Football Gaming


Back in the day there was a board game named “NFL Strategy”, created by Tudor Games. The game was available in 1970, and my brother and I played it hard core. Because it had a spring based probability generator, we pushed the edges of creative spring twinking as much as possible. But the game had a lot more depth  than most games of the period, in terms of play calling.

To bring back a blast from the past,  I present Pass 24 B Fly.

Pass 24 B Fly.  A great way to get your fast running back out of the backfield

Pass 24 B Fly. A great way to get your fast running back out of the backfield

In far too many ways this play reminds me of the game ender in the 4th week contest, Cowboys and Saints. So, did Sean Payton dig into  the playbook  of a 45 year old game to spring a surprise on the ‘Boys? I guess we’ll never really know.

For those people interested in the old Sports Illustrated Game Paydirt, and perhaps have charts but no playing field, I wrote playing field software in Perl.

The  Generic American Football Field is a way to play a Paydirt game without having any kind of physical playing field. All you need is a Perl interpreter that can run Tk.

A copy of GAFF is available in the Yahoo Paydirt group.

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