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Women-Girls in Football. Do Girls Play Football

A young Blonde haired girl running with a football

 I discussed this topic a bit in a previous post I did about women in sports but in this post I am hoping to get a little more in dept about women/Girls in the sport of Football specifically.                                                                                                                                                        As a young girl I was a tomboy and not like most girls I was by no means afraid to play “Boys Sports” and play them hard. I loved playing football and was pretty good at it. I had speed and agility that even some boys I played with didn’t have. Throwing and catching the ball both felt natural to me.
I recall the first time I played football with my cousin and his friends. None of the other boys wanted me on their team. One boy even asked my cousin why would you bring a girl to play Football and my cousins response to him was “because she can play DUH!”

 

Not to brag or anything but after that day there was never again question as to why I was there. In fact, they even sometimes argued over whose team I would be on.

 

It felt good playing football. The feeling I got when I would get a touchdown was exhilarating.

 

Girls don’t play Football.

Let’s speed up a few years to when I was in high school. I lived across the street from the school I attended so I would frequently walk to the school and watch the Football team practice. Oh how I dreamed of being on that field.

One day the coach walked over to me and said ” I see you here all the time which one of my players are you dating”

Dating? What?

No, I am not dating any player I just like to watch. Then I got the nerve up and said hey coach how could I get on the team?

His response. With a laugh Girls don’t play football why don’t you try out for cheer leading and just cheer on the boys. What a disappointment. Thing is I knew I could have done it or at least I would have given it my best. But I was never even given the chance. I know now that his remark was a bit sexist but back then I just excepted the disappointment and went on.

From that day every time I went to watch the team practice the coach would just wave to me. I wanted so bad to just go out on that field grab a ball and throw it or run with it just to show him I could.

Sadly I never got the chance to play football and if I have but one regret in my life from my youthful years it is that I never pushed and fought for the chance to play. And no, I never tried out for cheer leading.

No Rule.

There is no rule that states girls cannot play football with the boys on a high school team or the NFL or should we say NO WRITTEN RULE? There may not be anything in writing that states girls cannot play football in high school, college or the NFL and although there are some girls on high school and college teams they don’t play the typical “MALE” positions like quarterback or linebacker. They are stuck in special teams positions and people don’t give them much thought.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Take Sarah Fuller for instance. She was the place kicker for Vandebilt University in Nashville Tennessee. She made history as the first women to score in a college football game when she kicked an extra point in 2020. Only two years ago but do you hear about her anymore? No, you don’t and truth is she wasn’t the first woman to score in a college football game. The first woman to do that was Liz Heaston place kicker for Willamette University and she did it twenty- three years before Sarah did. Apparently she was forgotten. And twenty-seven years before Liz there was Patricia Palinkas. She was the Holder for the place kicker (Her Husband) for the Orlando Panthers in 1970.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Now I am by no means trying to steal any thunder from Sarah, but merely making a point that women seem to be forgotten in sports history. I bet most people have never even heard of these women. Many people still feel women don’t belong in football and make comments like the female body isn’t fit for the game, females just don’t have the agility it takes to run a ball and get past a man. The sad part is it isn’t just men that have this sexist outlook, many women do as well.

Football has always been stereo typically a Male sport. It is time for that to change.

Although the number of girls who play high school football has more then quadrupled in the past decade the stats are still very low for women playing football. Out of approximately 5.5 Million American football players only about 10% of them are women. Pop Warner (PeeWee Football) has only 1% of their players are female.

Are boys uncomfortable playing against girls?

So, I kind of get that boys feel uncomfortable playing against girls in football. I mean we are built different, we are fragile, they are scared to hurt us right? Oh, poppycock!. This is a stereotypical sexist way of thinking that is instilled into most boys. I am sorry to tell you fellas but if a girl tries out for the team I can pretty much guarantee she is going to get out there and play rough and hard. These are not the kind of girls that are going to cry if they break a nail.

High School and College.

I often wonder why high schools and colleges do not have all girl football teams. Yes, as I stated before there is no rule that states a girl/woman cannot try out for the teams, but they always get put in special teams so pretty much they are saying if you are of the female gender and you want to play football you better know how to kick.                                                                                                                             The position of kicker seems to be the only position offered to women when it comes to this sport. I can tell you right now that just as I did these girls want to play and they want positions like running back, quarterback, center ETC. These girls really want to play they don’t want to try out just so they can say they are on the team.

If they can’t play and I mean really play a position of significance for a predominately male team then why do high schools and colleges not have an all woman’s team. Is this really fair?

Shouldn’t women be able to have recruiters seeking them out for their talents and abilities on the field?

Woman’s Football Alliance.

Did you know there is a Pro. woman’s football league? That’s right the Woman’s Football Alliance was started in 2009 and has 64 teams. And yes, they are full- contact tackle football. And these women do it for the pure love of the game. They don’t get paid like Pro men’s teams do. In fact these women have to pay to play on the league. Yes, you read that correctly THEY PAY TO PLAY! They don’t get fallowed by recruiters through high school and college making them huge offers to come play like the men neither. Nope if you want to play on the woman’s league you just go try out. Maybe this would all change if women had the recognition that men have when it comes to the game of football.

Why is woman’s football not televisedWomen in full uniform playing football

There are a few channels that show some games but not enough people take it seriously enough to get the commercialized and televised recognition that the NFL gets. Simply put they don’t see the money in it.

