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1970 Season Set Now Available for
In 1970, the NFL and the AFL merged into one league creating the structure of the sport that people would know and love over the next several decades. The merger forced a realignment of Conferences and Divisions. The Baltimore Colts, Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers joined the 10 merging AFL teams and formed the American Football Conference while the remaining NFL teams formed the National Football Conference. Each Conference had an East, Central and West Division. The playoffs changed in 1970 as well. Eight teams, four from each Conference now qualified for the playoffs with the three Division winners and one Wild Card team rounded out the field. Astro Turf was a growing phenomena in the league as seven teams now played on turf. Perhaps the biggest impact remaining from the 1970 season was the berth of Roone Arledge's Monday Night Football on ABC. Monday Night Football would take the NFL into homes on a weekly basis with a prime time, week night edition. The Cleveland Browns defeated the New York Jets in the first ever Monday night match up. Things were changing on the field as well as the Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins and the Minnesota Vikings began to emerge as the strength of the league along with the Dallas Cowboys. Minnesota's Purple People Eaters devoured rival offenses. John Brodie led the league in nearly every passing category. Larry Brown led the league in rushing while Dick Gordon led the league in receptions and the 49ers' Gene Washington led the league in receiving yards. The Baltimore Colts narrowly edged out the Cowboys in Super Bowl V as Earl Morrall came off the bench again to lead the Colts to a win. Relive it all with Sideline Football and the 1970 Season Set.
1970 Season Set: $14.95
To Celebrate the Release of the 1970, 1958, 1966, 1973, 1977, 1981 and 2015 Season Sets FTP Sports Games is Proud to Offer the Following Discounts!
Save 30% when purchasing Sideline Football (or any other game) and 3 Season Sets (or any 4 Season Sets) PROMO CODE: HOMER
Save 25% when purchasing Sideline Football (or any other game) and 2 Season Sets (or any 3 Season Sets) PROMO CODE: TRIPLE
Save 20% when purchasing Sideline Football (or any other game) and 1 Season Set (or any 2 Season Sets) PROMO CODE: DOUBLE
Save 15% when purchasing Sideline Football (or any other game) or Any 1 Season Set PROMO CODE: SINGLE
*****The sale is site-wide. This includes any game by FTP Sports Games: Dugout Steps Baseball, Courtside Basketball, Rinkside Hockey and/or Sideline Football combined with any combination of Season Sets available or Season Sets Only***
1958 Season Set Now Available for
Most people remember the 1958 NFL Season for the amazing sudden death overtime championship game between the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants. Before the Giants could face the Colts for the NFL Championship, they had to defeat the Cleveland Browns in a tie breaker game. Before that, however, the Giants had to beat the Browns on the final Sunday of the season as the Browns were 9-2 and the Giants were 8-3. At the end of the 4th quarter, Giants kicker Pat Summerall hit a 48 yard field goal in Yankee Stadium to give the Giants the win and force the tie breaker. The Championship Game overtime thriller featured 12 future Hall of Fame Players. Alan Ameche plunged through the Giants line on a 1 yard TD run to give the Colts the sudden death win. Jim Brown ran away with all of the awards as he ran for 1527 yards in 12 games. Johnny Unitas led the league in Passer Rating at 90.0 while Billy Wade led the league in passing with 2875 yards. Raymond Berry hauled in 56 passes to lead the league and Del Shofner totaled 1097 yards receiving. This set is full of great names like Norm Van Brocklin, Johnny Unitas, Raymond Berry, Night Train Lane, Jim Brown, Y.A. Tittle and many, many others. Relive the 1958 NFL Season with Sideline Football and the 1958 Season Set.
1958 Season Set: $12.95
1966 Season Set Now Available for
The 1966 NFL and AFL Season Sets. The Super Bowl era begins even though it was called the AFL-NFL World Championship Game. The Atlanta Falcons joined the NFL and the Miami Dolphins joined the AFL, necessitating the addition of bye weeks. The AFL and NFL started merger talks during 1966 setting the stage for the AFL-NFL World Championship Game where the Green Bay Packers easily dominated the Kansas City Chiefs. The names in this set are legendary. Bart Starr, Johnny Unitas, Gale Sayers, Sonny Jurgensen, Don Meredith, Leroy Kelly, Ray Nitchske, Dick Butkus Deacon Jones, Len Dawson, Jim Nance and many, many others. Only the best teams made the post seasons as the Division winners played in the League Championship Game. The Packers beat the Cowboys in the NFL and the Chiefs beat the Bills. The legend of Vince Lombardi, Bart Starr, the Packer sweep and a stiff defense grew as they were the class of the NFL. Hank Stram had Len Dawson to pilot his ship along with a big time offense and a sturdy defense. The match ups are great and the names are etched in the lore and history of Professional Football. Relive it all with the 1966 Season Set.
