It's almost time to suit up for another pro football season! The new 2016 Pro Season for SECOND SEASON Pro Football Game team cards and PDF is available July 17!
The 2016 season will forever be remembered for its stunning conclusion. Atlanta's high-flying squad dominated New England's veteran club through three quarters of the "Big Game," building a seemingly-insurmountable 28-3 lead. Most TV viewers were already thinking about the highly-hyped network entertainment that was to debut after the game was over. It was at that point that New England's indefatigable QB/coaching combo put together the most amazing—not to mention most unlikely—comeback in championship game history. With a sequence of heart-stopping clutch plays, from both offense and defense, New England chipped away at Atlanta's lead, eventually pulling into a tie near the end of regulation. Overtime almost seemed a formality: New England won the coin toss, drove relentlessly downfield, and a crashing goal-line burst for the winning touchdown wrenched the championship from Atlanta's grasp.
But—perhaps YOUR season will have a different ending! Maybe Atlanta staves off a New England comeback—or stifles it completely. Or maybe on YOUR tabletop, Dallas will avoid its real-life last-second playoff loss, defeat Atlanta at "Jerry World" for the conference championship and advance to your big game. Or, maybe Oakland's star quarterback won't get hurt in YOUR version of the pro season, allowing the Silver and Black to follow-through on its well-founded late-season title hopes. There are dozens of other plausible scenarios—and with SECOND SEASON Pro Football Game, you just never know which one will play out on your game table!
What you DO know, though, is that however your season unwinds, you'll get an authentic rendition of 2016's world of professional football, with the promise of a few twists and turns. Atlanta's high-flying offense will churn out points at a prodigious clip, that's a given. But how far they go in your playoffs remains to be seen! Miami and Kansas City's no-frills approach won games without fanfare in real-life, can they do the same on your tabletop? Green Bay started the real-life season 4-6, ended as division champs—will they be able to turn it around for you? Division rival Minnesota's season was the opposite of Green Bay's: a 5-0 start, 8-8 finish. With a couple of breaks, this division could have an entirely different outcome on your game table! Rookie quarterbacks in Los Angeles and Philadelphia will take their lumps as they get acclimated to the speed and fury of the pro league. Bottom-feeder clubs like Cleveland and San Francisco will give you a 50-yard line view of just what went wrong in 2016.
EACH of the pro league's 32 teams is at your command—from the league powers in New England and Atlanta to the also-rans in Jacksonville and Chicago.
With the 2016 Pro Season for SECOND SEASON Pro Football Board Game, you get over 1200 players, each individually rated to perform for you like they did in real life. Stars like Dallas' dynamic rookie quarterback, Atlanta's acrobatic star wide receiver and New England's blunt-edged runner will perform on your game table similar to what they did on the football field, but the realism doesn't end there: every player on every team will offer the same level of realism, whether they made the all-pro team, or ended up in the sports talk show dog-house! A dozen pro backs cleared the 1000 yard mark rushing in 2015, led by Dallas' first-round rookie star, who averaged over 100 yards per game. A whopping twenty-five pro wideouts amassed over 1000 yards receiving, with four of them registering double-digit touchdowns! Pass rushing youngsters in Atlanta and Minnesota and veteran stars in Denver and Buffalo terrorized enemy passers in '16. Each of these players will show the same ability on your game table as they did in real-life!
The 2016 Pro Season for SECOND SEASON puts at your command virtually every player who played professional football last season, each player individually rated to perform as they did in the actual 2016 season. Every team includes its top 50 or so players, and an additional varying number of "fringe players" who can be plugged into the action at your say-so. Think Kansas City might have moved a little further in the playoffs if its stars at running back and edge rusher hadn't been injured a couple games into the season? Now you can find out! The 2016 Pro Season Fringe Player list includes projected "full season/healthy" ratings for these players and over a hundred others who made abbreviated contributions for one reason or another.
On the subject of injuries, it's worth mentioning here that you'll also get an Injury Exempt card with your copy of the 2016 Pro Season, which outlines for each team the players who had "iron man" performances for the 2016 season. Nothing wreaks havoc on a season more than an extended injury to a key player—with the Injury Exempt list, you can legislate those kind of unpleasantries out from your tabletop experience. That is, if you WANT to! Many SECOND SEASON gamers prefer to let the injury list write itself as their season unfolds, using the Fringe Player list to fill the holes that are created. Use either approach, or create one of you own—It's completely up to you!
You'll also also get an Instant Results card, which will allow you to determine winners of games with a single dice roll, perfect for quickly re-creating divisional and conference races to accompany a full play-through of your favorite team's season. There's a 2016 season summary that chronicles in brief form what happened over the course of the real 2016 season. And, for the fifth year in a row, we've included a College All-Star team, reminiscent of the real-life squads that were assembled to face the reigning pro champion to kick off the summer exhibition season in the 1950s through '70s. You can kick off your OWN pro football season in classic style, with the College All-Stars taking on New England, or whomever you'd like to match them up against! These are the players who'll be pushing hard to make pro rosters in the dog-days of training camp just ahead--you can watch them in action right now! It's nostalgic football fun, un-restricted by the demands and requirements of big money professional sports.
The 2016 Pro Season for SECOND SEASON Pro Football Game gives you the entire pro football universe of teams and the above-mentioned extras in classic black and white printed team cards for just $29 postage-paid! Or get the PDF edition for $21, presented in team colors, delivered to your e-mail box, print-and-play the same day! Available July 17! Questions? Let us know! The e-mail address is email@example.com.