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PART 1: Best American Offensive Football Movie Characters
Which purely offensive* American football player
portrayed by an actor in a fictional feature film is your favorite? *excludes pro football player cameos and limited roles

See the partial list off fictional feature film offensive American football players here:: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls020422044/#1
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/BhP7dnHYZ5E/

PART 2: Best American Defensive Football Movie Characters
Which defensive* American football player portrayed by an actor in a fictional feature film is your favorite? *also encompasses special teams and two-way players, but excludes pro football player cameos and limited roles
 
See the partial list off fictional feature film defensive, special teams or two-way American football players here:: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls020422739/#1

A separate poll suggestion for American Football television characters only is listed here: PS: Best American Football Television Characters
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Best Offensive:  Victor Stone
Best Defensive: Not sure yet.
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Thanks, Robert 'Bobby' Boucher Jr. or Forrest Gump would be the closest equivalant on defense or special teams.
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These are good polls but I'm betting people, especially those who don't know much about American football, might read "offensive" as meaning upsetting, disrespectful, or insulting, and defensive as opposing and sensitive to criticism. It's uncertain that both polls would be run on the same day, next to each other, and run separately increases the likelihood of misinterpretation, so I'd suggest a few small edits to clarify meaning. For example, maybe something like

Best American Football Film Characters: Offense

Which American football player* portrayed by an actor in a fictional feature film, and who plays a position for the offense,  is your favorite? *excludes professional football player cameos and limited roles

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Best American Football Film Characters: Offense

Which purely offensive* American football player portrayed by an actor in a fictional feature film is your favorite? 

* Offensive: Positions on the team that move to score points, such as quarterback and receivers, as opposed to playing for the team's defense
Note: This poll excludes professional football player cameos and limited roles.

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Fair point.  I have modified the questions to more closely resemble your first suggestion.

I wouldn't be surprised if a sizeable number where unfamiliar. While, the largest single group of IMDb users are American, there are many users from outside of the country that do have at least a passing familiarity with the game. Plus, It is broadcast throughout the world and has worldwide following. Additionally, other world sports use the terms offense and defense to describe play in their sports.

I did need to divide the poll in a logical way to include all the prominent characters. If poll takers have seen anyone of these football based movies, I think they will have a basic concept of the game. Otherwise, I think some of these characters' behavior can be endearing on their own, even for those who don't understand the game. If they haven't seen any the movies in the poll. then the whole poll is probably a lost cause for those IMDb users anyways.

The poll is targeted to those who appreciate the football genre of movies and can appreciate its colorful characters. Plus, a tribute to many of today's biggest stars who appeared in a football movie in an early role. Voters who haven't seen these football films could chose from among their favorite movie stars.

Once both poll parts publish, I can re-push with a link to the other companion poll for poll takers to navigate more easily to see the full universe of characters on both sides of football.

PART 1: Best American Offensive Football Movie Characters
Which fictional film American football player*, who plays for the offense, has the best 'game' as a football character? *includes purely offensive players and excludes two-way and special teams players

PART 2: Best American Defensive Football Movie Characters
Which fictional film American football player*, who plays for the defense or special teams, has the best 'game' as a football character? *includes two-way players and excludes players who play purely offensive positions
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I like how you worded it. It reads well. 
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Thanks. I like the clarity of it, not sure if I made it more complicated than it needed to be. I appreciate the feedback, as I can understand how not everyone may be familiar with the game and even  for those that are, it is far better not to assume they understand the scope of the poll.
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Combined Revised Question:
Which American football player*, who plays for the offense, defense or special teams, has the best 'game' as a fictional film football character?

The term "best 'game' as a football character" allows poll takers the flexibility to interpret what makes a great movie football character. Factors could include on-the-field  heroics, football talent, skills and game play, joined on and off the field screen actions. As well as, the uniqueness, comedic exploits, or endearing nature of the football character. Another evaluation could be based on the actor portraying the character, who demonstrates the best acting chops or creates the most memorable fictional football character. Poll takers can simply vote for their favorite, the total package or use any one metric they choose.
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NFL Draft is April 26th-28th

I could add a character evaluation and NFL combine/draft tie-in introductory sentence and put a draft bent on the question.

Each spring, NFL teams prepare for the upcoming season by evaluating and drafting talented position players for their teams based on each players talent, skill and "game".

Which American football player*, who plays for the offense, defense or special teams, has the best 'game' as a fictional film football character and would be your first draft choice?
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NFL/NCAA FOOTBALL SEASON BUMP
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Thanks, much appreciated. It is nice to see "Air Bud" doing well in the early voting.
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Best Offensive American Football Movie Character
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2019 100th/150th Anniversary Bump November 6, 1869
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Best American Defensive Football Movie Characters

2019 marks the 150th anniversary of what would become organized inter-collegiate American Football with a  Princeton vs. Rutgers 1869 football game. While 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the formation of the National Football League. In honor of these dual anniversaries, we celebrate with two polls featuring the greatest fictional baseball hitters and pictures in movie or television history.
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The NCAA took a low key approach by scheduling Princeton vs Dartmouth at Yankee Stadium on the historic150th anniversary weekend on November 9th, 2019. The NFL's 100th season will open with the 199th meeting between two of the league's oldest teams, the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers.on September 5th, 2019 at historic Soldier Field.