1966 Season Set: $14.95
1981 Season Set Now Available for
The 49er Dynasty begins. The 49ers had the best record in the NFL and earned a berth to Super Bowl 16 when Joe Montana hit Dwight Clark in the back of the end zone to beat the Dallas Cowboys and The Catch would forever remain an immortal moment. The Cincinnati Bengals beat the San Diego Chargers to earn the Super Bowl berth in unbelievably frigid conditions. Earlier in the playoffs the Chargers outlasted the Miami Dolphins in an iconic playoff thriller. The 49ers beat the Bengals in a very good Super Bowl 16, the first of four for Joe Montana. Ken Anderson won the NFL MVP Award in 1981 and Rookie Lawrence Taylor hit the scene with a memorable rookie campaign. The New York Sack Exchange thrilled the fans at Shea Stadium as Joe Klecko and Mark Gastineau demolished offensive lines and quarterbacks. Dan Fouts led the league in passing with 4802 yards while rookie George Rogers led the NFL in rushing with 1674. Kellen Winslow caught 88 passes to lead the league. Relive it all with Sideline Football and the 1981 Season Set!
1981 Season Set: $14.95
1977 Season Set Now Available for
The Dallas Cowboys ruled the NFC behind Roger Staubach and NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Tony Dorsett. Orange Crush fueled the Denver Broncos and their Mile High fans. The Denver defense led them to the Super Bowl where they were defeated by a strong and steady Cowboys team. Walter Payton ran wild for the Bears and Joe Ferguson led the NFL in passing yards with only 2,803. Many things would change after the 1977 season as the NFL would move to a 16 game schedule in 1978 and institute rules to open up the passing game. The 1977 NFL Season would be the end of an era as the 14 game schedule would go away as well as the old 3 yards and a cloud of dust. Relive it all with Sideline Football and the 1977 Season Set.
1977 Season Set: $14.95
1973 Season Set Now Available for
The Dolphins repeat as Super Bowl champions, O.J. runs wild and the NFL may never have been better than these glory years! The Dolphins may have been undefeated in 1972 but Miami may have actually had a better team in '73 with a bevy of All-Pro Players. O.J. topped the 2,000 yard mark in a 14 game schedule. Roman Gabriel of the Eagles led the league in passing yards and Harold Charmichael led in receptions and receiving yards. Go 3 yards and a could of dust with this Season Set!
1973 Season Set: $14.95
2015 Season Set Now Available for
Peyton Manning won his second Super Bowl, this time with the Denver Broncos. Cam Newton won the NFL MVP Award and led his team to a 15-1 record and through the NFC playoffs. The Denver Broncos slowed Newton down in the Super Bowl and, even though they were underdogs, defeated the Panthers so Manning could ride off into the sunset a winner. Adrian Peterson led the league in rushing, Tom Brady led in TD passes, Russell Wilson led in Passer Rating, Drew Brees led in Passing Yards and J.J. Watt led in Sacks. Relive the entire 2015 NFL Season with Sideline Football and the 2015 Season Set.
2015 Season Set: $14.95
1987 Season Set Now Available for
Dugout Steps Baseball
The 1987 MLB Season brings back memories as if it were yesterday. The Minnesota Twins delighted their fans in the Homer Dome as they beat the St. Louis Cardinals an an epic seven game World Series. Home field advantage certainly played into the results as the Twins fans rocked the dome and inspired the boys on the turf to win their first World Series in Minnesota. That's just the final act. The 1987 Season was known for Home Runs and plenty of them. There were claims of juiced balls as Home Runs started flying out of ballparks at a tremendous pace in April and never let up. Mark McGwire led the AL in Homers with 49 and he won the AL Rookie of the Year Award as George Bell took home the AL MVP Award while clubbing 47 Homers. Roger Clemens won the AL Cy Young Award. Andre Dawson took his game to Chicago and led the NL in Home Runs with 49 and took home the MVP even though he was on a last place team. Benito Santiago won the NL Rookie of the Year Award and Steve Bedrosian took home the NL Cy Young. Wade Boggs led the AL in hitting with a .363 average and Tony Gwynn paced the NL at .370. Those are just a few of the great performances in 1987. There were pretty tight pennant races in each of the division as well. In the AL East, the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays by 2.0 games and the AL West was won by the Minnesota Twins who finished 2.0 games ahead of the Kansas City Royals. In the National League, the St. Louis Cardinals dethroned the 1986 World Champion New York Mets as St. Louis outlasted the Mets by 3.0 games. The widest division race was the NL West as the San Francisco Giants finished 6.0 games ahead of the Cincinnati Reds. In the AL Championship Series, the underdog Twins made fast work of the Tigers in give games but the NL Championship went the full seven games as the Cardinals beat the Giants in a very tense series.
