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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kickoffnoun

    (football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score

  2. beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offsetnoun

    the time at which something is supposed to begin

    "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"

  3. kickoff, send-off, start-offnoun

    a start given to contestants

    "I was there with my parents at the kickoff"

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  1. Kickoff

    A kickoff is a method of starting a drive in American football and Canadian football. Typically, a kickoff consists of one team – the "kicking team" – kicking the ball to the opposing team – the "receiving team". The receiving team is then entitled to return the ball, i.e., attempt to advance it towards the kicking team's end zone, until the player with the ball is tackled by the kicking team, goes out of bounds, or scores a touchdown. Kickoffs take place at the start of each half of play and any overtime period, and after each scoring play. Common variants on the typical kickoff format include the onside kick, in which the kicking team attempts to regain possession of the ball; a touchback, which may occur if the ball is kicked into the receiving team's end zone; or a fair catch, in which a player on the receiving team waives his entitlement to attempt a return in exchange for a chance to catch the ball without interference from the kicking team. Additionally, penalties exist for various infractions such as a player violating his position restrictions prior to the kick, or if the ball goes out of bounds before touching a player.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kickoff in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kickoff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  1. Amanda Rizza:

    Career counselors compare the dynamic to the 2008 recession but say there is hope for today's graduates to succeed in the job market, even if it takes time for the economy to rebound. ( Elina Shirazi) While Kmitt also shares concerns entering the workforce, she says one of the worst feelings are of being robbed of her senior experience. CHARLIE KIRK : CORONAVIRUS STIMULUS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS DO THESE 3 THINGS TO HELP THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES NOW Penny Kmitt poses alongside Penny Kmitt Alpha Chi Omega sorority sisters during a soccer kickoff charity event at American University. ( Elina Shirazi) Coronavirus disrupted my year both socially, academically and emotionally. Elina Shirazi -RRB- Coronavirus really hit me as a student on so many different fronts. I feel like I did not get to say goodbye to people, to my college experience, to kind of still being a kid in a way. Now, Im just applying everywhere and I am just going to take the time to think about it and figure my life out. Amanda Rizza, a senior at the University of Connecticut majoring in Communication and minoring in Psychological Sciences, says Amanda Rizza is also feeling the anxiety of finding a job, but is trying to focus on the big picture. Amanda Rizza is a senior at the University of Connecticut majoring in Communication and minoring in Psychological Sciences. Amanda Rizza says Amanda Rizza is also feeling the anxiety of finding a job, but is trying to focus on the big picture. It is one thing to be a senior stressed about finding a job, but it is a whole other situation trying to begin a post-graduate career during a pandemic to this magnitude, dealing with this while also balancing online academics and a part-time student job that I was able to continue remotely, is a daily challenge. I am grateful to be able to continue my academics and current job through the University of Connecticut, but the future is quite unknown for students who are in the same boat as me. It is stressful and anxiety-provoking, but all we can do is take one day at a time.

  2. Michael Mikel:

    I played while my father was in the hands of bandits, i had to suppress the trauma. I took a call four hours before kickoff to tell me what had happened.

  3. Justin Tucker:

    That one was more like a kickoff, it’s like you’re a competitor in a long-drive contest. You just let it rip and hope it stays straight.

  4. Jerry Rice:

    This may be a decision the The Buffaloes lament : A fumble on a conservative run play while trying to run out the clock with less than 30 seconds remaining until halftime. The Utes turned Jarek Broussards miscue into a 42-yard field goal by Jadon Redding as time expired to give the offense a little confidence boost. Ty Jordan shined in a matchup between two highly touted tailbacks. The freshman finished with 147 yards rushing. His counterpart, Broussard, started slow but finished with 80 yards, which was well below his 183.3 average. The Buffaloes suffered a huge blow in the first half when they lost linebacker Nate Landman to what could be a season-ending ankle injury. Using a scooter and wearing a leg brace, the emotional leader of the team returned to the sideline. His absence was felt in the second half. Jerry Rice gave The Buffaloes a 14-7 lead late in the first half with Colorados first punt return for a score since Sept. 9, 2017. Jerry Rice also scored on a bubble screen to put The Buffaloes up 21-10 moments in the the third quarter. The last Colorado player to record a TD on both a reception and a return( punt or kickoff) in the same game was Walter Stanley against Texas Tech on Sept. 12, 1981, according to the school. Rices feat felt bittersweet in light of the loss. Kind of hurts.

  5. Chris Olave:

    You go back on kickoff return, you’ve got to think about your life.

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