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Literary writing about football

Are there any literary writers (i.e. not sportswriters) who've written about modern NFL football in the same way that Joyce Carol Oates has written about boxing / David Foster Wallace has written about tennis?
posted by jtothes on Dec 3, 2014 - 17 answers

Good bars to watch a Cowboys (vs. Giants) game near JFK airport?

This Sunday, the Cowboys are playing the Giants at 4:25pm. My flight lands at JFK at 3:30pm (fingers crossed). Are there any good/existing sports bars that are pro-Cowboys, if not neutral (e.g., pro-Jets/Steelers/Patriots), and that are within 30-45 minutes driving distance of the airport? If not (or if the flight is delayed), are there any good sports bars in JFK?
posted by unknowncommand on Oct 13, 2014 - 3 answers

Is there a good, accessible book on advanced football strategy?

I'm looking for a book that will explain all the offensive and defensive positions, as well as the relative merit of the various formations, routes, etc. Not necessarily looking for something directed at coaches. [more inside]
posted by Precision on Oct 11, 2014 - 17 answers

can you help me find a satirical soccer team name/score thing?

I don't know where I saw this, but it was this year, probably during the World Cup. Maybe an imgur link from Reddit, maybe a tweet? It was a list of soccer team names and scores. They were all fake names, [lovingly?] poking fun at mostly English Premier League team names, I think. Each locality and team name was more ridiculous than the last, and every score was 0-0. I don't even think it said soccer or football, but something goofy like "sportsball rankings" or similar. That's it. Can you please help me find it?
posted by peep on Oct 1, 2014 - 6 answers

Listening to Oregon Ducks play the Michigan State Spartans on road trip?

I will be driving between approximately Chico, CA and Los Angeles, CA during the afternoon of Saturday, September 6th and I would like to listen to the Oregon Ducks football game against the Michigan State Spartans on either the radio or on my iPhone. [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Sep 1, 2014 - 5 answers

Where should we watch the World Cup finals in Berlin?

We'll be arriving Sunday afternoon, both of us first-timers in Berlin. Any recommendations on where we should be for the game? (Pub, outdoor venue, anything goes).
posted by alona on Jul 12, 2014 - 4 answers

World Cup 2014 podcasts?

What with work and family life, I'm not getting to see that much of the World Cup. I do, however, have some time each day to listen to podcasts while riding the bus to and from work. I'd like to listen to discussions and analyses of the various World Cup games while on the bus. Can you suggest some good podcasts?
posted by Area Man on Jun 18, 2014 - 5 answers

Best World Cup liveblogs and twitter feeds?

What are the best World cup liveblogs? I'm looking for people who will blogging during games and who will be both insightful and funny. Any people/organizations who will be livetweeting games will also be appreciated.
posted by mcmile on Jun 12, 2014 - 6 answers

Block The World Cup 2014 from online life

How can I block all mention of The World Cup 2014 from my online life? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jun 12, 2014 - 2 answers

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL FOR URUGUAYYYYYY!!!!!!!!

How can someone *listen* to World Cup matches, in the USA, either through a computer or a smartphone? I know something similar has been asked recently, but that was about watching: How do we watch the World Cup? And by listening to the matches, I mean *all* of the matches. So, hook me up with Iran vs. Nigeria! [more inside]
posted by spinifex23 on Jun 8, 2014 - 4 answers

Sources for good football/Soccer long form writing?

As part of the eternal quest to have interesting things to read on the train, I've been trying to find more sources of good long form writing on football (the Soccer variety for those who know it as such). [more inside]
posted by garius on May 4, 2014 - 12 answers

What are some great sports newsletters?

I'm looking for some good sports newsletters. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 13, 2014 - 0 answers

When and for how much did OSU football season tickets sell last year?

I am looking to buy and re-sell some Ohio State University football Season tickets in order to make a profit. (This is legal for me to do, see more inside.) To not get screwed over, I'd like to find some data showing 1: What price were season tickets selling for in 2013 or previous years, (the more specific data the better). 2: What time of year (specific date) is the most profitable time to sell season tickets? (I imagine very early or very late in the season would result in lower selling price, but there is probably a peak window for highest selling price, e.g. x weeks before opening game) [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Mar 28, 2014 - 3 answers

Is my new soccer/football broken?

I'm on vacation solo and bought my husband a really cool soccer ball, but the store did a bad job of deflating it, and cracked the outer shell. Will it be okay when I inflate it again, or should I be looking for a backup gift? [more inside]
posted by scrute on Mar 9, 2014 - 3 answers

Looking for video of the halftime show from a 1971 Jets-Patriots game

In 1971, during the halftime show of a game between the NY Jets and the Patriots, my dad's high school marching band performed. My dad, a trumpet player, had a solo in the show. He asked me if I could find video of that performance. Can anyone point me in the direction of where that could be found or who could possibly provide it in a physical format?
posted by rbf1138 on Feb 8, 2014 - 4 answers

How can I display football scores/info on a secondary TV?

