180 View – November 2014 – American Football

180 View – November 2014 – American Football
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HELLO, FRIENDS
AROUND WORLD. YOU’RE WATCHING “180
VIEW.” AND IN THE NEXT 15 MINUTES WE WILL BE
DISCOVERING EXCITING FACTS ABOUT THE LIFE OF STUDENTS
HERE IN OUR SUNNY AND BEAUTIFUL STATE OF ARIZONA
AND COMPARE THEM TO THE TRADITIONS AND CULTURES OF
STUDENTS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD IN
MOSCOW, RUSSIA. IF I SAY, LET’S PLAY
FOOTBALL HERE IN AMERICA OR IN RUSSIA, I WOULD
INVITE YOU TO PLAY TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT GAMES
THAT HAVE VERY LITTLE IN COMMON. SO WHAT ARE THE
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN EUROPEAN SOCCER AND
AMERICAN FOOTBALL? HOW DID AMERICAN
FOOTBALL GET STARTED? AND WHY IS SUCH A HUGE
PART OF AMERICAN CULTURE? ALL OF THE ANSWERS ARE
IN OUR NEXT EPISODE. EACH FALL THERE IS ONE
SPORT THAT TRANSFORMS AMERICANS INTO GIANTS,
BEARS, PATRIOTS, RAVENS, DOLPHINS, COWBOYS,
STEELERS, AND VIKINGS. THIS GAME IS CALLED
AMERICAN FOOTBALL. IT’S A DIFFERENT SPORT,
BECAUSE ULTIMATELY IT’S THE ONLY SPORT LIKE IT. YOU KNOW, IT’S NOT PLAYED
INTERNATIONALLY, FOR THE MOST PART, I MEAN,
OBVIOUSLY THERE’S CANADIAN FOOTBALL, AND I KNOW IN EUROPE
THEY TRIED TO IT A LITTLE BIT. BUT IT’S UNIQUE FROM
THE STANDPOINT THAT IT’S ALMOST CONTROLLED AND ONLY
REALLY PLAYED IN AMERICAN. SO FROM THAT STANDPOINT, I THINK
IT’S GOT A HUGE FOLLOWING. AND IT’S KIND OF A CULT
FOLLOWING, I GUESS YOU COULD SAY. THERE IS SOMETHING SPECIAL
ABOUT THIS GAME THAT MAKES AMERICANS SO PASSIONATE. FOOTBALL IS VERY IMPORTANT
TO AMERICAN CULTURE, ACTUALLY. I WOULD SAY IT’S THE
BEST AMERICAN PAST TIME. ALL THE OTHER SPORTS
ARE KIND OF BORING. IN FOOTBALL
YOU GET TO HIT. YOU GET TO GET AGGRESSIVE
AND LET OUT LOT ENERGY. MY FAVORITE PART OF IT IS
QUARTERBACK PLAY AND JUST KIND OF THE STRATEGY
OF THE HOW TO USE THE DIFFERENT PEOPLE AND KIND
OF SEE THAT DEVELOPMENT AND JUST A GOOD PLAY AND
FUN AND EXCITEMENT OF IT. YOU’RE SO ENERGIZED. AND YOU’RE JUST —
EVERYTHING, ALL YOUR TROUBLES GO AWAY. YOU’RE JUST SO EXCITED
TO CHEER ON YOUR TEAM. I LIKE THE TOUCHDOWNS. I LIKE A LITTLE BIT OF THE
EXTRA POINT, FIELD GOALS, BUT MOSTLY THE TOUCHDOWNS. THERE IS A LOT MORE TO
FOOTBALL THAN MEETS THE EYE. IT IS A VERY COMPLEX GAME
WHERE STRATEGY IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS PHYSICAL
STRENGTH AND STAMINA. FOOTBALL USES MILITARY
TERMS LIKE BOMB, TRENCH, BLITZ, NEUTRAL ZONE,
