Matt Ryan establece récord en victoria de tiempo extra.

Sep 8, 2014

Atlanta Falcons 37 – 34 New Orleans Saints

By Jahaziel Bernal

El mariscal de campo de los Halcones de Atlanta, Matt Ryan, estableció un récord de franquicia en la victoria de tiempo extra (37-34) contra los Santos de Nueva Orleans. Ryan completó 31 de 43 pases sin intercepciones y tres touchdowns. Las 448 yardas de Ryan son la segunda mayor cantidad en la historia de la NFL en su semana inaugural sin una sola intercepción.

 

El triunfo de Atlanta fue sellado con la ayuda del pateador Matt Bryant. Bryant convirtió un gol de campo de 51 yardas para empatar el marcador  en la jugada final en tiempo reglamentario. En tiempo extra New Orleans perdió posesión del balón cuando Marques Colston perdió el balón después de un pase del mariscal de campo, Drew Brees. Los Halcones recuperaron el balón poniéndose en posición para un gol de campo después de varias jugadas. Matt Bryant convirtió el gol de campo de 52 yardas para darle la primera victoria a los Halcones de Atlanta.

 

En total, el equipo logró 568 yardas ofensivas contra una defensa que fue clasificada como una de las mejores defensas en la liga hace una temporada.

Photo is Courtesy of: ESPN

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Seattle vence a Greenbay

Sep 5, 2014

Septiembre 4, 2014. Los Halcones Marinos de Seattle (Seahawks) vencieron a los Empacadores de Greenbay (Packers), por un marcador de 36 a 16.

El equipo de Seattle recibió la visita de Greenbay durante la semana de apertura de la temporada 2014 de la Asociación Nacional de Futbol (NFL por sus siglas en inglés). En un agradable clima templado el encuentro dio inicio alrededor de las 5:42 PM (tiempo del Pacifico), en el estadio CenturyLink, hogar de los Halcones Marinos, quienes abrieron el marcador por medio de gol de campo de 35 yardas anotado por Hauschka. Por su parte los Empacadores avanzaron seis puntos en el marcador por medio de un touchdown y se pusieron a la delantera 7-3 con el punto extra.

En el segundo cuarto, el mariscal de Seattle, R. Wilson, conectó un pase de 33 yardas con R. Lockette quien anotó el primer touchdown de los locales, poniendo el marcador 10-7 en favor de Seattle. Minutos más tarde, Greenbay igualaría los cartones por medio de un gol de campo de 23 yardas. Pero antes de finalizar la primera mitad, los Seahawks anotarían su segundo touchdown por medio de una carrera de 9 yardas de M. Lynch, dejando el marcador Seattle 17 – 10 Greenbay.

En el tercer cuarto el mariscal de los visitantes, A. Rodgers, sufrió una intercepción en su yarda 29 al intentar un pase frente al defensivo de Seattle, B. Maxwell. Los locales aprovecharían esta posición anotando más tarde un gol de campo, para poner el marcador Seattle 20 – 10 Greenbay.

Faltando poco menos de 5 minutos en el reloj, el mariscal de Greenbay, Rogers, fue capturado en la yarda 3 de su territorio, lo que ocasionó un balón suelto, mismo que fue recuperado por Greenbay en la yarda 0 por D. Sherrod, quien no pudo escapar de la defensiva. Con esta jugada los Halcones Marinos movían nuevamente el marcador Seattle 22 – 10 Greenbay.

Cinco segundos después de haber dado inicio el último cuarto, los locales de Seattle lograron una anotación de seis puntos y el pateador hizo efectivo el gol de campo, poniendo los números en el marcador Seattle 29 – 10 Greenbay.

Faltando 9:37 de juego, un pase corto de 3 yardas dio seis puntos para los visitantes, quienes intentaron realizar una conversión de dos puntos sin resultado positivo. Así, los cartones se pusieron Seattle 29 – Greenbay 16.

El marcador final fue resultado de un pase corto para 15 yardas por parte de Wilson a Coleman, ambos de la escuadra de Seattle aunado al gol de campo: Seattle 36 – Greenbay 16.

 

 

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NFL, USA FOOTBALL, Fuel Up to Play 60, and National Recreation and Park Association to Bring NFL FLAG Program to 500,000 Students in Schools and Recreation Centers Nationwide

Sep 5, 2014

09/03/2014. The NFL will provide NFL FLAG Essentials Kits to more than 500,000 children in elementary schools and after-school programs nationwide this year, enabling kids in communities to “Play 60.”

