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TheOak 04-15-2013 01:00 PM

Al Bundy Saints Fans?
 
I often wonder who has played the game at any organized level after reading threads.

I am curious as to how many fans have played the game. If you wish to put your experience in your reply that would be great. Also, please do not think that not having played is any reflection on you or your football IQ, there are a lot of high football IQ people that never played.

I for one am a fan of women's beach volleyball, cant say that I have ever played. :-)

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TheOak 04-15-2013 01:05 PM

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I played for 7 years, Jr. High through High School. I had scouts looking until I tore my hamstring middle of my Sr. year.

I went to a small A school so we did not have the luxury of playing one position. I played OT/DT , and special teams on both sides. In my Sr. year I switched to OG after dropping down to 225lbs.

I also played 9 years of baseball (Catcher) for what ever that is worth.

73Saint 04-15-2013 01:08 PM

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Played for a local, NOLA Catholic school, freshman to Senior year. Average at best. I know a LOT more about football now than I ever did back then. If I had the appreciation for the sport then, as I do now, I feel like I would have been a lot better. But as they say, hindsight is 20/20...

SmashMouth 04-15-2013 01:14 PM

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I did play sandlot football.

And for the record, I did NOT play Curling!

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|Mitch| 04-15-2013 01:31 PM

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I played in my Jr. High/High years, CB and some WR

lee909 04-15-2013 01:31 PM

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Never played,not even once.
This type of football wasnt popular over here when i was at school.
Anyway,not much call for someone 5`7 without blistering speed.

ProMallNinja 04-15-2013 01:59 PM

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I played in high school for only my senior year. I was a LT/DE/Special Teams player. I also played basketball for three years after I decided that I was tired of playing the trumpet in band. :-) For whatever it is worth, I have also coached basketball at the peewee and AAU/YBOA level for 10+ years now and pride myself on being a constant student of several games.

Jamessr 04-15-2013 02:04 PM

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I played football all the way to High School. (Tight end but mostly defensive end towards my later years)
Never playd Basebase ball past 14 (3rd baseman and pitcher).
Played basketball for 2 years 10-12 just for cooridnation but I wasn't good enough

Rugby Saint II 04-15-2013 02:09 PM

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I have played rugby football for 32 years. Our team played six man football in high school. Back then I could not even break that little roster. The only sport I was into growing up was Martial Arts. That doesn't really translate well to football except for tackling.
I didn't really understand football until I came to the BNG and read what our members had to say and started studying. God I love this place!:saintsfan:

TheOak 04-15-2013 02:19 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Rugby Saint II (Post 494334)
I have played rugby football for 32 years. Our team played six man football in high school. Back then I could not even break that little roster. The only sport I was into growing up was Martial Arts. That doesn't really translate well to football except for tackling.
I didn't really understand football until I came to the BNG and read what our members had to say and started studying. God I love this place!:saintsfan:


Don't count your self out brother, in the age where PRO football players do Pilates, martial arts do translate in areas like balance, agility, limberness, and it helped keep my joints and connective tissue strong.

I still cant figure out how after all those years of football and playing catcher my hips and knees are fine. My shoulders are shot.

In some instanced people that didn't play but learned on their own have a higher football IQ as they have studied the game more than those that have played. Those that played "usually" understand positional concepts, like especially on defense it is not so much as having skilled players as having players that play well together. Explains how Dallas could have big names on their defense and not have a highly regarded defense. The O-Line is another area where team work and synchronization are extremely important.

TheOak 04-15-2013 02:20 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lee909 (Post 494315)
Never played,not even once.
This type of football wasnt popular over here when i was at school.
Anyway,not much call for someone 5`7 without blistering speed.

You are taller than Sproles :-)

lee909 04-15-2013 02:31 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TheOak (Post 494337)
You are taller than Sproles :-)

Heavier too

TheOak 04-15-2013 02:49 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lee909 (Post 494344)
Heavier too

FullBack!
:-)

Danno 04-15-2013 02:50 PM

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Football as a youngin (OL,DL,LB)
Skateboards, punk rock and pot late in high school.
Beer and flag football in college.

I had more fun playing flag football than any other sport I've ever played.

SloMotion 04-15-2013 02:55 PM

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I played offensive/defensive lineman through high school. Every year they tried turning me into a running back/linebacker & I wouldn't have it. Everything I ever wanted to accomplish on a football field can be done within 3yds of the line of scrimmage, either way. :mrgreen:.

Mardigras9 04-15-2013 02:57 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lee909 (Post 494315)
Anyway,not much call for someone 5`7 without blistering speed.

I feel your pain there, height wise that is, lol.
I was a year round soccer player through college myself.

hagan714 04-15-2013 03:01 PM

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played in high school cut short with back injury
walked on in college. that was very short lived. back injury for the second time and that was it done
coached a lot of pee wee football. now that was fun

lumm0x 04-15-2013 03:07 PM

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I played bantam football through junior and senior high and 2 years post secondary. Got cut from the team my third year of college. I wasn't very good. Played MLB at all times and usually was a back up/special teams at that.

saintfan 04-15-2013 04:19 PM

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Played in Jr High. I was just too small compared to other kids my age - they just kept knocking the hell out of me and I got sick of it. Thrived in Baseball as a 2nd bagger tho. :-)

Crusader 04-15-2013 05:06 PM

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Started playing during a high school year in Deville, Louisiana when I was 18 in -99. Took up playing again in Sweden in 2002 and played until 2012. Started at OLB in a 3-4 and later moved to DE then DT and finally OT in 2005. Made the Swedish national team in 2007 and played the World cup in Tokyo, Japan as a backup OL/ special teamer. Played the European championships in Frankfurt, Germany in 2010 as the starting LT.

Played both OL and DL in the club team and basically all the line positions. Been coaching on and off since 2005. Mostly youth players but adults too.

foreverfan 04-15-2013 07:01 PM

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I played PeeWee, JR High, High School and Small College Football.

I was blessed with 4.45 40 yard speed my senior year and could catch virtually anything thrown my way. I easily accumulated over 4300 yards receiving in my college career. I was picked with the 20th pick in the first round by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL draft... Sadly... my professional career ended early one spring morning when I accidentally and suddenly woke up.

My wife still thinks I could play an offensive lineman. :saintsfan:

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Boutte 04-15-2013 07:21 PM

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I played Jr and senior HS football. I played LB and center but at 5'7" 175 I didn't see the field much except for special teams. I did start a couple of games at center but unless I was pulling I had a hard time opening any holes.

I always thought I should have been a fullback.

GOULA SAINT 04-15-2013 07:24 PM

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I played OG in high school, we won a 5A State Championship my junior year mostly played special teams. Played juco ball for a year, but I ran out of talent before the year was over.

homerj07 04-15-2013 07:36 PM

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I played rugby in college. One of the props. My job to support the hooker.

Now that is all true but feel free to make the jokes. I can't wait

darksoul35 04-15-2013 08:33 PM

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I was a punter in pewee. That tells you how much I sucked.

pinch 04-15-2013 08:42 PM

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Played from 4th grade through high school.

jeanpierre 04-15-2013 08:59 PM

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Auspicious start as I was kicked out of equivalent to Pop Warner Midget at age 12 because I was already 6' 168# and sent to scrimmage with Bantam Leagues (14-16 yr olds) instead...

Topped out at 6' 1" 215# in HS even though me Dad was 6' 8" (hey, he married a 5' 3" highland she-elf)...

End of Junior Year, Spring Game, after doing two rounds of Oklahomas, my best friend blew out his knee during Gator Rolls...

All spring new coach and a guest veteran speaker driving on about teamwork, brotherhood, never leaving a man behind - well, being the idealist, my hubris & I handed that new coach my helmet rather than going on to drills and waited with my friend till Acadian finally showed...

Following Spring, as a HS Senior, really got my feet under me and followed up on an invite to Northwestern Louisiana on Academic/Athlete Scholarship Weekend, amazed myself and Coach Goodwin staffers running a forty in Saucony running shoes, the ones with the tire rubber...

that evening an assistant stopped by the dorm and said Coach was really looking for "high character" players he could rely on (someone had called my HS for some tape)...

I never stepped onto the football field again...But I Do Love the Game and Love the Saints...

Played some Pro/Am Summer League Basketball while at Tulane, Reilly Center - pretty intense, best shape of my life - that I do miss...

That's it...

saintsfan1976 04-15-2013 09:04 PM

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Multi-sport athlete.
Tried our for football - WR and QB, but wasn't my thing at the time and wasn't focused.
I probably smoked pot with Danno...
Flag football champion teams at college

Football is more interesting to me than any other sport. Saints fan since birth. Literally... My first real game was 3 years old w Pops.

