American football nuttiness

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

  1. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    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.
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  5. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    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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  8. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    University of Georgia played Texas A&M today and they brought their collie mascot Miss Reveille with them:

  9. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalty cost this classy guy's team the game.

  10. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    Yeah, that is Ole Piss* (pun intended) for you. Act like you've been there before.

    * that is the term I usually refer to Ole Miss by anyway. So nothing really changes for me.
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  11. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Ole and Sven die in a snowmobiling accident, drunker than skunks, And go to Hell. The Devil observes that they are really enjoying themselves. He says to them 'Doesnt the heat and smoke bother you?' Ole replies, 'Vell, ya know, ve're from nordern Minnesooota, da land of snow an ice, an ve're yust happy fer a chance ta varm up a little bit, ya know.'

    The devil decides that these two aren't miserable enough andturns up the heat even more. When he returns to the room of the two from Minnesota , the devil finds them in light jackets and hats, grilling Walleye and drinking beer. The devil is astonished and exclaims, 'Everyone down here is in misery, and you two seem to be enjoying yourselves?' Sven replies, 'Vell, ya know, ve don't git too much varm veather up dere at da Falls, so ve've yust got ta haff a fish fry vhen da veather's dis nice.'

    The devil is absolutely furious. He can hardly see straight. Finally he comes up with the answer. The two guys love the heat because they have been cold all their lives. The devil decides to turn all the heat off in Hell. The next morning, the temperature is 60 below zero, icicles are hanging everywhere, and people are shivering so bad that they are unable to wail, moan or gnash their teeth. The devil smiles and heads for the room with Ole and Sven. He gets there and finds them back in their parkas, bomber hats, and mittens. They are jumping up and down, cheering, yelling and screaming like mad men.

    The devil is dumbfounded, 'I don't understand, when I turn up the heat you're happy. Now its freezing cold and you're still happy. What is wrong with you two?'

    They both look at the devil in surprise and say, 'Vell, don't ya know, if hell iss froze over, dat must mean da Vikings von da Super Bowl.'
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  12. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Dave made me laugh but I have no idea about American football however I shall try to stay with the Superbowl this year (as I have done for many years not understanding what is going on)
  13. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    IMG_6103.PNG I have three words for you: "You like that?"
  14. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    This is making the rounds here in Atlanta. A cute high school girl makers herself look like 6'6" 220 pound Trevor Lawrence. He led his team to national college championship last year and is playing for it again this year. It's mostly the hair and her ability to imitate him when he is caught in a dumb expression. Stupid but still funny.

  15. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron


    Clemson or LSU?
  16. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    LSU but I hope Clemson wins. Lawrence is great but Burrow is even better.

    Two schools without battleship names. :( Alabama will be back next year.
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  17. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

  18. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Well its that time of year again
    I shall stay up and watch and still not understand what the heck is going on

    Kansas City Chiefs v San Francisco 49ers
    I think I am supporting Kansas City Chiefs
  19. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Look for the closing speed on open field tackles. These guys were often world class track and field sprinters in college. When a 240 pound linebacker hits a 220 pound receiver at 180 degrees when they are both running flat out, it's 'interesting'.


    Some hits :)

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  20. wooley12

    wooley12 Member

    I like watching the cat like reflexes of the pass receivers and the pass defenders.

    If you know the game it's interesting to look for what adjustments to play selection are made during halftime.

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