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NFL Qoutes of legends

Here's my list of favorite NFL quotes:

10. “I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle-victorious.” -- Vince Lombardi

9. “Every time you lose you die a little bit. You die inside...a portion of you. Not all of your organs. Maybe just your liver.” -- George Allen.

8. “Hey fellas! This is what you work all off season for. This is why you lift all them weights! This is why you do all that!” -- Bill Parcells

7. “Playoffs? Don't talk about playoffs! Are you kidding me? Playoffs? I'm just hoping we can win another game!" -- Jim Mora

(Sounds like something I might say.)

6. "I wouldn't ever set out to hurt anyone deliberately unless it was, you know, important-like a league game or something." -- Dick Butkus

5. "I'm raising the stakes now. If this is a poker game, I'm shoving my chips to the middle of the table. I'm raising the ante. ... Anybody that wants out can get out. This team is going to the playoffs. OK? This team is going to the playoffs." -- Jim Fassel’s ‘poker speech’ during the 2000 season which inspired his club to a Super Bowl run.

4. “Tonight, a dynasty is born baby!” -- Ricky Proehl, before Super Bowl XXXVI.

(I’m just guessing, but I doubt too many people in St. Louis get a chuckle out of that. It’s always sure to get a smile in New England though. )

3. “Man, I was set-up like a motherf***er" -- Lawrence Taylor commenting when reporters swarmed him after an arrest for attempting to buy cocaine.

On a sidenote, I think I'll use this quote for every question a reporter asks me the rest of this season. “Ken, how’d you blow a 10 pt fourth quarter lead?” Man, I was set-up like a motherf***er”. “Ken, what happened on that first interception?” “Man, I was set-up like a motherf***er.” Ken, how’s it feel to coach the worst team in the league?” “Man, I was set-up like a motherf***er.”

2. “I want to rush for 1,000 or 1,500 yards, whichever comes first.” -- Former Saints running back George Rogers commenting on if he had any goals for the upcoming season.

.... and #1 ....

1. "We couldn't do diddly-poo offensively. We couldn't get a first down. We couldn't run the ball. We didn't try to run the ball. We couldn't complete a pass. We sucked. It was a horse**** performance in the second half. Horse****. I'm totally embarrassed, and I'm totally ashamed. We got our ass kicked in the second half. It sucked. It stunk. ‘Cause they just blocked better, were more tougher, more physical, coached better, did everything better. We sucked."-- Jim Mora (the legend)

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You like betting and NFL games are your choice of games of chance. They're less of a game of chance as, say, card games because you don't have to depend on the luck of the draw. They're also not as risky as, say, horse racing because there are more factors that go into one game than the breed of a horse or its condition. An NFL game, after all, is determined by the combined skill and training and condition of the players in a team, the genius (or lack thereof) of the coach, and what their opponents bring to the field.

NFL betting has become a little bit more complex with the explosion of the Internet. Betting sites have all of this information at the disposal of bettors, data ranging from player statistics to play-by-play analysis of games, to regularly updated lines from oddsmakers, down to the tracking of trends in betting by other people with the same passion as you.

Making sense out of all that sea of information needs more than just an average Joe's fanboy knowledge of the game. What you need to help you make heads or tails of all those numbers and facts and percentages is an expert in the field, especially when you're willing to go that extra mile and pony up the cash for game picks. NFL weekly expert picks have been known to give bettors really good returns for the money they put up.

But these days, anyone can give an opinion and be called an expert. They make this and that observation, give a comment or two about a player or play and say they know what they're talking about when all they've said is about the same thing you'd say if you had a moment to really think about it and not screaming at the quarterback for charging right down the middle and not throwing the pigskin to the running back free on the left of the field.

Real NFL weekly expert picks are those done by names recognizable in the business. These are people who over the years and dozens, if not hundreds, of games have honed their ability to pick apart plays and delve deep into the thinking of players. These are analysts who know the way oddsmakers look at teams and games and know which ones have that eagle eye that tells them which side will go for the kill on this game.

NFL weekly expert picks done by real experts cost good money, but if you want quality than you have to be ready to pay for it.

