Football Basics

Click here to listen to Scott’s FOOTBALL BASICS audio episode

Look at you, Fancy Pants Reader, you found the first secret audio episode. In this episode, you can hear me explain a high-level overview of football — positions, scoring, and the line of scrimmage. Just enough to let you enjoy the rest of THE ROOKIE. For more detailed information, you can check out the links below:

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

  • National Football League’s Guide to Football Basics (all text)
  • FOOTBALL FOR DUMMIES by Howie Long (see link at right) is a great, easy-to-read overview.
  • MADDEN NFL – if you’re a gamer and you want to learn about football, just get Madden and enjoy. You will learn a ton! (see the link at right)

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  1. Shadygirl

    Tomorrow!

    Tomorrow is the last day to donate for the prize packs, but don’t let that stop you. If you want to give and can’t do it quite yet the fundraising will continue for Emma. If you want a shot at the prize packs, you need to donate today or tomorrow!

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  2. GJ

    You made my eyes leak

    When I got the email notification about it. You are a very generous spirit, thank you x x
    [flickr-photo:id=5353037802,size=m] & Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

  3. DEAD_SILVER_EAGLE_BAYL06

    You’re welcome!

    This is truly a great example of a group of people coming together to help each other. I hope little Emma receives the medical treatment she deserves.

    ……….The extremely humble owner of “THE ROOKIE” #2487/3000…..NOCTURNAL (Rewrite) Byron Metz (as “Baldwin Metz,” medical examiner for San Francisco police)

  4. Shadygirl

    Thank you!

    Thank you very, very much!

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  5. DEAD_SILVER_EAGLE_BAYL06

    I’ve donated what I can

    The new goal of £2000.00 is almost accomplished!

    ……….The extremely humble owner of “THE ROOKIE” #2487/3000…..NOCTURNAL (Rewrite) Byron Metz (as “Baldwin Metz,” medical examiner for San Francisco police)

  6. GJ

    I’ve changed the target to £2000!

    [flickr-photo:id=5353037802,size=m] & Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

  7. Belladonna420

    The donations are “ROLLING” in!!!

    Mr Fahrenheit pledged to do 1,000 Aikido Rolls to raise money for Emma’s treatment. He accomplished his task this past Sunday! Ricky, you are awesome and Emma is blessed to have you on her team!!!

    Check out the video of Ricky’s herculean effort here!

    * * Head Biker Babe & [flickr-photo:id=4891502501], Dead Sexy Dealer, The Juicer, Co-Founder of the Gutter Sistren & Proud Member of GirlCo AND I’m [REDACTED]’s [REDACTED]!!!!!. * *

  8. Shadygirl

    Come on junkies!!!!!

    We have topped the fundraising goal set by GJ, but Emma still has a long way to go to her overall total. Lets see how high we can push our total and show Emma and her family what the power of the junkies can do!!!!
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  9. Belladonna420

    I’d rather see

    someone donate the $100 that it costs to buy a jersey to Emma.

    * * Head Biker Babe & [flickr-photo:id=4891502501], Dead Sexy Dealer, The Juicer, Co-Founder of the Gutter Sistren & Proud Member of GirlCo AND I’m [REDACTED]’s [REDACTED]!!!!!. * *

  10. Beth_Ailis

    So right!

    Swag is nice too, but Coach hit the nail on the head. Helping that little girl is the greatest reward.

    My oldest nephew was diagnosed with neuroblastoma when he was 18 mos old. Same type as Emma, but not nearly as aggressive. He was lucky – they lived near one of the best children’s cancer hospitals in the US up in Seattle. It was really rough on the family, especially my sister. Long story short – after years of chemo, surgeries and the other treatments he was cancer-free. He’s now an Ensign in the Navy, married and having a wonderful life.There were lots of people in Seattle and elsewhere that helped them make it thru that tough time, and I just want to pass it on to kids like Emma and her family.

    [flickr-photo:id=5069365035, size=m] [flickr-photo:id=4347154616] Pusher and member of the Gutter Sistren

  11. Shadygirl

    That’s right.