I know I would sure watch it. I think a lot of people would. Honestly I just don’t think enough people are even aware that they WFA woman’s football alliance even exist. I know I didn’t until a couple of years ago and they have been around since 2009. I found out about them by accident when I was doing some research on how women make less then men doing the same jobs which in turn lead me to researching if women in sports get paid the same. But that is a story for a different blog and a different time.

How would you feel if your daughter wanted to play football?

Yes, Football can be a brutal sport, but I would have to say if one of my daughters had told me she wanted to play I would have supported her all the way. Every sport has it dangers. I have seen kids get hit with bats or smacked in the face with a ball when I played baseball. I saw a girl on a team we played against slip on the basketball court and break her nose and bust her lip wide open.

We take risks every day of our lives.

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Is Football BORING? What do you think

Footballs lined up in the form of a circle

Over the years I have heard several people make the comment, Football bores me. Well I am here to say it probably bores you because you don’t understand it. I mean it defiantly doesn’t take a genius to understand Football just some simple knowledge. I know when I was younger I hated when my step dad Turned on a game and I was forced to watch it. But with his explanations and watching the plays etc. I began to understand it and in turn not only began to like it but eventually grew to LOVE the game. So in this post I am hoping to give some understanding of the game. So you are a little less bored with it, and might learn to love it.

Let’s start with some Terms used in the game.

  • End Zone: This is the big area at the end of the field where a touchdown is made.
  • Field goal: 3 point score when the kicker kicks the ball through the crossbars of the goal post.
  • Goal post: The big thing at the end of the field in the end zone that looks like a huge Y.
  • Fumble: when a player drops the ball. The ball becomes available for any play from either team to take possession of the ball for his team.
  • Interception: When a ball is caught by a player on the opposing team ” The Defense”
  • Defense: The team who does not posses the ball and is trying to keep the other team from scoring.
  • Offense: The team that posses the ball and is trying to score.
  • Touchdown: When the offense advances the ball into the end zone to score.
  • Extra point: A kick made through the goal post after a touchdown is made.
  • Punt: A football kicked to the other team to give them the ball.
  • Fair catch: By giving a wave the football player making a kick return can choose to catch the football and takeA  Football player running with the ball possession where he made the catch. He can not be tailed but he also cannot run with the football.
  • 2 point conversion: After the offense has scored a touch down they can either kick the ball for 1 extra point or they can again make a play for a 2 point conversion. “This is usually only done when the other team is ahead and the 2 point conversion could put the offense in the lead of the game instead of tie the score at the time.”
  • Holding: A penalty when a player grabs an opponent.
  • Lateral: This is when the ball is passed backwards.
  • Encroachment: A penalty when any football player contacts the other team prior to the snap.
  • Snap: When the ball is hiked to the Quarterback.
  • Intentional Grounding. A penalty called when the quarterback throws an incomplete pass just to avoid a sack.
  • Sack: When the quarterback is tackled.
  • Line of scrimmage: Where the ball is spotted on the field and the next play begins.
  • Offside: A penalty when any part of a players body goes beyond his line of scrimmage.
  • Pass protection: Blocking the offensive players from the quarterback to give him time to throw the ball.
  • Turnover: When the ball is fumbled and the other team takes possession.
  • Receiver: The player who catches the football.
  • Safety: When the Offense commits a foul in their own end zone, fumbles the ball in their end zone or is tackled in their end zone.
  • Out of Bounds: When a runner goes outside the sideline.
  • Penalties: Calls made against players and can cost yardage.
  • Delay of game: Once the ref signals the ball is ready to play there is a time limit in which the ball must be snapped. Usually 25 seconds.

There are more terms you will learn as you watch and go along, but I don’t want to overwhelm you with too much.

Who are the players on the field?

Well let’s start by saying each team has 11 players on the field and it is not common for a player to play both offense and defense.

Offensive

  • Quarterback: He throws the ball.
  • Wide receiver: Runs pass routs and get open to receive the ball.
  • Running back: Runs the ball after being handed to him. He can catch the ball also but it is usually handed off to him. HeFootball players on a field and yellow lines showing the plays is lined up behind the quarterback.
  • Halfback similar to a running back,
  • Fullbacks: Usually block for the Running back.
  • Tight End: Have two jobs, Catch and block.
  • Center: Hikes the ball.
  • Guard: Pretty much blockers.
  • Left Tackle: Protects the quarterbacks blindside.

Defensive

  • Defensive End: Main job is to sack the quarterback.
  • Defensive Tackle: Help the defensive end get to the quarterback.
  • Linebackers. Tackle Offensive players.
  • Cornerback:Try to prevent a receiver from catching the ball. “One of the most important players”
  • Safety: Last line of defense.

Now I kept these pretty simple, some of these positions have a couple different forms of the position that have similar but different Offensive and defensive tactics and rolls, but again you will learn that as you watch and learn.

There is also a kicker. He makes the field goals, Kicks for the extra point and punts the ball to the receiving team. But if the team does not have a strong kicker they may have two (2) kickers.

How are points scored.

  • A Touch Down. = 6 points
  • An Extra Point. = 1 point
  • A Field Goal. = 3 points
  • A Two Point conversion. = 2 points
  • A Safety. = 2 points

What are Penalty calls and how are they penalized?

