About the Creator

Brian Skinnell is a freelance sports writer in the Washington D.C. metro area. He grew up in Herndon, Virginia and has been a devoted follower of D.C. sports all his life.

Brian's primary passion is in football. Whether it's with his friends or on a radio show, he loves to talk about the game. However, he's realized that folks talk about the game of football as if it's another language. That's why he's created this page! To help people learn the language of football.

Welcome to Football 101!

Welcome to your beginners guide to the game of football! Here on Football 101 you'll find everything you need to know about the game of football. Well, just enough so you can impress your friends at the water cooler.

On this site, you'll find a position-by-position breakdown of the game of professional football. Included in that breakdown is what that position does, what makes them good at and examples of professional players that are doing it right!! (NOTE: Position descriptions, basic strategy and rules are primarily geared toward the NFL since that is the version of professional football understood best by the creator of this website.)

The way to use this site is simple. In the top left-hand corner you'll see the navigation menu. Simply find the category that your question fits into and read!