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The grounds crew is getting Yankee Stadium ready for the upcoming Redskins-Giants game.  Both teams are 2-0, and unless there is a tie the winner will be on top in the Capitol Division.

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Is that the field that comes with the computer game? Either way, very cool.

Hopefully it was not raining in the Ram-49er game. Rams never played well in inclement weather. ;)

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Is that the field that comes with the computer game? Either way, very cool.

Hopefully it was not raining in the Ram-49er game. Rams never played well in inclement weather. ;)


It's a homemade field.  I should have been a graphics designer . . . not that I'm that good, but because it interests me enough to spend hours working on it.  I got the idea for the shadows from another homemade stadium I saw.  It's a fairly accurate rendition (right down to the flagpoles) though all 1960s fields had much more dirt and mud than I provide (and I'm using modern hashmarks because I decided I didn't want the hassle of changing them from the fields I use as a basis for my fields).  Almost all the stadiums in the 1960s were multiple use and grass, so the baseball infield was visible at least through September.  I remember that the Browns used to paint the dirt green to make it look better.  (No wonder Modell left.)

As noted in my summary, the Rams won fairly easily (though the last TD was a gimmie resulting from the 49ers going for it on fourth down deep in their own territory).

                                         *                                 *                                 *   

A pair of intradivison games.  The Rams handily defeat the 49ers 24-7 to stay undefeated and the Saints get their first with an easy 30-14 win against the Cardinals.

Next up, the game of the week from Yankee Stadium, as a pair of 2-0 teams in the Capitol Division (the Giants and the Redskins) seek to take the division lead.
 
                             1   2   3   4    F
San Francisco 49ers
(1-2)    0   0   7   0    7
Los Angeles Rams (3-0)       7   0   3  14   24

   D.Bass (LA) 12 rush 55 yds, 2 TD
   J.Snow (LA) 2 rec 56 yds
   R.Gabriel (LA) 8/24, 104 yds
   J.Brodie (SF) 17/35, 175 yds, TD, 2 int
   C.McNeil (SF) 6 rec 92 yds   


                             1   2   3   4    F
New Orleans Saints
(1-1-1)  10  10   0  10   30
St. Louis Cardinals (1-2)    7   0   0   7   14

   B.Kilmer (NO) 12/24, 111 yds, 2 TD, int
   D.McCall (NO) 15 rush 59 yds, TD
   J.Douglas (NO) 2 int, 4 tkls
   C.Edwards (STL) 4 rush 76 yds, 68-yd TD
   J.Smith (STL) 5 rec 79 yds



-- Edited by boomer on Monday 27th of March 2017 11:35:05 AM

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Very well done. I sort of miss the multi-purpose fields, more for football than baseball. Added another element to the game that really no longer exists outside of Oakland.

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Thanks! For my Saints-Cardinals game at the old Busch Stadium, I just made it very brown. From what I can see in old films, that place was a mess for football. If I wanted to go crazy with it, which I don't, I would have included the half-moon shadows.

Most of the stadiums (stadia?) I use I got from the internet. They are quite good, but often not entirely historically accurate. If I become aware of another interesting stadium I'll give it a shot. Any suggestions? It unfortunately is not like baseball where you get interesting fences and field configurations.

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Baltimore always looked like the grass totally died by November. Playoff games were always dusty. Shea Stadium seemed to really fall apart in poor weather, more than most.

But even football only venues like the LA Coliseum and Kezar got trashed by the end of the year because other teams used them.Watch any playoff game in the fifties or sixties and the players were struggling in the muck. Unless it was the Playoff Bowl which was in Miami.

IIRC, Wrigley and KCs Municipal Stadium had angled end zones to fit the field. The Met had that I think in one configuration. County Stadium may have too. May have had something to do with having both teams on the same sideline. I would have to re:watch some films/games from that era to be sure.

Like I said, playing football in baseball parks added some interesting aspects to those games.

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pfunkone wrote:

IIRC, Wrigley and KCs Municipal Stadium had angled end zones to fit the field.


Definitely the case with Wrigley.  I included it in my initial Wrigley Field creation, but ended up deleting it because it looked funny and offended my sense of symmetry.  You can see it in the upper left of my picture of the Bears-Lions game on page two of this thread.



-- Edited by boomer on Sunday 26th of March 2017 10:55:26 PM

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                             1   2   3   4    F
Washington Redskins
(2-1)    0   7   0   0    7
New York Giants (3-0)        7   7   7  14   35

This one was a real surprise.  The New York Football Giants were hitting on all cylinders, racking up 496 yards in total offense to the Redskins’ 122.  And it could have been worse.  The Giants fumbled the ball away twice in the first half deep in Washington territory.  The Giants’ ground game was phenomenal.  As the rushing stats indicate, everyone contributed.

                        ATT  YDS   AVG  LNG  TD
Tucker Frederickson      15   67   4.5   16   1  
Bobby Duhon              14   84   6.0   14   2
Ernie Koy                13   65   5.0   26   0
Randy Minniear            5   24   4.8    6   0
Fran Tarkenton            5   25   5.0   15   0
Ronnie Blye               5   29   5.8   16   0

The Giants’ aerial attack was excellent as well.  Fran Tarkenton was 13 of 19 for 202 yards with two touchdown and no interceptions.  Homer Jones caught four passes for 91 yards and a touchdown.

