Do you have any sports-related spreads in your bullet journal or planner? I ALWAYS have one for my college team, and sometimes will take it to the next level with an NFL spread – I’ve even made one for fantasy football!
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I am and have always been an Auburn football junkie – I grew up going to the games, my mom and grandfather graduated from Auburn, I then attended and got both my undergraduate and graduate degree there. I just loved it – and football season is really makes it fun.
I’ve been drawing Auburn’s football schedules in my bullet journal ever since I started out. It’s fun to keep it in your book, and to look back on, and these spreads are really fun to create.
You can see the past 3 years of my Auburn spreads below.
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I had to make this page for the upcoming #football year! 😆#Auburn kicks off four weeks from today! 🏈 I’ve added the dates & known time, an orange dot for home games & a blue dot for away games. Also, I’ve made space for the scores (which I’m very nervous about filling in this year… 😐). War Eagle anyway. 🐯 I’m going to add the Panthers schedule on the opposite page. 🏈 . . . #bulletjournal #bujo #WeAreBujo #planner #plannercommunity #bulletjournalcommunity #bujojunkies #planning #plannergirl #bulleteverything #bujolove #planneraddict #notebook #notebookaddict #journals #bookstagram #plannerlove #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalnewbie #bujoinspire #leuchtturm1917 #leuchtturm #WarEagle #football #wde #handwriting #handlettering #plannerlife
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Looking good so far. 🙌 War Eagle! 🦅 Hoping to add another W today! Who are you rooting for today?? 🏈 . #beatolemiss #WarEagle #auburn #auburnfootball #bulletjournal #handwriting #handlettering #lettering
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I’m so torn on whether I should add color! 😳 . 🏈 This my Auburn football schedule spread this year – a little busier than last year! 😂 The games on the left page are home games and the games on the right page are Away (with little arrows pointing to where they’re playing)! 🐅 #wareagle 🦅 .⠀ If you wanna make any team schedule like this for yourself, check out the IG live video from earlier where I show you how I made the Panthers schedule with this same technique. 🏈
I had a little fun with this years schedule, and shared how I made this schedule on Instagram live. A few of you asked for the video, so I thought I’d get it together with a blog post to explain errrrything! 🙂
You can also watch the video that shows all the steps when I made a schedule for the Carolina Panthers live on Instagram.
Step by Step:
What you’ll need:
Pencil, pen, ruler (optional), and a gridded or dotted notebook or sheet of paper.
- This type of schedule is better for seasons about 18 games or shorter – if there’s more, it’s probably easier just to make a list.
- Get creative – make a space for the dates of the games, mark conference games, or create other shapes around each game.
- Use a color-code to show who won & lost the games – you may want to leave a spot for the scores of each game.
- Decorate with drawings, fight songs, logos, and more. I’ll have another video on how I drew the states and logos on my latest Auburn spread.
1 – Find your custom row height
- Go to bit.ly/lbw-football
2 – Edit with your own numbers
- Make sure you’re signed to Google, then File >> Make a Copy (for your own editing).
- Enter the number of games for your team. And count how many squares TALL your notebook is.
Add these to the yellow numbers and get your custom row height.
3 – Grab a Pencil
- Start from the top and use a pencil to mark the following:
- Use the # of extra rows you have (in my example 1), and this is blank row – skip this row and start from row 2.
- Find the rounded height of your rows (in my example 3). We’ll count by 3’s.On the edge of your page, make a light “1” over rows 2-4, a “2” over 5-7, “3” over 8-10, etc. (this will help with spacing your schedule.)
4 – Home & Away
- Look at your team’s schedule and find the Home and Away Games. Determine which page you want home games and which page you want away games.
- Down the spine of the book, go through each game, and mark your home games on one page and your away games on the other page.
- I use a light pencil line to show the ‘span’ of home and away games on each page.
5 – Zig-Zag It!
- Starting at your first game (still in pencil), make a zig-zag line from your first game through each game to your last game.
6 – Get Creative.
- You now have a ‘map’ and idea of where you have room to draw your games – so now’s the time to get creative and draw it out.
- I lettered the name of each opponent, then outlined them with a box with my ruler.
Watch the Process
After creating the Auburn spread, I drew the NFL schedule for the Panthers on Instagram live so I could show you exactly how I mapped it out – you can watch the whole process in the video below.
Finish it Up
Now here’s the fun part! Once you’re finished up, you can decorate it however you want! I kept it simple on the Panthers spread, but added a few drawings to the Auburn spread.
After I went live on Instagram, I got a few of your versions and I LOVE them – thanks Robin, Shireen, Debbie & Melissa! You can see their versions below.
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