Which raises the question, what is the accepted length of a football field?
In Usonian football, the playing area is 100 yards (300 feet) long but there are two 10 yard endzones so the total field length is 120 yards (360 feet).
Then there's the matter of what "football" means. In many countries, it's soccer, and I believe the dimensions of soccer fields can vary.
Thankfully, I'm ignorant of all the other forms of the game played throughout the world. It seems that "football field" is as rubber a measurement as "barrel" or "bushel".
Jon (Dec 26, 2020)
That's ironic; even a football field is not the standard measurement length of a football field.
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will52100 (Dec 26, 2020)
Even more ironic...
Since its length is unspecified, it's logical to average 100 yards and 120 yards to get 110 yards, which is almost exactly 100 METERS.
[I secretly enjoy manufacturing these fictitious joins between the two systems to confound the stupid. In college, I had a liberal arts major gal convinced that the frequent use of the dozen in the inferial system was due to widespread polydactylism among the Quaker colonists.]
baja (Dec 27, 2020)
Had to look up Polydactyly or polydactylism ... (from Greek πολύς (polys) 'many', and δάκτυλος (daktylos) 'finger'), also known as hyperdactyly, is an anomaly in humans and animals resulting in supernumerary fingers and/or toes. Polydactyly is the opposite of oligodactyly (fewer fingers or toes).
I can go back to bed now I learned my "something new" for today!!!
bigtrev8xl (Dec 27, 2020)
When I taught Physics years ago we used metric - almost exclusively. Occasionally I needed to explain a concept using the "other" system to help a few students understand what was happening. I enjoyed challenging my students and once- tongue-in-cheek told them America was going to shift to "metric TIME" they didn't know what to do after that suggestion....
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