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My Favorite Sports

By | April 2005
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Throughout this vast country we as Americans are entertained by many different things, including movies, music, and sports. Although, there are many ways for me to be entertained, I prefer the enjoyment of sports. As a youngster I enjoyed playing backyard games. We rounded up neighborhood kids and played for fun. We played either football or basketball every weekend. These two sports are the favorites of those who play them around the world. While these sports are alike in many ways, they are very different in other aspects.

Although sports such as football and basketball are physically demanding, I, as a player of both, have noticed the similarities as well as the differences. For instance, in football, I play fullback, and I carry the ball for short yardage situations and help block for the tailback. A fullback is similar to the center in basketball who sets the picks and makes the short baskets. Another similarity is that players of both these games need to be able to think one the run. Now, there are more obvious similarities, like the amount of time it takes to play each game. In football, each game is an hour long and is broken down into four fifteen-minute quarters. In basketball, each game is forty-eight minutes long, consisting of four twelve-minute quarters. After the first two quarters are over, each team has a halftime. The obvious goal of each sport is to outscore one's opponent by as many points as possible.

Football is a sport that has a lot of differences from basketball. Football is played with eleven men on the field at a time. It is played outside on field that is one-hundred yards long. The offense of football is one unit that goes on the field to play against the opponents' defense. When the offensive unit scores or turns the ball over, it goes to the sideline to await its turn to go back out on to the field, and the same rules apply for the defensive unit. Football scores can be in increments of one, two, three, and six points. They are...
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