The best way to win in the NFL is to choose a proven system partnered with handicappers of proven ability. Back it up by the advantages of getting NFL weekly expert picks and you'll be assured that you won't fall into the trap of other systems that tout themselves as the best. Using a system to your full advantage will cost you, but if it evens the odds up or stacks them in your favor, why hesitate using it?

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NFL Maddens Music

 Madden NFL 11 sports monster title comes with a disc containing music. This soundtrack is an ideal representation of stadium music. The sound track of Madden NFL 11 has 23 tracks. The experience of ultimate live game day is recreated for the fans. It has a collection of stadium classics, NFL team fight and crowd favorite songs. Madden NFL 11 has a massive audience. It can be rightly called as mainstream cultural touchstone.

Madden 2011 symbolizes the essence of hardcore struggle. Sweeping reforms are replaced with long-standing systems. Madden 11's game flow is really magnificent. With these soundtracks you can enjoy football with the real-time enthusiasm. Till now Madden NFL 09's soundtrack is considered to be the best. But with the release of Madden NFL 11 you can surely expect it to beat the Madden 09 version. These classics will definitely bring the NFL fans to their feet. Madden NFL experienced an exciting audio direction with this soundtrack.
NFL 11 Classics:

These classics bring the NFL crowd to their feet. Madden 2011 soundtrack brings home the experience and excitement of live football that takes place in a packed stadium. Artists like Ozzy Osbourne, Kiss, Queen, Guns N' Roses, AC/DC, Blur, Bush, The Hives, Archie Eversole and others are pulled into this Madden 11 soundtrack. Official team fight songs of the Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers, Minessota Vikings, Washington Redskins and others are also featured in this game. The cover versions include Kernkraft 400, Crowd Chant, Rock N Roll Part 2, and We Will Rock You. Players can soak in the songs while crushing the opponents.

Original Recordings:

The Original recordings of Madden NFL 11 Soundtracks are

    * Blur's Sing 2
    * The Hive's Tick Tick Boom
    * Ozzy Osbourne's Crazy Train
    * AC/DC's Thunderstruck
    * Bush's Machinehead
    * Todd Rundgren's Bang the drum
    * Guns N Roses' Welcome to the Jungle
    * Archie Eversole's We Ready
    * Homebwoi's Halftime
    * Kiss's Rock and Roll All Nite
    * Ozzy Osbourne's Let Me Hear You Scream
    * Lil' Wayne's Let It Rock

Team Fight Songs:

The official team fight songs of Madden NFL 11 are

    * Washington Redskins' Hail to the Redskins
    * Detroit Lions' Gridiron Heroes
    * Miami Dolphins' Miami Dolphins #1
    * Philadelphia Eagles' Fly Eagles Fly
    * Chicago Bears' Bear Down Chicago Bears
    * Green Bay Packers' Go Packers Go!
    * Minnesota Vikings' Skol Vikings

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Wheres the Tickets ?

National Football League, which is also known as NFL is considered as the largest football league in the world. It consists of thirty two teams, which are selected from all around the United States. NFL is also considered as one of the four main professional football leagues in the North America. Basically, NFL is divided into two different conferences, which are known as NFC (National football conference) and AFC (American Football Conference). These two conferences are divided into 4 separate divisions such as North, South East and West. These division consists if four players. NFL is also conducting regular matches and tournaments s for the player. Therefore, it is attracting millions of fans each year.

The NFL Season:

Before the usual season that is generally starts from September to December features an exhibition season or a four game preseason. They are played from early August until early September. The season is followed by a sixteen game seventeen week regular season. Each of the team will play a single elimination round in these seasons tat are played during January. There is Super Bowl, NFL Championship conducted during the seasons. It does not matter which match you are planning to go for, finding the right tickets are very important for you.

National Football League Tickets:

National football is attracting many fans day by day. Due to the increase in fans, NFL tickets are considered in the hot priority list. Therefore, when you are planning to attend a match, it is very important to buy the tickets early. This will help you to get rid of the future hassles. When you are looking for an option to buy NFL tickets, internet could be the best option for you. There are numerous sites online, which are providing tickets online.