QUARTERBACK, DEFENSE, AND OFFENSE. EVERY TEAM EVEN HAS ITS
OWN SIGNAL SYSTEM THAT IS USED DURING THE GAME
FOR SECRET COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE PLAYERS. AND OF COURSE LIKE IN ANY
OTHER SPORT, SUCCESSFUL GAME REQUIRES
LOTS OF PRACTICE. FOOTBALL IS A BIG
PART OF MY LIFE. IT TAKE UP MOST
OF MY TIME. LIKE, MY LIFE BASICALLY
REVOLVE AROUND IT. I’VE BEEN PLAYING SINCE
I WAS ABOUT 7 YEARS OLD. SO YEAH, I’VE BEEN
BASICALLY PLAYING ALL MY LIFE. FOOTBALL IS A HUGE PART OF THE
AMERICAN COLLEGE EXPERIENCE. AND IT WAS EVEN CREATED
ON A COLLEGE CAMPUS. WALTER CAMP, A STUDENT
AT YALE UNIVERSITY, IS CONSIDERED THE
FATHER OF FOOTBALL. AND TODAY COLLEGE
FOOTBALL HAS GROWN INTO A MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR
INDUSTRY AND IS JUST AS POPULAR AS
PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL. IT’S HUGE BECAUSE A LOT
OF THOSE TOWNS OR A LOT OF THOSE CITIES DON’T HAVE
PROFESSIONAL TEAM, SO THE COLLEGE TEAM IS THEIR
PROFESSIONAL TEAM. THAT’S ONE THING PEOPLE
I THINK LOVE MORE ABOUT COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS
THE STUDENTS, I MEAN, OBVIOUSLY MAKING THE EXPERIENCE
OF A TAILGATE MORE ELECTRIC. AND, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE
GRADUATE AND THEY STILL COME BACK AND DO IT. THEY’RE A PART OF THE
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. SO THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
MAYBE COLLEGE AND PRO IS JUST THE ELECTRICITY
YOU’LL FEEL ON A COLLEGE CAMPUS. A LOT OF TRADITIONS
SURROUNDING FOOTBALL WERE ALSO BORN ON A
SCHOOL CAMPUS. CHEERLEADING, MASCOTS,
MARCHING BRANDS, ANTI-RIVALRIES HAVE BECOME
AN INSEPARABLE PART OF THIS SPORT AND SO HAS
THE CUSTOM OF TAILGATING. TAILGATING IS A HUGE PARTY
THAT HAPPENS RIGHT IN THE STADIUM PARKING LOT BEFORE
THE GAME EVEN STARTS. AMERICANS LIKE TO BEAT
THE TRAFFIC AND GET A GOOD PARKING SPOT
AT THE STADIUM. SO SINCE THEY HAVE PLENTY
TIME BEFORE THE GAME, THEY WILL SOCIALIZE AND ENJOY
GOOD FOOD AND BEVERAGES. THAT’S HOW TAILGATING
GOT ITS START. TODAY THE TRADITION OF
TAILGATING IS HUGELY POPULAR. PEOPLE MAKE A FULL DAY OUT
OF IT AND ARRIVE AS SOON AS THE PARKING LOT OPENS. IN SOME CITIES, FANS
WOULD START TAILGATING AS EARLIER AS 8:00 IN THE
MORNING, WHILE THE GAME WOULDN’T START UNTIL
7:00 IN THE EVENING. BARBECUE AND DRINKS, GAMES
AND ACTIVITIES, AND AN EXCITING ENERGY BEFORE THE
GAME, MAKE TAILGATING FUN FOR STUDENTS AND
THE WHOLE FAMILY. THE MOST IMPORTANT
FOOTBALL TRADITION IS TO SHOW YOUR LOYAL
SUPPORT FOR YOUR TEAM. AND THERE ARE LOTS OF
