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Old 12-20-2012, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Southwest Arkansas
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There is football for Dummies, they wear a star on their helmets
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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LOL!!!

It's likely I know more than I think....




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try to not listen to the announcers at all. honestly, no one here or on TV really understands the game or can predict what is going to happen with any accuracy. You can establish credibility with those you watch with in homes or at a bar by swearing a lot and occasionally yelling out "Blitz! Blitz!" either just before or just after the ball is hiked. Or, immediately state matter-of-factly, "looks like holding" whenever you notice the word "FLAG" pop up on the TV graphics.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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You all are so funny.

I actually CAN SAY some of those with confidence, when they occur!
Especially "he was wide open" and "what a block"....

Now the zone stuff...don't get all that yet...or some of the formations I need to study...

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I agree. You don't have to be knowledgeable at all, just use these phrases/questions randomly throughout a game:

- "Looks like they're in a zone."
- "Another fl
- "They should challenge it."
- "What a block!Did you see that?"
- "Man, he was wide open."
- "He needs to make that throw/he needs to make that catch/he needs to make that tackle/he needs to make that cut/he needs to see that hole"
- "They should've run/pass/kick/punt/block/score/throw the ball away"
- "Dumb play calling/Great play calling'
-- "They should've gone with a zone blitz/Cover-2/Bubble screen"
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Thanks Susie...

I believe now I have the basics down...
The rules I can follow, they speak for themselves...
There are just so many ways to make a drive down the field... blocks to make it happen etc

Take quick thinking to call those plays one after the other, in just minutes-fascinating.



quote=susancruzs;27428281]or do what I do, mute the TV and listen to the local announcers on the radio! Some of the regular TV announcers drive me crazy.

I've been watching football 50 yrs. I just pay attention to basics, 3 downs to get 10 yards, don't do it, punt the ball or go for it on 4th and inches if you think you have a chance. I don't care if the announcers think he should have thrown it to someone who was more open or you have to catch that ball, guy dropped it, he knows he has to catch it! Talk about overstating the obvious no wonder football is confusing!!! [/quote]
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:03 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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One more:

"I think it was SIMULTANEOUS POSSESSION!"
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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and here's the bonus...if you can call out "intentional grounding!" before the refs get together and huddle about it and the announcers mention it, you're golden.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Akron, OH
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Play Madden NFL 13
You beat me too it. Playing Madden will help you learn a lot about football. You'll learn how to play offense, defense and special teams.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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What is it??


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Play Madden NFL 13
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:01 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Great. Now greatblueheron will need the Madden For Dummies book too. This is getting expensive.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Madden is a video game for probably Xbox or some other gaming system, I would guess. Don't do those, haven't ever seen it played and don't care to. I'll be blasted for this but reading comments I read at various sports sites, or after articles online, it would seem the younger generation expects the NFL to be more like Madden the game. Please!!!!
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