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Who Will Win Super Bowl LIII?

Saints 5 21.74%
 
Chiefs 2 8.70%
 
Rams 3 13.04%
 
Patriots 9 39.13%
 
Cowboys 2 8.70%
 
Chargers 1 4.35%
 
Eagles 1 4.35%
 
Colts 0 0.00%
 
Total:23
Oneeee-Chan!!! said:

I have a question.

Do NFL fans actually play  American Football ?

That's a good question. I am an NFL fan and I don't play American football, but I am also Austrian where the sport is a niche. Organized American football leagues are scarce on both a professional and an amateur level.

I think the vast majority of American NFL fans don't play it either, because American football in its proper form requires protective gear and still comes with a high risk of injuries. As such, the variation flag football is probably what almost every sane person does when they engage in physical activity with a football.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_football



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Oneeee-Chan!!! said:

I have a question.

Do NFL fans actually play  American Football ?

I played in high school.  It's a very hard sport to properly organize.  You need at least 22 people. Plus a few more to referee the game, keep time, etc...  You can play touch or flag football (and with fewer required players) but the real game requires a lot of equipment for all 22 players. 



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Oneeee-Chan!!! said:

I have a question.

Do NFL fans actually play  American Football ?

Depends on how strict your definition of American football is. Many people will play American football, but they substitute tackling for something else that reduces the likelihood of injury, such as pulling a flag attached to the person's waist or touching them with both hands. Like Rol said, very few people actually play tackle football beyond maybe giving it a try in school, but there's a good number that will play a variant which bends the rules a little (or a lot) to make it less dangerous/painful.

Anyway this is long overdue but here's the standings for the prediction league going into Week 2.

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# Username Record Pct. PP #1-3 #1 #2 #3 PR PW
1 MTZehvor 11-5 0.688 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
2 Carl 10-6 0.625 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
2 Level1Death 10-6 0.625 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
2 ljigga 10-6 0.625 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
2 Rolstoppable 10-6 0.625 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
6 burninmylight 9-7 0.563 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
6 Chris Hu 9-7 0.563 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 cycycychris 9-7 0.563 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Farsala 9-7 0.563 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 NobleTeam360 9-7 0.563 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 TheGoldenBoy 9-7 0.563 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 X84 9-7 0.563 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 LudicrousSpeed 8-8 0.500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Snoopy 8-8 0.500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 SpokenTruth 8-8 0.500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 BlowoverKing 7-9 0.438 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Angelus 6-10 0.375 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pretty solid Week 1 overall, especially considering that everyone was virtually handed a loss right off the bat with the PIT-CLE tie. The league was unanimous on three games this week, and got two of them wrong (TB@NO, NYJ@DET), with LAR@OAK being the only successful pick in that category. Almost unanimous (15 of 16 users) was BUF@BAL and CHI@GB, where the league went 2-0.

I managed to come in first for this opening week, largely aided by a relatively unpopular pick for WAS to beat ARI. Was a little surprised that more people didn't pick the fightin' Snyders, but hey. Carl, Level1Death, ljigga, and Rol all managed to post 10 correct picks before the second week as well, generally by playing it safe. A lot of the users who went for what would be classified as an upset by last years records were the ones who suffered the most, especially Angelus.

Turning to Week 2, there's a lot of seeming tossups. A rematch of last year's AFC Championship is arguably the highlight of the week's slate, but KC@PIT, CAR@ATL and MIN@GB (if Rodgers is healthy) should all be very good games as well.

BAL@CIN 1 CLE@NO 2
LAC@BUF 1
KC@PIT 1
IND@WAS 2 MIA@NYJ 2 PHI@TB 1 CAR@ATL 2
HOU@TEN 1 MIN@GB 1 ARI@LAR 2
DET@SF 2
NE@JAX 1 OAK@DEN 2
NYG@DAL 1
SEA@CHI 2 by 7


BAL@CIN 1
CLE@NO 2
LAC@BUF 1
KC@PIT 1
IND@WAS 2
MIA@NYJ 2
PHI@TB 2
CAR@ATL 1
HOU@TEN 1
MIN@GB 1
ARI@LAR 2
DET@SF 1
NE@JAX 2
OAK@DEN 2
NYG@DAL 1
SEA@CHI  2 by 6


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I pick the Baltimore Ravens for TNF.



