Archive for the ‘Football’ 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 Cheers and Chants

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Football Cheerleaders and Crowd Yells There are a million football cheers and chant, and I know I’m going to forget some of the best, but I wanted to list some of the commonest and best football chants, fight songs, and cheerleader cheers in the game. Hopefully, some of your favorites have made the list, but if not, maybe they will be soon. I’ve tried to include a cross-section, so those new to American football get an idea of the wide variety of chants, cheers, and other forms of cr

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

Football Basics

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Basic Football Rules The football basics are not hard to understand. Bill Parcells, the Hall of Fame coach who long ago was dubbed a football genius by the sports media, is fond of saying football isn’t rocket science. Covering the fundamentals of football makes the game a whole lot more fun to watch, so read the following and start to enjoy the football being watched in your house. Football Field – How Football Is Played On a college and pro level, football is played on a 100 yard

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