Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara

6 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, San Francisco Bay Area, Sport Reading Time:  5 minutes

Broncos vs 49ers preseason game © flickr.com - Jim Bahn/cc-by-sa-3.0

Broncos vs 49ers preseason game © flickr.com – Jim Bahn/cc-by-sa-3.0

Levi’s Stadium is an American football stadium located in Santa Clara, California, just west of the much larger city of San Jose, in the San Francisco Bay Area. It has served as the home venue for the National Football League (NFL)’s San Francisco 49ers since 2014. The stadium is located approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of San Francisco. It is named after Levi Strauss & Co., which purchased naming rights in 2013.   read more…

Ada in Ohio

29 January 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Sport, Universities, Colleges, Academies Reading Time:  4 minutes

Wilson American football 'The Duke' © Torsten Bolten/cc-by-sa-4.0

Wilson American football ‘The Duke’ © Torsten Bolten/cc-by-sa-4.0

Ada is a village in Hardin County, Ohio, United States, located about 69 miles (111 km) southwest of Toledo. The population was 5,334 at the 2020 census. It is the home of Ohio Northern University. The National Arbor Day Foundation has qualified Ada as a Tree City USA since 1981.   read more…

The Super Bowl LIV in Miami Gardens

31 January 2020 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Miami / South Florida, Sport Reading Time:  15 minutes

© nfl.com

© nfl.com

The NFL Super Bowl LIV, the 54th Super Bowl and the 50th modern-era National Football League (NFL) championship game (American Football) will decide the league champion for the league’s 2019 and 100th season. The game will be played on February 2, 2020 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. This will be the 11th Super Bowl hosted by the South Florida region and the sixth Super Bowl hosted in Miami Gardens, which hosted Super Bowl XLIV ten years earlier. At the beginning of the Super Bowl, America the Beautiful (America the Beautiful on YouTube) and the American national anthem (The Star-Spangled BannerUS National Anthem by Beyonce) is intoned, followed by a fly-over over the stadium by a flying unit of the United States Armed Forces (one will have to wait in vain for a while to be able to watch the overflight by the new 6th armed forces, the United States Space Force). This year’s legendary halftime show will be co-headlined by the American artist Jennifer Lopez and the Colombian artist Shakira.   read more…

American Football

9 January 2017 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Sport Reading Time:  11 minutes

Sun Life Stadium - Raiders running back Phillip Adams and Miami Dolphins cornerback Jimmy Wilson © flickr.com - June Rivera/cc-by-sa-3.0

Sun Life Stadium, today the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami
Raiders running back Phillip Adams and Miami Dolphins cornerback Jimmy Wilson
© flickr.com – June Rivera/cc-by-sa-3.0

American football evolved in the United States, originating from the sports of association football and rugby football. The first game of American football was played on November 6, 1869, between two college teams, Rutgers and Princeton, under rules based on the association football rules of the time. During the latter half of the 1870s, colleges playing association football switched to the Rugby Union code, which allowed carrying the ball. A set of rule changes drawn up from 1880 onward by Walter Camp, the “Father of American Football”, established the snap, eleven-player teams, and the concept of downs; later rule changes legalized the forward pass, created the neutral zone, and specified the size and shape of the football.   read more…

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