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American football nuttiness

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Dave55, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Yes and Fantasy Leagues too. I don't get them but many seem to love them. I wonder if they are applicable to European football too.
  2. DavidW

    DavidW Well-Known Member

    I still don't understand how the pass rush limit works. I understand the theory and the reason, but not the practice.

    Is it like the Pro-Bowl, no blitzing?

    Or does it restrict the number of defensive linemen and stand up linebackers?
  3. DavidW

    DavidW Well-Known Member

    Says who?

    When I first started watching the game it was more run than pass. Now it is more pass than run, and the poorer for it in my opinion. That and some dumb rule changes, and clueless Commissioners. The Pete Rozelle era was the golden era of pro football in my opinion. But you are equally entitles to yours.
  4. wooley12

    wooley12 Member

    Sez an ex JV high school Tight end with great hands. :). YVMV.
  5. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Biggest college game of the year so far when third ranked University of Georgia plays seventh ranked Notre Dame tomorrow.

    In WWII movies when the 'replacement guy' is a famous athlete, it is a safe bet he was a Notre Dame football player. :)

    Notre Dame football owes huge debt to Navy

    When they say Army and Navy in the article they mean West Point and Annapolis. Fighting Irish means Notre Dame.
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  6. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    Me too. Actually, I played both ways, in a sporting sense only! :)

    Defensive end on defence and tight end on offence. Between that and hockey I realize now that I probably had 3-4 concussions. We called it getting your bell rung but obviously now recognized as a brain injury. Concussions are probably a contributor to declining participation in the sport. Beyond the tedious, commercial plagued NFL games that have become almost unwatchable.
  7. DavidW

    DavidW Well-Known Member

    I my opinion, the NFL needs to go back to the glory days of the 70's & 80's. Poor rule changes have shaped the game for the worse since then.
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