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American Football in London.

Postby majomull » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:38 pm

My New England Patriots will be playing a game in London this Sunday. Is there really any interest in our relatively silly game across the pond ?
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Re: American Football in London.

Postby raisindot » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:52 pm

Well, given that it's the Patriots, the Brits'll have the opportunity to get back at us New Englanders for kicking their butts by cheering on whoever we're playing against. If I were a Brit, I'd go dressed as a redcoat and bring little boxes of tea and stamps to throw at 'em. Less damaging than beer bottles. :D
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Re: American Football in London.

Postby pip » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:55 pm

Can't see why anyone would have interest in a game where five minutes play takes two hours so they can squash in as many beer and viagra ads as possible :roll:
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Re: American Football in London.

Postby raisindot » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:59 pm

pip wrote:Can't see why anyone would have interest in a game where five minutes play takes two hours so they can squash in as many beer and viagra ads as possible :roll:


You just answered your own question. You know how many beers you can drink in the seven hours each football game lasts? Although on football Sunday, there's really little use for Viagra. :D

Then again, why is Cricket so popular? Like baseball, each game can last centuries and damn little action ever happens.
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Re: American Football in London.

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:00 pm

Sunday 28th October 2012
17:00
St Louis Rams v New England Patriots
Wembley Stadium
Prices from £87.00


Of course, over here we call it Rugby, and the players are real men who don't require forty-odd pounds of protective gear! ;) :lol:
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Re: American Football in London.

Postby chris.ph » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:03 pm

ive played both :D
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Re: American Football in London.

Postby pip » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:05 pm

raisindot wrote:
pip wrote:Can't see why anyone would have interest in a game where five minutes play takes two hours so they can squash in as many beer and viagra ads as possible :roll:


You just answered your own question. You know how many beers you can drink in the seven hours each football game lasts? Although on football Sunday, there's really little use for Viagra. :D

Then again, why is Cricket so popular? Like baseball, each game can last centuries and damn little action ever happens.

We don't do cricket here either . And after all the beer even viagra is useless i assume. Our national games last 70 minutes :D
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Re: American Football in London.

Postby raisindot » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:08 pm

pip wrote: Our national games last 70 minutes :D


That's true, and usually the final score is 0-0 on the field, and 4 dead, 25 injured, and 1 million in damage in the stands.
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Re: American Football in London.

Postby pip » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:10 pm

raisindot wrote:
pip wrote: Our national games last 70 minutes :D


That's true, and usually the final score is 0-0 on the field, and 4 dead, 25 injured, and 1 million in damage in the stands.

What game are you talking about . 0-0 is pretty much impossible in Gaelic or hurling and no violence. Are you lumping us in with the English. I'm suprised at you :shock:
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Re: American Football in London.

Postby chris.ph » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:21 pm

i played gaelic football once as well, jesus i thought i was fit at the time :shock: :shock: good laugh tho :D
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Re: American Football in London.

Postby pip » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:28 pm

chris.ph wrote:i played gaelic football once as well, jesus i thought i was fit at the time :shock: :shock: good laugh tho :D

Its great fun . Hurling is a very fast sport to play as well . :D
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Re: American Football in London.

Postby Bickaxe » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:28 pm

I am English.......

I watch when I can, but due to time differences and work at 8am Mondays, its rare. Usually book Monday off to watch the Superbowl though.
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Re: American Football in London.

Postby Dotsie » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:33 pm

87 quid??? Not on your nelly, someone else can throw tea at them!

pip wrote: And after all the beer even viagra is useless i assume.

You assume incorrectly. I know someone who took a tablet for the purposes of performing whilst drunk (his wedding night), and "it" kept coming back for days. The meerest mention of anything even remotely saucy and there it was!
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Re: American Football in London.

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:42 pm

I was kind of surprised to discover that rugby is played in the US. The head of the massage therapy practice that Sharlene used to go to was very much into it and had team photos all over the waiting room.
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Re: American Football in London.

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:47 pm

There was an episode of Friends where Ross played Rugby to impress his English girlfriend.
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