Tag: Matt Waldman Writers Project

  • One Player, One Play: An Act of Joy, Friendship

    One Player, One Play: An Act of Joy, Friendship

    Aussie Guys Adrian Janson didn’t want to be the player he loves. Instead, he chose to be the player who gave his football hero the moment of a lifetime.  By Adrian Jansen, @aussieguysnfl podcast (Twitter:@aussieguysAJ)   Dennis Gibson is far from a household name nowadays. Unless of course, you’re a fellow resident of Johnstone, Iowa […]

  • RSP Writers Project: Benjamin Watson’s 131-Yard Pursuit of Champ Bailey

    RSP Writers Project: Benjamin Watson’s 131-Yard Pursuit of Champ Bailey

    Waldman kicks off the RSP Writers Project with one of several play choices that he’ll share throughout the spring and summer. The first time I saw this poem, “Don’t Quit,” I was 14. A girl I had a crush on had it on stationery she used to write me notes. We went out a few times, […]

  • Brandon Thorn’s Offense to Defend the Planet

    Brandon Thorn’s Offense to Defend the Planet

    Brandon Thorn picks the rules and the team to defend our planet and upon that foundation he builds the ultimate West Coast offense.  Note: Learn more about Thorn’s overall philosophy and the coaching staff for this project. Offensive Coordinator: Bill Walsh Walsh’s offensive philosophy begins and ends with quarterback play. With an emphasis on timing, […]

  • Bob Harris’ Offense to Defend the Planet

    Bob Harris’ Offense to Defend the Planet

    Football Diehard’s Bob Harris researched the film for his team…sci-fi cinema.  Basic Approach Yeah. … So I’m not the guy who spends a ton of time breaking down film, right? I’m basically just your average, ordinary run-of-the-mill fantasy player who tends to fly by the seat of his pants. I am, however, a fan of […]

  • Waldman’s RB Cut-Down to Defend the Planet: No. 1 Walter Payton…the Final Cut

    Waldman’s RB Cut-Down to Defend the Planet: No. 1 Walter Payton…the Final Cut

    I said at the very beginning that if I could do it, I’d start five running backs on my team, but it’s just not feasible. What I didn’t tell you is the why: I’m starting six. Recap This series is not a ranking of the greatest backs of all time. I’m choosing the best fit […]

  • Bryan Frye’s Defense to Defend the Planet

    Bryan Frye’s Defense to Defend the Planet

    Kick’em in the head, Ted. Outlaw the forward pass, lock and load your defense with the most explosive, powerful, and agile big men for trench warfare, and you have Bryan Frye’s defense to defend the planet.  Rules – 1893 When Matt invited me to participate in this exercise, I gladly accepted and immediately started trying […]

  • Adam Harstad’s Defense to Defend the Planet

    Adam Harstad’s Defense to Defend the Planet

    Defensive Philosophy: Chaos The offense always has one key advantage over the defense in football: they know where the ball is going. The offense gets to call its plays, make its decisions, and then must attempt to execute them. The defense is tasked with preventing the offense from executing its plan. In short, the offense […]

  • Adam Harstad’s Offense to Defend the Planet

    Adam Harstad’s Offense to Defend the Planet

    Harstad adopts an underdog mentality in this game to defend the planet and it “permeates every choice” he makes.  Team Overview Despite all assurances that this competition is a “fair fight”, I am approaching the Game to Decide the Fate of Humanity as if we are heavy underdogs. This is not a motivational ploy— somehow […]

  • Matt Waldman’s RB Cut-Down to Defend the Planet: No.4 Jim Brown

    Matt Waldman’s RB Cut-Down to Defend the Planet: No.4 Jim Brown

    If this project was “One Bad Dude to Defend the Planet,” Brown would be the One Man Gang. Jim Brown This is the toughest one. Brown played in a far more lawless era of football than most and was its marked man. He dominated the sport to a degree that his records stood for another 20 […]

  • Mark Schofield’s Coaches and Defense to Defend the Planet

    Mark Schofield’s Coaches and Defense to Defend the Planet

    Team Overview Given one game to save humanity, assembling a roster with a combination of players that have achieved the highest success in the game of football and a certain intimidation factor is no easy task.. The majority of these players have played in one or more Super Bowls, so they will not shy away […]