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American Football positions for rookies A line of skrimmage
In the few seconds that most plays in football last for, if you are a little unsure what is happening it can look extremely chaotic and will be tough to follow. With 22 players on the field doing different things football can be overwhelming, so here is a rookie’s guide to player positions to help you understand....
2016 NFL Season: Playoff picks The Reliant Stadium
This year could be an interesting one in the NFL. Super Bowl 50 winners Denver look vulnerable, there were some huge free agent moves in the off-season, and a few young teams look like they might be ready to contend this year. So after taking a look at every team’s schedule this year, these are...
No Man’s Sky: A lesson to all of us nomanssky.jpg
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about why I thought No Man’s Sky, the new procedurally generated space exploration game from Joe Danger developer Hello Games, was going to be in trouble as soon as it came out. Now, a few weeks into the game’s life, I feel safe to mark that as an...
Hands on with Madden 17: First impressions Madden_17_-_FG_Block_Pre_Snap.jpg
At first glance, it’s easy to think Madden 17 lends credence to the idea annual games are the same product every year with some minor cosmetic changes. However, I recently got the chance to spend some time with the game prior to its release, and Madden 17 is so much more than that. Subtle but...
American football in Britain and Madden 17: Talking to Osi Umenyiora and Clint Oldenburg madden.jpg
Kettle spoke to former New York Giants defensive end and two-time super bowl champion Osi Umenyiora, speaking at a preview event for EA Sports Madden NFL 17, who discussed the expansion of American football to Britain at a recent preview event for Madden 17. We also got the chance to talk to gameplay designer and former Washington Redskin Clint Oldenburg at...
Five Yard Line: Players misbehave at practice and big contracts in Arizona
Not too much is going on this week in the world of football as teams settle into the routine of training camp building towards the start of the season next month. But for the first weekly edition of the Five Yard Line, here are the five biggest stories from the NFL this week. Michael Bennet...
Comment: NFL’s treatment of Tom Brady over deflate-gate is a poor excuse for justice Brady-JeffreyBeall.JPG
The controversy surrounding the 2014 AFC championship game looks to be over after eighteen months of investigations and court dates. Of course, it’s going to be years before football fans soften in their attitudes towards the New England Patriots on social media but Tom Brady has accepted the punishment handed out to him by the NFL...
No Man’s Sky: How the media are ruining gaming no mans sky.jpg
For those who have somehow missed it up to now, No Man’s Sky is an exploration sandbox based in a shared, procedurally generated universe. For the most part, it looks really exciting, and something genuinely a little different to the mainstream games. It’s this unique character that has attracted a lot of attention from the...
The NFL for Rookies
If you are new to football, the NFL can seem a little complex with a lot going on. So as briefly as I canlet us explain how the NFL works and introduce all 32 teams that compete in the league. Make sure to check out the first article in this series, American Football for Rookies,...
American football for rookies
The most common criticism of American Football I hear amongst British people is that they do not understand the rules. As someone who learnt the sport by watching games, I understand this problem. The fact that there are two clocks shown on the graphics during a game took me long enough to work out alone! With the new...