NFL good guys give back: NFC

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By Liz Panucci // @PanucciLiz

The desire to promote the welfare of others. That is the first definition when Googling ‘philanthropy’. It then goes on to talk about donations of money. Yes, money is helpful – so is a person’s time.

In this article, I highlight some of my favorite NFC players who do just that, donate their time.

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is a traveler, philanthropist, photographer and father. Fitzgerald donates a lot of time to community programs in Arizona where he plays for the Cardinals. This past fall, he held a Women’s Clinic.

Our very own reporter, Page Denny, was at his event representing Our Turf Football. She shares these pics from his Field of Smiles Presentation. One knows that these young women have benefited by spending time with Larry Fitzgerald. Each of them takes home with her something positive to enhance the community she lives in, for the better. 

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NFL Good Guys Give Back: AFC

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By Liz Panucci // @PanucciLiz

This week, we are focusing on the positives of the AFC, its teams, its players and its communities making ‘good happen’. #GiveBack

But before I get to that, some news on the retirement front.  Yesterday,  it was announced that New England tight end Rob Gronkowski is officially retiring from the NFL, effective immediately. He will be missed. This week, there was another memorable retirement announcement from Philadelphia defensive tackle Haloti Ngata. He put new meaning into ‘going out on top’.

The Haloti Ngata Family Foundation‘s motto is: Improving the lives of others through love and strength. We wish him all the best in his future! Ngata definitely belongs on the #NFLGoodGuy list here at Our Turf Football.

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NFL Foundation: Changing lives on and off the field

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By Liz Panucci // @PanucciLiz

Today, we are starting a new series on the positives of the National Football League, its teams, its players and its communities. Each week we will focus on a team, along with a community leader, making a difference in their city or town. We will discuss the movement surrounding an event and the people who support making ‘good happen’. #GiveBack

The NFL Foundation is the League’s nonprofit organization representing the 32 NFL clubs.  Its mission is to support the health, safety and wellness of athletes, youth football and the communities which support our game.

 

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“Survey says, …” TWT: Let’s talk Combine

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By Liz Panucci // @PanucciLiz

If you love stats, then the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine is for you. It’s all about pounds, inches, and speed. The 40-yard dash, in particular.

These faces are the up-and-coming stars of the NFL, maybe even your team. Each player has a story on how he got to be here for the ‘Biggest Interview of his Life’. Watch the interviews, scan your Twitter timeline and get to know these talented, confident, and maybe a little nervous, young men.

Lisa Johnson shares what’s abuzz as we head into the chaos of this event in her Get to know the Top 10 NFL Combine Prospects. Plus, our very own Kate Arhar is reporting live from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis this weekend. Stay tuned daily @ourturffb for updates.

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“Survey says, …” TWT: Controversy in the NFL

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By Liz Panucci // @PanucciLiz

The NFL and controversy. They kind of go together. When was the last time we had a football season that went smoothly?

Let’s take a look back, to when it was summer and we were all excited for kickoff. Quite interestingly enough, these were the top 10 brewing controversies heading into the 2018 NFL season as per Frank Schwab/Yahoo Sports.

  1. The Helmet Rule
  2. Are the Browns really going to sit Baker Mayfield all season?
  3. Will there be any more Patriots strife?
  4. Jameis Winston‘s uncertain future in Tampa
  5. Le’Veon Bell playing on another franchise tag
  6. The Giants’ conundrum if Eli Manning struggles
  7. Second-guessing the Alex SmithPatrick Mahomes decision
  8. Jalen Ramsey vs. everyone
  9. Vance Joseph’s job security in Denver
  10. Jon Gruden already under pressure

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“Survey says, …” – Complete List

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By Liz Panucci // @PanucciLiz

Have you missed any? Here’s the full list – take a look, share your thoughts in each survey.

February 18: Controversy in the NFL

February 11: The Alliance of American Football

February 4: Greats of the game + rising stars

January 29: Super Bowl LIII

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“Survey says, …” TWT: The Alliance of American Football

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By Liz Panucci // @PanucciLiz

Football isn’t over!

We have the rare opportunity of watching a new league unfurl before our very eyes in 2019. It’s not the NFL, but it is 10 weeks of the game we love. Four games are played each weekend, two on Saturday, two on Sunday. CBS Sports Network will be broadcasting the games.

Players have been brought together from many sources to form this league. New rules have been utilized to add quickness to the game. Coaches have been busy testing personalities and strengths for the winning combination. It’s new and it’s happening.

Our Turf Football has a short 5-question, multiple-choice survey to help you get to know more about the league. Click the link below to get started.

The Alliance of American Football

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“Survey says, …” TWT: Greats of the game + rising stars

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By Liz Panucci // @PanucciLiz

It’s been a full week in the media with awards, stories, and images from Atlanta, Georgia leading up to Super Bowl LIII.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame brought the spotlight to them when announcing the Class of 2019. If Canton, Ohio in August is on your bucket list follow @ProFootballHOF for details and watch firsthand as ‘the greats enter the hall’.

Who is the next ‘Rising Star’ you foresee having a remarkable career with the NFL? Click the link below to tell us and your answer may be featured on the Our Turf Twitter account.

Greats of the game + rising stars

 

 

Lisa Johnson, Our Turf Football’s reporter, was at the Reese’s Senior Bowl. While in Mobile, Alabama her scouting mind and eyes captured a few rising stars. Read more here

To see last week’s survey SBLIII results, click here.

 

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“Survey says, …” TWT: Super Bowl LIII

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By Liz Panucci // @PanucciLiz

Hi all! During the break from fantasy football, indulge in some fun by sharing your thoughts in these quick surveys.

The Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots will be vying for the top spot this Sunday in Atlanta, Georgia. To keep you in the NFL spirit, here are 5 multiple-choice questions awaiting your response.

Click the link below to tell us and your answer may be featured on the Our Turf Football Twitter account.

Super Bowl LIII

Here’s some info I found and thought you might want to know. How do these prices compare to your stadium?

Here are the results taken from the week January 28 to February 4:

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Fantasy Football – It’s that time again

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By Liz Panucci // @PanucciLiz

Whether it’s your first year trying something new or you’re a veteran and managing 5 or more teams, this is an exciting time. Football season is around the corner and it’s time to prepare for ‘The Draft’ of your team.

Once again, at Our Turf Football, we are running five leagues. One on NFL.com and four through Yahoo.com. Three of the leagues are female only and two are coed. There is one each, female only and coed, of $20 buy-in leagues. As of this writing, all leagues are full except for 2 spots available in the female only buy-in league. The defending champs are back and ready to take the top spot once again.

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