Briefly: An excuse to mention American Idol and Romo/Underwood

23 05 2007

One of our early claims to Internets fame (Ed. note: not to be confused with actual fame, unless you’re Gary Brolsma or Will Ferrell’s landlord)(Ed. note: even in Internets terms, this post was not really that big a deal) was an in-depth look at a humorous fan interference penalty during a Dallas-Orlando game that prevented Clint Dolezel from getting ever-closer to that 800 TD mark.

Because this was our first ‘big splash’, we took delight in seeing readers submitting comments, which until then, we hadn’t really had (to clarify, both readers and comments). One of those comments caught my eye, because it linked to a site about a contestant on “American Idol”. I didn’t think too much of it, mostly because I hadn’t watched an episode of “American Idol” since the audition of William Hung. I’ve actually been so unaware of “American Idol” that last year, when I was still working in a restaurant in my final year of college, I walked by the above-bar television during a slow post-lunch hour. I glanced at the screen, and asked my manager who the old guy with Simon Cowell and Ryan Seacrest was. My manager informed me that was Taylor Hicks, who had won the night before.

Anyhow, I didn’t think too much of our Idol commenter until recently, when I casually glanced through our archives to see how the site had progressed since we started in March. Again, I saw the Idol comment, then did a quick Google to see who it was and how they’d fared in the show.

The author was ‘Blake Lewis’. Tonight he finds out if he can look forward to the illustrious career of an “American Idol” winner like Reuben Studdard, or the lucrative career of an “American Idol” runner-up like Bo Bice.

We should point out that although the commenter name and (secret to you) email address is ‘Blake Lewis’, it doesn’t seem as though it’s run by the actual beat-box champ, or that he enjoys the ongoings of the Arena Football League. However, we look forward to the day when he follows in the footsteps of “Idol” winner Carrie Underwood and dates Tony Romo, so we have another excuse to put up this picture:

Carrie Underwood

So, go Blake. Beat …your competitor. I actually have no idea who you’re up against, all I know for sure is that recently Paula broke her face. And it wasn’t Simon’s fault.


Quik Poll: do we have regular readers?

2 05 2007

An easy way to get more people to participate in the democratic process 

We here at It’s Still Football have quite enjoyed our time here since starting up this dog-and-pony show last March, and we got to thinking… do we have regulars along for the ride? This calls for our newest feature: a QUIK POLL!

Click here to vote! Sorry, WordPress doesn’t let us embed directly 😦

What you’re actually looking for is not here

16 03 2007

Although most of our traffic comes from the ever-faithful Josh and Papa J Fizzle, TC and I noticed on our stats page that we recently had a handful of hits from search engines, all, oddly enough, on Monday night. The first two make some degree of sense:

  1. (1 hit) “usfl”

  2. (1 hit) “ricky santos”

The USFL, referenced in J Fizzle’s inaugural post, was a mid-80’s spring-summer professional football league that featured 2-point conversions and play challenges, both of which were adopted by the NFL. Although the post contains no actual information on the USFL, aside from its relative practicality compared to the AFL in that it was much similar to the ever-popular NFL, this search result is CERTIFIED RELEVANT.

Ricky Santos, the Walter Payton award-winning QB of Division II powerhouse New Hampshire, was referenced in our post about the AFL’s new display in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a possible future star of the AFL, but we suspect he’s actually good enough to have a shot at playing in the NFL. This search result is also CERTIFIED RELEVANT.

Our final search hit, though, makes no degree of sense: Read the rest of this entry »

The AFL has a display in Canton! And it’s as awesome as you’d expect

12 03 2007

Great news from Steve Perry, the President of the Pro Football Hall of Fame: the AFL is going to have an exhibit in Canton, and it’s going to be the most comprehensive Arena Football display ever to grace the world of sports. According to ESPN (whose coverage of the AFL thus far has been surprisingly in-depth; I don’t think I’ve seen such a commitment to great analysis since the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation dedicated a page to competitive curling), the display will include interactive elements in the form of two computers with information; also, not only can you see an actual AFL jersey and helmet in the exhibit, you can see… an actual AFL football. Rounding out the exhibit is a looped two-minute highlight reel. That’s about it.

Oh, and also, the exhibit is built on real AFL turf, in case you’ve never been to a driving range and felt AstroTurf before.

I, for one (and I speak for TC even though I haven’t run it by him)(and in all seriousness think it’s actually a nice thing to have, given the league has existed for over twenty years), am excited that Canton will from here on out be “dedicated to chronicling the past, present and future of the Arena Football League”. In terms of the AFL, that means, “Kurt Warner“, “Reminding everyone that Kurt Warner used to play in the AFL”, and maybe “Ricky Santos“.

I take that back. Ricky’s actually really good. And a previous Walter Payton award winner was Tony Romo. And he’s banging Carrie Underwood.