|This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the American football article.|
Since the NFL is mentioned a lot, I wonder if the claim that teams are always smokin' down a GRASS field is proper. Don't many of the pro teams play on plastic?Kdammers (talk) 02:09, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
Never having been to a pro game, I was surprised to read that the goalposts are yellow. I think I have only seen white ones (high-school and college fields). On the net, I found some discussion: http://www.livestrong.com/article/411607-size-of-football-goal-posts/ says that college posts may be yellow or white and that "High school regulations vary the most between the levels of play. The crossbar is still 10 feet above the field, but it can have one or two bases of support. The end posts should be at least 20 feet high and 23 feet 4 inches wide. Color regulations post color varies across the high schools in each state, but the goal posts must be white or yellow." Also, "NFL goal posts must be painted bright yellow."
A company selling goalpost paint (http://www.usspecialtycoatings.com/Products/GOAL-POST-PAINT.aspx) lists orange, white and yellow.
I don't know if the following is current, but here is some-thing on the color: "From the NFHS rulebook... The horizontal crossbar and the uprights above it shall be free from any decorative material except paint which is recommended to be either silver, white or yellow in color. One wind directional streamer may be attached to the top of each upright. Wind directional streamers shall be 4 inches in width, 42 inches in length and either red, orange, or yellow in color" http://carolinavarsity.com/NC/Forums/tabid/199/aff/86/aft/24061/afv/topic/Default.aspx
Women and girls[change source]
FYI 9and maybe relevant for entry in our article0; english Wikipedia has an article called 'list of female american football players' that talks about the history of women on the gridiron and EPSN has 'girls tackling football across the country.' ````
In the opening sentence, we have "(often called football in the United States)." I think this is too weak. Nobody goes to an "American football game." Nobody asks about the results of the latests "American football game." The only time "American" is used in the U.S., discussion of the game is in contrasting it to soccer or Canadain or Australian football. Those occasions are quite rare compared to the usual use of the worrd "football" by itself. Kdammers (talk) 03:55, 22 September 2019 (UTC)