There are several types of penalties and carry different punishments of 5, 10, and 15 yards and or automatic 1st down.A referee and players on a football field

However, if a foul is committed by both teams the fouls might offset each other and the down is replayed.
  • False start: 5 Yards
  • Helmet to helmet collision: 15 yards
  • Block in the back: 10 yards
  • Block below the waste: 15 yards automatic 1st down if committed by the defense
  • Chop block: 15 yards, ruled a safety if in the end zone automatic 1st down if committed by defense.
  • Delay of game: 5 yards
  • Encroachment “OFF SIDES” : 5 yards
  • Facemask: 15 yards automatic 1st down if committed by defense
  • False start: 5 yards
  • Holding: this can be 5 or 10 yards depending on who committed the infraction and where.
  • Illegal contact: 5 yards and automatic first down.

There are several more penalties calls but these are the basics. Again you will learn as you watch.

What are the lines and numbers painted on the field?

The lines are painted to show not only the sideline “Out of Bounds” but to also use as yardage makers.

A football field is 100 yards long 120 if you include the 10 yards for each end zone. Each small line marks 1 yard, and players get a 1st down at every 10 yards marked with the full cross lines and numbers from 10 to 40 coming from each end than meeting at 50 in the middle.

Objective.

Okay now that some basics have been outlined and answered now the fun begins. How is the game played.

As stated above each team consist of 11 men on the field you have your defense, They are the ones in possession of the ball and your offense, they are the ones trying to keep the defense from scoring. There are usually different players on each team that play when the team is defense or offense but some players do both though not very common.

Let’s get started. The ball is punted by the offense downfield to the defense. The defense than either runs the ball back or calls a safety. Their goal is to get the ball to the end zone and score a touchdown.

They have four (4) downs to make this happen. Each time a player is tackled that is a down now remember that every ten (10) yards is a first down so if they make it to the first down line than those four (4) downs start all over.

If they get four (4) downs before making it to the first down than they have two choices they can if close enough try for a field goal or they have to punt the ball off to the other team. In some cases if they are close to the 1st down or a touchdown they will make a play on fourth down.                                           But this can be risky because the other team can get good field position if the ball is fumbled or intercepted.                                                                                                                                                       If they do make it all the way down the field and get a touchdown they get six (6) points. They can than either kick for the extra point or make a play for a two (2) point conversion which again is risky.                                                                                                                                                                                            If they get the extra point that is than (1) more point and that is how they get (7) sometimes they do miss the extra point leaving their score at (6). Once they have scored or have gotten four (4) downs then the rolls are reversed and the team that was playing defense than becomes the offense and they try to do the same thing get the ball to the end zone.

Now each game has four (4) quarters consisting of fifteen (15) minutes each, but depending on certain factors such as time-outs, penalties calls, injuries, ETC. That fifteen minutes can turn into much longer. That is why even though it should only be an hour and average game can take up to three hours. Plus there is also a twelve (12) minute halftime.

Now at the end of the fourth (4th) quarter who ever has the most points is obviously the winner.

What if they are tied at the end of the game?

If in the case of a tie at the end of the fourth quarter the teams will than play a ten (10) minute overtime. If the team that gets the ball first scores a touchdown the game is over if not, then the other team gets to posses the ball and try for a touchdown. But it gets a bit tricky when it comes to field goals in over time because a team can score a field goal but the other team still gets possession and if they score a field goal the game goes on and the first to score a touchdown or field goal wins. But if at the end of the overtime period if no team has scored the game ends in a tie.

This is not the same in postseason though. A postseason game cannot end in a tie. If at the end of the over time period neither team has scored they will continue to play ten (10) minute over time periods and the team must score a touchdown to win.

Just a little side note that if you are watching High School or College Football the rules and penalties differ a bit.

Now you know.

Now that you have a little insight on the Game of Football I hope you can learn to enjoy the game just as myself and many others do. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t get it all at once.

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

A football player being tackled

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2022 NFL Season Schedule at a glance

The NFL draft has come and gone and the teams have made some pretty great picks for the 2022 season, or have they? The Face offs are all set Preseason Kicks off on August 4th Between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Oakland Raiders.

The fallowing is the full 2022 Preseason and Season schedule. Just in case you are not aware the NFL has made some contract changes so make sure you check your televised listings ahead of time.

I don’t know about you but I can’t wait for the season to begin!

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

Preseason

Week 1 of 4

  • Jaguars and Raiders Aug. 4th at 5:00 PM

Week 2 of 4

  • Giants and Patriots Aug. 11th at 4:00 PM
  • Titans and Ravens Aug. 11th 4:30 PM
  • Falcons and Lions Aug. 12th 3:00 PM
  • Browns and Jaguars Aug. 12th 4:00 PM
  • Jets and Eagles Aug. 12th 4:30 PM
  • Cardinals and Bengals Aug. 12th 4:30 PM
  • Jets and Eagles Aug. 12th 4:30 PM
  • Packers and 49ers Aug. 12th 5:30 PM
  • Panthers and the Commanders Aug. 13th 10:00 AM
  • Chiefs and Bears Aug. 13th 10:00 AM
  • Cults and Bills Aug. 13th 1:00 PM
  • Seahawks and Steelers Aug. 13th 4:00 PM
  • Dolphins and Buccaneers Aug. 13th 4:30 PM
  • Saints and Texans Aug. 13th 5:00 PM
  • Cowboys and Broncos Aug. 13th 6:00 PM
  • Rams and Chargers Aug. 13th 7:00 PM
  • Vikings and Raiders Aug. 14th 1:25 PM