CREATIVE WAYS TO DO IT. MY FAVORITE NFL
TEAM IS THE VIKINGS. AND THE WAY I SHOW MY
SUPPORT FOR THEM IS BY WEARING A VIKINGS T-SHIRT
AND JUST SHOWING MY SUPPORT BY WATCHING
THEM ON TELEVISION. MY FAVORITE TEAM IS THE
ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS. I SHOW MY SUPPORT BY
THROWING UP A LITTLE BIT OF A PITCHFORK, ROCKING
THE MAROON MONSOON, LIKE SUCH, AND THEN SHOWING UP
TO THE GAME WHERE WE CRUSH STANFORD IN THEIR HEARTS. WEARING T-SHIRTS, HATS,
AND JACKETS WITH TEAM COLORS OR SCHOOL LOGOS HAS
BECOME A BILLION-DOLLAR INDUSTRY. I HAVE ALL THE DIFFERENT
LOGOS THAT ASU HAS. I HAVE THE SPARKY AND
THEN THE PITCHFORK SIGN, BASICALLY EVERY TIME THEY
CHANGE LOGOS I GET THE NEXT T-SHIRT. CHEERING FOR A SUCCESSFUL
FOOTBALL TEAM ALSO HELPS PROMOTE THE COLLEGE OR
UNIVERSITY, AND IT REALLY BUILDS UP SCHOOL SPIRIT. YOU KNOW, FOOTBALL IS
ONE OF THOSE GAMES THAT TYPICALLY IT SEEMS LIKE
THE SCHOOL SPIRIT IS KIND OF DRIVEN IN A LOT OF
CASES FROM THE FOOTBALL TEAMS. FOOTBALL IS ONE OF THE
THOSE THINGS WHERE ANY TIME YOU CAN PUT A 100,000
PEOPLE ALL IN THE STANDS AND CHEERING AND GOING
CRAZY FOR A COLLEGE, CERTAINLY IS GOING TO
PROMOTE SCHOOL SPIRIT. AND PEOPLE WANT TO
BAD A PART OF THAT. THEY WANT TO BE A PART
OF THE EXCITEMENT. TO BE A PART OF A COLLEGE
FOOTBALL TEAM FOR A YOUNG STUDENT CAN BE
VERY PRESTIGIOUS. IT OPENS UP MANY FINANCIAL
OPPORTUNITIES, LIKE SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS
TO HELP PAY FOR SCHOOL. BUT BEING JUST A GREAT
FOOTBALL PLAYER IS NOT ENOUGH TO MAKE
IT ON THE TEAM. BEING A PART OF OUR
FOOTBALL PROGRAM IS NO DIFFERENT THAN BEING A
STUDENT ON OUR CAMPUS. I MEAN, THE FIRST THING
THAT OUR KIDS ARE, ARE STUDENTS HERE. IN ORDER FOR THEM TO
MOVE ON AND TO GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO PLAY AT
THE FOUR-YEAR LEVEL, THEY HAVE TO ACADEMICALLY
BE SOUND. IT’S NOT A MATTER OF
ANYBODY COMES HERE JUST TO PLAY FOOTBALL AND THEY
DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE ACADEMICS. THEY HAVE TO DO THE
ACADEMIC ASPECT. IF THEY WANT TO
ACADEMICALLY GO TO SCHOOL AND THEY WON’T TAKE
CARE OF BUSINESS IN THE CLASSROOM, JUST LIKE
IT’S EXPECTED OF ALL THE STUDENTS IN THE CAMPUS,
THEY CAN’T PLAY FOOTBALL HERE. I’M A STUDENT ATHLETE,
SO IT GOES HAND IN HAND. I PUT A LOT OF WORK OFF
THE FIELD IN THE BOOKS. AND THEN I PUT A LOT
OF WORK ONTO THE FIELD. SO NEXT TIME YOU WANT
TO SUPPORT HARDWORKING STUDENT ATHLETES AND YOUR
COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAM, DON’T FORGET TO SHOW UP
