Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2014 Goal: $450.00 - To Date: $450.00 (100.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > General Football > NCAA Football


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers Bucs

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-24-2008, 04:40 AM   #21
Crushzilla
Team Owner
Supporter
 
Crushzilla's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: The City of Champions
Posts: 2,954
Gender: Male
Member Number: 5106
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: 2008 SENIOR BOWL ROSTER

Quote:
Originally Posted by sherlock View Post
Thank you for your answers everyone.
Do you get to see much NCAA football,Arena Football and semi-pro on TV in the States?
If so it must be good being able to see up and comming players in action.
College gets a lot of exposure here and is certainly where most pros come from. There are many, especially those in areas where there isn't an NFL francise nearby who follow college football more fervently than the pros. Then, in some areas of the country, people BLEED college (and high school) football.

There has been a real push lately by the Arena Football League, and its beginning to catch on in terms of fan base, but players rarely make the transition to the pros because the games are played VERY different. Imagine a 5 on 5 indoor soccer match (on those smaller pitches with the netting or fencing, I know they have those in Italy and the States but not sure if they do in England). Now compare that to a Premiership match. That is the difference between Arena and NFL.

I know in my area there isn't really any semi-pro action.

There was also a league for like two years called the XFL a few years back, but it was a wash. I think only a handful of players joined the NFL after its disbanding. One was former Steelers QB, Tommy Maddox.

There is a Canadian Football League that some NFL players go to and some of theirs come down here, but to be honest the LARGE majority come into the NFL from College, either via the draft, as Undrafted Free Agents, or through the Supplemental Draft. You will become very familiar with all of these in the next few months
__________________
Mad props to Steel-Bryan for the Bucco sig.
Crushzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 04:40 AM   #22
Crushzilla
Team Owner
Supporter
 
Crushzilla's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: The City of Champions
Posts: 2,954
Gender: Male
Member Number: 5106
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: 2008 SENIOR BOWL ROSTER

Double Post....

I hate this SVC internet...
__________________
Mad props to Steel-Bryan for the Bucco sig.
Crushzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 01:22 PM   #23
sherlock
Starter
Supporter
 
sherlock's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Norwich,England
Posts: 562
Member Number: 7836
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: 2008 SENIOR BOWL ROSTER

Thank you very much for your in-depth reply Crushzilla,it made interesting reading.
I really am grateful for your time and effort!
There is quite a difference between recruitment in the NFL and soccer here in the UK.
The vast majority of soccer players become professionals either by joining clubs as schoolboys and play in the youth teams or academies and gradually break into the senior team.
Some play in lower league teams and if they show potential are signed up by the bigger clubs.
It`s not uncommon for a team to sign up kids as young as 6,7or 8 if they show exceptional potential to ensure they get first call if the boy is able to fullfill that promise.
David Beckham for example joined Man Utd when he was just 14 and made his debut for them when he was 17.
sherlock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 01:33 PM   #24
Jeremy
Banned
 
Jeremy's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The Great American Southwest
Posts: 3,483
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2579
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: 2008 SENIOR BOWL ROSTER

The AFL has a national TV contract with ESPN. Individual teams have contracts with local sports networks.

There's not much semi-pro football on TV unless it's being covered by some kind of local access channel.
Jeremy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 07:26 PM   #25
lilyoder6
locked behind Xanax bars
 
lilyoder6's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Playin' touch football, on marijuana street
Posts: 6,388
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2568
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: 2008 SENIOR BOWL ROSTER

the under armour north south game is on sat at 4 pm.. can't wait to see some football action
__________________

Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy ~ Ben Franklin
Freedom: some use it, Everyone enjoys it, A few defend it.
lilyoder6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts