Monthly Archives: October 2012

I <3 Football Video Speacial Part IV: Fan Generated Content

I’m not the only crazy football fan. I love that there are others out there who contribute to making the game interesting:

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I <3 Football Youtube Video Special Part III: Celebrations

The NFL essentially requires its players to at least attend college. Whether they take advantage of the opportunity and learn something or not is a different question, but having a chance is better than not having one.  Does that have … Continue reading

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I <3 Football Youtube Video Special Part II:Fat Guys Carrying the Ball

“The best play in football is when the fat guy gets the ball and runs with it!” is the top rated comment on this first video, with over 120 thumbs-up. This post includes more than 2,080 lbs of 100% pure … Continue reading

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Week 7 Picks

It’s week 7, and I think we have enough football behind us now to begin making bets against the spread. UPDATE: Betting is hard. I went 2-2 on my “locks,” 4-3 overall. Maybe I’ll get better, or at least get … Continue reading

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Denver Quarterback Surprise!

I voted in an interesting poll in the Denver Post today: Which former Broncos starting QB between the eras of John Elway and Peyton Manning ranks as your favorite? For me, it’s a toss-up between Jake Plummer and Kyle Orton, who … Continue reading

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UPDATE! Belichick a Sith!

These pictures were taken at the New England @ Seattle game in Week 6 of 2012: Seattle head coach Pete Carroll is on the left, New England head coach Bill Belichick is on the right. The pictures evoke the old … Continue reading

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No Pink!

Props to both the Niners and the Seahawks tonight, I haven’t seen a single player all game wearing any pink! Actual football content, after the break:

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Taking a Knee with 303: Aaron Schatz

In his book Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Malcolm Gladwell wrote about a strange phenomenon. People tend to feel apprehension and uncertainty when they first encounter something wholly unfamiliar, something their past experience hasn’t prepared them for. People … Continue reading

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I <3 Football Youtube Special Part I: The Greatest 60 Seconds

I love the NFL because it makes every fall Sunday a madhouse! After playing seven simultaneous Sunday morning games (kicking off @11AM), they had four more afternoon ones (kicking off @2PM). Watch below, as three of Sunday’s afternoon games are … Continue reading

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God Dammit It Must Be October

It’s confusing to see a girl wearing a blue sweatshirt that’s labeled “pink.” And it’s annoying to see professional football players wearing pink, regardless of whether it matches their team colors or not. If I wanted to see ugly colors … Continue reading

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Ryan Kerrigan Pick-6

I was slightly upset when the Redskins traded down in the 2011 draft, passing on J.J. Watt but drafting Ryan Kerrigan. Kerrigan has been a great player too, but Watt may be the best defender in the NFL. I will … Continue reading

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A Short History of Refereeing

The Washington Post has a good short history of the NFL and the very concept of refereeing, which I felt was worth re-posting: “British rugby operated under an honor code. Team captains acted as the rule keepers, and “fair play” … Continue reading

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Taking a Knee with 303: Drew Karpyshyn

“When I write, I don’t have any music playing. I like to write at night, when it’s dark out, in a room with dim lighting so I can imagine the outside world falling away. It helps me get lost in … Continue reading

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