If you are a football fan it has been an exciting few weeks as most of the game’s levels are ongoing.
Whether you’re an NFL fan, college fan, high school fan, or a new fan, we wanted to give you a few pointers on how the game works should not see. Classic television has seen plenty of blunders on the gridiron, resulting in some instantly recognizable scenes and funny moments that live on.
Here’s six friendly pieces of advice when it comes to football and six examples of why you should follow them, courtesy of some of classic TV’s funniest football scenes!
1. Don’t lose sight of the goal – The Brady Bunch
After Peter Brady just hit Bobby in the backyard end zone in the last game, he’s getting a little overconfident as a quarterback. After snagging the ball, Bobby runs to the same spot hoping for another laser from Peter. But instead, Peter loses sight of his target and sends the ball straight in Marcia’s direction. Not only did it bruise her nose, but it cost her a date with Doug!
2. Don’t trip over your own feet – leave it to Beaver
At Wally’s and Eddie’s Leave it to beavers Take up coaching, they just can’t get through to the team in training. Eddie Haskell never misses an opportunity to show off his skills, no matter what it may or may not be. In this case, he shows the “owls” how to catch a pass and score. He runs a nice fade route and Wally puts a perfect pass on him. As he slices unhindered across the field, he trips over his own feet and misses the goal line. The team should definitely not do that!
3. Don’t fiddle – leave it to Beaver
With Beaver Cleaver in the middle and the team’s secret game, “old 98” up their sleeves, The Lightning Eleven football team is looking to score. The Beaver takes the snap, plays fakes and is swarmed by opponents, the Grant Avenue Tigers, who snatch the ball away and score a touchdown. After this fumbling, Ward tries to cheer him up by saying, “Don’t worry, you can’t win all of them.” To which Beaver replies, “Gee, dad, we can’t win any of them.” Bonus tip: Don’t tell anyone what your secret game is!
4. Be aware of your surroundings at all times – Gomer Pyle, USMC
If you happen to throw the ball around this soccer season, be aware of things that might be along your receiver route, especially trees! While trying to get the cue ball out of the stadium, Sgt. Carter hit Pyle for a pass. After Carter runs out of the turnstile, Pyle heaves the ball over the goal and places it perfectly in Carter’s hands. No matter how great the catch, if you get stuck just short of the goal line it doesn’t matter and that tree certainly knocked Carter out of his cleats!
5. Don’t overdo it – The Flintstones
The last thing you want for yourself, your relative, or even your favorite soccer player is to overdo it. Let’s take Fred Flintstone as an example. He’s unemployed unless he goes back to high school for two weeks to get his diploma. During class, the soccer coach approaches him and immediately recruits him to the team since he is bigger and stronger than the other high school kids. In the Rock Bowl, Fred can do no wrong, scoring touchdowns, collecting fumbles and even flying through the goalpost for an extra point! All that fun fades when he comes home limping! Moral of the story: don’t overdo it!
6. Be wary of field-level seats – Gomer Pyle, USMC
Let’s step off the field for this one step. Watching the big game from field-level seats is everyone’s dream. For Sgt. Carter and Gomer Pyle, a dream come true! Carter says it’s the “greatest day” of his life. This goes on for an entire game as the running back jumps out onto the sidelines and into Carter’s face in the first game! This result could have been avoided if he had had a nosebleed! To make matters worse, that knockout cost him $50.00!
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