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Photo: John Madden's basement is the man cave that all coaches dream of

 

There's a relatively simple rule to the idea of having a man cave. Every man that doesn't have his own dreams of one, and if you're lucky enough to have one (or if your wife allows you to have one), it could always be a little better.

That's where this tweet from Tom Gelehrter comes in, who apparently has gotten a peek of John Madden's basement. Not surprisngly, it looks like the ultimate place to watch games in the fall with your buddies...or just posted up by yourself. Would you expect anything less from the inspiration behind the insanely popular Madden games and the face of the Raiders franchise through the 70's?

The setup is just sick. Imagine having your friends over for games with this layout.

If I had one critique, the only thing missing would have to be the Game of Thrones seat for the man of the house. That would be the ultimate feather in the cap.

Announcing the FootballScoop High School Video of the Year finalists

After receiving worthy submissions from around the nation, FootballScoop is proud to announce the five finalists for the 2014 High School Video of the Year award - Aurora Central Catholic (IL), Bethlehem Catholic (PA), Bishop Gorman (NV), MacArthur (TX), Perkiomen Valley (PA), and Shiloh Christian (AR). 

The winner will be announced early next week. Until then, each finalist will be evaluated by our esteemed panel of celebrity judges...

Adam Kramer (aka @KegsnEggs  Kegs100 Lead college football writer for Bleacher Report and advocate of fat guy touchdowns.  
 Andy Staples  Andy Staples  Senior writer for Sports Illustrated. One of the great story tellers of his generation.   
 Chris Brown (aka @SmartFootball)  smartfootball  Editor of Smart Football, Grantland contributor & author of The Essential Smart Football  
 Brian M Floyd  Brian Floyd100  Managing editor for SB Nation. A jedi master on Twitter. Learn from him.   

... and a representative from our 2013 winner, Chaparral (Ariz.) High School.

Our staff would like to issue a sincere thank you to all who submitted videos, and a warm congratulations to our five finalists.

Without further ado, the 2014 FootballScoop Video of the Year finalists:

Aurora Central Catholic (Aurora, Ill.) - "Game 8 vs. Marmion Academy"


Bethlehem Catholic (Bethlehem, Pa.) - "Bethlehem Catholic Golden Hawks Football 2013"


Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) - "2013 Bishop Gorman Football Highlight Video"


MacArthur (Aldine, Texas) - "2014 MacArthur Football Hype: Strike" 


Perkiomen Valley (Collegeville, Pa.) - "All You Got All the Time"


Shiloh Christian (Springdale, Ark.) - "Gameday Intro 2013"

Go inside a Chad Morris led meeting (lots of red bull and diagrams)

Of teams that played in 13 games (or less) in 2013, only five teams ran more plays than Clemson. Chad Morris knows how to push the tempo as good as any offensive coordinator in the country.

To showcase how they managed to get that fast, Clemson provided a funny look inside of a Chad Morris led meeting room with their "This is Clemson" commercial tabbed "Chad Morris Tempo".

His secret? Lots and lots of Red Bull, and a little bit of "Finkle is Einhorn". This is good for a few laughs.

Announcing the FootballScoop non-FBS Video of the Year finalists

FootballScoop is proud to announce the five finalists for the 2014 non-FBS Video of the Year award: East Mississippi Community College, Grand Valley State (Mich.), Linfield College (Ore.), Montana State, and South Dakota State. 

These five videos will then be judged by our esteemed panel

Adam Kramer (aka @KegsnEggs  Kegs100 Lead college football writer for Bleacher Report and advocate of fat guy touchdowns.  
 Andy Staples  Andy Staples  Senior writer for Sports Illustrated. One of the great story tellers of his generation.   
 Chris Brown (aka @SmartFootball)  smartfootball  Editor of Smart Football, Grantland contributor & author of The Essential Smart Football  
 Brian M Floyd  Brian Floyd100  Managing editor for SB Nation. A jedi master on Twitter. Learn from him.   

Plus a representative from Southern Oregon, makers of the 2013 non-FBS Video of the Year, "Team of Firsts". 

The 2014 winner will be announced early next week.

We received dozens of worthy submissions from junior colleges, the NAIA ranks, Division II and Division III, and up through FCS, and believe this handful stands above the rest. There were also a handful of submissions done for non-FBS schools created by outside firms and, though the finished product was often undeniably outstanding, since the goal of this project is to highlight the outstanding work of video coordinators and creative professionals working within college athletics departments, they were not ultimately considered for a finalist spot. 

Without further ado, the 2014 finalists:

East Mississippi Community College - "The Job is Done"


Grand Valley State - "2014 Hype Show"


Linfield College - "Daring Greatly"


Montana State - "2013 Montana State Football"


South Dakota State - "Training Camp: Behind the Scenes"

Announcing the FootballScoop FBS Video of the Year Finalists

We at FootballScoop continue to be amazed on the quality of work video and creative professionals are able to produce in football programs across America. In receiving dozens of videos at the FBS level alone, it's clear the profession moves forwards by leaps and bounds on an annual basis. Choosing half a dozen finalists was difficult, but we feel strongly in the six that were chosen.

FootballScoop is proud to announce the 2014 FBS Video of the Year finalists: Army, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska and Ole Miss. 

As a refresher, here's the reigning champion, produced by 2014 finalist Ole Miss. It's a nice reminder of the unbelievable standard set by last year's contest. 

The 2014 finalists will be judged by a representative of the Ole Miss video staff (honor system, Rebs!) and our esteemed celebrity panel. The winner will be announced early next week.

Adam Kramer (aka @KegsnEggs  Kegs100 Lead college football writer for Bleacher Report and advocate of fat guy touchdowns.  
 Andy Staples  Andy Staples  Senior writer for Sports Illustrated. One of the great story tellers of his generation.   
 Chris Brown (aka @SmartFootball)  smartfootball  Editor of Smart Football, Grantland contributor & author of The Essential Smart Football  
 Brian M Floyd  Brian Floyd100  Managing editor for SB Nation. A jedi master on Twitter. Learn from him.   

Our staff would like to extend a sincere thank you to all who submitted videos this year. This contest (quite literally) could not happen without you, and we feel confident the third Video of the Year contest will raise the bar even higher. 

Without further ado, the 2014 finalists:

Army: 2013 Army Football Highlight


Arizona: Arizona Speed


Colorado: Seasons


Iowa: Forever Hawkeye


Nebraska: Be Ready


Ole Miss: The Journey, Chapter 2

 

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