I have an old TV in a fireplace next to my primary TV. The primary TV will show the Super Bowl, with the old TV - I'd like to display scores or some other info. [more inside]
posted by mildred-pitt on Feb 1, 2014 - 4 answers

GO BRONCOS! :P

Please direct me to all the contests where a person could win tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Jan 23, 2014 - 2 answers

Monster-Themed PC Football Game from the '90s

I'm trying to remember the name of an early '90s DOS-based football game which featured various horror movie-type monsters instead of human players. And it's not Mutant League Football. [more inside]
posted by hiteleven on Dec 8, 2013 - 5 answers

How do I stay warm at a Denver Broncos game?

We're going to a Broncos game in Denver this Sunday. I've never been to an NFL game, nor to Denver - how should we dress? [more inside]
posted by timetoevolve on Dec 2, 2013 - 16 answers

How do I develop an interest in football?

I'm a dork who's never been interested in any sports at all. I've never played or watched any sport. I don't see why it's so interesting. But sports, especially football, is one of the most-watched type of show on television. The Superbowl is like a national holiday. I feel like I'm missing out on something big. How do I develop an interest in football (or other sports) after a lifetime of disinterest? What makes football exciting that should be obvious?
posted by Sleeper on Nov 21, 2013 - 30 answers

How to get Premier league tickets (West Ham vs Aston Villa)?

I'll be in London soon and wanted to see the West Ham vs Aston Villa Premier league game. I could not seem to get tickets through either team, and the only other options I see are websites that have lots of reviews that people got bad tickets and no refund. Are there any suggestions from people in London or premier league fans on how to get tickets?
posted by bucksox on Oct 27, 2013 - 3 answers

Football Manager...Should I Buy? (Soccer Video Game)

Just wondering if I should invest my time/money into this game (having NO experience with it in the past). [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Oct 7, 2013 - 22 answers

Place in Baltimore (Mt. Vernon area) to watch the Chicago Bears game

I'm visiting Baltimore and am staying in the Mt. Vernon/Midtown area. Is there a good place nearby to watch the Chicago Bears game tomorrow?
posted by nightwood on Sep 28, 2013 - 4 answers

How to be the Ozil of Tuesday nights

Tips for a lifelong 11 a side football (soccer) player making the switch to 5 a side? [more inside]
posted by Albondiga on Sep 22, 2013 - 2 answers

Watching Arsenal/Stoke game

I'm going to be in New Brunswick NJ on Saturday morning and I want to watch this game. Where should I go in New Brunswick that will be showing it? Bonus if it will be full of Arsenal fans I can troll in person.
posted by josher71 on Sep 18, 2013 - 3 answers

American Football Strategy and Tactics Resources

Are there any books/websites that offer commentary on (American) football strategy and tactics in a concise way? [more inside]
posted by Steely-eyed Missile Man on Sep 13, 2013 - 5 answers

Which radio NFL announcing teams should I check out?

In an attempt to cut the cable cord, I'm using NFL Gamepass this year. My favorite feature so far is the ability to switch between the televised broadcast audio to the home and away teams' radio audio during the game. (I only get the tv audio on rewatch.) So who should I listen to? Is there a Vin Scully equivalent I'm missing out on? Or is there a tv broadcast pair that I should always listen to, no matter what?
posted by zix on Sep 10, 2013 - 12 answers

Gift basket suggestions for a man, possibly delivered near Seattle?

I am in the doghouse with my boyfriend. I want to send him a gift basket. Something to do with beer, snacks, Seahawks, or any combination of the three. A local Seattle touch would be nice, but if there are unique gift baskets for men online that would have him smiling, I would love to know about them. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2013 - 6 answers

Where can I watch USAMNT vs Costa Rica in Austin tonight?

Tonight's match is on beIN SPORTS network. What bars in Austin, TX will be showing that match? [more inside]
posted by popechunk on Sep 6, 2013 - 3 answers

Best online NFL stats

I'm not a big NFL fan but have joined a pool "cause I have to". I figure if I can get basic stats: offense/defense/QB rankings, injuries...I won't embarrass myself too much. Any help would be appreciated.
posted by larry_darrell on Sep 1, 2013 - 4 answers

Looking for Germany Football (Soccer) Shorts

Looking to buy shorts for the German National Football (soccer) team online. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Aug 19, 2013 - 6 answers

Only 4 more boring Sundays!

Can you help me find Washington Redskins apparel that doesn't feature the name Redskins, the visage of an Indian chief, or a reference to any specific players? [more inside]
posted by juliplease on Aug 4, 2013 - 12 answers

Box on back of Canadian women's soccer players.

