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Re: US Football in London? [Re: ThunderMuffin] #194374
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Re: US Football in London? [Re: 49er] #194382
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The issue is the US national team (Eagles) is about a level below the Super 14 teams.













Re: US Football in London? [Re: 49er] #194383
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he is ok.. but I dont think he is a a head above the current competition......

Re: US Football in London? [Re: Stewart] #194384
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Will people go and watch (US)Football in the UK?
If an event like that would be organized in Amsterdam I doubt anyone would bother going (maybe if the tickets where free).

Re: US Football in London? [Re: Stewart] #194386
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Originally Posted by Stewart
The issue is the US national team (Eagles) is about a level below the Super 14 teams.


True. It used to be closer, but since Rugby Union went professional to gap has increased. The US team is in fact semi-pro, they have to hold a "real" job in addition to playing rugby while the other teams can concentrate exclusively on rugby.










Re: US Football in London? [Re: hobiephil] #194387
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Some years ago I was on a Buenos Aires layover (Luiz, did I come close to spelling that right?) and the South African Springbok rugby team was staying at the same hotel. I stood next to a few of them in the lobby while we waited for our room assignments. They were big guys no doubt, but not as big as most of the NFL guys I've seen up close.

Of course, being only 5'9" myself, they all look pretty big to me!



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If an event like that would be organized in Amsterdam I doubt anyone would bother going (maybe if the tickets where free).

I guess the only time we would want to go to Amsterdam is if we wanted to shop for a whore or do some herion.


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Re: US Football in London? [Re: catman] #194391
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Speak for yourself.

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Re: US Football in London? [Re: catman] #194400
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Originally Posted by catman

I guess the only time we would want to go to Amsterdam is if we wanted to shop for a whore or do some herion.


What an extremely polarised and warped view of Amsterdam!!! mad
It's a beautiful city with many, varied attractions.


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Re: US Football in London? [Re: Jalani] #194401
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Originally Posted by Jalani
Originally Posted by catman

I guess the only time we would want to go to Amsterdam is if we wanted to shop for a whore or do some herion.


What an extremely polarised and warped view of Amsterdam!!! mad
It's a beautiful city with many, varied attractions.

Does Boston still have the Combat Zone?


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Re: US Football in London? [Re: hobie1616] #194402
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Wouter, you gonna take that??

Hey, Amsterdam was one of my favorite layovers! It's a very clean city with lots of stuff to do and you should see the beaches with all the cat clubs! It's got bike trails all over the place, trains, trollys, very easy to get around and I never did score any smack or -crack- either!

You can go window shopping at night though...

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Re: US Football in London? [Re: catman] #194415
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Originally Posted by catman
I guess the only time we would want to go to Amsterdam is if we wanted to shop for a whore or do some herion.

I am not really sure what provoked you do say this, but I feel a bit sorry for you if that is your small view of Amsterdam.
Most of Amsterdam has now been mapped by Google Streetview, so I suggest you go check it out for yourself.
http://maps.google.nl/maps?hl=en&am...89474&spn=0.008463,0.055747&z=15

And if you are looking for heroine I suggest your local dealer, since the use of heroine in the US is twice that of the Netherlands:
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Re: US Football in London? [Re: Tony_F18] #194418
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Believe me, if you want whores and heroin, they're available right off main street USA!


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Re: US Football in London? [Re: catman] #194419
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Re: US Football in London? [Re: Timbo] #194440
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Originally Posted by Timbo
Ooops, sorry, my spelling sucks but my typing is worse!

I never could figure out why Rugby hasn't caught on over here. I like it but not too many of us have ever seen it.

Now Cricket? You can keep that. ;^)

Cricket is a classy game, Timbo. A game of style. Well regulated. No overpaid goons. See it at its best.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9xmiaIdSSI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsOBkNi1sDM

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Re: US Football in London? [Re: Bajan_Bum] #194443
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The best Criket hit (or what ever you call it when they hit the ball well) was some Indian kid who drove it out of the park, 3 rows deep, then ran up to the pitcher (or what ever you call him) and laughed in his face while swining the bat over his head. I didn't know they could actually unload on that little ball just like A-Fraud did the other night, but it was one of the prettiest "Home Runs" I've ever seen.

About all we could watch for sports on TV while on a 48hr. Mumbai layover was Cricket, and I still have no idea how you keep score! It might have been too many Kingfisher beers distracting my attention though.

And what the -heck- is a "Test" in that game?


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Re: US Football in London? [Re: hobie1616] #194445
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Originally Posted by hobie1616
Originally Posted by Jalani
Originally Posted by catman

I guess the only time we would want to go to Amsterdam is if we wanted to shop for a whore or do some herion.


What an extremely polarised and warped view of Amsterdam!!! mad
It's a beautiful city with many, varied attractions.

Does Boston still have the Combat Zone?


Nope. Long gone. 20+ years anyway. Now it's the Theatre District.

Pats should win huge unless they are so overconfident. The field last year was miserable in Wembley. Something about being very wet and both teams complained bitterly about it. Hopefully that won't be an issue.

Greg

P.S. Just curious why a lot of the same people that bitterly complain about Drill baby Drill being non-sailing are participating in this thread. Hmmmmm.


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Re: US Football in London? [Re: bullswan] #194446
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Less vitriol and you don't have to think. Most people come here to escape and relax.


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Re: US Football in London? [Re: pgp] #194447
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Greg, I only started this thread because Catsailor has many regulars who reside in and around the London area. I just wanted to get their take on American Football.

If I had wanted to pick a fight with any of them, then maybe I should have put it in the Drill Baby Drill thread, but I consider all Catsailors friends, that's why I stay out of it.

Can we now talk about Religion?

;^)


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Re: US Football in London? [Re: Timbo] #194449
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We abandoned that when we left Ireland. wink


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