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Football game   /fˈʊtbˌɔl geɪm/   Listen
Football game

Any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal.  Synonym: football.

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"Football game" Quotes from Famous Books

... A miniature football game was being shown in gorgeous crimson and gold settings. The field was outlined in flowers and the little men in caps ...
— Blue Bonnet in Boston - or, Boarding-School Days at Miss North's • Caroline E. Jacobs

... figure of the man being carried into the haunted house as it stood out in the flare of the flash light, one arm hanging heavily. What did that hand and arm remind him of? Oh—h! The time when Mark was knocked cold at the Thanksgiving Day Football game last year. Mark's hand and arm had looked like that—he had held his fingers like that—when they picked him up. Mark had the base-ball hand! Of course that rich guy might have been an athlete too, they were sometimes. And ...
— The City of Fire • Grace Livingston Hill

... black hair, all with dusters or brushes or feather brooms, and all frolicking, chattering, playing like so many monkeys. They were all of the same neat, smallish size. They were all laughing. They rolled back a great rug as if it were some football game, one flew at the curtains. And they merely looked at Aaron and went on chattering, ...
— Aaron's Rod • D. H. Lawrence

... programme was put through exactly as he had indicated. The important thing about the tramp was that Cassowary accompanied them on the walk, and Deering found him both agreeable and interesting. He discoursed of polo, last year's Harvard-Yale football game, and ice-boating, in ...
— The Madness of May • Meredith Nicholson

... assistance. Hadn't he only last week valiantly bucked the center in a football game between the Bean Alley Busters, and the Shanty Boat Bums, and, covered with mud and blood and glory, been carried from the field? They needn't think because he was little and thin and couldn't talk that he was a baby! ...
— A Romance of Billy-Goat Hill • Alice Hegan Rice

... Egypt. "I took good care that an occasional missent ball should bowl off the hat of M. Bouer, and whenever any particularly aristocratic aristocrat's head showed itself above the ramparts, an avalanche fell upon his facade with a dull, sickening thud. I have never seen an American college football game, but from all I can learn from accounts in the Paris editions of the American newspapers the effects physical in our fight and that ...
— Mr. Bonaparte of Corsica • John Kendrick Bangs

... Kr-kr-kr-p! and three or four more shells banged about the place, one of them blowing the pump from outside through the shack past Scotty, out through the other wall, and Scotty, ducking and dodging like a man trying to buck the line in a football game, shot through the door and vanished in ...
— S.O.S. Stand to! • Reginald Grant

Words linked to "Football game" :   professional football, running, return, kick, rugby, field general, back, punt, association football, place-kicking, kickoff, rugby football, fullback, quarterback, contact sport, placekicker, punting, place-kick, fake, ground, quarter, forward passer, rusher, pass, punter, runner, drop-kick, winger, passer, juke, line up, passing, wingback, football score, snapper, yard marker, end, dropkick, broken-field, uncompleted, field game, tight end, place kick, center, nail, signal caller, ball-hawking, completed, tackle, soccer, midfield, complete, American football, half, tailback, rugger, running back, split end, place-kicker, ball carrier, halfback

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