Archive for October, 2009

How To Predict Winners in College Football

Friday, October 30th, 2009

How To Pick Winners in NCAA Football Games Predicting winners in college football is easy, if you aren’t picking football games against the line. When you are predicting college football games against a Las Vegas line, your job becomes a whole lot more difficult. That being said, there are ways to predict college football game results and be consistently successful at it. Check the Injury Report If key injuries happen to one team, that tip the favor towards one team in the bet. That’

Where Are the Best Seats in a Football Stadium

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

The Best Football Stadium Tickets This is a good question and one that’s a little tricky. The most expensive seats in a football stadium are usually between the 40-yard lines. A 50-yard line seat is a premium seat, because you presumably can see the whole football field, no matter which end of the field the play is on at the moment. 50-yard line seating gives you a similar view to what you’re used to watching the game at home in front of your television. You’ll also see 40-ya

How To Carry a Football

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Carrying a Football Without Fumbling Learning how to carry a football during a football game is an underrated skill, because players who don’t carry the football properly are going to fumble more. If you fumble the ball, you’ll be the goat, if your team loses. Your coach isn’t going to trust you as much, so you’ll either be pulled off the field or you won’t be called upon to carry (or catch) the ball as often as you would. Fumbling drives coaches crazy, so carrying

How To Choose Fantasy Football Running Backs

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Drafting Fantasy Football Running Backs Choosing fantasy football running backs can be a nightmare in fantasy football, because so much of a running backs’ success depends on factors like health, scoring opportunities, number of carries and the kind of offense the running back plays in. With each passing year, fewer NFL running backs are the sole ball carrier in their offense. With platoon running back situations and the dreaded running-back-by-committee increasingly becoming an NFL reali

How To Draw Up Football Plays

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Drawing Up Football Plays In this age of computer programs and online sites that help football coaches draw up their own football plays, you’ll find plenty of tools to help you with the technical side of drawing up football plays. Youth football coaches also will find lots of football plays posted online youth football websites. But what if you’re a youth football coach who wants to draw up your own football plays, but you don’t know the basics of drawing a football play? What

What Was College Football Like in the 1920s?

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

College Football in the Twenties First of all, college football was the most popular form of football in the 1920s. The National Football League was formed in 1920 and changed its name to the NFL in 1922. Most of the famous football players were college football players, such as University of Illinois halfback, Red Grange, and the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame backfield, comprised of Don Miller, Harry Stuhldreher, Jim Crowley and Elmer Layden. In the Late Twenties, some of these players joined NFL

Football Players in the Movies

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Football Players Turned Actors There are a lot of football players who transitioned into movie careers. While I’m probably forgetting a whole list of NFL players who had one-shots in Hollywood films, I’ve tried to include football players who have had some of the most notable movie careers. Often, some of the most successful football player movie stars weren’t very big stars in the NFL. You’ll occasionally have an exception. Here’s our list of “Football Playe

NFL Cheerleader Pictures and Photos

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

NFL Cheerleader Photographs and Pics Football fans looking for NFL cheerleader pictures and photos can go to a number of different sources online for that. But when you’re wanting to find NFL cheerleader pages, you don’t want to have to sift through endless adds and links leading to nowhere. You might even want to learn a little bit about the history of NFL cheerleading squads, if you’re not some random football fanguy looking for photos of hot women, but a young cheerleader wa

The Best Offensive Strategy In Football

Monday, October 19th, 2009

What’s the Best Offensive Strategy In Football? Everyone has their idea about what the best offensive strategy in football is. The New England Patriots tend to throw short passes instead of run the ball, dinking and dunking down the field and keeping the defense on their heels. The Minnesota Vikings prefer to pound the ball at their opponents, running Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor, while mixing in play-action passes based off the defense’s fear of the running game. Some teams w

The Single Wing Offense in Youth Football

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Youth Football and the Single Wing Formation The single-wing offense is a popular offensive scheme in youth football, because the single-wing is primarily a run-based offense and the exotic look the offense’s alignment gives opposing players is something they won’t see all that often. The single-wing offense therefore confuses other coaches and defenses and can be highly effective in youth football leagues. Why Is It Called the Single-Wing Offense? The Single-Wing Offense was invent