    Everything here has been donated by various people.

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  12. GJ

    That’s a great idea!

    If you’ve got one to donate.. ? Every prize here has been donated, because junkies RAWK!

    [flickr-photo:id=5353037802,size=m] & Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

  13. Factualvermin

    suggestion – krakens jersesys

    this is a great cause makes me feel bad about being a brokeass teen, but to help may i suggest you throw in some of those awsome krakens jersesys i dont know why you didnt mabe they can go to 4th & 5th

    BlackShard Syndicate ShardBorn Forever!

  14. Beth_Ailis

    Great job on the song/video

    I hope lots of people see it.
    [flickr-photo:id=5069365035, size=m] [flickr-photo:id=4347154616] Pusher and member of the Gutter Sistren

  15. GJ

    So …

    If you can’t donate, you could always do a sponsored something and generate money that way too? Here is a form if you get inspired! And here is something special I did today here

     

    [flickr-photo:id=5353037802,size=m] & Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

  16. GJ

    YOU RAWK!

    So far

    Target: £1,000.00

    Raised so far: £650.75

    [flickr-photo:id=5353037802,size=m] & Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

  17. Carnie

    Payday finally hit…

    Was albe to donate, also trying to spread the word via Facebook. Lets get this girl the money and support she needs 🙂 

    __________________________________________________________________

    Does someone go into the park and, uh… lift up the dinosaurs’ skirts?

  18. Catalyst

    Exactly

    So i have these books: Ancestor (2007 Editions)(2) EarthCore (2005) Infected Contagious Ancestor (2010) The Rookie The Starter The All-Pro Blood is Red

  19. Beth_Ailis

    Just makes me a little teary-eyed

    Seeing all this amazing love and help going out to that little girl and her family. If there’s such a thing as Karma, all of you donating $$ and prizes and spreading the word have just earned a boatload of good Karma points. (Almost as good as Crack hits!)
    [flickr-photo:id=5069365035, size=m] [flickr-photo:id=4347154616] Pusher and member of the Gutter Sistren

  20. Catalyst

    Wow

    This is awesome how many people are helping, Junkie’s are the shizznit

    So i have these books: Ancestor (2007 Editions)(2) EarthCore (2005) Infected Contagious Ancestor (2010) The Rookie The Starter The All-Pro Blood is Red

  21. Mr_Fahrenheit

    That’s so cool.

    Junkies do rock. I’m willing to bet that if the junkies met at the Casbah they’d rock so hard there wouldn’t be one anymore! GO JUNKIES!

    — Death, chaos and mayhem, the music of the night

  22. GJ

    JUNKIES RAWK!!!

    We are now at £548 in donations towards so far againnst our £1000 target. I had an email today and have pasted the most impartant bits below. This email is for all of you:-

    ______

     

    Thank you very much for setting up your fundraising page to help raise funds for Emma’s Appeal. On behalf of Emma and her family, I want to thank you!

    Thanks again for your kind support. I know that Emma and her family really appreciate your help.

    Best wishes,

    Marta

     

    Marta Hofstrom

    Fundraising Coordinator

    Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Alliance UK

    _____

    [flickr-photo:id=5353037802,size=m] & Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

     

  23. Shadygirl

    Hey everyone!

    The donations have really snowballed! We will be splitting everything up into a couple of prize packs. Sigler will update the main post within a few days to show exactly what we have. First I just need to confirm a few things.

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  24. Shadygirl

    You RAWK!

    I will add those to my list.

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  25. ScottEPond

    I’d like to throw a little something as well…

    I have two things I want to throw into the mix if they’re wanted:

    1. Signed limited edition of Nathan Lowell’s “Quarter Share” (hardcover) with the phrase “Safe Voyage” in it. It’s # 101/250

    2. Photo reproduction of any of my photographs (winner’s choice), any size up to 36″ max dimension, signed by me… suitable for framing or darts. (scottepond.com)

    2. (alternate) If the photo isn’t desirable, I’d be willing to do some gratis (free of charge) graphic design work, up to 5 hours of work.