Week 3 of 4

  • Bears and Seahawks Aug. 18th 5:00 PM
  • Panthers and Patriots Aug. 19th 4:00 PM
  • Broncos and Bills Aug. 20th 10:00 AM
  • Lions and Cults Aug. 20th 10:00 AM
  • Raiders and Dolphins Aug. 20th 4:00 PM
  • Steelers and Jaguars Aug. 2oth 4:00 PM
  • 49ers and Vikings Aug. 20th 4:00 PM
  • Buccaneers and Titans Aug. 20th 4:00 PM
  • Cowboys and Chargers Aug. 20th 7:00 PM
  • Eagles and Browns Aug. 21st 10:00 AM
  • Bengals and Giants Aug. 21st 4:00 PM
  • Ravens and Cardinals Aug. 21st 5:00 PM
  • Falcons and Jets Aug. 22nd 5:00 PM

Week 4 of 4

  • 49ers and Texans Aug. 25th 5:00 PM
  • Bills and Panthers Aug. 26th 4:00 PM
  • Seahawks and Cowboys Aug. 26th 5:00 PM
  • Patriots and Raiders Aug. 26th 5:15 PM
  • Jaguars and Falcons Aug. 27th 12:00 PM
  • Commanders and Ravens Aug. 27th 1:00 PM
  • Eagles and Dolphins Aug. 27th 4:00 PM
  • Cardinals and Titans Aug. 27th 4:00 PM
  • Bears and Browns Aug. 27th 4:00 PM
  • Rams and Bangles Aug. 27th 4:00 PM
  • Buccaneers and Cults Aug. 27th 4:30 PM
  • Chargers and Saints Aug. 27th 5:00 PM
  • Vikings and Broncos Aug. 27th 6:00 PM
  • Giants and Jets Aug. 28th 10:00 AM
  • Lions and Steelers Aug. 28th 1:30 PM

Regular Season

Week 1 of 18

  • Bills and Rams Sept. 8th 5:20 PM
  • Eagles and Lions Sept. 11th 10:00 AM
  • 49ers and Bears Sept. 11th 10:00 AM
  • Steelers and Bengals Sept. 11th 10:00 AM
  • Patriots and Dolphons Sept. 11th 10:00 AM
  • Browns and Panthers Sept. 11th 10:00 AM
  • Cults and Texans Sept. 11th 10:00 AM
  • Jaguars and Commanders Sept. 11th 10:00 AM
  • Saints and Falcons Sept. 11th 10:00 AM
  • Ravens and Jets Sept. 11th 10:00 AM
  • Packers and Vikings Sept. 11th 1:25 PM
  • Raiders and Chargers Sept. 11th 1:25 PM
  • Chiefs and Cardinals Sept. 11th 1:25 PM
  • Buccaneers and Cowboys Sept. 11th 5:20 PM
  • Broncos and Seahawks Sept. 12th 5:15 PM

Week 2 of 18

  • Chargers and Chiefs Sept. 15th 5:15 PM
  • Patriots and Steelers Sept. 18th 10:00 AM
  • Panthers and Giants Sept. 18th 10:00 AM
  • Jets and Browns Sept. 18th 10:00 AM
  • Cults and Jaguars Sept. 18th 10:00 AM
  • Dolphins and Ravens Sept. 18th 10:00 AM
  • Buccaneers and Saints Sept. 18th 10:00 AM
  • Commanders and Lions Sept. 18th 10:00 AM
  • Seahawks and 49ers Sept. 18th 1:05 PM
  • Falcons and Rams Sept. 18th 1:05 PM
  • Cardinals and Raiders Sept. 18th 1:25 PM
  • Texans and Broncos Sept. 18th 1:25 PM
  • Bengals and Cowboys Sept. 18th 1:25 PM
  • Bears and Packers Sept. 18th 5:20 PM
  • Titans and Bills Sept. 19th 4:15 PM
  • Vikings and Eagles Sept. 19th 5:30 PM

Week 3 of 18

  • Steelers and Browns Sept. 22nd 5:15 PM
  • Bills and Dolphins Sept. 25th 10:00 AM
  • Bengals and Jets Sept. 25th 10:00 AM
  • Raiders and Titans Sept. 25th 10:00 AM
  • Saints and Panthers Sept. 25th 10:00 AM
  • Ravens and Patriots Sept. 25th 10:00 AM
  • Lions and Vikings Sept. 25th 10:00 AM
  • Eagles and Commanders Sept. 25th 10:00 AM
  • Chiefs and Cults Sept. 25th 10:00 AM
  • Texans and Bears Sept. 25th 10:00 AM
  • Jaguars and Chargers Sept. 25th 1:05 PM
  • Rams and Cardinals Sept. 25th 1:25 PM
  • Packers and Buccaneers Sept. 25th 1:25 PM
  • Falcons and Seahawks Sept. 25th 1:25 PM
  • 49ers and Broncos Sept. 25th 5:20 PM
  • Cowboys and Giants Sept. 26th 5:15 PM

