SIDELINE FOOTBALL

NEW RELEASE! THE 1997 NFL SEASON SET FOR SIDELINE FOOTBALL

NEW RELEASE! THE 2017 NFL SEASON SET FOR SIDELINE FOOTBALL

NEW RELEASE! THE 1968 AFL/NFL SEASON SET FOR SIDELINE FOOTBALL

NEW RELEASE! THE 1972 NFL SEASON SET FOR SIDELINE FOOTBALL

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SEASONS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE:

HISTORICAL SEASONS: 1958, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 AND 2017

PROJECTION SEASONS:  COLLEGE 2013, NFL 2013 AND NFL 2014

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SIDELINE FOOTBALL EXAMPLE GAME WRITE UP:  1973 STEELERS AT COWBOYS

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Tabletop Version GAME CENTER Screenshot

SIDELINE FOOTBALL by FTP Sports Games is a full simulation of the game of Professional or College football.  The game engine is designed around an individual player's ability or inability to win battles or one-on-one matchups.  Each play from scrimmage calls on one or more players to make a play that will influence the result.  Offensive players will block, read defenses, read holes, get open, pass, catch and run, all in an attempt to make a positive play for the offense. Defensive players will play the run, tackle, hit, rush the passer, sack the passer, defend pass routes, intercept the ball and force fumbles all in an attempt to make a positive play for the defense.  The task(s) on each play and the player(s) involved are determined by a GAME CENTER Chart which serves as the centerpiece for game play. A double-sided Play Result Card deck is used in conjunction with the GAME CENTER to determine who is involved on the play and what the result of the play is.  Nearly all plays from scrimmage come from the Play Result Deck, GAME CENTER Chart and individual player cards.  Long Gains, Special Teams, Trick Plays, Turnovers and Injuries get their results from a series of supplemental charts.  On any given play, an offensive player, defensive player or a combination of the two can influence the result.  This gives each individual game a full flavor of the quality of the players from both teams as each individual player will be involved in many play results. 

SIDELINE FOOTBALL includes highly detailed Game Instructions.  Support is also available through the FTP Sports Games Delphi Forum and questions emailed to ftpsportsgames@gmail.com will be answered as quickly as possible. 

See SIDELINE FOOTBALL Game Instructions Here:   INSTRUCTIONS

SIDELINE FOOTBALL FEATURES

PLAY CALLING

Example of Offensive Coordinator for Tabletop Version. Designed to look like the Offensive Coordinator Charts seen on Saturdays and Sundays

In SIDELINE FOOTBALL you can choose to call all offensive and defensive plays, or you can turn the play calling over to one of 9 Offensive Coordinators and 5 Defensive Coordinators. Over 25 plays are available in 10 Offensive Packages.  These plays are divided among the Running Game, Passing Game, Screen Game and Option Game.  The Option Game includes the Read Option popular in today's College and Professional Football.  The Defense has many options to counter with like bringing a Safety into the box against the run, Spying on a Quarterback who runs well and bringing extra pressure against a Quarterback with Blitzes.  The Play-Action game is an important part of play calling in SIDELINE FOOTBALL.  Establishing the run will be the objective of any play caller as an effective Running Game will help open up the Passing Game.  TARGET and WORKLOAD designations are given to Receivers and Running Backs so that the game system chooses who will be targeted on pass plays and who will carry the ball on running plays.  You can, of course, determine who the intended receiver or ballcarrier is on every play as well the play call itself.  You can be as involved as you want to be.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Special Teams will figure prominently into each game.  A sophisticated, yet easy to use system makes Special Teams fun and exciting.  You can even try and ice the Kicker!  Kick away from a great returner or employ a Sky Punt to give your coverage team extra time to pin him down.  Call for a Maximum Rush against a Punt or Field Goal Kick but, be careful, you increase the chances of Roughing the Kicker!

GAME PLAY NUANCES

Over the course of several games, you will see many events that add to the experience of the game:  Fumbled snaps at the start of the play and botched exchanges between the Quarterback and a Running Back.  Quarterbacks can draw the defenders offside with a strong count.  Dominating Defensive Ends can make an Offensive Tackle nervous and cause him to false start.  Time outs will be burned by both the offense and defense causing the coach frustration as there will not be a time out available to avoid a Post-Play delay of game penalty.  Even worse, if time outs are not preserved an important replay opportunity may be missed or a team may be lined up poorly and have to take a delay of game penalty or suffer through a bad play!  Punts will bounce off of players on the return team and Punt Snaps can fly over the head of the Punter!  All without consulting a rare play chart.  Nothing is overlooked in SIDELINE FOOTBALL!

 

 

PLAYERS RATED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS

QUARTERBACKS - are rated for Reading the Defense, Manipulating the Deep Safety, Play Action Ability, Pocket Awareness, Scrambling Ability and Leading Receivers.  When throwing the ball, Quarterbacks are rated for Screen, Quick, Intermediate, Deep and Bomb route levels, as well as a Pressure Pass and Interception rating.  They are also rated for Fumbles at the snap of the ball as well as on Sacks and Scrambles.

An Example of Offensive and Defensive Player Cards

RUNNING BACKS are rated for Reading the Hole, Breaking Through the Hole, Yards After Contact, Breakaway Ability, Pass Receiving, Pass Blocking, Run Blocking and Fumbles.

