College football classifications and resources

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For those of you who are college football fans and those who aren't, nothing was more spectacular than Navy vs Notre Dame. Although Notre Dame crushed navy, what made this game so unique was that it took place in Dublin, Ireland. What I saw from this game was a unique trading of resources while showing how information can be classified on a football field. As we saw from lecture, a resource is anything of value that can support goal‐oriented activity. Just like lecture, the teams are both considered resources, but more importantly, the experience they provide also is a resource. Given that the goal oriented activity is to raise awareness of American football overseas, to gain recruits in the states, or to gain booster attention, this game acted accordingly. The Irish people along with the fans who travelled filled the 50,000 seat stadium. The news programs covered and hyped this game up for months. Constantly being covered gave the players a sense of importance, gave recruits something to continually consider, and boosters pride. Finally, the team provides a boundry of international trade of resources (the teams and game for a venue and fans) that could act as precent for the future. 

As a current college football player, I constantly see classifications, or intentionally organized resources and the interactions they support. As an offensive lineman, every plays begins with a classification of information. It starts by declaring how many defensive lineman there are. It can be anywhere from 3-5. Next, the line points out who the middle or "point" linebacker is, followed by the technique each player will use. During the course of this classification, people move, shift, or change alignments. While classifying, any lineman can call out possible blitzes or stunts. What really makes this interesting is that these classifications occur within 3-5 seconds and may need to happen when 80,000 hostile fans are yelling at you,