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Game Rules !!!

Beginner's Guide to Football

One 11-man team has possession of the football. It is called the offense and it tries to advance the ball down the field-by running with the ball or throwing it - and score points by crossing the goal line and getting into an area called the end zone.

The other team (also with 11 players) is called the defense. It tries to stop the offensive team and make it give up possession of the ball. If the team with the ball does score or is forced to give up possession, the offensive and defensive teams switch roles (the offensive team goes on defense and the defensive team goes on offense). And so on, back and forth, until all four quarters of the game have been played.

In order to make it easier to coordinate the information in this digest, the topics discussed generally follow the order of the rule book.


The field measures 100 yards long and 53 yards wide. Little white markings on the field called yard markers help the players, officials, and the fans keep track of the ball. Probably the most important part of the field is the end zone. It's an additional 10 yards on each end of the field. This is where the points add up! When the offense - the team with possession of the ball-gets the ball into the opponent's end zone, they score points.


Games are divided into four 15-minute quarters, separated by a 12-minute break at halftime. There are also 2-minute breaks at the end of the first and third quarters as teams change ends of the field after every 15 minutes of play. At the end of the first and third quarters, the team with the ball retains possession heading into the following quarter. That is not the case before halftime. The second half starts with a kickoff in the same way as the game began in the first quarter.

Each offensive team has 40 seconds from the end of a given play until they must snap of the ball for the start of the next play, otherwise they will be penalized.

The clock stops at the end of incomplete passing plays, when a player goes out of bounds, or when a penalty is called. The clock starts again when the ball is re-spotted by an official.

If a game is tied at the end of regulation, a 15-minute overtime period will be played. In the NFL, this is sudden death and the first team to score wins. Possession is determined before the period begins by a coin toss.


Each team has 3 separate units: the offense (see section below), those players who are on the field when the team has possession of the ball; the defense (see section below), players who line up to stop the other team's offense; and special teams that only come in on kicking situations (punts, field goals, and kickoffs). Only 11 players are on the field from one team at any one time.


A game starts with the kickoff. The ball is placed on a kicking tee at the defense's 30-yard line, and a special kicker (a "placekicker") kicks the ball to the offense A kick return man from the offense will try to catch the ball and advance it by running. Where he is stopped is the point from which the offense will begin its drive, or series of offensive plays. When a kickoff is caught in the offense's own end zone, the kick returner can either run the ball out of the end zone, or kneel in the end zone to signal a touchback - a sign to stop the play. The ball is then placed on the 20-yard line, where the offense begins play.


All progress in a football game is measured in yards. The offensive team tries to get as much "yardage" as it can to try and move closer to the opponent's end zone. Each time the offense gets the ball, it has four downs, or chances, in which to gain 10 yards. If the offensive team successfully moves the ball 10 or more yards, it earns a first down, and another set of four downs. If the offense fails to gain 10 yards, it loses possession of the ball. The defense tries to prevent the offense not only from scoring, but also from gaining the 10 yards needed for a first down. If the offense reaches fourth down, it usually punts the ball (kicks it away). This forces the other team to begin its drive further down the field.

MOVING THE BALL - The Run and the Pass

A play begins with the snap. At the line of scrimmage (the position on the field where the play begins), the quarterback loudly calls out a play in code and the player in front of him, the center, passes, or snaps the ball under his legs to the quarterback. From there, the quarterback can either throw the ball, hand it off, or run with it.


There are two main ways for the offense to advance the ball. The first is called a run. This occurs when the quarterback hands the ball off to a running back, who then tries to gain as many yards as possible by eluding defensive players. The quarterback is also allowed to run with the ball.


The other alternative to running the ball is to throw it. Or as they say in football, pass it! Usually, the quarterback does the passing, though there are times when another player may pass the ball to confuse the defense. Actually, anyone on the offensive team is allowed to pass the ball as long as the pass is thrown from behind the line of scrimmage. A pass is complete if the ball is caught by another offensive player, usually the "wide receiver" or "tight end." If the ball hits the ground before someone catches it, it is called an incomplete pass.