Luda34 04-15-2013 09:11 PM

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Polk High Al

rmgoris11 04-15-2013 09:56 PM

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Played youth ball at Galatas playground from 10-13. Played at Brother Martin high school from 8th to Sr. Year. CB/WR.

jnormand 04-15-2013 10:11 PM

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Jr. High thru High School. MLB and offensive guard in Jr high. RT in high school for a left handed QB. Loved protecting the blind side. Best years of my life.

amazin15 04-15-2013 11:09 PM

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CB/WR.. small 1A school so I had to go both ways.
Was a 4 year starter in basketball for what it's worth.

WhoDat!656 04-15-2013 11:35 PM

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Played intramural flag football, (don't laugh!) in college.

pumpkindriver 04-16-2013 12:54 AM

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I never played beyond pee wee. I wanted to but just wasn't athletically inclined. I was pretty musically inclined though and played in the band from Jr. High , HS and Jr. College. So naturally I went to all the games. This is where I really began to love the sport. Looking in the paper about how my HS was supposed to do, I came across an article about the Saints and new HC Dick Nolan and how they were gonna be competitive. And omg, they were, went 7-9 that year and were thrillling to watch. So while I considered myself a Saint's fan since the beginning I didn't watch much on TV until after that. But seeing live games is and always will be the best.

FinSaint 04-16-2013 04:17 AM

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As there really wasn't/isn't a big scene for (American) football in Finland - I never played it myself. I did join the local football team's junior program for a while in my early teens, but that was just unorganized flag football, and I stopped attending after a year or so as ice hockey was taking more and more of my time. I did later on go help out in the pro team's practices once in while, mainly just throwing balls to receivers and stuff, since not that many people over here can throw a good spiral.

The mix of physicality and strategy has always intrigued me about football, and I've followed NFL for a very long time in Finnish terms. Back in the day it was really difficult to catch any games on TV over here, and I was only able to see the occasional MNF game at a friend's house - they had a very comprehensive satellite TV sport package back then since my friend's dad was a Finnish pro level basketball coach and he needed to see NBA and college games. I became a Saints' fan at the backend of the Ditka-era, mainly because they were not among the elite teams in the league and I honestly really liked their uniforms, as stupid as that might sound. I really learned (am learning) the game through studying it by watching games and reading things about it. During the time I spent over in the States, getting my Bachelor's in Virginia, I was able to finally attend a Saints' game, even though it was in NC.

Anyway, I'm a big fan of football and I would consider it my second most favorite sport after ice hockey, which I played for years (defensive defenseman) at the junior levels before I badly injured my hand.

SaintGup 04-16-2013 07:40 AM

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If only! Had I my time again I would have done my utmost to prepare for playing this game. No playing experience but being a Saints fan, plenty of emotion released over the years. Would like to think I know a fair bit about the game.

Supertek 04-16-2013 10:34 AM

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4th grade through junior High before #*@% hit the fan. Played running back, defensive back and even rush a little defensive end.

Rugby Saint II 04-16-2013 01:07 PM

Re: Al Bundy Saints Fans?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TheOak (Post 494336)
Don't count your self out brother, in the age where PRO football players do Pilates, martial arts do translate in areas like balance, agility, limberness, and it helped keep my joints and connective tissue strong.

I still cant figure out how after all those years of football and playing catcher my hips and knees are fine. My shoulders are shot.

In some instanced people that didn't play but learned on their own have a higher football IQ as they have studied the game more than those that have played. Those that played "usually" understand positional concepts, like especially on defense it is not so much as having skilled players as having players that play well together. Explains how Dallas could have big names on their defense and not have a highly regarded defense. The O-Line is another area where team work and synchronization are extremely important.

Truly this is the place that I learned football errrr........learning football.
When I read that you were a catcher my first thought was that your knees are shot. Glad to know that you are still mobile.
btw: I also love womens volley ball.:-P

TheOak 04-16-2013 01:15 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Rugby Saint II (Post 494654)
Truly this is the place that I learned football errrr........learning football.
When I read that you were a catcher my first thought was that your knees are shot. Glad to know that you are still mobile.
btw: I also love womens volley ball.:-P

I forgot to throw in 4 years of ARMY, probably should count as experience in slow marathons. Lol

I think mosh pits are what did my shoulders in. Imagine a NIN concert with a huge mosh pit and a 235 lb pulling guard in the middle :-).

SloMotion 04-16-2013 04:00 PM

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Well, after reading through the thread, I'm pretty confident that Black & Gold would win the Message Board League SuperBowl (or StanleyCup, ;)) ... should they ever decide to form that league, :lol:.


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