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By Howie Long

I would not suggest this e-book to an individual. It amazes me that Howie lengthy, who performed within the NFL, is familiar with so little approximately soccer.
It simply is going to teach you the way a dunderhead like Howie lengthy who did loads of steroids can cross the entire approach to the head of his box with out really understanding something. This booklet is trash. soccer for dummies is an effective identify in spite of the fact that, in the event you learn this, you may be a dummy at soccer. maintain promoting vans Howie and maintain your task on FOX since you cannot write books, whether they are approximately soccer!

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A sling-shot goalpost has one post in the ground and a curved extension that sweeps the crossbar into place, as shown in Figure 2-2. This post is fully padded to protect players who might collide with it in the back of the end zone. The crossbar is 10 feet above the ground and 18 feet, 6 inches long in the NFL and college. In high school football, the crossbar is 23 feet, 4 inches long. The uprights, the two poles extending up from both ends of the crossbar, should rise about 30 feet (20 feet in high school) and be 3 to 4 inches in diameter.

On other surfaces, the fibers are tightly woven, which gives the feel of a cushioned carpet. Not many football players like playing on artificial surfaces, believing that on some of them their shoes stick or get caught, which can lead to serious knee injuries. After Astroturf was developed, companies improved the product, and many outdoor stadiums began to install artificial surfaces because they are cheaper to maintain than natural grass, which needs to be watered, mowed, and replaced. Plus, many football stadiums are multipurpose facilities that are used for outdoor concerts, political and religious rallies, and other sports, such as baseball and soccer.

When the ball carrier is either tackled or pushed out of bounds, the officials return the ball in-bounds to the closest hash mark to where it’s spotted. Punted balls that go out of bounds are also marked on the nearest hash mark. qxp 5/15/07 7:04 PM Page 23 Chapter 2: Meet Me on the Gridiron When you’ve gone too far A player is out of bounds whenever he steps from the field of play and touches (or flies over) the white sidelines or end lines. To remain inbounds for a catch, an NFL player must have both feet (including the toes of his football shoes) touching the ground inside the end lines and sidelines and must be in possession of the football.

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