Steve Tower of After Further Review and Al Wilson of Hands-On Games have each recently released videos (Steve’s video is here and Al’s video is here) on the subject Plaay.com’s Second Season Football. Watching these videos spurred me to pull the game down from the shelf for the first time in at least a year and a half. The following game was played with a homebrewed version of the 1958 season created by David Gray (available for FREE download at David’s website: BackToMinnesota.com) LOS ANGELES – Nearly 70,000 spectators were on hand at the LA Coliseum to watch Tommy Wilson … Continue reading
Head Coach Paul Dylan Throws Away Certain Victory by Calling a Pass When Everyone in the World Knows it’s a Terrible Idea ORIGINALLY POSTED February 13, 2013 – GAME PLAYED WITH DIGGIN’ DEEP FOOTBALL LOS ANGELES – For three quarters and well into the fourth, Jack Kemp and the Los Angeles Chargers were comfortable, in charge, and looked to be rolling to an easy 1-0 start to the 1960 AFL season. It all unraveled in the Fourth Quarter, however, when Jack Kemp threw three interceptions and the Dallas Texans overcame a 20 point deficit to defeat the consensus pre-season #1 … Continue reading
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While researching an article on the history of football board games for the upcoming issue of OneForFive.com Print Edition, I was clicking through the US Patent Database when I came across US Patent Application Filed June 1, 1904 for “Game Apparatus.” Coincidentally, the Patent was granted on September 19, 1905, or 109 years and 1 day ago. The Inventor of the game is listed as “John W. Heisman of Atlanta, Georgia.” In 1904, John William Heisman was head coach of Georgia Tech. Today, of course, Heisman is known mostly for the trophy that bears his name. The Downtown Athletic Club … Continue reading
When I was eight years old I briefly owned a turtle. Like, for a day. I don’t remember where he came from: pet store? a friend? found crawling in the garden? No idea. I kept it, unadvisedly, in an old aquarium that happened to be wasting on the back porch of my Grandparent’s house in Nipomo, California, where I was living at the time. I can’t remember whether or not I named the turtle, but Henry will do. It was summer. It was hot. Henry’s habitat consisted of the lid of a mayonnaise jar, upside down and filled with water, … Continue reading