Buzzword Bingo

... from Able Plus Systems

Welcome to our buzzword bingo page. Our goal here is to make life a little more interesting, even the dull parts. For example, the pro-football championship game is on TV on February 6, 2005. This game may be a thriller, but in previous years it has often been a complete snoozer. If you are planning a party to bring together friends to watch this game, you may be torn by anxiety, as a dull game may mean a dull party. Here's something to make your party a possible hit.

Last-Chance Football Bingo Cards

Maybe you are afraid that the game will get out of hand and be uninteresting. Maybe you are not sure that all the people with whom you'll be watching have any interest in football. Pass out some bingo cards, and have each person mark their square whenever someone on TV uses one of their buzzwords. Have prizes for the first person to get five in a row, the person who gets the most squares filled by halftime, and the person who has the most squares filled following the game and post-game interviews. Quality players can really put buzzwords on the board during those postgame interviews. Even if the score is 55-10, as it was one year, your guests will still be in the game.

Here's a sample card:

B I N G O
A lot of class Perfect Moving the ball Gadget play Picky
Unlikely Contact sport Found a seam Knew what he needed Establish their/a running game
Class organization Suffered ***Free*** Single coverage Complete player
Second effort Double coverage Have to catch that ball Hooked it Momentum
Found a hole Left it all on the field Heard footsteps On the numbers Automatic

Click below to select any of the 100 available cards for watching a big pro football game.

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Technical Note

The appearance of these cards varies from browser to browser. On Windows, Internet Explorer seems to display them most accurately. On Apple, Mozilla seems to work best.

The Rules

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Leftover State of the Union Bingo Cards

Click below to select any of the 100 available cards for the State of the Union address. These are probably pretty good for any upcoming speech by any powerful U.S. politician over the next few months.

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Of course, high-school civics teachers might use this game as a way to make it less unpleasant for their students to watch a speech.

Here's a sample card:

B I N G O
Iran Broad support Another victory Moral responsibility Greatest power
Top priority Modernize Public service Dedicated Common good
Jobs of the future Dictator(s) ***Free*** Dangerous times Schoolchildren
Challenge Encourage investment Higher power Cuba Strengthen Social Security
Ownership Marriage Doubters Our commitments Scholarships

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