According to Wikipedia, a football field is called a gridiron because the markings on the field resemble that type of grill that can be used to cook food over a fire. Besides the yard markings every five yards on the field; during the early days following the introduction of the forward pass, longitudinal lines were added so that the field became a series of rectangles or squares. The football fathers of that time thought the forward pass was just a little too much of a good thing and so in an effort to limit the impact you could only pass the ball from your square to an ajoining one. The additional lines truly made the field appear to be a gridiron
A gridiron has parallel bars or beams. The American football field has parallel lines on the field.
the football field.
The field of play in American football.
The word is simply "field." It can also be described as a "gridiron" due to its marking into segments by yard lines. An American football field can also be called a football pitch. In other parts of the world football is called soccer, thus a football pitch in a place like England would be a soccer field.
A fieldgoal is a gridiron football term.
perhaps, if it is a shortened version of gridiron.
Kind of. If you were to look at an American football field from above, the way the chalk lines are laid out for the yard lines and end zones would make it look something like a gridiron.
American football, sometimes called Gridiron, has always been called "Football" in the United States since it was invented. This is why Americans refer to Association football as "soccer", even though the English (who invented the word) generally stopped using that word long ago. The name "Gridiron" comes from a name used to describe or refer to the American football field of play, so-named because of the grid-like jail-bar pattern the lines make.
soccer... more commonly spelled futbol. Internationally, the game of American football is known as 'gridiron'. The vast majority of the world calls soccer football. Only in North America is football called soccer and gridiron called football.
Gridiron is American football where as rugby is not
Jerome Davis - gridiron football - was born on 1974-03-04.
Troy Davis - gridiron football - was born on 1975-09-14.
Scott Mitchell - Gridiron football - was born on 1983-08-04.
Bryan Robinson - gridiron football - was born on 1986-01-25.
Bobby Keyes - gridiron football - was born on 1982-11-14.
Amos Allen - gridiron football - was born on 1983-07-20.
Sean Fleming - gridiron football - was born on 1970-03-19.
Frank Murphy - gridiron football - was born on 1977-02-11.
Joe Smith - gridiron football - was born on 1979-08-26.
Pat MacDonald - gridiron football - was born on 1982-02-20.