1987 Season Set: $14.95
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FTP SPORTS GAMES
Whether the action is on the gridiron, ice, court or diamond, each sport comes to life as the players and individual match-ups decide the outcome of every game. Every time a Quarterback throws a pinpoint pass, a Goalie stands on his head, a dominating Center throws down a power dunk or a pitcher shuts down an opposing lineup, the picture will be painted in front of you as though you were living the experience from the sideline, rinkside, courtside or on the dugout steps.
This picture comes into focus through an intuitive game design that translates true life athletic action into realistic play results on your tabletop. No matter the sport, games are won and lost because athletes make plays or fail admirably in the attempt. You will shake your head every time you call the perfect pass play but your receiver drops the ball or a defender tips the ball away at the last second! You will groan every time a beauty of a goal is stolen from you when a Goalie makes a big save giving his team a burst of momentum! You will smile when your athletic forward slices his way to the rim and dunks the ball over a Center the height of a redwood tree! You will breathe a sigh of relief when your center fielder races toward the gap and makes an outstanding sliding catch to take away an extra-base hit!
As these images and games come to life, feeding your imagination through each ordinary, big or spectacular play, you will truly . . .
FEEL THE PULSE OF THE GAME!
FTP Sports Games Selection
SIDELINE FOOTBALL - a full simulation of the game of football. Players block, pass, run, tackle and kick just like in real life. Tons of Offensive and Defensive options available including Offensive and Defensive Coordinators. Historical and Projection Seasons available for Professional Football. A Projection Season is available for College Football.
RINKSIDE HOCKEY - a full simulation of the game of hockey. Players skate, stick handle, pass, hit, fight and save pucks just like in real life. A fast-paced game involving all 3 Zones: Offensive, Neutral and Defensive. Seamless game flow built around Offensive and Defensive strategies as well as how aggressive a team is in taking the body. Momentum plays a factor and a chippiness meter monitors the rough stuff on the ice. Historical Seasons will be available.
COURTSIDE BASKETBALL - a full simulation of the game of basketball. Players pass, shoot, rebound, block shots and play defense just like in real life. A flowing game built around Offensive strategies including pace of play, choosing to work the ball inside or focusing on perimeter play. Pick & Roll is involved as well as a player's ability to create offense for teammates. Both Team and Individual Defense is involved in every play; a simple but detailed rebounding system that includes put-back dunks, tip-ins and triggers that lead to Transition or Fast-Break Offense. Momentum and Physical Play are factored in. Historical Seasons will be available.
DUGOUT STEPS BASEBALL - a full simulation of the game of baseball. A highly detailed Pitcher-Batter interaction that seamlessly involves Fielding and Park Factors. Pitchers, on any given day, can have great Stuff or be Ineffective. The quality of a defense shows through by turning hits into outs or allowing outs to become hits. Each batted ball takes into account hit location that easily integrates the range of a fielder. An easy yet detailed baserunning model that combines hit location, base runner ability and the arm strength of the fielder.
FTP Sports Games Features
Detailed yet simple game play
2 OPTIONS FOR GAME PLAY
A double-sided Play Result Card Deck which combines with a GAME CENTER Chart that dictates what Individual Player Actions are used to arrive at a play result. Supplemental Charts are used as well.
A Computer Driven System that automates game play with a Macro-Enabled GAME CENTER Excel file that is easy to learn and follow. It is an exact replica of the board game.
Fully Customizable Player Cards. Each Season you purchase is delivered to you digitally in Excel File Format. This way you can customize the players as you desire. You can add player nicknames, team colors or even a logo or other image to each player card. In SIDELINE FOOTBALL, for example, you an cut and paste individual cards into a Team Sheet if you choose. For each sport, you print only the players you choose.
Season Replays are a Focus of FTP Sports Games. Each Season purchased contains that season's schedule. Each Season also contains a Statistics Folder that provides a LEAGUE REGISTER for Team Statistics and an INDIVIDUAL REGISTER for Individual Player Statistics. These are linked to a TEAM STAT BOOK for every team in the league. The Computer GAME CENTER keeps track of the statistical results you assign to each player. At the end of each game, those statistics are easily moved to a TEAM STAT BOOK which then links to the LEAGUE and INDIVIDUAL REGISTERS. This provides texture to your Seasonal Replays as the story lines develop around who is playing well and who is under-performing.
Draft Leagues are a Focus of FTP Sports Games. Within each Season and Team available, every player has his own individual card that Leagues can draft and assign to individual teams.