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I am a Denver Broncos fan (branded since I was old enough to say "John Elway"), as well as a follower of the NFL and College Football in general. I spend way too much time reading Phil Steele's football magazines, as well as reading the various and sundry coaching manuals put out by the AFCA. In my lifetime I have probably spent thousands of hours playing football video games dating back to Tecmo Bowl and John Elway's Quarterback in the NES days, to the present-day 3D 60-frames-per-second glory of NCAA Football 2009.
I like breaking down the strategies and tendencies of teams. Of particular interest to me is how smaller, less prestigious college football programs succeed against bigger and more athletic opponents. I might be one of the few people that can't wait to watch Air Force or Navy play on Saturdays that isn't a former military member. I am obsessed with the option and its many forms. One day I hope to fully understand the flexbone and wishbone formations and strategies.
I also like how spread offenses incorporate the best of both the option and shotgun attacks. Dual-threat QBs are more fun to watch than statues. I like unorthodox defenses that venture outside of the 4-3 and 3-4 (especially the 3-3-5 and nickel variations). I like trick plays like flea flickers and fake punts, and kickers/punters that run down the field hoping to knock somebody out and make the highlight reel.
I like non-BCS football (Sun Belt, MAC, WAC, Conference USA, Mountain West), and also the smaller divisions. I think that most sports sites are too busy going on and on about the top 25 and miss out on some of the best stories and players in small-town America football. I like going to see the Chattanooga Mocs play, no matter how bad they've been, and predicting the plays before their team can run them.
Its even gotten to the point now that I read up and follow semi-pro football locally, in particular the Chattanooga Steam and the Tennessee Crush. One day I pray that I make the leap from an observer to a participant.
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