Football is upon us, and I am here to help you take advantage of most men's favorite sporting season. Whether it's NFL or NCAA, there are a few basic things a sports novice should know. At the very least, know the Division 1 college or NFL teams in your area. Things you should know about them should include: whether they are good or not and who they play next. I would also recommend that you know one offensive player and one defensive player. The offensive player should be a skill player. That means he is an offensive player that will either run, catch, or throw the ball. Any defensive player will do, but I personally like when a girl knows about the guys that get a lot of tackles, sacks (tackling the quarterback) and interceptions.
To find out if a team is good or not, pick up a local paper or go to a sports info site on the web. I recommend foxsports.com because it isn't as overwhelming as many of the others. If you need detailed help navigating your way around the paper or internet, write a comment here, and I will be sure to help ya out. Find the name of the city your team plays in and see what their record (wins and losses) is. If you are touching up on your NCAA/COLLEGE FOOTBALL, you need to go to the rankings. There are many different rankings, but for the next few weeks, the AP POLL is the most important one. If the team you are looking for is not among them, just glance over the top 10 or so. Chances are, your team will play one of them at some point. Clicking on any of the teams will take you to some sort of homepage for that particular team. From that page you should be able to see who they played last and who they play next.. You can probably find out who the best players are as well.
It is not important for a girl to memorize sports trivia and stats, so if you think you need to, you are mistaken. Fact is, most guys want a girl to know something relevant. It doesn't need to be very in-depth. I always thought I wanted to marry a girl that loved sports. WRONG!!! If a girl loves sports like I do, then work would be my only breath from the relationship. Sports guys just want a girl who knows a lil' bit about what's going on, and can understand why we wanna know every detail.
Your goal by Saturday morning should be to know: who your local NFL or DIV 1 COLLEGE team play; are they good thus far; one offensive player and one defensive player. Yeah, you have homework, but its really easy!
Thaaanks, Fos! I'm gonna get on that homework—stat! I'll report back to impress you with my new fountain of sports knowledge. Btw, I read the cover article on Lebron James in this month's issue of Vanity Fair. Betcha didn't read that one yet. Proud of me???
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