Are you ready for some football?

For you football afficianadoes out there, have you caught the “Football 101” articles on ESPN.com penned by Bob Davie (former Notre Dame head coach and Texas A&M defensive coordinator)? They’re very clear descriptions of the stuff you hear about all the time while watching a football game, and even having followed football all these years, I’ve still managed to pick up a thing or two about the box and the ubiquitous zone blitz.

If you’re a football newbie, these are almost mandatory reading. You’ll know what you’re talking about (or at least seem like you do) in no time.