November Football is when the season really starts to take shape. As a fan, I’ve always used the old golf adage, “You can’t win the tournament on Thursday but you sure can lose it” to sum up September and October professional football games. I compare the games played in the month of November to the front nine holes of a major golf tournament on Sunday and December’s games are the back nine. As a replayer, reaching November is always a major milestone for me. You are either at the mid-season point or quickly approaching it and can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel. Also by this time in a replay, the overall statistics have usually normalized and you get a good sense of the quality of the set you are using. I always do a thorough review of team and individuals statistics once I hit November to identify any anomalies and implement corrective actions if required.
Thank you to those of you who have followed along with my 2002 NFL replay and I hope you remain on-board for the second half of the season.