The announcement was made today by NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL at an event in Renton, WA. The new program will be implemented in partnership with the GENYOUth Foundation, the Fuel Up to Play 60 in-school program and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).  The kits are being funded through the NFL Foundation’s $45 million commitment to USA Football for programming including Heads Up Football, NFL FLAG, and NFL Punt, Pass & Kick.

The goal of the partnership is to give children the opportunity to “Play 60” while introducing them to the fast-paced fun of NFL FLAG. In its first year, the program will focus on schools in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Seattle through the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, which reaches 73,000 schools nationwide, empowering students to take action to improve nutrition and physical activity.

The free kits will also go to children participating in NRPA after-school programs in NFL markets including Atlanta, Arizona, Buffalo, Carolina, Chicago, Denver, New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, San Diego, Seattle, and Tampa Bay. One park and recreation agency in each of these areas will also win a $7,500 NFL PLAY 60 grant from NFL Network.  Over the course of three years, the NFL/NFL Network/NRPA initiative will work to expand nationwide.

NFL FLAG, powered by USA Football, provides children of all ages with the opportunity to be active and learn the basics of football in a fun environment. More than 230,000 boys and girls ages 5-17 were part of NFL FLAG powered by USA Football last year. With the added reach from Fuel Up to Play 60 and the NRPA’s programming, more than 500,000 children will be able to participate in the coming year. Each of the 1,800 NFL FLAG kits distributed through the partnership includes 50 flag belts, 10 footballs and supplemental materials. SHAPE America developed new in-school curriculum to accompany the kits.  Fuel Up to Play 60 schools nationwide will be eligible to receive the kits.

The program’s first year will culminate with the NFL FLAG national championships at Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona, with the championship games being played at NFL Experience for the first time.

“We want to be sure all kids have the chance to ‘Play 60,’” said Commissioner Goodell. “We know many children have their first experience playing football in flag, and we are proud to support an initiative that will help kids be physically active.”

“Research shows that physical activity, paired with good nutrition, can help improve students’ academic achievement,” said ALEXIS GLICK, CEO of GENYOUth Foundation. “This ‘learning connection’ is key to GENYOUth, Fuel Up to Play 60 and the NFL’s continued commitment to generating actionable solutions to get kids eating better and moving more in, and outside, of school. The NFL FLAG partnership is a huge step forward in our efforts to support schools with the resources they need to help students succeed, and we are proud to be part of this announcement and in supporting the program.”

“In community parks and recreation there is a real commitment to inspiring healthy and active lifestyles especially among children,” said BARBARA TULIPANE, president and CEO of NRPA. “We are excited about the NFL FLAG program because it aligns with this commitment and is a fun way to get kids active.”

The event in Renton today included a flag football clinic for local children, a Q&A with parents and Commissioner Goodell. Former players including MARK BRUENERWALTER JONES and AENEAS WILLIAMS took part in flag drills, ‘football mom’ CHRIS GOLIC spoke with parents about her experiences as a sports mom, and Seahawks team physician and USA Football Medical Advisory Committee Chairman DR. STANLEY HERRINGaddressed the importance of physical activity as well as sports safety.

About the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

The NRPA is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of 46,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visitwww.parksandrecreation.org.

 

About Fuel Up to Play 60

Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Football League (NFL) and National Dairy Council (NDC), which was founded by America’s dairy farmers, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Fuel Up to Play 60 is designed to engage and empower youth to take action for their own health by implementing long-term, positive changes for themselves and their schools. The program additionally encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods (low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains) and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. As a result of the program, last year 14 million students made better food choices and are getting more physically active during the school day. Fuel Up to Play 60 is further supported by several health and nutrition organizations: Action for Healthy Kids, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association/Foundation, National Hispanic Medical Association, National Medical Association and School Nutrition Association. Visit FuelUpToPlay60.com to learn more.

About GENYOUth Foundation

Founded through an unprecedented public/private partnership with National Dairy Council (NDC) and the National Football League (NFL) committed to child health and wellness, GENYOUth brings leaders in health, education, government and business together in a movement to help America’s youth achieve a healthier future. The Foundation officially launched on February 4, 2011 at Super Bowl XLV with the signing of a historic six-way Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), with U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Education and Health & Human Services. GENYOUth empowers students to improve nutrition and physical activity by taking small steps to accelerate a lifetime of healthy changes. When youth are given a voice, change can happen. For more information, visit www.GENYOUthFoundation.org.

