What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $49 for 8-week mens flag football league for one ($100 value)
- $189 for 8-week mens flag football league for a team of 6-10 ($380 value)
The Safety: Two Points, Many Complexities
To learn about one surprising turn a football game might take, check out Groupon's exploration of the safety.
As one of football's rarest scoring plays, a safety—not to be confused with the defensive position of the same name—is comparable to an "own goal" in other sports, such as soccer or hockey. A safety occurs when an offensive player is considered down in his own end zone. It is worth two points and stands alone as the only way in which a team not in possession of the ball can get on the board. To signal a safety, the referee raises his arms above his head and brings his palms together, forming an upside-down "V" shape.
Most frequently, safeties occur when a tackle lays out an offensive ball carrier behind his own goal line, but occasionally a ball carrier intentionally retreats out of bounds in his own end zone. In spite of the obvious fact that safeties grant points to the opposite team, they can sometimes help the at-fault team to gain leverage in field position or on the play clock. After a safety rears its seldom-seen head, play resumes with a free kick that allows the guilty team to punt, kick, or drop kick the ball back to the opposition. Most of all, safeties can be satisfying: “That’s the ultimate,” defensive tackle Chris Canty told the New York Times. “Get a sack and get points. What’s better?”
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must be 18 or older. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Register online or call to reserve your spot. Please bring football and matching T-shirts for team option. Referee fee not included. Games played every Saturday morning. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.