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Five Great Football Simulation Games

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Some are purchased and downloaded, while others are played online. Older versions of the game tended to get hampered by flaws in the interface, but the newer versions of the game have improved these flaws and shortcomings.

This game features both a professional version and a college version. The Madden games feature realistic graphics and fun gameplay, but some football enthusiasts prefer games that focus more on simulating actual NFL football games.

SportsSims: http://www.sportsims.net/

Other Simulations

There are several other simulations available, including the following:

This is the newest game on the list, and it has promise. Action! PC Football focuses more heavily on the game simulation and is widely regarded for the designer’s thoroughness in creating the game.

Barcode Games: Professional Football Simulator

http://www.barcodegames.com/. The database of players dates back to the 1950s, so players can also simulate historical seasons.

Although the related Baseball Mogul has been more popular, Football Mogul has been around for an entire decade.

Strat-O-Matic: http://www.somworld.com/

Solecismic Software first produced Front Office Football in the 1990s as one of the first simulations to focus on management aspects of football rather than actual gameplay itself. Each year, the company sells million of copies each year. The results are based on actual NFL stats, so the results are accurate from a statistical standpoint.

Goal Line Blitz: http://goallineblitz.com/

The best simulations do not focus on graphics at all. The game features a number of options that allows players to simulate seasons and more. Later editions added the ability to call plays, but the game’s main focus has been on the front office aspects (hence, the name).

Football Mogul

http://www.sportsmogul.com/games/football2k12.html

The video below demonstrates what gameplay looks like:

When it comes to modern football video games, nothing compares in popularity with the Madden series produced by EA Sports. The list below features five of the best simulation games.

Second and Ten

http://www.secondandten.com/

Action! PC Football

http://www.dksports.com/football.htm

Front Office Football

http://www.solecismic.com/index.php

This simulation has been around since the days of DOS, and gameplay is largely the same as it was 20 years ago. Players can simulate individual games as well as entire seasons or multiple seasons. One purchased, users can download an extensive amount of content, including files to cover past seasons. These are known generally as text-based simulations. The game has gone through many enhancements focusing in both general management aspects of gameplay as well as the simulation part of the football games themselves. Strategy focuses on the gamer calling formations and various plays

College Football Down Under Attracts 61,000 Fans at Sydney

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Rebecca P. Padron

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It was a midday start so that the game could be televised back to the U.S. Cal’s charter left Sunday afternoon for its 14-hour flight back across the Pacific to San Francisco.

Many of the Aussie fans were “barracking” more for the underdog Hawaiians than the more-fancied Cal side.

This version corrects Cal State to Cal in 5th paragraph.

Told he had 441 yards passing — 38 for 54, with no interceptions — Webb said dryly: “Yeah, it was OK, I’m just glad we got the victory. Among the glitches was the person who sang the Star Spangled Banner mistakenly replacing one word for another during the American anthem. A Rainbow Warriors spokesman said just before the game began that safety Daniel Lewis Jr., linebacker Jerrol Garcia-Williams and tight end Metuisela Unga were not with the team Saturday.

The concession stands, however, appeared to be unprepared for the crowds. Stadium officials said 70,000 cups of beer were sold, but one spectator tweeted he waited in line for an hour, while another said the reason there were so many empty seats is that most of the fans were in a queue somewhere.

A local marching band provided halftime entertainment, supplemented by 30 members of the Hawaii marching band. Asian and middle Eastern food from nearby catering kiosks also featured, reflecting the multicultural makeup of the neighborhoods around the former Olympic precinct of Homebush in western Sydney.

Coach Rolovich also did his bit to enliven the contest for the new fan base. After losing the coin toss and Cal decided to receive, Hawaii tried an on-side kick that the Bears were able to recover at midfield. college football opener in Sydney between California and Hawaii appeared to be enjoying their American “gridiron” experience.

Cal coach Sonny Dykes said it was a good starting point for his team.

Hawaii was without three key players for unspecified disciplinary reasons. Hawaii threw a few blitzes at us and our offensive line played well.”

Tailgate parties weren’t a big part of the day — there aren’t a lot of ground-level parking lots close to the 83,500-seat stadium — but fans feasted on two-foot-long hotdogs and copious amounts of French fries and nachos. 10 in San Diego.

