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Title: NFL
Post by: TheSwineDon on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 18:17:48
Anyone a fan of the NFL on here?

What's your predictions for the Conference Championships?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 18:22:33
Patriots and giants for me. Then patriots to beat giants in the superbowl.

My team are the eagles. Awful year for us after it started with such high hopes.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: leefer on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 18:23:37
Giants to win it.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: TheSwineDon on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 18:25:20
I reckon Patriots 49ers in the Superbowl.. Think Patriots may take it. And don't feel too bad about the Eagles season, I'm a Rams fan and I've had nothing to shout about for a good couple of years now..


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 18:29:03
I predict I'll fall asleep!

- Patriots coming good at the right time again (although Denver made them look better than they are) will be too much for the Ravens (who are always inconsistent)
- 49ers (beating the Saints was a phenomenal achievement) to overwhelm Giants (who make too many mistakes when under pressure)

Patriots to win Superbowl unfortunately.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 18:30:04
Really hoping for a Ravens 49ers Superbowl...


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: leefer on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 18:32:42
Take my advise chaps,the Giants will walk the Superbowl,they beat Green Bay on Auto pilot.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 18:33:53
Really hoping for a Ravens 49ers Superbowl...
This.....but can't see it
Really hoping for a Ravens 49ers Superbowl...
...with the Ravens winning (Hated 49ers since days of Joe Montana)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 18:35:25
This.....but can't see it...with the Ravens winning (Hated 49ers since days of Joe Montana)

I'll buy that.  Sadly I agree entirely with your post.

Mind you I thought the Saints or Packers would win the whole thing...so what the chuff do I know.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 18:35:39
Take my advise chaps,the Giants will walk the Superbowl,they beat Green Bay on Auto pilot.
But only because Green Bay kept dropping the ball with no pressure from the Giants D.

Even the Denver Donkeys or the Bungles would have won with the Cheeseheads playing like they did!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 18:37:36
I'll buy that.  Sadly I agree entirely with your post.

Mind you I thought the Saints or Packers would win the whole thing...so what the chuff do I know.
I was going for the Saints.

Momentum always seems to be the thing with NFL teams - Pats have it as do 49ers.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: TheSwineDon on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 18:40:14
I'll buy that.  Sadly I agree entirely with your post.

Mind you I thought the Saints or Packers would win the whole thing...so what the chuff do I know.

I thought GB had it from like week 8.. I was shocked they dropped a game against the Chiefs.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 18:43:02
Take my advise chaps,the Giants will walk the Superbowl,they beat Green Bay on Auto pilot.

I think part of that was due to the Packers effectivley having 2 weeks off having rested starters in week 17, their Defence wasnt reading plays and Rogers' timing to his wide-outs was well out of sync.  In saying that Giants are on fire and would have beaten anyone last week anyway.

Giants will do the Niners.  Alex Smith will get killed by the Giants D-line, they wont score more than 20 and the Giants can put up big numbers on anyone right now.

Pats will do the Ravens.  Brady, Gronkowski, enough said.

Giants/Pats Superbowl will be a toss-up, mainly depending on whether Giants can keep the hot streak going, a 2 week break wont help.  Brady will just lead Pats to victory confirming his status as the best QB of the current century.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 18:48:15
I think part of that was due to the Packers effectivley having 2 weeks off having rested starters in week 17, their Defence wasnt reading plays and Rogers' timing to his wide-outs was well out of sync.  In saying that Giants are on fire and would have beaten anyone last week anyway.

Giants will do the Niners.  Alex Smith will get killed by the Giants D-line, they wont score more than 20 and the Giants can put up big numbers on anyone right now.

Pats will do the Ravens.  Brady, Gronkowski, enough said.

Giants/Pats Superbowl will be a toss-up, mainly depending on whether Giants can keep the hot streak going, a 2 week break wont help.  Brady will just lead Pats to victory confirming his status as the best QB of the current century.

My only hope is that the Patriots haven't won the superbowl since spygate...I hope that stays the same.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 18:50:22
Well I predicted a Saints v Packers NFC Championship game so that shows what I know. Although in fairness I don't think I was on my own there. I suppose the moral of the story is that it doesn't matter how good you were during the regular season as for me the Packers and Saints were the best two teams in the NFL let alone the NFC.

It all starts again from scratch when the play offs start.

As Leefer said, I would not put it past the Giants, who have been consistently inconsistent all season, to win the whole thing.

Unlike certain bitter Jets fans, ;) I hope the Patriots win it though. Could easily be a rematch of the '08 Superbowl.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: cheltred69 on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 18:53:57
I'm a Pats fan so hope they'll win it.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 18:59:45
But only because Green Bay kept dropping the ball with no pressure from the Giants D.

Even the Denver Donkeys or the Bungles would have won with the Cheeseheads playing like they did!
Ahem....the Bengals (note correct spelling) are on the up mate. Andy Dalton, A J Green, two first round draft picks...need I go on? :hmmm:


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 19:01:33
for me the Packers and Saints were the best two teams in the NFL let alone the NFC.


Agree, both way ahead of everyone else.

