Archive for the ‘College Football’ Category

Football Fanatics and Freaks

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Rabid Football Fandom Football fanatics and freaks are what makes sports in general, and NFL and NCAA football in particular, such cultural phenomena. Football homers and rabid fans maintain interest levels and drive ticket sales, especially when times are tough for a team. Those crazy football fans provide much of the color and “identity” of the team, maintaining huge buzz when things are going good, spark huge backlash when things go badly, and otherwise provide the support that an

Football Gifts and Gift Ideas

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Good Football Christmas Present Suggestions If you’re having trouble deciding which football gifts to give you friend or loved one, I wanted to dicsuss common football gift ideas. With Christmas and the holiday season just around the corner, a well thought-out piece of NFL or college football memorabilia might be the perfect present for the boy in your family or the man in your life. Remember that the holidays correspond with the college bowl season and the beginning of the NFL Playoffs, s

How to Watch Football with a Boyfriend

Monday, March 8th, 2010

How Women Watch Football Games Let’s focus on the women-folk today. Females can learn how to watch football with a boyfriend or husband, to avoid a chasm forming between the two of you every autumn. Football season can put a serious crimp in a relationship, but it doesn’t have to. Imagine your boyfriend or husband watches a couple of college football games on Saturday and has the NFL Sunday Ticket to watch all day Sunday in the fall, so you’re practically a football widow on

How To Host a Football Tailgate Party

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Football Tailgate Parties When hosting a football tailgate party, you should consider the same factors that you do when hosting a dinner party: taste, hunger, entertainment value and comfort. Just because you’re out in a stadium parking lot somewhere, you shouldn’t skimp on any of the ingredients that making a meal with friends enjoyable at the home or at a restaurant. The same concepts are at work. With that in mind, I’ve included a list of things to keep in mind the next time

How To Understand Football on TV

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Understanding Football on TV Once you know how to understand football on tv, you’ll be able to watch the game with your friends, relax into your sofa and take part in the discussion. Football watching in front of the television is, in many ways, better than viewing the game live from the stands. That’s because the tv lets you see the whole field, with commentary, and then see a replay from several angles while the fans in the stadium are watching the players stand in the huddle. For

How To Watch Football on TV

Monday, January 18th, 2010

How to Watch Football on Television New football fans should learn how to watch football on tv, so your veteran NFL fanatics won’t instantly figure out you’re a newbie. To enjoy football games, you need to know the terminology and basic concepts of the game. You also have to master rudimentary offensive and defensive strategy concepts. Football isn’t rocket science and we here at Football Babble can teach you everything I just covered in 20 minutes time. After you learn the foo

How To Set Up a Football Pool

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Setting Up a Football Pool There are several ways of how to set up a football pool, including the three most famous methods: setting up a Superbowl Pool, an NFL Playoffs Pool and a College Football Bowl Pool. I’m going to discuss the latter two today and return to the subject of a Superbowl Pool tomorrow. We’ve discussed the Last Man Standing Pools before, but all three of these are entirely different. My version of a Superbowl Pool might be different than the mainstream, so the NFL

How To Play Flag Football

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Flag Football Rules Learning how to play flag football will let you teach Pop Warner age kids to play ball safely, give you a fun alternative to tackle football at a family get-together or even start up your own college intramural league. Flag football takes out the most physically demanding and dangerous part of football – tackling – and forces players to use footwork and quick hands to keep plays alive or end the play on defense. Otherwise, most other football skills (passing, catc

College Football Scores

Friday, January 1st, 2010

College Football Scores College football scores in the 21st century are hard to miss anymore, found on the news crawl at the bottom of ESPN and ESPN 2, on the homepage of most sports websites across the country and even sent via satellite for score alerts on your cellphone or iPhone. Finding college scores isn’t a matter of waiting for the post-game recaps anymore, like it was just 20 years ago. Of course, that also means you can drive yourself to distraction Googling college scores or lo

College Football Standings

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

NCAA Football Standings College football standings usually break down according to the conference the team plays in. I’ve noticed that certain newbie fans get a little confused about the standings in the conferences with two divisions, because they assume two unbeaten teams in the same division might be on a collision course in the conference title game. With that in mind, here’s how to read college football standings and know where your team stands at any point in the season. Confe