The defense prevents the offense from advancing the ball by bringing the ball carrier to the ground. A player is tackled when one or both of his knees touch the ground. The play is then over. A play also ends when a player runs out of bounds.


The object of the game is to score the most points. There are four ways to score points in football.


A touchdown is the biggest single score in a football game. It is worth six points, and it allows the scoring team an opportunity to attempt to get an extra point. To score a touchdown, the ball must be carried across the goal line into the end zone, caught in the end zone, or a fumble recovered in the end zone, or an untouched kickoff recovered in the end zone by the kicking team.


Immediately following a touchdown, the ball is placed at the opponent's two-yard line, where the offense has two options. Usually the offense will kick an extra point, also called the point after touchdown, conversion, or PAT. If the offense successfully kicks the ball through the goal posts, it earns one point. The offense can also score two points by running or throwing the ball into the end zone in the same manner as you would score a touchdown. Since going for two points is more difficult than kicking an extra point, the offense generally chooses to kick the extra point.


If the offense cannot score a touchdown, it may try to kick a field goal. Field goals are worth three points and often are the deciding plays in the last seconds of close games. They can be attempted from anywhere on the field on any down, but generally are kicked from inside the defense's 45-yard line on fourth down. For a field goal to be "good", the placekicker (or field goal kicker) must kick the ball through the goal-post uprights and over the crossbar. The defense tries to block the kick and stop the ball from reaching the goal post.


The safety is worth two points. A safety occurs when the offensive ball carrier is tackled behind his own goal line.


While trying to advance the football to the end zone, the offense may accidentally turn the ball over to the defense in one of two ways:


When the ball carrier or passer drops the ball, that's a fumble. Any player on the field can recover the ball by diving on it or he can run with it. The team that recovers a fumble either gets-or retains-possession of the ball.


An aggressive defense can regain possession of the ball by catching (intercepting) passes meant for players on the other team. Both fumble recoveries and interceptions can be run back into the end zone for touchdowns.



Whichever team has possession of the ball is the offense. While only the quarterback, the wide receivers and tight ends, and the running backs can legally handle the ball, it is the quarterback who is the leader of the team and the playmaker. In fact, he's a man of many talents - he not only throws the ball, he outlines each play to his team.


    * The quarterback ("QB") passes or hands off the ball.
    * The center snaps the ball to the QB and blocks the defense.
    * 2 guards and 2 tackles keep the defense at bay.
    * 2/4 wide receivers catch the ball thrown by the QB.
    * 1 or 2 running backs take the ball and run with it.
    * 1 or 2 tight ends block the defense and can also catches passes.


The job of the defense is to stop the offense. The 11 men on the defensive team all work together to keep the offense from advancing toward the defense's end zone.


    * Linebackers defend against the pass, and push forward to stop the run or tackle the QB.
    * The defensive line (ends and tackles) battles head-to-head against the offensive line.
    * Cornerbacks and safeties defend against the pass from the QB to the wide receiver and help to stop the run.

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all about NFL

NFL is short for National Football League. There are totally 32 teams in the League, which are divided into two conferences: American Football Conference (AFC) and National Football Conference ( NFC). Each conference has 16 teams, and these 16 teams are divided into 4 competition areas: East, South, West and North. Thus, each area has 4 teams.

The venue is 100 yards long and 53 yards wide. The slender white line in the playing field is called yard line, which is used to help players, referees and spectators to understand the process of the offensive side forward the ball. The most important part of the venue is probably the end zone; it is the area that the score lines of the both sides extend out 10 yards respectively. This area is the scoring area. When the side who holds the ball forwards the ball to the other side's end zone, they get the score.
NFL's competition rules, both sides send 11 team players respectively, one side is attacking group, and the other side is defensive group. The purpose of the attacking team is to forward the ball to the field of the defensive team as much as possible, trying to get scores by crossing the score line into the end zone. There are two methods of attack, the players run the ball forward (rushing), or air pass (passing).
The goal of the defensive side is try their best to defend the offensive of the attacking side and force the attacking group to lose the ball. If the attacking side earns score or loses the ball, each side should change their role, that is, the former offensive side becomes defensive side and the former defensive side becomes offensive side.
Competition is divided into four sections, each section lasts for 15 minutes, and between the first and second section, the third and forth section there are two minutes for break; between the second and the third section there are 12 minutes for break. If player with the ball hit the other side's scoring area, the team can win 6 points, besides, it has an opportunity of place kick, if the place kick crosses the other side's crossbar, the team can own another 1 score, the other kinds of field goal all win 3 scores; if the player with ball squeezed out of the end line by the defensive side, the defensive side can win 2 points. When the ball carrier knocked down by the defensive side for 4 times and has been unable to move 10 yards forward, then the defensive side begin to kick off.

