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November 27, 2010, 08:45 PM
Hi everyone,

I'm new here and well.. have just never really been into team sports. I know a lot of my friends watch though and so I thought I should try to learn a bit to hang out more. Well, actually really hang out instead of just sitting in the corner with my laptop while they're all going crazy over a game.

I thought the best way to start learning about teams and such is to just start checking out sports forums and message boards...

No, I don't have any favorites or preferences.. it's all been pretty much the same to me.. focus on commercials and the girls they show off every now and then.
November 27, 2010  09:06 PM ET

I recommend cheering for the Chicago Bears, the best team in football.

November 27, 2010  10:12 PM ET

hahaha.. Ok, so all I know about "Da Bears" is from that Saturday Night Live skit

November 28, 2010  03:43 AM ET

If you're really wanting to learn football, don't limit yourself to just one team. Watch them all play, or as many as they will televise in your area. Nothing wrong with having a favorite team, but enjoy the rest of the teams as well, and the game for what it is.

I'm a Cowboys fan, and have been for over 40 something years, but I enjoy watching other teams as well, and have watched a lot of hall of fame players play over the years, and saw a lot of good football. But, to really enjoy it, you have to understand it.

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November 28, 2010  07:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

If you're really wanting to learn football, don't limit yourself to just one team. Watch them all play, or as many as they will televise in your area. Nothing wrong with having a favorite team, but enjoy the rest of the teams as well, and the game for what it is.I'm a Cowboys fan, and have been for over 40 something years, but I enjoy watching other teams as well, and have watched a lot of hall of fame players play over the years, and saw a lot of good football. But, to really enjoy it, you have to understand it.

Well said. Be a fan of the sport first, and a fan of a team second.

November 28, 2010  10:29 PM ET

November 28, 2010  11:03 PM ET

Well, ok. I mean, I like football movies. Very epic, themes of brotherhood.. hard work, sweat and toil to overcome the competition.

There just haven't really been any football teams in LA since we lost both the Raiders and the Rams so who should I be interested in watching? Yeah, I guess a good point is to just lurk more.. I just wanted to hear people's thoughts.

What players are worth watching? Which coaches to follow and why?

November 28, 2010  11:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Well, ok. I mean, I like football movies. Very epic, themes of brotherhood.. hard work, sweat and toil to overcome the competition. There just haven't really been any football teams in LA since we lost both the Raiders and the Rams so who should I be interested in watching? Yeah, I guess a good point is to just lurk more.. I just wanted to hear people's thoughts.What players are worth watching? Which coaches to follow and why?

Brad Childress wpuld be a good coach to follow for the time being.

November 29, 2010  07:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Well, ok. I mean, I like football movies. Very epic, themes of brotherhood.. hard work, sweat and toil to overcome the competition. There just haven't really been any football teams in LA since we lost both the Raiders and the Rams so who should I be interested in watching? Yeah, I guess a good point is to just lurk more.. I just wanted to hear people's thoughts.What players are worth watching? Which coaches to follow and why?

What about San Diego?
You should watch them all, when possible, and judge for yourself who you want to root for. I started watching the Cowboys because my dad did. My son roots for the Texans instead of the Cowboys, which is his prerogative. Follow the game, get a good understanding of it, and eventually you'll find a team that you'll like above all others, and they don't have to reside in the same state that you're in.

When you decide upon a team to support, always remember that other teams have fans as well, and keep an open mind about that. Most players are good enough to make the team, and you never know which one might make history or break a record. So, watch all of them you can, regardless of team. Enjoy the game for what it is, and there's nothing wrong with a little competition and ribbing with other fans, but there are also limits.

Coaches and players are always moving from one team to another nowadays, so settle on focusing on one team, although you can follow coaches/players from one team to another if you so choose.

December 2, 2010  11:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Brad Childress wpuld be a good coach to follow for the time being.

:O

New person....DO NOT PAY ATTENTION TO THE TROUBLEMAKING TWINKIE!!

He will only lead you astray!!

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December 2, 2010  12:15 PM ET

Mornin' El D. :)

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December 2, 2010  02:02 PM ET

Welcome winterday....no, no welcome wagon of any kind.........you just jump in and start chatting. But, make sure you know what you're talking about..........lol

December 2, 2010  02:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#21):

Welcome winterday....no, no welcome wagon of any kind.........you just jump in and start chatting. But, make sure you know what you're talking about..........lol

WHAT?? We're supposed to be talking football here? WTF?

;)

December 23, 2010  11:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#23):

WHAT?? We're supposed to be talking football here? WTF?;)

What's football?

 
December 23, 2010  11:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#24):

What's football?

Is that like hacky-sack?

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