EARLY, WEAR YOUR SCHOOL COLORS, AND DON’T BE
AFRAID TO CHEER THE LOUDEST. PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD
HAVE THEIR OWN FAVORITE SPORTS. THIS MONTH 180 VIEW
ANNOUNCED A PHOTO CONTEST, SEARCHING FOR THE BEST
PICTURE OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORT. AND HERE ARE OUR WINNERS
FROM ARIZONA AND RUSSIA. AND THE WINNERS ARE SANDRA
FROM MESA, ARIZONA AND ALENA FROM MOSCOW, RUSSIA. IF YOU WANT YOUR PICTURE
TO BE FEATURED IN OUR NEXT EDITION, VISIT OUR
FACEBOOK PAGE TO FIND THE CONTEST DETAILS AT
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/180VIEW. SO WE JUST LEARNED A LITTLE BIT
ABOUT AMERICAN FOOTBALL. AND NOW IT’S TIME TO
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE DIFFERENT SPORT WITH THE
SAME NAME FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF WORLD IN RUSSIA. SO WHAT ARE THE RULES
OF EUROPEAN SOCCER? WHAT TRADITIONS SURROUND
THE SPORT IN MOSCOW? AND WHAT DOES FOOTBALL
MEAN TO RUSSIAN FANS AND RUSSIAN CULTURE? FIND OUT STRAIGHT FROM
MOSCOW FROM OUR RUSSIAN REPORTER DARJA DEDYULYA. IN CHILDHOOD WE KICK THE
BALL TO THE SELF-MADE GATES. GIRLS AND BOYS, OLDER
BROTHERS, AND PARENTS, FOOTBALL GATHERED
EVERYONE IN THE YARD. AND SO IT WAS FOR
CENTURIES, YEARS, ANCIENT GREEKS, CHINESE, INDIANS
LAKOTA, INUIT, AND EVEN AUSTRALIANS ALSO PLAYED IN
THE BALL WITH FEET, ONLY THE BALL COULD BE ANYTHING AND
RULES OF THE GAME WERE DIFFERENT. IN 1863 THE BRITISH WERE
TIRED OF THE MESS, AND THEY CAME UP WITH
THE GENERAL RULES. THE BALLS WERE MADE OF
RUBBER AND WITH A RUBBER CAMERA. FOOTBALL BECAME THE MOST
POPULAR SPORT IN THE WORLD. SINCE 1930, THE PREMIER
INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL COMPETITION FIFA
WORLD CUP IS HELD. EVERY 4 YEARS, 32
COUNTRIES GATHER STADIUMS WITH MILLIONS OF FRIENDS. AS IN ANY GAME, FOOTBALL
HAS ITS OWN RULES. ON THE FIELD, MEASURING
120 X 90 METERS, TWO TEAMS OF 11 PLAYERS ARE
KICKING A BALL. THE SENSE IS TO GET THE
BALL INTO THE OPPONENTS GOAL MORE TIMES. IT HAPPENS TWICE
FOR 45 MINUTES. TEAMS STRATEGY AND
PLACEMENT ON THE FIELD DETERMINES THE COACH. THE JUDGE, REFEREE,
MONITORS THE DISCIPLINE DURING THE MATCH. THE REQUIRED ELEMENTS
OF PLAYS EQUIPMENT ARE A T-SHIRT, SPORT BRIEFS,
GAITERS, SHIELDS, AND BOOTS. GLOBAL SPORTSWEAR BRANDS
WORK ON THE UNIFORM AND BALLS, AND THE PLAYERS
THEMSELVES ARE LIKE MOVIE STARS IN POPULARITY. TO RUSSIA, THIS GAME AS A
SPORT CAME IN 1897, WHEN THE FIRST RECORDED
MATCH OF COMMANDS IN ST. PETERSBURG WERE HELD. IN ADDITION TO THE
NATIONAL TEAM IN OUR COUNTRY, THERE ARE ABOUT