Week 4 of 18

  • Dolphins and Bengals Sept. 29th 5:15 PM
  • Vikings and Saints Oct. 2nd 6:30 AM
  • Seahawks and Lions Oct. 2nd 10:00 AM
  • Jets and Steelers Oct. 2nd 10:00 AM
  • Bears and Giants Oct. 2nd 10:00 AM
  • Titans and Cults Oct. 2nd 10:00 AM
  • Chargers and Texans Oct. 2nd 10:00 AM
  • Browns and Falcons Oct. 2nd 10:00 AM
  • Commanders and Cowboys Oct. 2nd 10:00 AM
  • Jaguars and Eagles Oct. 2nd 10:00 AM
  • Bills and Ravens Oct. 2nd 10:00 AM
  • Cardinals and Panthers Oct. 2nd 1:05 PM
  • Broncos and Raiders Oct. 2nd 1:25 PM
  • Patriots and Packers Oct. 2nd 1:25 PM
  • Chiefs and Buccaneers Oct. 2nd 5:20 PM
  • Rams and 49ers Oct. 3rd 5:15 PM

Week 5 of 18

  • Colts and Broncos Oct. 6th 5:15 PM
  • Giants and Packers Oct. 9th 6:30 AM
  • Lions and Patriots Oct. 9th 10:00 AM
  • Chargers and Browns Oct. 9th 10:00 AM
  • Texans and Jaguars Oct 9th 10:00 AM
  • Falcons and Buccaneers Oct. 9th 10:00 AM
  • Steelers and Bills Oct. 9th 10:00 am
  • Dolphins and Jets Oct. 9th 10:00 AM
  • Bears and Vikings Oct. 9th 10:00 AM
  • Titans and Commanders Oct. 9th 10:00 AM
  • Seahawks and Saints Oct. 9th 10:00 AM
  • 49ers and Panthers Oct. 9th 1:05 PM
  • Eagles and Cardinals Oct. 9th 1:25 PM
  • Cowboys and Rams Oct. 9th 1:25 PM
  • Bengals and Ravens Oct. 9th 5:20 PM
  • Raiders and Chiefs Oct. 10th 5:15 PM

Week 6 of 18

  • Commanders and Bears Oct. 13th 5:15 PM
  • Ravens and Giants Oct. 16th 10:00 AM
  • Jaguars and Colts Oct. 16th 10:00 AM
  • Patriots and Browns Oct. 16th 10:00 AM
  • Bengals and Saints Oct. 16th 10:00 AM
  • Buccaneers and Steelers Oct. 16th 10:00 AM
  • 49ers and Falcons Oct. 16th 10:00 AM
  • Jets and Packers Oct. 16th 10:00 AM
  • Vikings and Dolphins Oct. 16th 10:00 AM
  • Panthers and Rams Oct. 16th 1:05 PM
  • Cardinals and Seahawks Oct. 16th 1:05 PM
  • Bills and Chiefs Oct. 16th 1:25 PM
  • Cowboys and Eagles Oct. 16th 5:20 PM
  • Broncos and Chargers Oct. 17th 5:15 PM

Week 7 of 18

  • Saints and Cardinals Oct. 20th 5:15 PM
  • Packers and Commanders Oct. 23rd 10:00 AM
  • Browns and Ravens Oct. 23rd 10:00 AM
  • Buccaneers and Panthers Oct. 23rd 10:00 AM
  • Falcons and Bengals Oct. 23rd 10:00 AM
  • Lions and Cowboys Oct. 23rd 10:00 AM
  • Giants and Jaguars Oct. 23rd 10:00 AM
  • Colts and Titans Oct. 23rd 10:00 AM
  • Texans and Raiders Oct. 23rd 1:05 PM
  • Jets and Broncos Oct. 23rd 1:05 PM
  • Chiefs and 49ers Oct. 23rd 1:25 PM
  • Seahawks and Chargers Oct. 23rd 1:25 PM
  • Steelers and Dolhins Oct. 23rd 5:20 PM
  • Bears and Patriots Oct. 24th 5:15 PM

Week 8 of 18

  • Ravens and Buccaneers Oct 27th 5:15 PM
  • Broncos and Jaguars Oct. 30th 6:30 AM
  • Dolphins and Lions Oct. 30th 10:00 AM
  • Panthers and Falcons Oct. 30th 10:00 AM
  • Cardinal and Vikings Oct. 30th 10:00 AM
  • Bears and Cowboys Oct. 30th 10:00AM
  • Raiders and Saints Oct. 30th 10:00 AM
  • Steelers ans Eagles Oct. 30th 10:00 AM
  • Patriots and Jets Oct. 30th 10:00 AM
  • Titans and Texans Oct, 30th 1:05 PM
  • Giants and Seahawks Oct. 30th 1:25 PM
  • Commanders and Colts Oct, 30th 1:25 PM
  • 49ers and Rams Oct. 30th 1:25 PM
  • Packers and Bills Oct. 30th 5:20 PM
  • Bengals and Browns Oct. 31st 5:15 PM

