A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from April 13, 2019
“Football fields are just very big rulers”

An American football field is 100 yards long, and there are hash marks that measure each yard. “A football field is just a giant ruler” was posted on Twitter by Henry Doby III on August 7, 2013. “When you think about it, a football field is just a giant ruler #weirdthings” was posted on Twitter by Annie Marchesani on October 27, 2013.

“Football fields are just big rulers” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on August 14, 2018. “Football fields are just very big rulers” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on April 13, 2019.


Wikipedia: American football field
The rectangular field of play of American football games measures 100 yards (91.44 m) long between the goal lines, and 160 feet (48.8 m) (53 1⁄3 yards) wide. In addition, there are end zones extending another 10 yards (9.144 m) past the goal lines to the “end lines”, for a total length of 120 yards (109.7 m). When the “football field” is used as unit of measurement, it is usually understood to mean 100 yards (91.44 m), although technically the full length of the official field, including the end zones, is 120 yards (109.7 m).

White markings on the field identify the distance from the end zone. Inbound lines, or hash marks, are short parallel lines that mark off 1 yard (0.91 m) increments.

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Henry Doby III
@HD_III
A football field is just a giant ruler
10:50 AM - 7 Aug 2013

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Annie Marchesani
@anniemarch33
When you think about it, a football field is just a giant ruler #weirdthings
6:28 PM - 27 Oct 2013

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marina azzarello
@lilazzy06
Football fields just look like a giant ruler
8:23 PM - 27 Dec 2014

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Jordan Snyder
@JordySny
Football fields are basically just giant rulers.
12:16 AM - 2 Jan 2015

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mallory
@malloryfoltz
if you think about it, a football field is just a big ruler
11:22 AM - 22 Jul 2016

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1L Proxy
@ProxyyDT
YOOO.. A football field is just one big ruler…
9:44 PM - 4 Feb 2018

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/kidsontheblockchain August 14, 2018
Football fields are just big rulers

Twitter
RealStein
@realstein69
football fields are just big rulers #goodell
11:33 AM - 1 Sep 2018

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/adrenal8 January 5, 2019
A football field is basically just a really long ruler

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@Chazz_chvzz
A football field is just a big ruler #HighThoughts πŸ’€
12:07 AM - 6 Feb 2019

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/notJambi April 13, 2019
Football fields are just very big rulers

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Saturday, April 13, 2019 • Permalink