Learn to Talk Football with The Takeaway

Friday, February 03, 2012

Kenny Phillips #21 of the New York Giants celebrates with fans after a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers. (Jamie Squire/Getty)

While football may have supplanted baseball as the national pastime, it's not necessarily a universal language. Perhaps you carelessly yell "foul!" during the game, don't fully understand what the "end zone" is, or mistakenly throw up your arms when the opposing team gets a touchback. But fear not: The Takeaway will teach you how to sound smart on Super Bowl Sunday.

Two days away from the Superbowl, the fans of both teams are ready to stake their claims to victory. Edward Valentine is the founder and editor of Big Blue View, a Giants fan site. Jack Thornton co-founded Patriots Planet, one of the team's biggest fansites.


Jack Thornton and Edward Valentine

Produced by:

Jay Cowit and Kateri Jochum

Comments [3]

steve c from Long Island

Thank you Takeaway,,,,, I now will feel totally comfortable going to the bar i am going to watch the SuperBowl and will not feel like I am making a total fool out of myself. But just asking, since I do not like either team, can I hope for both teams to lose?

Feb. 03 2012 06:51 PM

Talking about football? You might as well be talking about women's shoes... or even men's shoes. Worst. Subject. Ever. I can watch a game in person. I can have a game on TV as background noise while I'm doing something more interesting. But talk about the game, the players, the [YAWN] stats... no way. Football is no. 3 on the List of Most Useless Forecasts behind hurricanes and political races. Those statistics don't explain why the Dolphins didn't win every gave after... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.. Wha?! I dozed off there. 1972!

Feb. 03 2012 09:39 AM
Nicky McCatty

There's no such thing as a 3/4-back, but the Pats have been working on a double-back play for this weekend.

Feb. 03 2012 09:21 AM

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