Week 9 of 18

  • Eagles and Texans Nov. 3rd 5:15 PM
  • Colts and Patriots Nov. 6th 10:00 AM
  • Packers and Lions Nov. 6th 10:00 AM
  • Chargers and Falcons Nov. 6th 10:00 AM
  • Bills and Jets Nov. 6th 10:00 AM
  • Vikings and Commanders Nov. 6th 10:00 AM
  • Panther and Bengals Nov. 6th 10:00 AM
  • Raiders and Jaguars Nov. 6th 10:00 AM
  • Dolphins and Bears Nov. 6th 10:00 AM
  • Seahawks and Cardinals Nov. 6th 1:05 PM
  • Rams and Buccaneers Nov. 6th 1:25 PM
  • Titans and Chiefs Nov. 6th 5:20 PM
  • Raven and Saints Nov. 7th 5:15 PM

Week 10 of 18

  • Falcons and Panthers Nov. 10th 5:15 PM
  • Seahawks and Buccaneers Nov. 13th 6:30 AM
  • Lions and Beara Nov. 13th 10:00 AM
  • Browns and Dolphins Nov. 13th 10:00 AM
  • Broncos and Titans Nov. 13th 10:00 AM
  • Vikings and Bills Nov. 13th 10:00 AM
  • Texans and Giants Nov. 13th 10:00 AM
  • Jaguars and Chiefs Nov. 13th 10:00 AM
  • Saints and Steelers Nov. 13th 10:00 AM
  • Colts and Raiders Nov. 13th 1:05 PM
  • Cardinals and Rams Nov. 13th 1:25 PM
  • Cowboys and Packers Nov. 13th 1:25 PM
  • Chargers and 49ers Nov. 13th 5:20 PM
  • Commanders and Eagles Nov. 14th 5:15 PM

Week 11 of 18

  • Titans and Packers Nov. 17th 5:15 PM
  • Bears and Falcons Nov. 20th 10:00 AM
  • Eagles and Colts Nov. 20th 10:00 AM
  • Jets and Patriots Nov. 20th 10:00 AM
  • Commanders and Texans Nov. 20th 10:00 AM
  • Rams and Saints Nov. 20th 10:00 AM
  • Browns and Bills Nov. 20th 10:00 AM
  • Panthers and Ravens Nov. 20th 10:00 AM
  • Lions and Giants Nov. 20th 10:00 AM
  • Raiders and Broncos Nov. 20th 1:05 PM
  • Chiefs and Chargers Nov. 20th 1:25 PM
  • Cowboys and Vikings Nov. 20th 1:25 PM
  • Bengals and Steelers Nov. 20th 5:20 PM
  • 49ers and Cardinals Nov. 21st 5:15 PM

Week 12 of 18

  • Bills and Lions Nov. 24th 9:30 AM
  • Giants and Cowboys Nov. 24th 1:30 PM
  • Patriots and Vikings Nov, 24th 5:20 PM
  • Texans and Dolphins Nov. 27th 10:00 AM
  • Bengals and Titans Nov. 27th 10:00 AM
  • Broncos and Panthers Nov. 27th 10:00 AM
  • Bears and Jets Nov. 27th 10:00 AM
  • Falcons and commanders Nov. 27th 10:00 AM
  • Buccaneers and Browns Nov. 27th 10:00 AM
  • Ravens and Jaguars Nov. 27th 10:00 AM
  • Raiders and Seahawks Nov. 27th 1:05 PM
  • Chargers and Cardinals Nov. 27th 1:05 PM
  • Saints and 49ers Nov. 27th 1:25 PM
  • Rams and Chiefs Nov. 27th 1:25 PM
  • Packers and Eagles Nov. 27th 5:20 PM
  • Steelers and Colts Nov. 28th 5:15 PM

Week 13 of 18

  • Bills and Patriots Dec. 1st 5:15 PM
  • Packers and Bears Dec. 4th 10:00 AM
  • Steelers and Falcons Dec. 4th 10:00 AM
  • Jets and Vikings Dec. 4th 10:00 AM
  • Jaguars and Lions Dec. 4th 10:00 AM
  • Titans and Eagles Dec. 4th 10:00 AM
  • Browns and Texans Dec. 4th 10:00 AM
  • Commanders and Giants Dec. 4th 10:00 AM
  • Broncos and Ravens Dec. 4th 10:00 AM
  • Dolphins and 49ers Dec. 4th 1:05 PM
  • Seahawks and Rams Dec, 4th 1:05 PM
  • Chargers and Raiders Dec. 4th 1:25 PM
  • Chiefs and Bengals Dec. 4th 1:25 PM
  • Colts and Cowboys Dec. 4th 5:15 PM
  • Saints and Buccaneers Dec. 5th 5:15 PM

Week 14 of 18

  • Raiders and Rams Dec. 8th 5:15 PM
  • Vikings and Lions Dec. 11th 10:00 AM
  • Ravens and Steelers Dec. 11th 10:00 AM
  • Browns and Bengals Dec. 11th 10:00 AM
  • Jets and Bills Dec. 11th 10:00 AM
  • Texans and Cowboys Dec. 11th 10:00 AM
  • Eagles and Giants Dec. 11th 10:00 AM
  • Jaguars and Titans Dec. 11th 10:00 AM
  • Dolphins and Chargers Dec. 11th 1:05 PM
  • Panthers and Seahawks Dec. 11th 1:25 PM
  • Buccaneers and 49ers Dec. 11th 1:25 PM
  • Chiefs and Broncos Dec. 11th 5:20 PM
  • Patriots and Cardinals Dec. 12th 5:15 PM

week 15 of 18 These games have team match ups but the day is TBD ( To Be Determined )

