Football Terms

It is always better to be on the top of a pile than to end up at the bottom of a massive pile.  The word pile in football describes the action of one or more players jumping on top of a player or group of players after a tackle has been made.  The End is a player who lines up at either end of the line, and Defense has ends as well as an Offense does.  A legal offensive formation must always consist of seven players, usually a Center, two Guards, two Tackles and two Ends.  Lining up as an end constitutes that the player is an eligible receiver, but this is also a Beatles song.  An end is the only lineman who aside from blocking can run or catch passes.  An end who lines up close to the other linemen is known as a tight end and one who lines up some distance from the offensive line is known as a split end.  A woman may look at a guy’s butt and say that he has a tight end and she could also have hair that has become dry, brittle, and frayed, giving her split ends.  The sidelines are the white colored lines which mark the outer boundaries of a football field, running parallel to each other and perpendicular to the yardage lines and to the goal lines.  The middle linebacker is positioned at the very center of the defense.  He is often the leader of the defense calling out the defensive play.  His main job is to cover the middle of the field.

I feel relatively confident that everyone will be able to find a song for Bottom/End/Middle/Side/Top being used as this week’s prompt.  We are all here to have some more fun and listen to some enjoyable music.  Last week we had the prompt La and there were some great songs contributed.  I asked Fandango if he listened to some of the songs that were submitted and he said that he had heard enough La songs to last him the rest of his life.  Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, as you will probably find many enjoyable songs.  Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post.  Show the lyrics, but most important, make sure that you have fun.  Try to find a song that fits the prompt, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.

Here are the “rules”:
• Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not. If it does not fit, then please explain why you chose this song.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
• Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

I am writing about the Stealers Wheel song ‘Stuck in the Middle With You’ this week.  Next week I will be writing about the song ‘Taxi’ by Harry Chapin.  The upcoming prompts will be:
January 19, 2020 – Written or sung by Tom/Dick/Harry or including one of these names in the lyrics
January 26, 2020 – Duets
February 2, 2020 – Babe/Cutie/Doll/Honey/Sweetie
February 9, 2020 – I/Me/Them/Us/You/We

60 thoughts on “Football Terms

  1. You had me laughing through this one with the football references. The “tight ends” reference reminded me of my mom when I was a kid growing up in Texas. We were Dallas Cowboy fans before Jerry Jones owned them. When Roger Staubach was quarterback and Tom Landry was head coach. My mom only watched football because she liked the way the players looked in their “tight ends” and would proudly tell you as much. Thanks Jim for the memory!

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    1. Hey Lisa, my husband is a Cowboy fan and has been all his life. I agree with your mom about the tight ends. That’s the only reason I like them – their uniforms and they always had cute quarterbacks 🙂

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    1. I know that Rugby doesn’t have safety equipment like the American NFL. I worked with an attorney when I was in the Marine Corps and he played rugby. Needless to say, Mondays were not a good look for him. He looked like he had lost in a bar fight.

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  2. I’ve followed lead vocalist Paul Weller’s music career since his days in The Jam. This is one of my favourite tracks by The Style Council, the band he formed with keyboard player Mick Talbot in the early 80s.

    I was half in mind I was half in need
    And as the rain came down I dropped to my knees and I prayed
    I said “oh Heavenly thing please cleanse my soul
    I’ve seen all on offer and I’m not impressed at all”
    I was halfway home I was half insane

    And every shop window I looked in just looked the same
    I said send me a sign to save my life
    ‘Cause at this moment in time there is nothing certain in these day’s of mine
    We see, it’s a frightening thing when it dawns upon you

    That I know as much as the day I was born
    And though I wasn’t asked (I might as well stay)
    And promise myself each and every day that is
    That when you’re knocked on your back an’ your life’s a flop

    And when you’re down on the bottom there’s nothing else
    But to shout to the top shout
    Well, we’re gonna shout to the top
    We’re gonna shout to the top
    We’re gonna shout to the top
    Yeah, we’re gonna shout to the top

    ‘Cause it’s a frightening thing when it dawns upon you
    That I know as much as the day I was born
    And though I wasn’t asked (I might as well stay)
    And I promise myself each and every day that

    We’re gonna shout to the top (shout)
    We’re gonna shout to the top (shout)
    We’re gonna shout to the top (shout)
    We’re gonna shout to the top (shout)
    We’re gonna shout to the top (shout)
    Ooh, we’re gonna shout to the top (shout)

    So when you’re knocked on your back an’ your life’s a flop
    And when you’re down on the bottom there’s nothing else
    But to shout to the top (shout)
    Well, we’re gonna shout to the top (shout)
    We’re gonna shout to the top (shout)
    We’re gonna shout to the top (shout)

    And you’re knocked on your back an’ your life’s a flop
    And when you’re down on the bottom there’s nothing else
    But to shout to the top (shout)
    We’re gonna shout to the top (shout)
    I’m gonna shout to the top (shout, shout)
    We’re gonna shout to the top (shout)

    Yeah, shout to the top (shout)
    We’re gonna shout to the top (shout)
    Shout to the top (shout)
    Yeah, shout (shout to the top, shout)
    Oh, shout (shout to the top, shout)

    We’re gonna shout to the top (shout)
    We’re gonna shout to the top (shout)
    We’re gonna shout to the top (shout)
    We’re gonna shout to the top (shout)
    Shout to the top (shout)
    We’re gonna shout to the top (shout)
    Shout to the top (shout)
    Shout to the top (shout)
    Shout to the top (shout)
    Shout to the top (shout)

    Source: LyricFind
    Songwriters: Paul John Weller
    Shout to the Top! lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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      1. Bag Lady, I wasn’t able to leave comments at your blog. I love The Traveling Willburys and appreciate all of the info on where it can be found. Didn’t realize there was a Geo Harrison-produced cult series!

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