Essentials for Game Play

How to Join Fantasy Football Public or Private Leagues

When you decide to play fantasy football, you can join either a public or a private league. Which type you join depends on your skills and experience as a fantasy football coach as well as the number of [more…]

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How to Fill Out Your Fantasy Football Roster

When draft day arrives, all the owners in a fantasy football league gather at a central location or log into the specified web service’s draft utility and meet virtually. The goal for each owner is to [more…]

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Fantasy Football Team Management

After you draft your fantasy football roster, you have to be proactive and manage your team each week — if you want to win your league.

The most important responsibility a fantasy coach has is to field [more…]

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How to Play Fantasy Football

Fantasy football lets you try your skills as a fantasy owner. After you join a league, you scout for and draft players, compete against other fantasy owners, and use all your skills to win the championship [more…]

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Football Players' Roles in Team Offense and Defense

Whether on an offensive or defensive line, each player in a football lineup has a specific job to do. Each player/position has a specific role to play. The offensive positions are shown in the lower half [more…]

The Punt Rules of a Football Game

Punting in American football, which is when a team kicks the ball to relinquish possession to the other team, occurs when a team’s offense is struggling. Like with everything else in football, punting [more…]

4 NFL Rule Changes for 2013

Although the basic rules of how to score and move the football down the field generally remain static, the NFL frequently makes minor adjustments to rules and penalties. For 2013, NFL owners made four [more…]

Research Fantasy Football before Game Play

As you prepare for an upcoming fantasy football draft, you should rely on several resources for info and help, including televisions shows, magazines, and websites. Keep in mind that a well-prepared coach [more…]

Understanding Fantasy Football Snake and Auction Drafts

Fantasy football offers two basic types of drafts: the snake draft and the auction draft. If you're new to fantasy football or don't want to make a huge time commitment, you should play in a snake draft [more…]

Fantasy Football Mistakes to Avoid

If you're new to fantasy football, you run the risk of making rookie mistakes, such as auto-selecting your lineup or ignoring the NFL schedule. Here are some top missteps novice fantasy football coaches [more…]

Fantasy Football Terms You Need to Know

Like the rest of the sports world, fantasy football has a lingo all its own. The slang terms are all fairly easy to grasp and fun to use, so don’t be scared off! The following list will help you get a [more…]

Prepare Your Fantasy Football Roster for the Draft

When you research your fantasy football league and find out how many roster spots you have, you can turn your attention to preparing for your draft based on those requirements. [more…]

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How Fantasy Football Playoffs Work

When you are approaching the end of your fantasy football season, if it has gone well, you may be in contention to make the playoffs. If that's the case, congratulations! Bragging rights are what this [more…]

6 Sites for Taking Part in a Fantasy Football Mock Draft

To participate in a mock FF draft, you simply need to visit a website that offers fantasy mock drafts, sign in, and join a room. The sign-in process can be as simple as choosing a room and a team name [more…]

The Fundamentals of a Live Fantasy Football Draft

Good preparation for your live fantasy football draft could be the difference between a championship run, and a season to forget. You don't want to select a player who's recently retired, injured in the [more…]

How to Leverage Fantasy Football Mock Drafts

If you're looking to contend for a championship in your league this year, you need to go above and beyond in your preparation. In addition to following these [more…]

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