Saying farewell to ‘The League’ and its fantasy football idiocy

I remember watching The League for the first time when it aired. The idea of the show was so stupid that I thought it was genius. I had seen commercials for it leading up to the series premiere. It was a bunch of friends who were too obsessed with fantasy football that real-life decisions were somehow tied into their fantasy football decisions. I loved the show from the start. I didn’t think the American public would dig it as much as I did.

As the show continued on, we got to see more silliness to keep the show running. A show solely based on fantasy football was going to be a difficult one so they had to include some weird characteristics to the main cast to keep it interesting. Its popularity allowed them to get celebrities and even actual football players to have cameos. Ultimately, it still made fantasy football its central focal point.

I loved every minute of it. I laughed so hard all the time.

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Sneak Peek: Top 10 Joe Montana Games

This should be a fun one. I wonder what is his top game? How many comeback wins are on this list?

They Call It Pro Football - Official Blog of NFL Films

How do you pick the 10 most memorable games for the greatest QB of all time? It wasn’t easy, but this list will narrow down the defining moments in Joe Montana’s career and they may not all be pretty…

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Our list of “Top 10 Joe Montana Games” will be unveiled on NFL Network tonight at 10 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Pacific.

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NBC Pipes In Salsa Music For Victor Cruz Touchdown…Again

Agree totally with this. I think it’s a cool thing and that’s fine with me. But favoritism is not something we want to see from a network that’s supposed to give fair coverage. Either do it for all teams or don’t do it at all.

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When Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz scored during last night’s 19-17 Eagles victory, NBC went into its bag of tricks.

The powers that be for the Sunday Night Football production team opted to play salsa music to coincide with Cruz’s celebration.

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Emmy-Nominated Series ‘A Football Life’ Returns Wednesday, September 12 at 8:00 PM ET on NFL Network

Official press release of “A Football Life” returning this Fall.

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‘The Faces of Tebow’ Kicks off 13-Episode Season Airing This Fall on Wednesday Nights at 8:00 PM ET

Ray Lewis, Jimmy Johnson, Steve McNair, Tom Coughlin & Marcus Allen Among Iconic Figures Examined

The Emmy-nominated documentary series A Football Life produced by NFL Films returns for a second season Wednesday, September 12 at 8:00 PM ET on NFL Network. Airing on Wednesday nights throughout the fall, the 13-episode season examines the iconic individuals and subjects that have had an undeniable and profound impact on the history of the National Football League, offering an inside look into their untold stories.

Beginning on September 12 with a unique profile on the immensely popular backup quarterback for the New York Jets, Tim Tebow, A Football Life focuses on the life and career of provocative subjects intertwined in the fabric of NFL history. On September 19, Ray Lewis: A Football…

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Top 100 Sneak Peek: 49ers Willis makes Top 10 of the Top 100

Where do you think he’ll be ranked?

They Call It Pro Football - Official Blog of NFL Films

The wait to find out who the players selected the NFL’s best concludes TONIGHT, when we reveal the top 10 names on the Top 100 Players of 2012.

Before we present the cream of the crop — as voted by the NFL players themselves — here’s a sneak peek at a player you will see tonight, 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis.  Willis ranked number 23 on last year’s countdown, but rose into the Top 10 after a dominant performance in 2012.

Where will number 52 end up?  Find out tonight at 8pm ET only on NFL Network!

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New weekday morning show kicks off July 30 on NFL Network

Great fun for all you football junkies!

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“NFL AM” Starts Your Weekdays at 6:00 AM ET with Namath author Mark Kriegel, former Super Bowl-winning 49ers CB Eric Davis, Brian Webber, Nicole Zaloumis & Steve Wyche  

4-Hour Live Morning Show

Fans can now start their day with the NFL like never before – with a new, live weekday morning show on NFL Network.

Debuting Monday, July 30 just as training camps open, the new four-hour “NFL AM” kicks off at 6:00 AM ET each Monday through FridayNFL AM will blanket the world of the NFL with seasoned and opinionated talent who will report and debate news and examine the personalities that play the game. The show’s discussion will cover a wide-range of NFL-related topics including the cultural convergence of sports, entertainment and music. Each morning, NFL AM will collaborate with NFL.com to take a look at the latest in fantasy football news and information.

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