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  26. Shadygirl

    Yes.

    I will PM you my address.

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  27. Catalyst

    Same Please So I Can send you my book

    So i have these books: Ancestor (2007 Editions)(2) EarthCore (2005) Infected Contagious Ancestor (2010) The Rookie The Starter The All-Pro Blood is Red

  28. Gmork

    Sweet!

    I will definitely send it your way.  Shoot me you address offline. Any of my email addresses will do. Or a BatSignal Tongue out

  29. Shadygirl

    It doesn’t!

    We are working on possibly dividing this prize pack among the top 3 donners. Since I started the prize pack, I am taking reponsibility for keeping track of it all and getting it out. If you want to donate your book, go ahead and send it to me. You RAWK!
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  30. Gmork

    Let me know …..

    …If this conflicts with Evo’s contribution but I’ve got a signed hardcover of Contagious I can thrown in as well.

  31. nandes

    Credit Cards

    If anyone is trying to donate by credit card and getting f*cked by the ‘Verified By Visa’ screen, get your cursor in the first PASSWORD box and use the tab key to navigate.

    ——————– Villa Nandes Photo Blog

  32. Wolf

    Love for Emma.

    This is Emma. This is who we’re trying to save.

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    Can you imagine someone saying that a bag of chips and a soft drink are more important than her?

    Emma is family. She is strong and brave. She’s a fighter. She’s dying. Junkies are a family, too. We’re bound together by so much more than our love for all things Scott Sigler. I know what my Junkie family is capable of. I have reaped the benifits of your love many times in the past. You’ve pulled me through times in my life when I knew all was hopeless. You’ve lifted be up in times of utter dispair. You’ve given me more love and support than I could possibly ever return. And I never even had to ask.

    I’m not asking, now. I’m begging. On my knees. Groveling. Please help. Please.

    I know quite a few of you have already given. GJ, Bella, Steph, Catalyst and Scott have gone above and beyond. But we have a long way to go. We still need to raise close to 165,000 pounds and we’ve only got until November 19th.

    Husband of Susan, Friend of Junkies everywhere

  33. Wolf

    Another update.

    I’m also throwing in my copy of “Phoenix Rising – A Ministry Of Peculiar Occurrences Novel”, signed by both authors, Tee Morris & Pip Ballantine.

  34. Shadygirl

    Update to the prize pack!

    Hey everyone. As you have probably seen, Catalyst has thrown in an original Ancestor paperback and Wolf has added in his Dark Overlord Media thumb drive. Now it looks like Evo Terra is going to donate a book or two to the cause. I want to confirm exactly what he is adding in before I list it here, but rest assured, you will be getting even more than the original Earthcore paperback. Check back here for any more news. All I can say is, Junkies F**king Rock!

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  35. GJ

    Thank you – That is really generous!

    YOU RAWK!
    [flickr-photo:id=5353037802,size=m] & Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

  36. Catalyst

    AND ANCESTOR

    I have added one of my copies of the original Ancestor paperback as anothre prize

    So i have these books: Ancestor (2007 Editions)(2) EarthCore (2005) Infected Contagious Ancestor (2010) The Rookie The Starter The All-Pro Blood is Red

  37. Shadygirl

    Just a reminder

    Please don’t forget to put your junkie screen name in the donation information. That will really help us know where to send the book. If you forget, please PM either me or Guestford_junkie with your screen name and your real name. Thank you so much to all of you!

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  38. GJ

    Shady, JP, and Scott You RAWK!

    Thank you for throwing yourself into this with me 🙂 You made my eyes leak.
    [flickr-photo:id=5353037802,size=m] & Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

  39. GJ

    It really is!

    Thank you so much for your support.
    [flickr-photo:id=5353037802,size=m] & Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

  40. Carnie

    Such a great cause!

    Even if you can’t donate enough to get the book we should all pitch in. 🙂 

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    Does someone go into the park and, uh… lift up the dinosaurs’ skirts?