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Old 12-20-2012, 02:13 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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For susan, not sure why Favre's on the '09 cover since he was with the Vikings, but hey:

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Old 12-20-2012, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Oh, no Favre! The curse, how has that been going lately or is it a forgotten thing? I remember when Packer fans were happy Aaron didn't make it!
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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There is football for Dummies, they wear a star on their helmets
Ouch! I resent that remark!

Otherwise blueheron, Susan is right, just get the basics. Ignore most of the announcers although some are better than others. The Football for Dummies book can help if you have some basic questions. (yes, I admit it, I got it years ago.) Otherwise google works wonders. Watch the game with someone you trust and know isnt going to give you a bad time about your lack of knowledge.
You keep picking it up as you go along. Soon you learn what it means when you hear football speak.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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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!!!
I've tried doing that but TV has a delay of a few seconds so the radio announcers tell me what's happening before I see it. That gets more annoying to me than the TV announcers. But I'd love to listen to the radio announcers instead.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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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.
I knew offense pretty well, but Madden has helped me learn defensive formations much better. This assumes, of course, that you don't take the "Ask Madden" route every time and call your own plays instead.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:21 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Do you watch any of the analysis shows on ESPN or NFL Network? That can help when they break down the games.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:21 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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I knew offense pretty well, but Madden has helped me learn defensive formations much better. This assumes, of course, that you don't take the "Ask Madden" route every time and call your own plays instead.

Madden 13 - Gameplay (From E3) - Seattle Seahawks vs San Francisco 49ers - YouTube

Same game engine, but with more commentary. Gameplay is still unrealistic as ever! You can learn various formations, but the game physics really don't correlate with the gameday product.

Oh yeah, they are able to incorporate advertising into the gameplay "Brought to you by Papa John's: better ingredients, better pizza!".
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:40 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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"It looked like they called a Y-trip Halfback Flip!"
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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calling block in the back on a kick return is cool, too.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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calling block in the back on a kick return is cool, too.
Oh yeah, as long as you yell this during pretty much any kickoff or punt return you'll be fine.
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