Donnerstag, August 19, 2010


(Thursday, FOX, 8:00 PM ET/ ESPN America 02:00 AM CEST): Two of the game’s elite quarterbacks – New England’s Tom Brady and Atlanta’s Matt Ryan – will square off in the Georgia Dome on Thursday night.

Entering his third season, Ryan has led the Falcons to back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in franchise history. The young quarterback spent the offseason watching film on some of the league’s best at the position, including New England’s Brady.

“I learned several things about the game and about my own game during my film work,” says Ryan, “but I was mostly impressed with the patience under fire exhibited by Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.”
Both teams opened the preseason with victories in Week 1. The Patriots defeated the defending champion New Orleans Saints 27-24 and the Falcons knocked off the Kansas City Chiefs 20-10.

“This is all about establishing an attitude every time we step on the field,” says New England tight end Alge Crumpler. “Regardless of who we are playing or what the circumstances are, if we play together as a team, good things will happen.”

NFL Pre Season
New England Patriots @ Atlanta Falcons

August 18th 10 | 02:00 AM CEST
Georgia Dome| Atlanta
TV: ESPN America

Dienstag, August 17, 2010


TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2010 - OTTAWA, ONTARIO - The 2010 IFAF Men's and Women's All-Tournament teams have been announced following the Gold Medal game that was played at the RA Centre in Ottawa, Ontario.

USA quarterback Jorge Cascudo was named the All Tournament Team Offensive MVP having guided his team to a Gold medal and an undefeated record during the competition and threw 34 touchdowns. The United States scored a total of 213 points only allowing 75 points in the tournament.

The Defensive MVP was named German Sebastian Schumacher as Germany finished in fifth place.

The United States led the way with four first team all-tournament selections, followed by Denmark, Germany and Italy with two. Mexico and Canada had one player selected. Team Japan was named Fair Play team.

Canadian quarterback Vanessa Birri was selected the All Tournament Team Women's Offensive MVP as the Canadian women claimed the Gold medal defeating Team USA 31-8. Birri threw for 16 touchdowns as Canada scored 110 points only allowing 33 points during the group play competition.

The Defensive MVP was named Japanese defensive back Iura Ayako as Japan finished the tournament in sixth place.

Four players from Canada were selected to the women's all-tournament team as the United States had three. Mexico and Japan had two players selected and Japan with one. The Mexican women's team was named Fair Play team

Men's All-star Team:

QB #13 Jorge Cascudo USA
WR #11 Bailey Jason Canada
WR #88 Michael Svane Denmark
WR #8 Carlos Jaime USA
WR #29 Enrico Leonardi Italy

DB #21 Sebastian Schumacher Germany
DB #6 John Rooney USA
DB #20 Sebastian Pascolo Italy
DB #88 Javier Becerril Mexico
DB #89 Martin Haastrup Denmark

MVP Offense
Jorge Cascudo USA

MVP Defense
Sebastian Schumacher Germany

Fair Play Award: Japan

1. USA
2. Denmark
3. Italy
4. Canada
5. Germany
6. Austria
7. Mexico
8. Japan
9. Israel
10. Korea
11. Sweden

Women's All-Star Team:

QB #8 Vanessa Birri Canada
WR #12 Rosa Adriana Riviera Mexico
WR #10 Adrienne Smith USA
WR #12 Therese Weigang Austria
WR #88 Avery Brevett Canada

DB #13 Iura Ayako Japan
DB #80 Chante Bonds USA
DB #5 Audrey Colette Canada
DB #8 Sharon Vasquez USA
DB #7 Lilia Priego Mexico

MVP Offense
Vanessa Birri Canada

MVP Defense
Iura Ayako Japan

Fair play award: Mexico

1. Canada
2. USA
3. Austria
4. Mexico
5. Israel
6. Japan
7. Germany
8. Sweden
9. Denmark

All of the scores, stats, and standings can be found at

Dienstag, August 03, 2010

Von vitalen Zahlen

FA mit „Zuseherrekord“ in der EM-Woche
Seit Bestehen von Football-Austria (Februar 2005) konnten noch keine stärkeren Zugriffszahlen gemessen werden. Mehr als eine halbe Million Mal wurden die Seiten von FA in der Vorwoche aufgerufen.

Begünstigt durch den beinahe TV-Total-Ausfall – lediglich das Finale der EM lief im pay TV-Kanal oder pay-Webstream von Eurosport 2, so wie etlichen prominenten Verlinkungen (u.a. bei ORF on), fuhr FA das beste Ergebnis nach Zahlen seit dem launch vor über fünf Jahren ein.

478.455 Mal wurden die Seiten von Football-Austria vom 24.7. - 31.7. 2010 aufgerufen, dabei sind die Fotostrecken inkludiert, nicht aber die mittlerweile sehr trafficstarke facebook-Seite des Magazins.

Die Zahlen im Detail:
6.366 einzelne Besucher
64.358 Besuche
478.455 Seitenaufrufe
3.343 Zuschauer bei Live Tickern

Das entspricht ca. einer Verdreifachung gegenüber dem Vergleichszeitraum 2009 und einer Verdoppelung der Zahlen aus der Austrian Bowl Woche 2010.