The beer ran out in some sections of the Olympic stadium, but most of the 61,247 spectators at Saturday’s U.S. flight back to Honolulu. Cal has a bye week before taking on another Mountain West Conference opponent, San Diego State, on Sept. in prime time on Friday night, and was played under sunny skies and with light winds.

“There is still plenty of work to be done, but overall we played a very good game and never let them get back into it,” Dykes said.

The star of the show on the field was California quarterback Davis Webb, who made quite an impression in his first game as a graduate transfer from Texas Tech.

The Hawaii entourage went straight from the stadium to the airport to get a scheduled 9 p.m. It was quite the way to start the new college season.

“Really, they were cheering for us more?” asked Hawaii’s first-year coach Nick Rolovich. He even admitted to noticing some traditional stadium features like the Kiss Cam, supplemented often by Karaoke Cam and Dance Cam — the highlight of the last feature was a young boy with a Cal Bears t-shirt busting some Michael Jackson-like moves on the giant stadium scoreboard.

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Things won’t get any easier for Hawaii when the Rainbow Warriors play Michigan at the Big House next weekend in Ann Arbor. “But seriously, I hope it sends a message that we are going to play aggressively and won’t back down.”.

The favored Pac 12 conference’s California Golden Bears from Berkeley across the bay from San Francisco were 51-31 winners. And one of the referees made a not-so-flattering remark about someone on the sidelines, but forgot his stadium microphone was turned on.

“I wanted to make sure Australian fans got to see an onside kick, and in my first game, too.” Rolovich said, smiling

Sports :: College Football – If You Thought SEC Was the Toughest NCAA Conference, Think Again

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Again 3 of the 5 teams come from the Pac 10.

Knowing that the SEC is legion for scheduling Division 1AA teams in its non-conference schedule, I suspect that the SEC’s strength of schedule (the quality of its opponents) may not be as strong. 5, so 3 of Top 5 teams in strength of schedule are from the Pac 10.

I read other factors into his mathematical formula for deciding which conference is the toughest (best) conference.

Sagarin rates all of the 242 individual 1A and 1AA teams and then combines them among conferences to arrive at these figures.

There is so much buzz and hype about the Southeast Conference–better known as the SEC–you would think there are no other NCAA football conferences that can compare.

When I add up the strength of schedule for the 12 SEC teams I get an average of 30 compared to an average strength of schedule of 14 for the Pac 10. Three 1AA conferences are then rated above the last 1A conference–the Sun Belt–at 58.26.. The facts and statistics say otherwise.

Copyright © 2007 Ed Bagley

Another interesting fact of note is this: Since the NCAA established the Division 1A and 1AA separation in 1978, only 5 Division 1A schools have not played a Division 1AA school: Washington, Southern California, UCLA, Michigan State and Notre Dame. Who plays the tougher schedule between the top two dogs? It is easily the Pac 10.

Sometimes a 1AA school can beat a 1A school (like Appalachian State beating Michigan at home 34-32), not because they are necessarily better but because the 1A school did not take them seriously.

Ranked 11th among Division 1A conferences is Conference USA at 58.88. 1 among the 242 Division 1A and 1AA schools.

The SEC already has 7 of its 12 teams with 7 or more wins and bowl eligible by NCCA standards, and now you know one of the reasons why.

The “tough” SEC played exactly 10 Division 1AA opponents this season, more than any other conference in the country. 3, California No. Turns out that I am right.

It is the same reason why Hawaii is unbeaten at 10-0, having defeated two 1AA schools in fattening up its impressive win record while racking up the 153rd toughest schedule against the other 119 Division 1A schools.

Even Jeff Sagarin in his Sagarin Ratings lists the SEC as the top conference with a central mean (that is Sagarin math talk) of 79.89 with the Pacific 10–better known as the Pac 10–second at 79.19. 4 and Colorado No. By comparison, the Big 12 played 10, the ACC and Big Ten played 7 games, the Big East 6, and the Pac 10 only 2.

Please, do not give me this garbage about the SEC playing the toughest schedule. If you are wondering, the team that has played the toughest schedule during the first 12 weeks of the 2007 college football season is the Washington Huskies, and that is why they are ranked No. On a scale of 100 the difference is 70/100ths of 1, or close enough to not make a difference in my mind.

For the record, Nebraska is No. 2, Stanford No