  • 49ers and Seahawks Dec. 15th 5:15 PM
  • Dolphins and Bills Dec. 18th?
  • Colts and Vikings Dec. 18th?
  • Falcons and Saints Dec. 18th?
  • Giants and Commanders Dec. 18th?
  • Raven and Browns Dec. 18th?
  • Eagles and Bears Dec. 18th 10:00 AM
  • Lions and Jets Dec. 18th 10:00 AM
  • Steelers and Panthers Dec. 18th 10:00 AM
  • Chiefs and Texans Dec. 18th 10:00 AM
  • Cowboys and Jaguars Dec. 18th 10:00 AM
  • Cardinals and Broncos Dec. 18th 1:05 PM
  • Titans and Chargers Dec. 18th 1:25 PM
  • Bengals and Buccaneers Dec. 18th 1:25 PM
  • Patriots and Raiders Dec.18th 5:20 PM
  • Rams and Packers Dec. 19th 5:15 PM

Week 16 of 18

  • Jaguars and Jets Dec. 22nd 5:15 PM
  • Falcons and Ravens Dec. 24th10:00 AM
  • Lions and Panthers Dec. 24th 10:00 AM
  • Seahawks and Chiefs Dec. 24th 10:00 AM
  • Saints and Browns Dec. 24th 10:00 AM
  • Texans and Titans Dec. 24th 10:00 AM
  • Bengals and Patriots Dec. 24th 10:00 AM
  • Giants and Vikings Dec. 24th 10:00 AM
  • Bills and Bears Dec. 24th 10:00 AM
  • Commanders and 49ers Dec. 24th 1:05 PM
  • Eagles and Cowboys Dec. 24th 1:25 PM
  • Raiders and Steelers Dec. 24th 5:15 PM
  • Packers and Dolphins Dec. 25th 10:00 AM
  • Broncos Rams Dec. 25th 1:30 PM
  • Buccaneers and Cardinals Dec. 25th 5:20 PM
  • Chargers and Colts Dec. 26th 5:15 PM

Week 17 of 18

  • Cowboys and Titans Dec, 29th 5:15 PM
  • Steelers and Ravens Jan. 1st 10:00 AM
  • Cardinals and Falcons Jan. 1st 10:00 AM
  • Dolphins and Patriots Jan. 1st 10:00 AM
  • Saints and Eagles Jan. 1st 10:00 AM
  • Colts and Giants Jan. 1st 10:00 AM
  • Panthers and Buccaneers Jan 1st 10:00 AM
  • Broncos and Chiefs Jan. 1st 10:00 AM
  • Bears and Lions Jan. 1st 10:00 AM
  • Browns and Commanders Jan. 1st 10:00 AM
  • Jaguars and Twxans Jan. 1st 10:00 AM
  • 49ers and Raiders Jan. 1st 1:05 PM
  • Jets and Seahawks Jan. 1st 1:05 PM
  • Vikings and Packers Jan. 1st 1:25 PM
  • Rams and Chargers Jan. 1st 5:20 PM
  • Bills and Bengals Jan. 2nd 5:30 PM

Week 18 of 18 TBD ( To Be Determine )

  • Cardinals and 49ers Jan, 8th TBD
  • Browns and Steelers Jan. 8th TBD
  • Raven and Bengals Jan. 8th TBD
  • Vikings and Bears Jan. 8th TBD
  • Cowboys and Commanders Jan. 8th TBD
  • Lions and Packers Jan. 8th TBD
  • Patriots and Bills Jan. 8th TBD
  • Rams and Seahawks Jan. 8th TBD
  • Jets and Dolphins Jan. 8th TBD
  • Chiefs and Raiders Jan. 8th TBD
  • Buccsneers and Falcons Jan, 8th TBD
  • Giants and Eagles Jan. 8th TBD
  • Panthers and Saints Jan. 8th TBD
  • Chargers and Broncos Jan. 8th TBD
  • Titans and Jaguars Jan. 8th TBD
  • Texans and Colts Jan. 8th TBD

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Colin is Callin NFL. Colin Kaepernick

Five years after opting out of his contract and pretty much being boycotted by the NFL for standing up to police brutality, and social injustice and taking a knee during the National Anthem Colin Kaepernick wants to come back to the NFL and is even willing to take the position of backup quarterback.

All I ask for is a chance to get back in and prove myself he says. Well I agree. Do I agree with what he did? Yes, and no, I do commend the kid for making a statement and standing up for what he believed in, but I also feel he went about it all wrong in the beginning. There is a right and wrong place for everything and the Ball field during the national anthem was the wrong place but I also feel that MANY fans’ over reacted to the situation therefore out of fear the NFL also over reacted. I completely stand behind the statement he was trying to make but I also feel politics and political statements do not belong in sports.

Now don’t get me wrong I am not a huge Kaepernick fan and not because of what he did, who he is, or the color of his skin but because I feel he comes off a little to cocky well that and he played for the 49ers. That being said he was a good quarterback and was fun to watch and I feel he deserves the chance to try to prove himself again. He has consistently been training in hopes of a return. So let him come back and if he can’t prove himself then release him do to his performance not his beliefs.

