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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unintended Consequences of Minor Rules in Sports and Games

What sports and games are now dominated by a minor or special-case rule? [more inside]
posted by Jabberwocky on Jun 1, 2012 - 29 answers

Can you help me find football match reports from between the two World Wars in Esperanto?

Can you help me find football match reports from between the two World Wars in Esperanto? Specifically I'm looking for any match report featuring the Austrian national team of the era (1918-1937) but anything even remotely connected would be of help. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on May 15, 2012 - 8 answers

Partying Like It's 1995

What are the best sports bars and other places to watch the Giants vs. 49ers game in the city? I've recently moved back to California and into San Francisco after eight years living in the Midwest & East Coast, and want to watch the game with other fans. [more inside]
posted by Gori Girl on Jan 19, 2012 - 6 answers

Where or how can I find classic sports team / varsity typefaces?

Where or how can I find classic sports team / varsity typefaces? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on Dec 6, 2011 - 3 answers

Watching Sports While Worrying

How can a person with a conscience watch contact sports? [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Oct 15, 2011 - 38 answers

Where in NYC can I watch today's USC-Arizona game, aside from the two schools' official alumni bars?

Where in NYC can I watch today's USC-Arizona -- aside from the "official" sports bars of the two schools' alumni groups? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Oct 1, 2011 - 2 answers

Hash Marks, Smash Marks

Watching the Notre Dame v Pitt game, and I'm wondering about the extra hash marks between the numbers and the sideline. I've never seen those before, can anyone offer an explanation? Thanks [more inside]
posted by bach on Sep 24, 2011 - 8 answers

If You Give a Kid a Soccer Match...

My son, a soccer player and avid Manchester City and Manchester United fan, is turning 17 on the date of the Man City vs Man United match (April 28th, 2012). Since we were considering a trip to Europe next year, the stars all seemed to be in alignment for us to schedule our visit around his birthday. I wrote to inquire about tickets for the match. In return, I received a lovely reply...but I don't understand it! Please hope me. [more inside]
posted by misha on Sep 7, 2011 - 15 answers

"The Greatest Game Ever Played"

What are some great, classic (pre-1975, for the sake of argument) American football games I can watch, online or through Netflix? Assume I haven't seen them and avoid spoiling the outcome, if possible. [more inside]
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed on Jan 31, 2011 - 14 answers

Sports bar near union station (NYC)

Wife and I are looking for a sports bar near Union Station / Chelsea that will be showing the most NFL games this Sunday so we can get our Steelers fix.
posted by terrapin on Oct 14, 2010 - 13 answers

What amazing sport-specific skills do you know about?

I just read that Archie Manning could throw a football from one end of an end zone to the other, and that JaMarcus Russell can throw 75 yards while on one knee. What other amazing sport-specific skills do you know about? [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Oct 11, 2010 - 30 answers

Ou est le Michigan-Michigan State game?

A colleague of mine is in Paris for work this weekend, and being a loyal Michigander, he needs to watch the Michigan-Michigan State football game on Saturday. I'm aware of the various options for streaming the game online, but are there any bars in the city that will be carrying it?
posted by BobbyVan on Oct 8, 2010 - 3 answers

I bent it like Beckham, but it was my ankle.

What are some sports like soccer I can play with chronic ankle injuries? [more inside]
posted by proj on Sep 26, 2010 - 11 answers

Help a fairly newcomer to Fantasy Football

I've only really played fantasy football last year, and I did really badly. Help me learn how to play better and get through my draft this year. [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Sep 3, 2010 - 13 answers

What's the origin of Spanish-language football announcers shouting "GOOOOOOAL!" ?

What's the origin of Spanish-language football announcers shouting "GOOOOOOAL!" ?
posted by Joe Beese on Jul 2, 2010 - 13 answers

The Beautiful Game. I think.

How can I get better at "reading the game" in football? [more inside]
posted by amillionbillion on Jun 22, 2010 - 7 answers

I'm interested in streaming sports from around the world in Canada; what are my options?

I'm interested in streaming sports from around the world in Canada; what are my options? [more inside]
posted by Hiker on May 24, 2010 - 6 answers

Where can I get a crash course in soccer/football before the 2010 World Cup?

Where can I get a crash course in soccer/football before the 2010 World Cup? I'll be in South Africa during the festivities and I want to sound like I know what I'm talking about! [more inside]
posted by Political Funny Man on Apr 29, 2010 - 10 answers

Do clutch athletes exist?

Sports filter: Clutch vs Choker. What was Larry Bird's % of hitting game deciding shots compared to other basketball greats? [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell on Apr 15, 2010 - 8 answers

Sports games for the DS?