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BAL@CIN 1 CLE@NO 2 LAC@BUF 1 KC@PIT 2
IND@WAS 2 MIA@NYJ 2 PHI@TB 1 CAR@ATL 2
HOU@TEN 1 MIN@GB 1 ARI@LAR 2 DET@SF 2
NE@JAX 2 OAK@DEN 2 NYG@DAL 2 SEA@CHI 2 by 4


i pick bal to win tonight



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BAL@CIN 1 CLE@NO 2 LAC@BUF 1 KC@PIT 1
IND@WAS 2 MIA@NYJ 2 PHI@TB 1 CAR@ATL 1
HOU@TEN 1 MIN@GB 2 ARI@LAR 2 DET@SF 2
NE@JAX 2 OAK@DEN 2 NYG@DAL 2 SEA@CHI 2 by 10

 



 

 

 

MTZehvor said:
Oneeee-Chan!!! said:

I have a question.

Do NFL fans actually play  American Football ?

Depends on how strict your definition of American football is. Many people will play American football, but they substitute tackling for something else that reduces the likelihood of injury, such as pulling a flag attached to the person's waist or touching them with both hands. Like Rol said, very few people actually play tackle football beyond maybe giving it a try in school, but there's a good number that will play a variant which bends the rules a little (or a lot) to make it less dangerous/painful.

Anyway this is long overdue but here's the standings for the prediction league going into Week 2.

# Username Record Pct. PP #1-3 #1 #2 #3 PR PW
1 MTZehvor 11-5 0.688 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
2 Carl 10-6 0.625 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
2 Level1Death 10-6 0.625 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
2 ljigga 10-6 0.625 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
2 Rolstoppable 10-6 0.625 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
6 burninmylight 9-7 0.563 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
6 Chris Hu 9-7 0.563 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 cycycychris 9-7 0.563 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Farsala 9-7 0.563 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 NobleTeam360 9-7 0.563 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 TheGoldenBoy 9-7 0.563 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 X84 9-7 0.563 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 LudicrousSpeed 8-8 0.500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Snoopy 8-8 0.500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 SpokenTruth 8-8 0.500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 BlowoverKing 7-9 0.438 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Angelus 6-10 0.375 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pretty solid Week 1 overall, especially considering that everyone was virtually handed a loss right off the bat with the PIT-CLE tie. The league was unanimous on three games this week, and got two of them wrong (TB@NO, NYJ@DET), with LAR@OAK being the only successful pick in that category. Almost unanimous (15 of 16 users) was BUF@BAL and CHI@GB, where the league went 2-0.

I managed to come in first for this opening week, largely aided by a relatively unpopular pick for WAS to beat ARI. Was a little surprised that more people didn't pick the fightin' Snyders, but hey. Carl, Level1Death, ljigga, and Rol all managed to post 10 correct picks before the second week as well, generally by playing it safe. A lot of the users who went for what would be classified as an upset by last years records were the ones who suffered the most, especially Angelus.

Turning to Week 2, there's a lot of seeming tossups. A rematch of last year's AFC Championship is arguably the highlight of the week's slate, but KC@PIT, CAR@ATL and MIN@GB (if Rodgers is healthy) should all be very good games as well.

BAL@CIN 1 CLE@NO 2
LAC@BUF 1
KC@PIT 1
IND@WAS 2 MIA@NYJ 2 PHI@TB 1 CAR@ATL 2
HOU@TEN 1 MIN@GB 1 ARI@LAR 2
DET@SF 2
NE@JAX 1 OAK@DEN 2
NYG@DAL 1
SEA@CHI 2 by 7

#2-B: Prediction Points (PP): The person with the most, second most, and third most correct picks in a week will earn 4, 2, and 1 prediction points, respectively. There are no tiebreakers, so if multiple people finish in first, they will each receive 4 PP.

And I pick BAL.



Oneeee-Chan!!! said:

I have a question.

Do NFL fans actually play  American Football ?

Yes in school we played tackle football, and backyard football often times with 5-15 people. Depending on the amount of people we allowed rush after counting or no rush.