Wednesday, August 21, 2013


It's that time of year when football fanatics and sports nerds unite to draft a team for their fantasy football leagues. This weekend I'll be getting together with my crew of friends for our FFL draft. Pretending to pick fictional football players from movies seems to be a recurring joke at our draft. This tireless joke inspired me to create some virtual trading cards of fake football players from real movies. (I'm more of a baseball fan, so I was in need of some motivation to get hyped up for football and this project was it!) 

Okay, let's open the pack of ten Fantasy Film Football picture cards and see who we'll be drafting in our fantasy football league or sticking in-between bicycle spokes! 

First the stale cardboard tasting gum. Mmm...mmm...yum! 

 Paul (Wrecking) Crew - Quarterback - Mean Machine - The Longest Yard (1974)
Played by Burt Reynolds 

Coach Venner - Coach - California Atoms - Gus (1976)
Played by Don Knotts

Marvin (Shake) Tiller - Wide Receiver - Miami Bucks - Semi-Tough (1977)
Played by Kris Kristofferson

Joe Pendleton - Quarterback - Los Angeles Rams - Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Played by Warren Beatty

Phillip Elliott - Wide Receiver - North Dallas Bulls - North Dallas Forty (1979)
Played by Nick Nolte

Flash Gordon - Quarterback - New York Jets - Flash Gordon (1980)
Played by Sam Jones 

Rod Tidwell - Wide Receiver - Arizona Cardinals - Jerry Maguire (1996)
Played by Cuba Gooding, Jr.

"Steamin" Willie Beamen - Quarterback - Miami Sharks - Any Given Sunday (1999)
Played by Jamie Foxx

Shane Falco - Quarterback - Washington Sentinels - The Replacements (2000)
Played by Keanu Reeves

Wait a sec! How'd this card get in here? Looks like Uncle Rico's football dreams haven't ended. Apparently he dug out an old football card and taped his face and name onto it. Count this as a bonus chase card!  

Rico Dynamite - Quarterback - In His Dreams - Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

That's all for this wax pack! Hope you enjoyed the fantasy film football cards. A special thanks to my pal Mike (Aparofan) for some scans and a few fine suggestions for this post! 


Brian (Cool and Collected) said...

This is awesome! I would totally buy that whole set.

Mike Middleton said...

I might as well not play this year. I'll have no chance against Flash Gordon, quarterback New York Jets!

Todd Franklin said...

Brian - If only sports card shops could sell packs. Thanks for the comment!

Mike - Flash will go in the first round of the draft this year!

thecomputerwiz said...

Gimme that don knotts card!!!