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Interesting Football Reads On Wikki

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Forget Favre, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Forget Favre

    Forget Favre Cheesehead

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    I take Wikkipedia with a grain of salt.
    It's not anything I would rely on for a term paper or if I was a Dr. and had to learn a life saving surgery.
    However I do look things up on there when I want to just to get a general idea for things.
    Anyway, I came across this interesting read on epic NFL games through the years.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_of_Hands#1970s

    Have you come across any interesting NFL reading on there?
     
  2. gwh11

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    You're absolutely right; the quality of Wikipedia articles is notoriously uneven. There are excellent articles and truly bad ones. This one has several problems (as noted by the flags near the top). The writing isn't the best and it has several citation problems. And is the 1925 Cardinals/Badgers scandal really considered "common knowledge" by NFL fans? C'mon. I guess it serves as a loosely based (albeit incomplete) list of some significant games and plays.
    Here are two solid, well-written football articles from Wikipedia:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_New_York_Jets
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_American_football
     
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  3. Bogart

    Bogart Duke Mantee

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    The biggest problem I have with Wikipedia is films and film characters.

    A good example is this article right here

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Montana

    Instead of explaining the traits and personality of a character, they just quickly write down a long descriptive summary of Scarface, yet it's long, it's also very sloppy.

    I've read some articles on the 1986-1990 Cleveland Browns and they also are very sloppy.

    If you need football stats, facts, and stuff like that, try this site, but it don't really have long articles on it

    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/
     
  4. Forget Favre

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    Wiki has tons of movie titles, plots and descriptions on there.
    So I mainly use it when I need to find out what the heck I just watched or what happens if I don't finish watching the movie.
     
  5. Forget Favre

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    Yeah.
    They sometimes do have in there things that don't really matter. Make that, a lot of times.
     
  6. Raptorman

    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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