LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||26/SET/2005 1:11 PM|
|Assunto:||Bater uma pelada em inglês|
According to the Merriam-Webster on line dictionary:
Main Entry: 1scrim·mage
scrimmage works but I don't think it's used a lot in soccer. It's normally used like this:
"Let's have a scrimmage today."
"Okay, I'll try and get some of the guys to meet on the field at three."
It means a practice or fun session, not a real game.
In football a scrimmage is usually one attempt to move the ball forward. The offensive team puts the ball into play and they move it forward until the defensive team stops the action. That's one scrimmage (a very short battle and test of strength/plans/etc). Then another scrimmage takes place when the ball is again put into action. In short, a full game is a series of scrimmages in which the ball is moved up and down the field. That's something many people don't understand about American football. Each play (or scrimmage) involves a plan to move the ball (by carrying it or throwing it to a receiving player who catches it and carries it to the goal). The offensive team has a plan and the defensive team tries to defeat the plan. Each attempt to move the ball is like a short battle. If the offensive team can not move the ball forward ten yards in four plays then they have to give the ball to the other team. They then try and move it towards the goal at the other end of the field. Up and down, back and forth......scrimmage after scrimmage until the clock runs out.
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