Source: NFL Media

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Concluye pre-temporada de la NFL

Aug 31, 2014

El pasado jueves 28 de Agosto concluyó la última semana de la pretemporada de la Liga Nacional de Fútbol Americano (NFL por sus siglas en inglés) con los 32 equipos profesionales participando y afinando detalles de último minuto para definir los jugadores que abrirán como titulares durante la temporada 2014-2015.

El jueves 28 de Agosto de 2014, los Cardenales de Arizona se enfrentaron a los Cargadores de San Diego en un juego sin grandes avances ofensivos por parte de ambas escuadras en el que el pateador de San Diego, Nick Novak, con cuatro goles de campo ayudó a su equipo  a poner los cartones a su favor con un marcador final Cardenales 9 – 12 Cargadores. Por su parte el pateador de Arizona, Chandler Catanzaro anotó tres goles de campo.

Durante este encuentro tanto Arizona como San Diego dejaron a sus titulares en la banca, otorgando a los novatos y nuevos elementos competir por un lugar en las filas de ambos equipos. Ninguno de los contendientes logró cruzar la yarda 20 del contrario, por lo que no hubo ningún touchdown.

El próximo encuentro de Arizona y San Diego se llevará a cabo el 8 de septiembre del año en curso, conforme al calendario de la temporada regular mostrado a continuación:

Lun, Sep 8 San Diego Chargers 7:20pm
Dom, Sep 14 New York Giants 10:00am
Dom, Sep 21 San Francisco 49ers 1:05pm
Dom, Sep 28 BYE
Dom, Oct 5 Denver Broncos 1:05pm
Dom, Oct 12 Washington Redskings 1:25pm
Dom, Oct 19 Oakland Raiders 1:25pm
Dom, Oct 26 Philadelphia Eagles 1:05pm
Dom, Nov 2 Dallas Cowboys 11:00am
Dom, Nov 9 St Louis Rams 2:25pm
Dom, Nov 16 Detroit Lions 2:25pm
Dom, Nov 23 Seatle Seahawks 2:05pm
Dom, Nov 30 Atlanta Falcons 2:05pm
Dom, Dic 7 Kansas City Chiefs 2:05pm
Jue Dic 11 St Louis Rams 6:25pm
Dom, Dic 21 Seatle Seahawks 6:30pm
Dom, Dic 28 San Francisco 49ers 2:25pm

 

 

 

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Arizona Selected to Host 2016 College Football Championship Game

Dec 23, 2013

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  December 16, 2013. 

The College Football Playoff on Monday selected Arizona to host the 2016 College Football National Championship Game, set for Jan. 11, 2016 at Glendale’s University of Phoenix Stadium. It will be the state’s eighth national championship contest since 1987.

“This is a great day for Arizona,” said Robert Shelton, executive director of the Fiesta Bowl. “Our communities will unite to provide an unmatched experience for all.”

Arizona sports and community leaders teamed up on the proposal, which prevailed over bids by New Orleans, Tampa and Jacksonville. The Arizona Host Committee includes representatives of the Fiesta Bowl, the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority, the Arizona Cardinals, local tourism bureaus, the hospitality industry and municipalities.

“Arizona has proven itself to be one of the greatest settings for premiere college football events, and has become a favored destination for fans from around the country. The folks in Arizona put together an exceptional bid that really won the day with the management committee.” said Bill Hancock, executive director of the College Football Playoff.

“We thank the College Football Playoff for choosing Arizona and recognizing the strong commitment of our public and private stakeholders,” said Tom Sadler, chairman of the Arizona Host Committee and President of the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority. “We are grateful for an opportunity to host the title game and set a new standard of excellence.”

Monday’s announcement confirmed Arizona’s status as a destination for elite sporting events and heralded the return of a key economic driver. The last four BCS national championship games played in Arizona – in 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011 – produced a combined economic impact of $646.2 million, according to studies by Arizona State University.

“Arizonans appreciate the immense value of the national championship game,” Shelton said.

The College Football Playoff kicks off after the 2014 regular season. Each year, two bowl sites will host semifinal games between teams seeded by a selection committee, with the winners advancing to the championship game. After the 2015 regular season, the winners of the Orange and Cotton Bowls will advance to Glendale.

“The College Football National Championship Game represents an evolutionary milestone in the history of college football,” Shelton said. “We have a vast volunteer base that stands ready to support this game. Arizona promises to serve as a progressive host and ensure that the event realizes its incredible potential.”

Arizona has successfully hosted seven college football title games – most recently in 2011, when Auburn defeated Oregon 22-19 in the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game. The contest drew a record 78,603 spectators to University of Phoenix Stadium and remains the most-watched cable television program of all time, with an audience of more than 27 million viewers on ESPN.