At the end, the side who scores more wins. Sometimes, NFL, also known as franchise, because they are private investment, and operated according to the company mode. It is the United States Football League's best-known, so it has the largest fans. Other unions have also tried to compete with NFL, but they fail to win so many fans as NFL's. Every year NFL attracts tens of millions of people to watch. NFL's final day, that is, the Super Bowl Championship (Super Bowl) is the largest event in the entire United States; sometimes it even has been recognized as the unofficial national day.

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Football historians, those who have studied the game and its origins, place the game’s beginnings in rugby, an English game played with many similarities to football. Rugby began in eighteen twenty-three at the famous Rugby Boys’ School in England. Another cousin of the game of football is soccer; its beginnings can also be traced to English origin, being played as early as the eighteen twenties.


At the same time, a group of students at Princeton began playing what was then known as ‘ballown’. First using their fists to advance the ball, and then their feet, this game consisted mainly of one goal: to advance the ball past the opposing team. There were no hard and fast rules applied to this earliest attempt at the game we now call football.

At Harvard, the freshman and sophomore classes competed in a football-type game, played on the first Monday of each school year; this event came to be known as ‘Bloody Monday’ because of the roughness of the game. Pick up games, similar in style to that played on ‘Bloody Monday’, soon became popular on the Boston Common, catching on in popularity around eighteen sixty.

Soon after the end of the American Civil War, around eighteen sixty five, colleges began organizing football games. In eighteen sixty seven, Princeton led the way in establishing some rudimentary rules of the game. Also in that year, the football itself was patented for the very first time.

Rutgers College also established a set of rules in eighteen sixty seven, and with the relatively short distance between it and Princeton, a game was decided upon by both universities. A date was chosen, November sixth, eighteen sixty nine; Rutgers won by a score of six goals to four, and thus was played what has become known as the very first intercollegiate football game.

In eighteen seventy three, representatives from Columbia, Rutgers, Princeton, and Yale met in New York City to formulate the first intercollegiate football rules for the increasingly popular game, still being played with many of the rules of soccer. These four teams established the Intercollegiate Football Association, and set as fifteen the number of players allowed on each team.

Walter Camp, the coach at Yale and a dissenter from the IFA over his desire for an eleven man team, helped begin the final step in the evolution from rugby-style play to the modern game of American football. The IFA’s rules committee, led by Camp, soon cut the number of players from fifteen to eleven, and also instituted the size of the playing field, at one hundred ten yards. In eighteen eighty-two Camp also introduced the system of downs. After first allowing three attempts to advance the ball five yards, in nineteen six it was changed to ten yards. The fourth down was added in nineteen twelve. Tackling below the waist had been legalized in eighteen eighty-eight.

Within a decade, concern over the increasing brutality of the game led to its ban by some colleges. Nearly one hundred eighty players had suffered serious injuries, and eighteen deaths had been reported from the brutal mass plays that had become common in practice. In nineteen hundred five, President Theodore Roosevelt called upon Harvard, Princeton, and Yale to help save the sport from demise.

At a meeting between the schools, reform was agreed upon, and at a second meeting, attended by more than sixty other schools, the group appointed a seven member Rules Committee and set up what would later become known as the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or the NCAA.

