About the comic

The Draw Play is a labor of love by a football fan who needs something to do during the offseason. It started as a bunch of doodles in the Something Awful football forum, and eventually became this site you are reading right now. It exists as an outlet to make fun of and comment on the current state of the NFL and occasionally other things.

All players/ real life people “portrayed” in the comic are meant to be fictitious versions, and not as accurate representations of the individual. The same goes for the teams portrayed. The comic is meant to be funny. I love football, but it is inherently very silly, and taking it too seriously is a great way to not enjoy it. The Draw Play is about the chaos and stupidity inherent in the sport and culture surrounding it.

About the Author

Self Portrait again

My name is Dave, I am a lifelong Giants fan from the Baltimore area. The son of a Giants fan and jaded Baltimore Colts fan, I was indoctrinated as a fan of the G-men well before the Ravens came to town. I hate literally every other sports team from New York. I consider myself a Football fan first and foremost however, and try my best to not let personal team biases sneak into the comic too much, unless it’s for a little self parody. I don’t always succeed, but I try.

My work has been featured on ESPN’s NFL Live, Deadspin, CBS, NBC, Fox and ABC sports, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, US News and World report, CNN, The NY Post, Buzzfeed, Campus Insiders and various other publications too numerous to name. I have done work for Sports on Earth, The Guardian, Mandatory.com, Bleacher Report, Draftpedia, and The Classical. He has also been published in UC Quarterly.

And just so people stop assuming that I’m automatically a fan of all New York teams, here are my allegiances and the reason for each
-NY Giants (inherited fandom from NY father)
-Baltimore Orioles (grew up in Bmore suburbs)
-Portland Trail Blazers (Live in PDX, didn’t care about basketball before moving here)
-Seattle Krakken – PNW living
-Don’t like soccer enough to care, but I guess theoretically the Portland Timbers/Thorns