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Can You Take This Football Quiz to the House?

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The QB was hurried by the spy who came through the A gap and ended up throwing a wounded duck for a pick-six. Do you know what that means in English? Test yourself with this quiz on football slang. We're not talking about a touchdown, quarterback, hand-off, or forward pass. You know what these football terms mean. We're talking about the terms true football fans know and use—words like stacking the box, wildcat, chain gang, and zero blitz. If you don't know what these football terms mean, take this quiz so you can learn the language. That way, the next time you hear an announcer say, "...he took it to the house!" you will know exactly what happened. You can also drop some football slang on your friends and family to find out how much they know.

Joselyn

Quiz WriterJoselyn

Joselyn wasn’t too keen on multiple choice in high school. She vividly remembers the first biology exam she passed by only the skin of her teeth, which dragged her overall average down into the embarrassingly low 90s (she doesn’t want to talk about it). After swearing off any high school or university courses that required multiple choice tests, Joselyn managed to get an English degree by sweet-talking her professors into offering only essay-style exams. Needless to say, this did not exactly endear her to her peers. This rocky start smoothed out in time, though, and after tumbling down a black quiz hole one day while putting off job hunting, Joselyn realized her hatred of all things a-b-or-c had faded and she actually enjoyed dreaming up new ideas for questions and dangerously correct-sounding answers. You won’t find her quizzes an easy ride, but Joselyn just wants to make sure you’re really testing your knowledge.

Did you know?

How much pig is in the pigskin?

Anyone who has attended a football game, or watched a game on television, or listened to a game on the radio, has heard the term pigskin used to describe the football. It's become a universal term. Do you know how much pigskin is used to make a football? You might be surprised to learn that there is NO pigskin used in the footballs made today. In fact, there's no proof that any footballs were ever made with pigskin. There's a possibility that some of the first footballs ever made, back in the 1860s, might have been made from pigskin. But there's no proof. Most experts believe then, as now, footballs were made from cowhide. The only link pigs have to the football is that early on, pig bladders were used to keep the balls inflated. That ended when someone decided to use a rubber bladder to hold the air in the ball. But don't expect to ever hear a football called the cowskin!

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