Archive for the ‘NFL’ Category

Week 11: Sit or Start?

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Week 11: Sit or Start? Without Brees, Take A Chance At QB During Week 11 Let’s face it. You hate the guy in your fantasy league with Drew Brees. He’s the guy who probably snagged Marques Colston way too early in the draft and then hurdled over you and knocked down his grandma to pick up Jimmy Graham on free agency. You hate him, of course, unless he’s you. And this will not be your week. If you’re heavily invested in the Saints’ offense, it’s time for Plan B.

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

NFL Free Agency 2010

Monday, February 15th, 2010

2010 NFL Free Agency The 2010 NFL free agency period is just around the corner, with the Superbowl just over and the NFL Combine on the way. These are the things that keep us National Football League fanatics warm until the NFL Draft in late-April. There’s a big free agent class coming down the pike this year, though everything is complicated by the unresolved collective bargaining agreement. Unless there’s some kind of late agreement between the NFL owners and the NFL Players Union,

Best Football Plays

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Best Football Plays 2009 I wanted to list my revised best plays of 2009 after posting my “Amazing Football Plays” of the 2009-2010 NFL Season, after yesterday’s big Superbowl win by the New Orleans Saints over the Indianapolis Colts. This was the matchup everyone (outside Chicago) wanted to see three years ago when the Bears smoked the Saints in the NFC Championship Game, and then Peyton Manning beat the Bears in a rain-soaked disappointment. I guess we just had to wait a littl

Amazing Football Plays

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Great Football Plays of 2009 I was thinking about the most amazing football plays of the past year in the NFL, so I figured “Why not show the most awesome plays in the NFL last year?” From memory, here are the best pro football scores of the year, though I’m sure I overlooked some big ones. My apologies to all those who love great defensive football. I’m sure there are a couple of big defensive touchdowns or sacks you’ll find unbelievable or stunning, but I can̵

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