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Taylor MaillouxCompareContrast PaperOctober 7 2013ENGL-110Ice Hockey and FootballTwo of the four biggest sports in America are ice hockey and football Sports are something almost every kid grows up on that most adults can relate with It can bring together anyone When your team scores its like you just scored the feeling you get when your team wins is incredible And when your team loses its like your whole week has been ruined Theres a huge difference in every sport especially in hockey and football Hockey was first played in 19th Century Canada whereas football is fairly newer being played first in the US in 1869 Hockey is in the Olympics but football is notHockey called one of the fastest sports known is played on ice skates preferably hockey skates and on ice Football in other countries referred to as gridiron is played wearing cleats and on a turf or grass field When playing hockey you use a hockey stick to direct the puck around the ice Your goal is to get it past the goaltender and into the opposing teams net In football you use your hands to toss around the football otherwise known as pigskin and your goal is to get past the opposing team and score a touchdown A touchdown is getting into the end zone with the football Hockey is played with 6 players on each side including the goaltender Football is played with 11 players on each side there is no goaltender Both sports have a womans league but they are more male-dominatedThere are different types of positions in each sport In hockey theres the defensive line the offensive line and the goaltender Theres also someone called the enforcer who is the fighter of the team basically meaning that he takes on mostly all of the fights in the game There can be more than one In football there are the general positions backs and backfields lineman defensive unit defensive line
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