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Football Season is Upon Us

Updated on August 11, 2017
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The History of the NFL

Professional football is the epitome of all things American. We love the sport because of the grit, intensity, teamwork, force, and speed of the game. To win as a team, each individual player must know his assignment, execute, and sacrifice himself at the point of attack. Football is a chess match. Players must shift positions, read, react, and dominate smaller battles to help the larger group prevail.

On November 6, 1869, Rutgers and Princeton played what was billed as the first college football game. However, it wasn't until the 1880s that a great rugby player from Yale, Walter Camp, pioneered rules changes that slowly transformed rugby into the new game of American Football.

The National Football League (NFL) was founded in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association (APFA) with ten teams from four states, all of whom existed in some form as participants of regional leagues in their respective territories; it took on its current name in 1922.

The top 10 NFL players of all time are:

1. Tom Brady, QB

2. Joe Montana, QB

3. Lawrence Taylor, LB

4. Jerry Rice, WR

6. John Elway, QB

7.Peyton Manning, QB

8.Joe Greene, DT

9. Reggie White, DE

10. Barry Sanders, RB


Some of the forgotten men are Deion Sanders, Johnny Unitas and Walter Payton.

I am sure some will argue over their team but honestly I will only stick up for Dallas Cowboys. I know everyone hates them but that is because they are Americas Team.

Reggie White in His Moment of Glory

Gambling For Your Team

Fantasy sports betting has actually been around for quite some time, but never in the magnitude or with the money making opportunities that it is today. Typically, fantasy sports were done in living rooms or sports bars among a few friends in a league format to make sports more entertaining to watch. Occasionally a few bucks or a few beers were bet on the leagues, but they mainly served a recreational purpose.

Today, thanks to technology and a few smart minds, fantasy sports has exploded out of our small living room gatherings and into the mainstream big time. You now have the ability to win more than just a few bucks and bragging rights. You've got the ability to win thousands and sometimes millions of dollars on fantasy sports all from the comfort of your own home. If you're new to the concept or are looking to find out more about fantasy sports betting, you've come to the right place. We are going to systematically walk you through everything you need to know to understand fantasy sports and get started playing like a pro.

If it were only football, it would be called fantasy football, and the phrase fantasy sports would not exist. It is important to point out that fantasy football is the most popular by a lot. For that reason, most of our examples we use today will be football related, but the correlation to other sports will be mostly the same. Fantasy sports are available in all of these sports and more are being added all the time:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Formula 1 Racing
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Horse Racing
  • Mixed Martial Arts
  • NASCAR
  • Tennis

You can vote for more then one team, but there is big money to be made. It doesn't mean you have a gambling problem it means you will go all out for your team no matter what.

Greatest Trick Plays

Worst Football Games of All Time

Football can be such a cruel game. Fans watch their team lose each week, but some losses are harder to take, whether because of the opponent or just the score. Some are so bad that even if you're not a fan of the loser, it can still break your heart.

Some losses are infuriating, while others are just humiliating. The toughest losses come on the biggest stages, but that doesn't make the minor ones easier to bear.

1. Cincinnati 13, Philadelphia 13 (2008)

2. Cleveland 6, Buffalo 3 (2009)

3. Pittsburgh 3, Miami 0 (2007)

4. Atlanta 6, Arizona 3 (2004)

5. Tampa Bay 12, Carolina 9 (2002)

6. Detroit 9, Dallas 7 (2002)

7. San Francisco 9, Minnesota 3 (2006)

8. Carolina 10, Atlanta 3 (2006)

9. Green Bay 10, Buffalo 0 (2002)

10. Eagles 10, Rams 3 (2002)

There are certainly many more that you could name but these are the highlighted games that were unthinkable losses.

Bucs Turn it Around on the Falcons

Let the Games Begin

Preseason is upon us and some good teams. I am a Jersey girl and I know I should love the Eagles (yuk) But my love for Dallas has been since I was a teenager. I had a wall of nothing but Cowboys because in my early adulthood years they were a fantastic team with 5 Super Bowl wins.

So now here I am in Jacksonville and getting booed at because I can't stand the Jaguars lol.

What ever team you love, its time for the back and forth with your friends. Sports bars will make a killing and everyone will either leave disappointed or happy. No matter what happens we all long for the Super Bowl.

If your team doesn't make it to the Super Bowl, you will watch it anyway because that is what we do.

Play ball and enjoy the ribbing. Its gonna be a great year.

Sources

Kevin Stone and Thomas Neumann, ESPN.com September 15, 2015

NFL Enterprises 2017 http://www.nfl.com/history/chronology/1869-1910

http://www.nfl.com/history

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