From this committee came the legalization of the forward pass, which resulted in a more open style of play on the field. The rough mass plays, which once caused so many serious injuries, and even deaths, were prohibited by the committee. Also prohibited was the locking of arms by teammates in an effort to clear the way for their ball carriers. The length of the game was shortened, from seventy to sixty minutes, and the neutral zone, which separates the teams by the length of the ball before each play begins, was also established.

Today, almost one hundred years since the inception of the NCAA, the sport of college football flourishes as one of the most popular of collegiate games. Colleges and universities are placed into three divisions under NCAA guidelines and each division has many conferences. Seasonal and conference play leads to post-season bowl games, where the champions of conferences meet to play in front of a world-wide television audience. Some of these bowls include the Rose Bowl, played on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, California, between the Big Ten and Pacific Ten conference champions. Other bowls include the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida, the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, and the Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia.


Professional football was first played soon after the demise of the Intercollegiate Football Association, around eighteen ninety-five. In nineteen twenty, the American Professional Football Association was formed; one year later it was reorganized and in nineteen twenty-two was renamed the National Football League.

Unlike the APFA, which handed out franchises far and wide with little discretion, the NFL, from nineteen forty-six to forty-nine, was limited to ten teams. The APFA, on the other hand, consisted of twenty three teams in the year between its inception and the change-over in becoming the NFL.

A merger in nineteen seventy, fifty years after the inception of the first pro football association, combined sixteen NFL teams with ten AFL teams to comprise one league with two conferences. In the nineteen eighties, further expansion was proposed and by the ninety three-ninety four NFL season, approval was given for a thirty-team league. The next step towards growth of the league would be to realign the NFL into eight different divisions, each with four teams.

Pro football, like its college counterpart, was not without its failures. Among the number of competitive leagues that have folded in failure are the All-American Football conference, nineteen forty-six to forty-nine and the World Football League, nineteen seventy-four to seventy-five.

Arena Football, an indoor league played in the spring with eight man teams, debuted in nineteen eighty-seven. It is still played, but does not enjoy the popularity or success that is found in the National Football League.


From its humble beginnings in eighteen sixty-nine, when the first intercollegiate game was played between Rutgers and Princeton, football has become a multi-billion dollar business in its professional form.

Once watched by no more than a handful of loyal sideline enthusiasts, football is now available for worldwide viewing. With the advent of cable television, dozens of high school and college games can be watched over Friday and Saturday afternoons. Pro games are televised on Sunday and Monday nights, with at least half a dozen games televised each weekend during the season. At the end of each NFL season, champs from both the National and American conferences meet in the Super Bowl to determine a national champion. This game, always played in January, has been called the most watched sporting event of all time, with a viewing audience from around the entire globe, watching and listening to the televise in dozens of languages.

Although television commercials foot a very large part of the bill, the competition between networks for the coverage rights highly inflates the value of NFL franchises. In nineteen twenty, a franchise cost one hundred dollars. By nineteen sixty, each was worth approximately two million dollars. In nineteen ninety three, when the league decided to expand, selling teams to Charlotte, North Carolina and Jacksonville, Florida, the cost rose to one hundred forty millions dollars per franchise.


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American Football HUH?

American football, known in the United States simply as football and sometimes as gridiron outside the United States and Canada, is a sport played between two teams of eleven. The objective of the game is to score points by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone. The ball can be advanced by running with it or throwing it to a teammate. Points can be scored by carrying the ball over the opponent's goal line, catching a pass thrown over that goal line, kicking the ball through the opponent's goal posts or tackling an opposing ball carrier in his own end zone.

American football is closely related to Canadian football but with some differences in rules and in the configuration of the field,  in particular the presence of eleven players on the field rather than twelve and the allowance of four downs per possession rather than just three. The larger number of downs results in more offensive rushing in American football than in the Canadian game.
In the United States, the major forms are high school football, college football and professional football, which are essentially similar but feature slightly different rules.

The history of American football can be traced to early versions of rugby football and association football. Both games have their origins in varieties of football played in the United Kingdom in the mid-19th century, in which a ball is kicked at a goal and/or run over a line. Many games known as "football" were being played at colleges and universities in the United States in the first half of the 19th century.

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