Monday MELF: Conference Championship-Style

We’re going retro on FifG today–all the way back to September ’08 when I started this blog–to bring back the Monday MELF. Here’s the deal (as previously posted): As a preteen, my friends and I used to play the FLAME game. The rules were mildly convoluted, but the point of the game was to figure […]

FifG Game of the Week: Green Bay Packers v. Minnesota Vikings

Green Bay Packers [2-1] vs. Minnesota Vikings [3-0] (Monday 8:00 p.m., ESPN) Why it’s good football: It’s an early-season match up of two division rivals, both considered contenders to represent the National Football Conference (aka, the NFC) in the Super Bowl. Also, there’s Brett Fav-reh. Why you might care: Because you are just the hip […]

FifG Game of the Week: Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions

Minnesota Vikings [1-0] vs. Detroit Lions [0-1] (Sunday 1:00 p.m., FOX) Why it’s good football: Well, ok, it’s not actually the best game of the week (Jets v. Pats? Dallas v. Giants? Carolina v. Philly? Pittsburgh v. Chicago? Probably all better games.), but as I mentioned, I’d gotten my whole pop culture analogy ready last week, […]

Weekly Wrap-Up

This is the time of year when you either have a really good football week or a really bad one. Personally, I had a really bad one. The Bucs officially lost their final four games (I was a realist! Not a pessimist!), and managed to become the first team in 15 years to start 9-3 […]

FifG Game of the Week: New York Jets v. Tennessee Titans

New York Jets [7-3] vs. Tennessee Titans [11-0] (Sunday 1:00 p.m., CBS) Why it’s good football: The Titans are playing great football, despite the fact that they are led by an old man of a quarterback and that they have few big name players. They’re just winning every game they play. For the Jets, a […]

FifG Game of the Week: New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills

New York Jets [4-3] vs. Buffalo Bills [5-2] (Sunday 1:00 p.m., CBS) Why it’s good football: It’s a division battle in an up-for-grabs AFC East. The Bills, whose record matches that of the New England Patriots, are coming off of a division loss to the Miami Dolphins. This should drive them to compete even harder, […]