110 PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL CLUBS. FROM RUSSIAN,
I LIKE SPARTAC. SINCE CHILDHOOD, I SUPPORT
THEM, AND THAT TAUGHT ME TOO. IN THE WORLD OF FOOTBALL,
I LIKE LIVERPOOL, FOR THEY ARE SOLIDARITY. THIS IS, OF COURSE,
CSKA, MOSCOW. FAVORITE TEAM,
SPARTACK, MOSCOW. I LOVE THEM, BECAUSE
YEGOR TITIOV AND VLADIMIR TIKHONOV HAVE
PLAYED THERE. SINCE MY CHILDHOOD, I’M
A FAN OF DYNAMO KYIV. UNFORTUNATELY, THEY ARE
NOW ON THE DECLINE, BUT STILL THEY ARE ALWAYS
IN MY MORAL SUPPORT. FRIENDS ARE AN INTEGRAL
PART OF ANY FOOTBALL MATCH. ATTRIBUTES ARE SO BRIGHT
AND VARIED THAT AT FIRST SIGHT IT IS POSSIBLE TO
DETERMINE WHICH TEAM THE PERSON SUPPORTS. IN MIET, TWO FOOTBALL
TEAMS ARE ORGANIZED, THE UNIVERSITY AND THE CAMPUS. GUYS SHOW GOOD RESULTS
WINNING PRIZES IN DIFFERENT COMPETITIONS. FOOTBALL FOR ME, IT’S NOT
JUST A GAME, IT IS A STYLE OR WAY OF LIFE. FOOTBALL HELPS ME
FORGET EVERYTHING. ALL THE PROBLEMS GO AWAY. WHEN YOU ARE ON THE FIELD,
YOU’RE AS IF IN FREE FLIGHT. FIRST OF ALL, IT’S A
SPLASH KIND OF NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE EMOTIONS. FOR ME, FOOTBALL IS
PROBABLY THE PASSION OF MY LIFE, WHICH I DO
WITH THE FIRST CLASS. AND FOOTBALL IN GENERAL
PROBABLY GIVES ME ALMOST EVERYTHING THAT YOU
CAN GET FROM LIFE. I PROBABLY HAVE 10, 15
YEARS OF PLAYING FOOTBALL. AT FIRST, I WAS
PLAYING MYSELF. AND THEN, BECAUSE OF INJURIES, I
HAD TO LEAVE FOOTBALL. WELL, THEN I FELT THAT MY
VOCATION HERE, TO BE WITH THE GUYS. FOOTBALL IS A GAME NOT ONLY FOR
BOYS, BUT ALSO FOR GIRLS. IN OUR UNIVERSITY IN THE
PAST ACADEMIC YEAR, A WOMEN’S FOOTBALL MATCH WAS
HELD FOR THE FIRST TIME. JUST PERFECT. WELL DONE. THEY HAVE ARRANGED SUCH AN
EVENT. WHAT IS FOOTBALL? FOR SOMEONE IT’S A SPORTS
GAME, FOR OTHERS, THE GUYS RUNNING AROUND ON THE
FIELD, AN EXCITEMENT, OR THE OPPORTUNITY TO RELAX
AFTER A HARDWORKING DAY, AND FOR SOMEONE,
LIFE WORK. THE WORD FOOTBALL SOUNDS
VERY SIMILAR IN ENGLISH AND IN RUSSIAN,
FOOTBALL AND FUTBOL. BUT THE SAME CANNOT BE
SAID ABOUT THE REST OF LINGO SURROUNDING
THE SPORTS. SO PLEASE PLAY CLOSE
ATTENTION AS WE REPEAT AND TRANSLATE TO RUSSIAN 10
OF THE MOST COMMONLY USED WORDS FROM THIS SHOW. WE HOPE YOU
ENJOYED OUR SHOW. STAY TUNED TO MCTV FOR
MORE EXCITING PROGRAMMING. AND DON’T FORGET TO VISIT
YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR
CONTESTS, WATCH OUR SHOWS ONLINE, AND COMMUNICATE
WITH YOUR FELLOW STUDENTS FROM THE OTHER
SIDE OF THE WORLD. TAKE CARE.

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