Talk:American football

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Good articleAmerican football has been listed as one of the Sports and recreation good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
Article milestones
February 15, 2005Featured article candidateNot promoted
December 30, 2005Peer reviewReviewed
January 9, 2006Good article nomineeListed
September 21, 2007Good article reassessmentDelisted
January 20, 2013Good article nomineeListed
November 21, 2013Featured article candidateNot promoted
May 25, 2014Featured article candidateNot promoted
Current status: Good article

Regarding reversion of my revision...[edit]

If you want to claim this sport is the most popular in the United States, then cite the statistic that you said the article used as reference as a footnote next to the asinine statement. Jason.cinema (talk) 00:33, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

Citations are not used in the lead. The claim is cited in the appropriate section of the article. Toa Nidhiki05 01:55, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 9 February 2020[edit]

an american football field is 100 yards long, not 120 Oofergang 21 (talk) 03:10, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

 Not done: 120 including the end zones. JTP (talkcontribs) 03:19, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
the text in the article could be written in a way that is less "win a bar bet" pedantic/confusing. It seems to go out of its way to avoid "100" by only suggesting that you have to subtract 10 yards twice. I mean if you want to be pedantic, the article should mention that the NFL (and all other leagues) also has requirements for ample room to run out of bounds so you don't get injured by running into something. If you want to be pedantic and also precise, each side has a side line, but "the sidelines" actually refers to the area outside the two side lines. nobody crosses "the sidelines", you cross "a side line" and then find yourself "on the sidelines" (talk) 18:49, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on April 30 2020[edit]

The lead sentence claims that the sport is known as "gridiron" and it's not; only the field is. And the [nb 1] contains citations that back up what I am saying and not what the article is claiming. (talk) 18:43, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

See Gridiron football. - BilCat (talk) 14:16, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 25 May 2020[edit]

Could someone simplify "Full-contact" to just "Full". As it already says Contact on the side/table. Thanks! (talk) 12:24, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

 Not done: The list of contact types linked to suggests that writing out “full-contact” is appropriate. — Tartan357  (Talk) 13:50, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
The template docs have this for the field: "Is this a contact sport? Typical values are No or Yes, though something more specific could be put here (e.g. With feet only, etc.)". —C.Fred (talk) 15:56, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

Article is lacking modern history[edit]

The article contains much about the rules of the game but lacks information about recent events. No mention of Joe Montana, Tom Brady, or other greats of the game. In my opinion the article should contain more about these subjects as well as moments like specific Super Bowls and signature moments (Dwight Clark's catch) (The Immaculate Reception). These can serve to make the article a bit more interesting as well as be informative, not just a collection of rules and regulations. Benberg11 (talk) 23:09, 11 February 2021 (UTC)

This article is not about the history of American football. The article that covers that is History of American football, which is a featured article. This article is only an introduction to the sport, similar to the pages for other sports. There is, of course, mention of history here, but once we get past the formative years and early mergers there's not need for much more. Toa Nidhiki05 23:58, 11 February 2021 (UTC)