from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Football The area at either end of the playing field between the goal line and the end line.
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- n. the area between the end line and goal line bounded by the sidelines. It is bordered on all sides by a white line indicating its beginning and end points. American football end zone.
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They were the kind of kids who would watch a baseball game on TV and keep the official book, and they worshiped Brent Musburger and they memorized statistics from the World Almanac and they cried when Dwight Clark caught a pass in the back of the end zone to beat the Dallas Cowboys in 1981.
Bud not only reached the end zone and tied the game, but drop-kicked the point-after-touchdown and won it for Eureka, 7—6.
This came into play on the game’s first play, when our center, perhaps trying too hard to overcompensate for the treacherous conditions as well as the Heat’s pass rush, snapped the ball over the head of our quarterback and through the end zone for a two-point safety.
New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards (17) runs to the end zone after a reception in the second quarter against the Indianapolis Colts during the AFC Championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, in Indianapolis.
Certainly we're not doing any end zone dances, said Rep. Mike Benson, a freshman Republican from Rochester.