The Army Football Team has reported to summer camp, and that means the 2019 season is finally on its way. College football starts this month! We’ll preview Army’s defense next week, and we’ll preview the offense the week after that, but we wanted to take a few minutes this week to talk about what we here at As For Football are hoping to accomplish this season as well. We have an ambitious production schedule to say the very least.
Our week starts on Tuesday.
Tuesday: NCAA 2014 Game Simulation
AFF First Captain Rob Wright has gone to truly staggering, ridiculous lengths to correctly but hilariously simulate Army’s entire 2019 season in NCAA 2014. I’ll let him explain the coding to you. Suffice it to say that we should start calling him Neo ‘cause he hacked that stuff like it was The Matrix.
I’ve only seen the two episodes, but they are actually incredible. It plays out exactly like an Army Football game. Rob has created a legit 100% accurate college football simulator, and it’s totally freaky. I mean, I hate video games, and even I think that it’s unbearably cool.
The NCAA Game Simulations will debut on AAF’s YouTube Channel. Trust me, you’ll want to see this.
Wednesday: Army Football Preview
This is my weekly written preview of that week’s game, appearing with the same format we used last year. My goal with these is to give Army fans, myself included, an idea of what to watch for in each contest. I think we’ve been reasonably successful with that.
If you’ve followed me for awhile, you probably already know that I tend to favor consistency and repeatability over one-off explosive plays, and the stats we use at AFF reflect that particular bias. We also try to at least mention betting lines. At least a few of you are degenerate gamblers, and we’re absolutely here to support your addiction.
Thursday: The AFF Army Football Show
The World’s Greatest Army Football Podcast drops on Thursdays. We’ll be back weekly once the season starts.
Friday: AFF’s College Football Roundtable
CFB Roundtable was an intermittent Friday column last year. This year it’s been promoted to full podcast status as a second show. CFB Roundtable will appear in its own separate feed, covering our favorite non-Army matchups and general college football news in – hopefully – an easy half-hour.
Yes, we are using a clock to try to stay on time.
Saturday: One-Minute Recaps
We’ll be doing one-minute quick hits on Twitter and Instagram after games this year. If you followed us through the Spring Game, it’ll be like that, though we’ll run it through the official As For Football accounts not through our personal accounts.
— Danno E. Cabeza (@DannoECabeza) April 13, 2019
Sunday: Post-Game “Quick Thoughts”
Quick Thoughts is my regular postgame column. It’s not really a recap. Quick Thoughts is more about what we saw during the games with emphasis on important statistics, trends worth watching, and our in-game/tailgating experience when possible.
We’re hoping to run some fan photos this year, too, so if you’re at a game, hit us up with your pictures. We’ll run at least some of them here.
— As For Football (@asforfootball) April 15, 2019
AFF started with postgame superlative awards, and they’ll be back on Mondays. Rob and John bring the funny to celebrate both success and failure in true Army style.