Chika’s Guide to Football…a place to start for beginners

While watching football all day at Blondies in NYC on Saturday, I met a great group of Northwestern fans, which included a girl named Chika.  Chika was

No this is NOT what Chika was wearing

dressed up as a perfect football fan in her Wildcat purple, but when initially invited out to watch “the game” on the first Saturday in September, she asked, “what sport?” The problem is that because Chika is so busy working to eventually become a doctor, she has no time to figure out what is going on when it comes to football.  So this guide is for her and for those like her.

1) What is football?  Football 101.

2) What is the difference between a quarterback and a cornerback? The players listed by position, complete with descriptions and pictures.

3) If they need 10 yards for a first down, why do design plays that give them less than 10 yards? Football strategy basics.

Chika, this reading will take you about 10 minutes and it’s your homework for the week. And as promised, here is your guide to what you need to know about your team:  Northwestern 2011

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