Example of Special Teams, Turnovers and other Team Cards *Team names are added through the customization process after digital delivery

RECEIVERS are rated for their Ability to Get Open on Quick, Intermediate and Deep Routes.  STAR Receivers can help a Quarterback in a Pressure Situation by working back to the ball to get open.  Receivers are also rated for Running After the Catch, Yards After Contact, Pass Blocking, Run Blocking, Running the Ball and Fumbles.

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN are rated for Run Blocking, Power Run Blocking, Pass Blocking and Screen Blocking.

DEFENDERS are rated for Playing the Run, Tackling, Various Hit types, Forced Fumbles, Ability to Pass Rush, Sacks, Quarterback Forced Fumbles and Hits, Covering Receivers on Quick, Intermediate and Deep Routes and providing "ball-in-air" Pass Defense involving Interceptions, Passes Broken Up, and Deep Safety Help ability.

 

HISTORICAL SEASONS SETS

Historical Seasons Sets are based upon the statistics of each individual player.  Each individual player card is carefully crafted to represent the abilities of the player.  Nearly all players that appeared in an offensive or defensive play receives an individual card.  Teams have several cards associated with Special Teams, Turnovers, Offensive and Defensive Rankings and other Team Information. 

PROJECTION SEASONS SETS

Projection Season Sets are based upon the statistical projections of individual players from several types of information found in Fantasy Football Projection websites and other preseason materials.  Each roster is made up of the players who made the official roster at the start of the season.  Players are rated on projections and therefore anything can happen as you play out the season.  Generic player cards are included to supplement rosters effected by injuries.  As this is a projection of a season, you are free to play it out in anyway you choose.  You will enjoy seeing how the rookies and free agent signings are performing for you on the tabletop as you watch them play on Sunday.  College Projection Sets function in the same manner.  Can you lead your team to the Conference or National Title?

INCLUDED WITH THE PURCHASE OF EACH:

SIDELINE FOOTBALL GAME

  • All Game Charts, including Offensive and Defensive Coordinators

  • Play Result Card Deck

  • The Macro-Enabled Excel GAME CENTER FILE for those who desire to play using the helper instead of printing the game materials*Game Center Excel File is in .xlsx format

  • Optional Materials, including PACKAGE charts that show the offensive formation against each of the defensive play calls

  • Sample Teams Dallas and Pittsburgh from the 1979 Historical Season Set and Florida State and Auburn from the 2013 College Projection Season Set

PRICE$9.95

 

HISTORICAL SEASONS

  • Each Team, with all individual players in an Excel file providing for full customization before printing

  • Statistics Suite, containing a TEAM STATISTICAL BOOK for each team in the league, pre-loaded with that team's roster, a LEAGUE and INDIVIDUAL REGISTER linked to the TEAM STATISTICAL BOOK of every team in the league*Statistics Suite Excel Files are in .xlsx format

  • League Schedule in an Excel File

  • Envelope Template for easily creating customized envelopes for every team in the league. The template is designed for #6 Coin Envelopes available online or at retail outlets

  • Roster Excel file for use with the Macro-Enabled Excel GAME CENTER

  • Team Sheet Maker Excel file for creating Team Sheets instead of printing and cutting individual players

                Historical Seasons have a designation of SFB-H followed by a year.

                                                                                 PRICE $12.95 to $14.95

HISTORICAL SEASONS: 1958, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 AND 2017

 

PROJECTION SEASON

  • Each Team, with all individual players in an Excel file providing for full customization before printing

  • Statistics Suite, containing a TEAM STATISTICAL BOOK for each team in the league, pre-loaded with that team's roster, a LEAGUE and INDIVIDUAL REGISTER linked to the TEAM STATISTICAL BOOK of every team in the league*Statistics Suite Excel Files are in .xlsx format

  • League Schedule in an Excel File

  • Envelope Template for easily creating customized envelopes for every team in the league. The template is designed for #6 Coin Envelopes available on line or at retail outlets

  • Roster Excel file for use with the Macro-Enabled Excel GAME CENTER

  • Generic Players to be used as Free-Agents that fill in for other injured players

  • Team Sheet Maker Excel file for creating Team Sheets instead of printing and cutting individual players

                Projection Seasons have a designation of SFB-P followed by a year.

Seasons Available:  NFL 2013 and NFL 2014

                                                                                 PRICE $14.95

COLLEGE PROJECTION SEASON

  • Each Teamfrom Each Conference, with all individual players in an Excel file providing for full customization before printing. Contained on a Team Sheet. 126 Teams Total

  • Team Statistics Book, for use when keeping track of individual players from individual team *Team Statistics Book Excel File is in .xlsx format

  • Roster Excel file for use with the Macro-Enabled Excel GAME CENTER

  • Generic Players to be used as Freshmen or Walk-Ons that fill in for other injured players

  • College Football Quick Score Game A fun quick score generating game for filling in the rest of a Conference Schedule for games you do not desire to play. Also fun for what-if scenarios, etc.

    • See COLLEGE FOOTBALL QUICK SCORE Game Instructions Here: INSTRUCTIONS

               College Projection Seasons have a designation of SFB-CP followed by a year.

                                                                                 PRICE $10.00

COLLEGE PROJECTION SEASON AVAILABLE:  2013