razgriz737 wrote:I've realized that football is a very strange sport, haha. At my college, there's a lot of international students who know absolutely nothing about football. When they ask me why certain things happen, I've found it quite difficult to explain, at times. Especially all the weird terminology. Stepping up into the pocket? A safety? Interesting to look at it from another perspective.
Take them to a bar - have them buy the pitcher and explain it
. I know it was very appreciated when I did this. You start small skip all the odd rules like safety etc.
You have four downs to move the ball 10 yards but you use the last one to kick it so the other team doesn't get the ball where you ended so really you use 3 most of the time
7 pts - TD ball possesed in the end-zone, 3 points, FG
Really it is almost that simple to get them to understand the basic premise
I am lucky in my home-country they would take one game each week (I now afterwards think it was the MNF game) they would get rid of all breaks in the game so went snap, down, snap immediately. But they would have their own two commentators. They would explain everything and make it very easy to understand. Then the last five minutes of the show was weird plays from around the league and they explained those. So once I got over here I knew a lot about rules that many americans don't know (sure most everyone here knows that stuff). I still don't fully grasp all the different kind of defenses etc but trying to study every weekend