HAHA asked in SportsBaseball · 8 years ago

homerun instead of touchdown?

do you think football should just call touchdowns a homerun instead, because the end zone is the teams "home" and they are trying to run to it?

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  • Fungo
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    No. Besides, crossing the goal line for a touchdown is the end zone protected by the defensive team. Therefore, it is the defensive team's "home" that they are trying to keep the enemy out of. It is not the offensive team's "home" they are trying to run to.

    This question belongs in the Football Section.

  • TCN7JM
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    The end zone is not the team's home, there is no "home" in football. The term touchdown comes from sometime in the 1800's, I believe. The game was just getting it's start.

    A home run in baseball is called as such because you run to home plate.

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