I thought Sonny Jurgensen would be the difference in this one, but the Giants secondary shut down him and his ace receiver Charlie Taylor.  Jurgensen was only 11 of 22 for 96 yards with one touchdown and one interception.  Taylor caught only two passes for 24 yards.



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I've...........got a feeeeelin'...................Big Blue's goin' to the Super Bowl..................sing along with me.............................



At this point, unless I expand the season I don't see how they could be anything less than 5-2, which should net them a spot in the playoffs.  Based on my knowledge of the teams, I'd say they will be playing the Cowboys for the division championship in week seven.  Their remaining games are:

at Philadelphia Eagles
New York Jets
New Orleans Saints
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NFL STANDINGS

Capitol         W   L   T    PCT   PF   PA
New York        3   0   0  1.000   90   38
Washington      2   1   0   .667   73   58
Dallas          2   1   0   .667   71   40
Philadelphia    0   3   0   .000   21   95

Century         W   L   T    PCT   PF   PA
Pittsburgh      2   1   0   .667   78   50
Cleveland       2   1   0   .667   83   69
New Orleans     1   1   1   .500   57   63
St. Louis       1   2   0   .333   71   70

Coastal         W   L   T    PCT   PF   PA
Los Angeles     3   0   0  1.000   72   29
San Francisco   1   2   0   .333   54   71
Baltimore       1   2   0   .333   92   46
Atlanta         0   3   0   .000   24   96

Central         W   L   T    PCT   PF   PA
Detroit         2   1   0   .667   58   49
Green Bay       2   1   0   .667   77   57
Chicago         2   1   0   .667   59   54
Minnesota       2   1   0   .667   62   44

THIS WEEK’S NFL GAMES
(All Times EST – Check Your Local Listings)

Saturday 2:00 PM
Dallas (2-1) at Houston (0-0-1)

Sunday 1:00 PM
St. Louis (1-2) at Detroit (2-1)
Washington (2-1) at Chicago (2-1)
Green Bay (2-1) at Minnesota (2-1)
New York (2-1) at Philadelphia (0-3)
New Orleans (1-1-1) at Atlanta (0-3)
Baltimore (1-2) at Pittsburgh (2-1)

Sunday 4:00 PM
Oakland (0-0) at San Francisco (1-2)
Cleveland (2-1) at Los Angeles (3-0)



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Players of the Week

On offense, BART STARR gets the nod for navigating the Packers’ 21-16 victory against a very tough Kansas City Chiefs team.  Starr was 16 of 23 for 244 yards despite being chased around the backfield by Buck Buchanan most of the afternoon.  He was responsible for all three Packers’ scores, throwing touchdown passes to Boyd Dowler, Donny Anderson and Marv Fleming.

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After reading the chapter on Bart Starr in Bill Curry’s Ten Men You Meet in the
Huddle, you are left with the impression that there never was, nor will there
ever be, a finer football player and person in the NFL.


Other notable efforts included the Browns’ Leroy Kelly, who won the award in week one, and the Colts’ Earl Morrall, who rebounded after a pair of rough starts in weeks one and two.  Kelly rushed for 143 yards (he leads the league with 332) on 22 carries in the Browns 35-13 win over the Bengals.  He also caught two passes for 20 yards.  He scored two touchdowns, one on the ground and another through the air.  Though Kelly’s statistics arguably were superior, Starr’s performance truly was indispensable for a Packers victory.  (Besides, running against the Bengals' defense is like running through a thin slice of Swiss cheese.)  Morrall played only the first half of the Colts 55-0 win over the Falcons.  Nevertheless, he racked up 249 yards, hitting on 14 of 17 and tossing two touchdowns, including a 58 yarder to Jimmy Orr.  He also ran for a score.

The defensive award was more difficult to assess  There were many excellent performances, but no outstanding ones.  But in light of the Colts’ defensive manhandling of the Falcons, I decided to split the award between the two anchors of the Colts defensive line that stuffed the Falcons’ runners (49 yards on 25 carries) and pressured their quarterbacks (six sacks) the entire game – namely, ends BUBBA SMITH and ORDELL BRAASE.  Each had four tackles, two sacks, a fumble recovery, and a pretty surly attitude after the team’s 0-2 start.

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Braase (81) and Smith (78) prepare to obliterate anything and everything that
comes their way.  It was Smith who said “football isn’t a contact sport, it’s a
collision sport”.



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The 49ers defense really shut down the passing game of the Rams, despite the loss. Gabriel 8 - 24 for 104 yards. It didn't look like they bowled them over with the run game either. Turnovers? Special teams? Defense? What was the difference?



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The 49ers defense really shut down the passing game of the Rams, despite the loss. Gabriel 8 - 24 for 104 yards. It didn't look like they bowled them over with the run game either. Turnovers? Special teams? Defense? What was the difference?


The final score should have been more like 10-7.  As I indicated, the Rams' last score was the result of the 49ers going for it on fourth down deep in their own territory.  I recall that the first score essentially was handed to them via a fumble or interception (just short of a pick-six or scoop-and-score).  I'll have to check about the other scores.  I don't think the 49ers got any breaks.  Gabriel threw no interceptions.  Also, the 49ers running backs just couldn't get a foothold against the "Fearsome Foursome".



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