What are the best sports games for the Nintendo DS or Game Boy Advance? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 13, 2010 - 4 answers

I'll bet you don't know the answer

Is a recovered onside kick such as at the beginning of the 2nd half of tonight's Super Bowl when the ball is touched by the receiving team before it travels 10 yards but not recovered by them considered a turnover by the receiving team? [more inside]
posted by JohnnyGunn on Feb 7, 2010 - 18 answers

What makes a good TV sports game?

What are some examples of good and bad sports TV production? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Nov 26, 2009 - 27 answers

Football (American) strategy question

Football (American) strategy question: You're down 15 and score a TD with about enough time left to kick-off, try to force the other team to punt, then get the ball back with a chance to tie. Why do all teams opt for the extra point rather than the 2-point conversion? [more inside]
posted by glenngulia on Oct 12, 2009 - 50 answers

Help my dad see the Tech v. Texas game in the Bay Area!

Where can I see the Texas Tech v. Texas game (airing on ABC, I think) in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by mingodingo on Sep 16, 2009 - 4 answers

How do I get special access at sporting events?

How do I get "special" access at sporting events? [more inside]
posted by arimathea on Aug 30, 2009 - 8 answers

Best site to run a casual fantasy NFL football league for 2009

What's the best site to host my fantasy NFL football league? [more inside]
posted by docgonzo on Aug 11, 2009 - 14 answers

Do you remember the Glasnost Bowl?

Did they really get the bright idea to host a college football game in Soviet Russia, and then have to cancel it because they couldn't sell enough vacation packages? The Wikipedia entry about the Glasnost Bowl has a bunch of outdated angelfire pages as its sources. The 1989 New York Times article that mentions it doesn't treat it as very interesting. I think it would make a publishable journal article if it's real and am looking for more info.
posted by srs on Jul 4, 2009 - 1 answer

Super Bowl Repeat Frequency

What's the correct analysis of the frequency of repeat Super Bowl winners? [more inside]
posted by glenngulia on Jul 3, 2009 - 22 answers

Minnesota Vikings - buy tickets now or from scalpers on game day?

Roadtrip to see Minnesota Vikings. I'm looking to head to Minneapolis in November to catch a Vikings game and I'm wondering what my chances are of getting tickets from a scalper on game day. We'll have 4 or 5 guys and we obviously want to sit together, is that even possible from a scalper? Any suggestions for accommodations and other activities to take in on the weekend?
posted by gfroese on Apr 15, 2009 - 9 answers

Math for the fantasy sports enthusiast

Looking for resources regarding math in sports. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Mar 17, 2009 - 12 answers

Help me cram for a sports proficiency test!

Help me cram for a sports proficiency test! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2009 - 5 answers

PhillyFilter: Pittsburgh-themed bar in Philly?

PhillyFilter: Looking for a Pittsburgh-themed bar in Philly to watch the SuperBowl, and Steelers regular season games in the future. [more inside]
posted by nayten on Jan 29, 2009 - 4 answers

Does Dubai broadcast the Super Bowl?

Is the Super Bowl shown in Dubai? [more inside]
posted by jwfree on Jan 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Fastest Ascent for club in FA?

Which club holds the record the fastest ascent from bottom division to the top of the Football League? [more inside]
posted by brownbat on Dec 7, 2008 - 7 answers

(Very) Remedial Sports Lessons

Teach me about sports like I'm six. Specifically, American football and basketball. Or, where can I learn the basics? [more inside]
posted by fogster on Nov 29, 2008 - 25 answers

Canadian in Miami for Grey Cup and Thanksgiving

Can anyone suggest a bar around Miami that will show the Grey Cup this Sunday? And what are some ways to experience S. Florida Thanksgiving? [more inside]
posted by bookley on Nov 21, 2008 - 1 answer

Is the performance of a team defense less predictable than the performance of other fantasy football positions?

For the purposes of fantasy football, is the performance of a defense/special teams harder to predict than the performance of, say, a wide receiver? [more inside]
posted by stuart_s on Oct 25, 2008 - 5 answers

Don't care for sports - so how do I talk about it?

I don't have any interest in following sports, but the people I meet for interviews and networking do. How do I play the part? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Sep 4, 2008 - 28 answers

What Is It About Soccer?

Please help me understand the immense popularity of soccer (football, futbol) worldwide. And ... [more inside]
posted by netbros on Sep 4, 2008 - 28 answers

Sports summary: does it exist?

Is there a sports summary website? Where I can get quickly and simply up to date on any team? [more inside]
posted by Towelie on Jun 24, 2008 - 4 answers

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