Annie's Super Bowl Page

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Superbowl XLVI is in Indianapolis
February 5th, 2012
in Indianapolis, Indiana at Lucas Oil Stadium~
Superbowl will be televised on
NBC this year
Coverage starts at 6:00PM ET and
Kick Off time is APPROX 6:25PM ET
~Generally the Super Bowl is played on the last Sunday in January
or 1st Sunday in February~

NEW THIS YEAR: The Superbowl will stream on the
National Football League's website,
on the
NBC television network's site and through Verizon's NFL Mobile app.

1/18/12 - Current Final Four Teams are:
Niners, Giants, Patriots and Ravens

The Cute Football Blinkie is from:
Julie's Country Creations which is no longer online!!

"He will surely violently turn and toss thee like a ball into a large country:
there shalt thou die, and there the chariots of thy glory shall
be the shame of thy lord's house."
~Isaiah 22:18~

Are You Looking for Super Bowl Games?
Super Bowl Word Game by my son Jake:
Jake's Super Bowl Scramble Page
Jakes Super Bowl Scramble Answers Page


As a Christian, every part of our life should reflect the light from our relationship with the
Lord and leave a shadow. You don't have to be a Pastor or Missionary to share your faith with
others. Use the game as an opportunity to fellowship with church members or neighbors.
Sports can be a wonderful opportunity to share your faith with others. If you are with
believers then you can share what the Lord is doing in your life and answers to prayer.

Jesus admonished us to be the "light of the world" and not to "hide our light under a barrel".
We are also to be "salt" of the world. Salt is for seasoning. Some people don't use salt and
others tend to over-salt. Unfortunately some people won't even taste the food before they salt
and pepper it. A little here and a little there to taste is much better then dumping the whole
salt shaker on someone's head. If you are living your life with the Lord in control then people
will see that there is something different about you. They will be drawn like magnets
and hopefully you won't repel them by what you say. The Lord makes the 'divine
appointments' for you and will help you with just the right words to share.

This year as you are watching the Super Bowl use it as an opportunity to pray for the athletes.
If you prefer you can use silent prayer and it will work just the same as spoken prayer.
Whether you are in a room full of people or alone you can still pray for the players and no
one will be the wiser. Pray for their Salvation, their relationship with the Lord, their health
& safety, their marriages, kids and families. You can also do the same for everyone in the
room with you and even for yourself. We all need prayer. Someone was asked if
they could pray for them and the reply was: "I need the prayer and you need the practice."

Enjoy the Game and don't eat too much!!!!!

Here is one of my related links for you to check out:
Annie's Bee an Internet Missionary Page.

Christian Sports Related Links:
6 NFL Super Bowl veterans
Peggie's Place offers some related pages:
Bible Booster:
Football Frenzy!
Words from the Well:
A Block, a Tackle 'n a Touchdown!
The SPORTS page at Peggie's Place
Motor City Super Bowl gives players & coaches faith platform
Super Bowl- You can do more than just watch it
Super Bowl Watch Party Playbook - Detroit Edition
Gratefulness to Reggie White graces Super Bowl luncheon

Sports Ministries:
Athletes in Action
Sports Spectrum
BP Sports
Link Players International
Campus Crusade for Christ

Start a Sports Ministry in your Church:
Sports Ministry Outreach - is a great site with help & advice
to use sports to reach the kids in your church or
use it as an outreach opportunity

Sports Devotionals:
Daily Devotionals - Christians in Sports

Athlete Testimonies:
Don't miss the:
NFL - Football: Christian Athletes
Christian Sports Minute Athletes Testimonies
Chaplain is fan of Steelers who live out their faith
Chaplain glad men of faith who wear Seahawks’ jerseys
Seahawks quarterback leads team to Super Bowl & beyond
Super Bowl players tell the world’s media of their faith
Sport's Spectrum has lots of different Christian Testimony pages for you to enjoy!!

Super Bowl Party & Food Links:
Better Homes & Gardens has:
Super Bowl Spectacular & Football
Tailgating & Sports Parties and more!
Stories about:
Football Parties & Football Party Entertaing offers:
Touchdown! Make a Football Cake for Your Super Bowl Party
There's Just Something About Buffalo Wings
Super Bowl Resources
Super Bowl from Entertaining at
Are You Ready for Some Football? - Party ideas from
Family Crafts section
Casual Sports Parties that Score a Touchdown!
FamilyFun- Pass and Punt Cookies

Football Links:
Football Plays
Playoff Schedule
The Official Super Bowl Site
NFL Football Facts Page
Sports Crafts Page News
Football Section

What does the Bible say about Sports & Games?

Nave's Topical Bible - Games
Easton's Bible Dictionary -
Smith's Bible Dictionary -

There are 5 Bible Verses with the word "SPORT" in them.
With 4 different uses and meanings.

There is 1 Bible verse with the word "BALL" in it.

There are 4 Bible Verses with the word "RACE" in them.
Nave's Topical Bible -
Smith's Bible Dictionary -

The words game, games, athlete and sports are not in the Bible.

We know from the old familiar Bible Stories that Dice and Gambling took place at the time of Jesus because the soldiers rolled dice (lots) to see who would get the clothes of Jesus after the crucifixion.