I mean The NFL has reinstated players that have done worse. Look at Michael Vick, I mean he served time for a dog fighting ring or Paul Hornung of the Green bay Packers along with Alex Karras of the Detroit Lions were suspended for betting on games yeah I know that was years ago. But just recently Calvin Ridley along with a few others were suspended for the exact same thing and banned for only a year. Let’s look at all the players that have been arrested for domestic violence or alcohol and drug abuse. And they are the ones that got caught so the NFL had to do something about it. Look I LOVE the NFL I am a huge football fan yet I also feel a lot of things “crimes” are overlooked in the NFL and other sports for that matter just so the player can continue to play. It seems that only once the news gets out or fans’ complaint does the higher ups do anything. And I honestly feel the only reason there was a big tado about this situation is because the fans’ had something negative to say about it. Yes, I said it! I really feel if there was not such a negative response to what Colin did that everything would have just went on as usual and Colin would still be playing for the NFL. What if all the fans’ had cheered and took a seat as well? Many people did not agree with how he went about it but they did agree with the statement he was trying to make and they kept their moths shut when they seen the negative response. I am even willing to bet there are some head coaches, and owners that agreed with him but went against him and what they themselves felt only because it was not popular and they knew they would get scrutinized for it.

My point here is only that it is not like this kid committed a violent crime or any crime at all for that matter. Is it polite and tradition to stand during the National Anthem? Yes, of course it is, but not doing so is NOT a crime. Now as I state before I do not agree with what Colin did, but I do feel that at the time he felt he was doing a good thing. Maybe he still feels it was the right thing, but again that is his right to feel that way. I don’t think he should be boycotted or stripped of opportunity to play on the basis of something he believed and took personal.

What if it was against a player religious beliefs to not stand? Would he to be boycotted and scrutinized? Sports are supposed to be for the fans’ enjoyment. Let’s make Football fun again. Leave your politics and whatever in the other room or at home. Love the players for the abilities not their beliefs.

okay so if Colin does come back who do you think will pick him up?

I have read that the tree most likely teams are the Seahawks, Ravens or Panthers. Who do you think it will be? I personally think the Seahawks will take him since they had thought about it once before and they now need a quarterback since my Great team the Denver Broncos “GO ORANGE AND BLUE” Now have Russell Wilson.

Who does Collin want to play for if he returns? Do you think he has a fave.?

I honestly hope he is reinstated and given a chance but I guess we will just have to wait and see.


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Football Card Collecting.

 

Were you one of those kids that ran to the corner store as soon as you got your allowance to buy a new pack of sports cards?

Oh, the nostalgia. Remember the anticipation of tearing open the package to see what cards you got?

and the smell. They always had that distinct smell. Especially if it was a pack of Topps cards and had the bubble gum inside.

Remember smacking away at that hard stick of gum as you went through your new cards?

Unfortunately Topps no longer adds gum to their packs.

The Best cards.

If you grew up in the 70s and 80s like I did you ripped that pack open hoping for one of these cards.

Todd Christensen

Marcus Allen

Joe Montana

Walter Payton

John Elway

Jerry Rice

And many more. For me being a Bay Area girl and at the time an Oakland Raiders fan I wanted that Marcus  Allen card.

To bad, I never got one of those! 

Different brands.

What was your favorite deck to buy? Was it Topps, Upper Deck Or Panini?

I Usually got Topps since that was the most common and popular one of the decade. I think I will have to check out Amazon.com and see what they have and purchase some cards for my grandson. Or maybe even myself… Wish they still had gum!

1991 No more gum.

To me the gum was part of the experience of getting that pack of cards, but in 1991 they stopped inserting gum because serious collectors complained the gum left stains on the cards making the useless. I guess if I had become a serious collector I might have the same complaint, but as a kid the gum was awesome even though it was hard most of the time.

Most expensive cards.

The most expensive Football card  is the 2017 National Treasures NFL Shield Patrick Mahone rookie autographed card. It sold at a private auction for $4.3 million. 

I sure wish I had held onto my cards now. But as a kid you don’t always think about the value something like that can build up. To me as a kid it was more about getting that pack, chewing that gum and comparing cards with others and now and then trading one or two.

 

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# 1 Sport in the world. Soccer the other football.

In the United states the most popular sport is American Football, but around the world the most popular sport is the other Football. Or as Most Americans call it Soccer. That’s right with 3.5 billion fan Soccer is the worlds favorite sport.

Although many similar games have been played for centuries in fact some leading back almost 2,000 years modern soccer started in England around 1863.

The first World Cup was played in 1930.

Did you know more people watch the World Cup than the Super Bowl?

Brazil’s men’s soccer league has won the World cup the most with a total of 5 wins and they are also the only team to have participated in every World Cup Finals tournament. Continue reading “# 1 Sport in the world. Soccer the other football.”

Football for beginners. Simple Lessons.

                          NOTE: Some of these lessons are just ways I learned, and taught my own child. I am by no means a pro or a coach. 

So your child wants to play football.

My  first and foremost advice would be to sit down with your child and help them get some understanding of the game.

Make sure they understand how demanding and challenging Football can be. Make sure they are aware that beyond most peewee leagues football is a total contact sport.

Make sure they are aware learning Football takes many hours of practice and concentration. Now some Children are naturals, but even with born skill it still takes hours of practice.

Make sure Your child is aware that there is so much more to the game other than throwing and catching a ball. Continue reading “Football for beginners. Simple Lessons.”

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