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Football Is Back!

Posted on August 1, 2019

By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

Well, kind of. It really all depends on whether or not you actually count the Hall of Fame Game and the rest of NFL preseason as real football. Tonight the Denver Broncos will face off against the Atlanta Falcons in Canton, Ohio, which honestly, seems like a lackluster way for the NFL to kick off their 100th season on the field. Preseason is already difficult to watch, the least they could have done was pick a more exciting match-up. But we will say, getting a look at some of the rookies should prove to be entertaining. We’ll finally get to see what the 42nd pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, Drew Lock, can do now that he’s in the pros. You didn’t think the Broncos would actually start Joe Flacco, did you? Lock is currently sitting in the third-string quarterback position, but who knows, maybe he will make Denver forget they even have Kevin Hogan on the roster come regular season. Other notable rookies to keep an eye on include Noah Fant (Denver), Juwann Winfree (Denver), Dre’Mont Jones (Denver), Qadree Ollison (Atlanta), Chris Lindstrom (Atlanta), and Marcus Green (Atlanta).

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Fans, will you be tuning in to the game tonight? Are you going to be keeping an eye on some of these rookies as you prepare for your fantasy draft? Or are you going to do something else with your night and just peruse through the highlights tomorrow morning as you countdown the hours until your weekend starts?

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NFL Preseason Doesn’t Even Count

Posted on June 3, 2019

By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

Everyone’s least-favorite redhead might actually be making sense for once. That’s right, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is advocating for a shorter NFL preseason. We’re just as shocked as you, but apparently he’s been quietly pushing for this change since 2017. His major issue, and we have to agree, is the level of play during these games. Being as matter-of-fact on the subject as possible, Goodell said, “the NFL should do things to the highest possible standards. Preseason games are not that.” When you think about it, the only arguments for preseason are 1) teams have an opportunity to work out players in a more high-pressure situation and 2) teams bring in additional revenue from home games. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until after the 2020 season to see what will happen to the preseason timeline.

While we’re all big football fans here at the FCFL, we kind of snooze our way through preseason and love to weigh in on whether or not it event counts. We’d ask you, the fans, if you’d want to see a preseason added to the FCFL, but we get the feeling a lot of you are like us – you just want to catch the games that really matter. But if we’re wrong, feel free to let us know! Now if the NFL could just get their act together when it comes to officials making the correct call the first time around, rather than relying on reviews mid-game…