During the Canada vs USA friendly women's soccer match, many of the Canadian players had a single rectangular shaped protrusion located high between the shoulder blades and under the jersey. What might this be?
posted by Feisty on Jun 3, 2013 - 3 answers

Premiership winners' medals

Why are Colleen and Kai Rooney wearing (Premiership champion) medals in this photo? Do the players get more than one or does the club make replicas for family members? [more inside]
posted by jamesonandwater on May 12, 2013 - 6 answers

Help me track down some stories about old trick plays

I remember once reading a number of stories about old trick plays (in particular, some old American football plays) that were deemed to dirty and the rules were changed to outlaw them. But now my Google-fu is failing me, and I can't seem to turn up anything about them online. In particular, I remember a story about a team bringing in a very small player, handing them the ball, and having another player or to heave them over the tops of the heads of the opposing team and into the endzone. I also remember a story about a team sewing the image of a football onto the bellies of all of their jerseys to make it harder to tell who had the ball. Anyone who can help me track down sources for these stories (and/or similar tales from sports) will have my unending gratitude. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 19, 2013 - 8 answers

What does "overpunting your coverage" metaphor mean?

So an exec at my company walks into my office, looks at my pictures of my wife and kids and says, "You really overpunted your coverage there." I understand the (U.S.) football metaphor of punting past your coverage (i.e. giving the returner too much room to get a run started) ... but what is that metaphor supposed to mean here? That my birth control failed? That I married "out of my league" (ugh)? I couldn't figure it out, nor did I want to ask "what the hell does that mean?"
posted by mrgrimm on Apr 1, 2013 - 33 answers

Football Camp for Amputee?

My sister would like to send my nephew to a football camp that will specifically aid him with developing his game with his new prosthetic. You can read more about my nephew here: Former question about Koni. I've found some amputee camps, but they either focus on soccer, or various outdoor activities, not specifically football. Koni's fundraisers were very successful, and he will have the funds for travel, etc. if needed, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Sincere thanks, Jayed
posted by Jayed on Jan 26, 2013 - 2 answers

What makes a great family touch football game

I'd like to organize a family touch football game on Thanksgiving. None of us have ever played touch football, as far as I know. Including me. How does it work? What makes a great family touch football game? [more inside]
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed on Nov 20, 2012 - 13 answers

Arabic Readers, Dubai: Where to buy football/soccer tickets for local game

I am visiting Dubai next week and want to watch the Emirates Cup game between Al Nasr Dubai and Al Ain on 13.11.2012. Where do you buy tickets in Dubai for a football/soccer game? Do they take cash on the gate at the Al Maktoum stadium? Any extra info gratefully received. Here is the club website if your Arabic is good. I cannot find a section for ticket info.
posted by priorpark17 on Nov 3, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me find this NFL quote

Looking for (NFL player) Takeo Spikes quote from 9 years ago... [more inside]
posted by glenngulia on Oct 27, 2012 - 1 answer

I mean, it's just kicking the ball, right?

Explain non-American football ("soccer") to me like I'm a 6-year-old. [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Oct 1, 2012 - 23 answers

We want football but not much else.

We're moving to a new place in DC and would like to explore television that includes watching NFL games and do not include just paying for a big ol' Comcast or DirectTV contract. Are there other options? [more inside]
posted by calcetinporfavor on Sep 16, 2012 - 8 answers

I want to watch the OTHER black and gold team, please!

Where is a good place to watch a non-Steelers football game on TV in Pittsburgh? [more inside]
posted by tryniti on Sep 12, 2012 - 5 answers

Is it broken or just strained?

Where do you go (online) for the best and most current NFL info for fantasy football purposes? [more inside]
posted by joelhunt on Sep 9, 2012 - 4 answers

Where do they keep all these officials?

In a Premier League match this weekend, one of the referee's assistants could not continue after halftime (hamstring). He was replaced by the fourth official. But then Mark Clattenburg showed up to replace him as the fourth official. Are BPL games assigned 5 officials, and we just never see the fifth ref? The announcers did mention that he was local to the area (Newcastle).
posted by kuanes on Sep 4, 2012 - 8 answers

Choosing a Premier League team—Spurs or West Brom?

Should I back Tottenham Hotspur or West Bromwich Albion? [more inside]
posted by baronessa on Aug 20, 2012 - 17 answers

Strength and Conditioning for a nearly 10-year-old?

[KidsSportTraining/StrengtheningFilter]My son has been asked to play "up" an age division in soccer (football). He is excited about this, but a little nervous about some things... [more inside]
posted by kuanes on Aug 20, 2012 - 10 answers

The Commish

I might be the commissioner for a 12 team fantasy football (NFL) league this year. What can I do to be the best commissioner possible? I'm looking for any and all suggestions, annecdata, and websites that would help me make the season fun and engaging for all parties involved. [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44 on Aug 19, 2012 - 5 answers

Which gamble, and when?

How far in advance is it decided whether a La Liga (Spain) game will be played on Saturday or Sunday? [more inside]
posted by troywestfield on Jul 27, 2012 - 2 answers

Help develop a child's interest in football.

Inspirational (American) football movie or book for a 7 year-old boy? [more inside]
posted by evilelf on Jul 16, 2012 - 11 answers

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