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When Bradbury Robinson of St. Louis University threw an oval-shaped ball to teammate Jack Schneider in 1906, he not only completed the first forward pass in history, he created an American sensation. A century later, football is the largest spectator sport in the United States, with the Super Bowl drawing in excess of 90 million television viewers annually. As one would expect, there are quality football Web sites in every nook of cyberspace, offering everything from rules and regulations to team and player information for nearly every conceivable level of competition. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here
Information on the National Football League (NFL) is about as plentiful as sun in the Sahara. Not ... read more »
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Blogs are a great source of information on football and the NFL, and are usually monitored more closely than forums; hence, less irrelevant posts. Many teams now operate their own blogs, often using past and present team members or coaches to post comments.
- Like podcasts, blogs tend to come and go. So, if you find one you really like, be sure to comment on the stories and tell your friends about it. The more people that visit the site and voice their opinions, the more likely it is for the blog to continue.
- Those interested in team-specific blogs should consult the Web site of that team, which can be found on the home page of NFL.com. Others should peruse the following sites.
- Wikipedia's "External Links" sections, found at the bottom of each team's entry, can be great for finding official and unofficial blogs and discussion forums for your favorite NFL and college teams.
For NFL blogs ...
, although technically not a blog, is simply one of the best Internet sites around for brazen and insightful NFL commentary. The site also includes team pages that provide links to town newspapers, local message boards and related Web sites.
drifts into the blogosphere courtesy of onetime Internet giant, America Online, and features frequent, quality posts (though they don't often receive many responses).
The Sporting News
has a very active and engaging blog section though in reality it looks more like a forum. Community members can choose a favorite team to become part of the "Fan Roster" (boastings of thousands of diehard supporters for every team) and post comments on nearly any football topic they choose.
has near-daily updates from a true fantasy football nut, Gregg Rosenthal. Rosenthal tackles all of the silly questions that make fantasy football so much fun-like whom you should make your number-three running back, or who should be your top benchwarmer.
The Professional Cheerleader Blog
offers a serious look at the world of professional cheerleading and sports dance teams. And, after all, what would football be without cheerleaders? Probably the same as celebrity news without Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan-perhaps better, perhaps worse, but not the same.
NFL and college football merchandise is everywhere: sporting good stores, department stores, street ... read more »
Like finding NFL and NCAA merchandise, finding an NFL or NCAA ticket vendor is like finding a ... read more »
Prior to the 1950s, college football was the preeminent source of football fun in America. The ... read more »
At least for Division I-A and Division I-AA squads, finding college football individual and team ... read more »
Luckily, many college football teams still have free audio and video of their games available to ... read more »
NFL and NCAA football are, obviously, just the tip of the gridiron iceberg. There are peewee ... read more »
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