NFL Betting – Fun Facts and Trivia, and Some Smart Ass Remarks

NFL betting is a serious undertaking that requires serious attention and discipline, unless you have more money than you know what to do with (in that case, it’s OK to make stupid wagers, because you’re obviously smart enough to have all that cash in the first place). For the rest of us, we have a set bankroll for the season, and usually have to stick to it unless we have a good winning streak. If we start losing, it’s time to sell the spare car and cancel your wife’s spa treatments because you need the extra cash to gamble your way out of the red.

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Keep Civil on the Bar Swivel

Without a doubt, you’ll probably join a few friends to watch an NFL game at a bar, or someone’s house (hopefully that buddy has a big screen LCD TV and LOTS of beer). In anticipation of a few social gatherings, has put together a short list of interesting NFL Football trivia, some of which you may or may not know. In any case, while you’re getting blasted on Bush Light drinking away the bitter loss of your team, here are a few facts that can make for civil conversation.

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Classic NFL Trivia Questions

Q. What NFL team is known as the “Ain’ts” when on a losing streak?
A. The New Orleans Saints.

Comment: Hey you jerks, “ain’t” ISN’T a word

Q. What decade saw names first appear on the backs of NFL jerseys?
A. The 1960’s.

Comment: So I guess people before the 1960’s just yelled “Hey You, go, you, score!”

Q. Who was able to set NFL rushing records because of his “big butt” according to Chicago Bears trainer Frank Caito?
A. Walter Payton.

Comment: Da ‘bears definitely had the “Junk in the Trunk” with Payton, one of the game’s greatest players.

There’s No I in Team

Q. What team was given the nickname “Doomsday Defense” in the 1970s?
A. Dallas Cowboys. The Dallas Cowboys defense earned this nickname by paving the way to two Super Bowls by the Cowboys in the 1970s.

Comment: My how times have changed, things were always better in the 1970s.

Q. Which team was given the nickname “The Yucks” during the mid 1980s to the mid 1990s?
A. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were given this nickname for having double-digit loss seasons during the 1980s and 1990s.

Comment: Yucks! I’d call them the F*cks with that record. Detroit Lions, take heart, you’re not so bad…yet.

Q. Which team was given the nickname “Blitzburgh” during the mid-1990s?
A. Pittsburgh Steelers. This nickname was given to the Steelers defense because of their tendency to sack the opposing quarterbacks.

Comment: I think “Blitzburgh” is some where in New Jersey… but…umm…yeah the Steelers of yesterday and today definitely get high marks for their play.

Q.Which team was given the nickname “Blitz, Inc.” in the 1999-2004 NFL seasons?
A. Philadelphia Eagles. This nickname was given to the Eagles due to their strong defense during 1999-2004.

Comment: So we already had “Blitzburgh” with the Steelers? How unoriginal (or dumb) can the Phillie fans be? Time to take that adult education class you always wanted to do, you’ll need the extra smarts, Skippy.

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Q.Which team was given the nickname “Big Blue Wrecking Crew” in 1986?
A. New York Giants. The New York Giants were given this nickname because of their strong defense when they won they won the Super Bowl.

Comment: “Big Blue Wrecking Crew”? Wasn’t that a washed up 70’s rock band?

Q. Which team’s offense was given the nickname “Air Coryell” during the 1980 NFL season?
A. San Diego Chargers. The San Diego Chargers offense was given this nickname in 1980 because of a high powered passing offense led by quarterback Dan Fouts and coach Dan Coryell.

Comment: I think “Air Corywell” is some high school kid in Harlem who’s getting drafted by the NBA next year…wrong sport Chargers’ Fans.

Wrapping Up

That’s enough snarky commentary and dopey questions for now. The NFL pre season is almost here, and that means it’s time to get down to business. The regular season is just over a month away, and that mean’s it REALLY time to get down to business.

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