History of Football:
Source: Compton's Encyclopedia

"Many football historians place the origin of football in rugby, which began entirely by chance in
1823 at the famous Rugby boys' school in England. But at the time American students at Princeton
University were already playing a game they called "ballown," in which they used their fists, and
later their feet, to advance the ball. The freshman and sophomore classes at Harvard competed in a
type of football game on the first Monday of each school year--called Bloody Monday because the
game was so rough. Organized football began earlier in high schools than in colleges, with games on
the Boston Common starting in about 1860. A 17-year-old student organized the Oneida Football
Club of Boston, which played between 1862 and 1865.

Colleges began to organize football games after the American Civil War ended in 1865. The
so-called Princeton rules were established in 1867, with 25 players on each team. The first football
was patented that year. Rutgers College also established football rules in 1867, and its location a
short distance from Princeton led the two schools into what has been called the first intercollegiate
football game. It was played on Nov. 6, 1869, at Rutgers, but the game was actually more like
soccer. Rutgers won that historic game, 6 goals to 4. For the next few years some colleges
continued to play the soccer-type game.

In 1871 Harvard students began playing the so-called "Boston Game," which included elements of
rugby (the player could pick up the ball and, if pursued, run with it) and soccer (kicking a round ball
was still essential). Two years later representatives of Columbia, Princeton, Rutgers, and Yale met
in New York City to formulate the first intercollegiate football rules for the soccer-style game.
(Harvard chose not to attend because its playing rules were different.)

Next McGill University of Montreal challenged Harvard to a series of games. The schools played two
games at Harvard in the spring of 1874--the first with Harvard rules, and the second with
Canadian rugby rules, using the egg-shaped ball. After the McGill games Harvard challenged Yale
to a football game that was played under mixed soccer and rugby rules in November 1875. In 1876
Yale, Princeton, Harvard, and Columbia established the Intercollegiate Football Association, which
set the size of the field at 140 by 70 yards and the number of players on a team at 15.

The evolution from the rugby-style game to what became the modern game of American football
began under the direction of Walter Camp, the Yale coach who is known as the Father of American
Football. Yale had not officially joined the association until 1879 because it was holding out for
11-man teams. Led by Camp, the rules committee soon cut the number of players per side from 15
to 11. The committee also cut the size of the field to 110 by 53 yards. In addition, Camp
instituted a type of scrimmage in which a player snapped the ball back by kicking it to the
quarterback. In 1882 Camp also introduced the system of downs. (At first, a team had three downs
to advance the ball 5 yards or give up possession; the number of yards was changed to 10 in 1906,
and the fourth down was added in 1912.) Tackling below the waist was legalized in 1888.
Professional football began in 1895, in Latrobe, Pa., after the Intercollegiate Football Association
was disbanded in a shambles.

Within a decade concern about the increasing brutality of the game led some colleges to ban
football. Mass plays, involving such formations as the flying wedge, had seriously injured nearly 180
players, including 18 who were killed. In 1905 President Theodore Roosevelt called on Harvard,
Princeton, and Yale to help save the sport. Representatives of 13 Eastern schools met at year-end
and agreed on reforms. At a second meeting, attended by more than 60 schools, the group appointed
a seven-member Football Rules Committee and set up the Intercollegiate Athletic Association,
which five years later became the NCAA.

The new rules makers revolutionized football by legalizing the forward pass, which resulted in a more
open style of play. They also prohibited all the rough mass plays, and teammates were prohibited
from locking arms to clear a path for their ballcarrier. To further minimize mayhem, they reduced
the length of the game from 70 to 60 minutes and established the neutral zone, which separates
the teams by the length of the ball before each play begins."
~From Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia~

Football & Super Bowl FUN Pages:
Super Bowl Funny Facts
Can you name the teams from their logos? Answers
Junior Seau's Just for Kids -
What's Wrong with this Picture?
John's Word Search Puzzles has a Football Word Search
Football Related Projects Page
Quarterback Cut Out and Color Action Figures
Helmet Head Trivia from Sport's Illustrated for Kids
Athlete Of The Day from Sports Spectrum
Football Coloring Pages
superbowl crafts - printable crafts & activities
Football Crafts and Activities from

Comet Creations has a New England Patriots Page Set

Christian Super Bowl Pages:
Super Bowl provides super outreach opportunity

Super Bowl Pages:
Lycos Super Bowl Page
Super Bowl Winners
Superbowl Sunday from Family Crafts at

Super Bowl TV Schedule
ESPN are rerunning past Super Bowl Games

For those who are Football Challenged:
Football Basics
Understand American Football from

Football Themes & Lesson Plans:
Super Bowl Blitz- Football-Related Activities for Fans of All Ages!

Super Bowl Links Pages:
Super Bowl Links from Entertaining at

Related Pages by Annie:
Annie's Olympic Page
Annie's Bee an Internet Missionary Page
Annie's Father's Day Page
Annie's "World Series" Page
Annie's Winter Sports Page

Super Bowl Word Game by my son Jake:
Jake's Super Bowl Scramble Page
Jakes Super Bowl Scramble Answers Page
And these related pages:
Jake's Olympic Scramble Page
Jakes Olympic Scramble Answers Page

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