Arizona set the standard for the modern college football championship game with the 1987 “Duel in the Desert” between top-ranked Miami and No. 2 Penn State. With an audience of more than 52 million viewers, that contest is the most-watched college football game in history.

Here is a list of the seven national title games played in Arizona:

Date                   Site                                                            Result

Jan. 10, 2011   University of Phoenix Stadium           No. 1 Auburn 22, No. 2 Oregon 19

Jan. 8, 2007     University of Phoenix Stadium           No. 2 Florida 41, No. 1 Ohio State 14

Jan. 3, 2003     Sun Devil Stadium                               No. 2 Ohio State 31, No. 1 Miami 24 (2 OT)

Jan. 4, 1999     Sun Devil Stadium                               No. 1 Tennessee 23, No. 2 Florida State 16

Jan. 2, 1996     Sun Devil Stadium                               No. 1 Nebraska 62, No. 2 Florida 24

Jan. 2, 1989     Sun Devil Stadium                               No. 1 Notre Dame 34, No. 3 West Virginia 21

Jan. 2, 1987     Sun Devil Stadium                               No. 2 Penn State 14, No. 1 Miami 10

 

Source: http://www.fiestabowl.org

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Wildcats vs Sun Devils

Dec 5, 2013

Phoenix, Arizona. Diciembre 5, 2013. El pasado fin de semana, dos equipos arizonenses del futbol americano colegial, los Wildcats (gatos monteses) de Tucson y los Sun Devils (Diablos del Sol) de la Universidad Estatal de Arizona (ASU por su siglas en inglés) se enfrentaron buscando un pase a la final del campeonato del grupo de los 12 (12 pack) y con miras al Tazón de las Rosas que se llevará a cabo en Pasadena, California.

 

Los representantes de la Estatal (ASU) apabullaron a sus rivales con un marcador 58 – 21, dando así el pase para que los Sun Devils puedan enfrentarse por el campeonato del Pac-12 al representante de Stanford, California en un interesante juego de revancha de la temporada.

 

Por su parte Stanford tiene una de las mejores ofensivas de la liga de futbol colegial y el más alto porcentaje de conversión en tercera oportunidad (52.3%).  El reto para Arizona es detener al corredor de Stanford en cada intento de lograr el primer y diez en tercera oportunidad. En juegos anteriores ante Oregón y California, Stanford convirtió aproximadamente el 60% de las terceras oportunidades para conseguir el primer y diez.

 

El duelo entre Stanford y ASU tendrá lugar en el estadio de la Estatal de Arizona, ubicado en la ciudad de Tempe, al Sur de la ciudad de Phoenix. Sin lugar a dudas, este será uno de los juegos más vistos, pues el ganador de este encuentro tendrá su pase al Tazón de las Rosas.

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Arizona sorprende 45-16 a Oregón

Nov 23, 2013

Phoenix, Ariz. Noviembre 23, 2013. En la división del Sur del deporte colegial, los Wildcats (gatos monteses) de la Universidad de Arizona, el día de hoy vencieron a los Ducks (patos) de Oregón con un marcador de 45-16, en el encuentro llevado a cabo en el estadio Arizona, en la ciudad de Tucson. Con esta victoria los Wildcats tienen una marca de 7 juegos ganados y 4 perdidos, suficientes para calificar al tazón de la conferencia del grupo de los 12 (pac-12).

 

El juego aéreo del mariscal de campo B.J. Denker, vistiendo el jersey número 7 y el juego terrestre del running back, Ka’Deem Carey (#25), fueron la combinación letal para derrotar al representante de Oregón.

 

Carey ahora ostenta un nuevo récord con 49 anotaciones, misco que logró por medio 4 anotaciones, 48 acarreos de balón y 206 yardas logradas durante este juego. Por su parte, Denker consiguió 178 yardas en 19 de 22 lanzamientos del ovoide.

 

La defensiva de los Wildcats mantuvo a raya a Marcus Mariota, mariscal de los Ducks, quien sufrió 3 intercepciones, una de las cuales terminó en anotación en favor de Arizona.

 

La expectativa del encuentro era que Oregón, colocado en la posición número cinco de la Asociación Nacional de Deportes Colegiales (NCAA por sus siglas en inglés), pasara sin problemas sobre Arizona, sin embargo los locales le dieron una gran sorpresa a sus rivales y fueron ellos quienes pasaron sin problemas sobre sus contrincantes con un avasallador resultado 45 a 12.

 

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