Packers just came up against the wrong team/wrong time and the Saints were in trouble the second they stepped out of dome.  If that Saints/Niners game had of been in New Orleans it would have been a blowout.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 19:12:22
Both games are very interesting.

In the AFC, it's another offense vs defense battle.
The Patriots defense it poor, if I remember the only team with a worse defense this year was the Packers (and we know what happened to them), but their offense is amongst the best in the league. Whereas the Ravens are a mirror image, a strong defense but a pretty poor offensive team.

In the NFC, it's defense all the way. Neither QB is very good when under pressure, and you can be sure that they will both be under pressure in this game. There are two things that make me lean towards  the 49ers, the fact that they have home field advantage & Frank Gore.


I have a feeling it will be the Patriots v 49ers, and hope that in the Superbowl that the 49ers can get pressure on Brady, because that's the key to beating the Patriots.

As we saw from the Superbowl in 2007, Brady doesn't cope well when he gets sacked a few times.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 19:14:38
Agree, both way ahead of everyone else.

Packers just came up against the wrong team/wrong time and the Saints were in trouble the second they stepped out of dome. If that Saints/Niners game had of been in New Orleans it would have been a blowout.
Definitely. Fair play to the 9ers though. They played a great game and I'm not that keen on Harbaugh but he's done an amazing job there.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: betty_swollox on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 20:04:19
I don't think Pats are as certain to beat the Ravens as everyone thinks. Remember a few years ago when they went to The Gillette as 10 point outsiders and Ray Rice smashed in a few early TDs and then Lewis and Co saw it out? I did bet again the Packers last week. I think resting Rodgers in week 17 was such a big mistake. So often you see Wild Card teams continue the momentum and beat the higher ranked teams like that.

I'm going for the Ravens and Giants. Eli Manning is so good on the road in the play off and in the 4th quarter he becomes the best QB in the league. Although its easy to see the Giants self destructing (bit like they did in the middle of the season) but I think the pressure they'll get on Alex Smith will be too much.

I follow the 'Denver Donkeys' and I couldn't be happier with their season. Watch every game online and there so many amazing moments -mainly courtesy of Tim Tebow that I had no complaints when the Pats smashed us last week. Think the Tebow stuff got out of hand in the end as well. You can criticise the guys playing abilty so much but the bloke is such a competitor and gets more wins than loses. Big decisions going forward though in terms of establishing the style of offense for the future.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: TheSwineDon on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 21:03:10
To watch the Rams throw away another season was quite painful.. Yes we had a lot of injuries and with Sam Bradford out for the latter part didn't help, but it really was pitiful.

Roll on Jeff Fisher, now this is what a real Football coach looks like

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c8/Jeff_Fisher_Coaches_Tour_MND-B_Iraq_July_4%2C_2009.jpg/150px-Jeff_Fisher_Coaches_Tour_MND-B_Iraq_July_4%2C_2009.jpg


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 21:10:05
To watch the Rams throw away another season was quite painful.. Yes we had a lot of injuries and with Sam Bradford out for the latter part didn't help, but it really was pitiful.

Roll on Jeff Fisher, now this is what a real Football coach looks like

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c8/Jeff_Fisher_Coaches_Tour_MND-B_Iraq_July_4%2C_2009.jpg/150px-Jeff_Fisher_Coaches_Tour_MND-B_Iraq_July_4%2C_2009.jpg

However, this is not what a quality Offensive Coordinator looks like...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Schottenheimer


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: TheSwineDon on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 21:19:59
I think to take up any Football coaching role, you have to look an incy bit like Tom Selleck.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: betty_swollox on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 21:21:39
Well Brian Schottenheimer did manage to provide two AFC Championship games with a Jets offense that had Mark Sanchez so I rate him.
I think him and Fisher together is a good move for the Rams. If Bradford stays healthy and they don't waste their picks this year they could be in the play offs within 2 seasons. Only problem with the NFL is coaches have to get results fast or their out. Felt for Morris at the Bucs because I do just think it was a bit of a blip.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: TheSwineDon on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 21:24:38
I think the way the NFL is capped it is possible for quite an impressive turn around from one season to the next.. I'm not saying you can go from 32nd to 1st but I'm hoping this season will prove something decent. I do rate Bradford, but he's still got a lot of experience to gain before I think he has the potential to lead a team to the plays-offs and maybe the Superbowl.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 21:45:13
Good hire for the Rams. 

Fisher loves to run more than pass so that should take the pressure off Bradford and allow him to rebuild his game.  S-Jax is probably the happiest person in St Louis right now, he will get a lot more work and should have a great season.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: TheSwineDon on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 21:55:24
S-Jax is probably the happiest person in St Louis right now, he will get a lot more work and should have a great season.

I really hope so, the Rams haven't been right for a good 5/6 years. I wish I had the opportunity to see them with the Warner/Faulk line up with Martz in the driving seat.. Those were the days my friends.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Berniman on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 22:07:50
Patriots and giants for me. Then patriots to beat giants in the superbowl.


This.  Been to watch the Bucs a few times this season and they have been woeful.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 22:17:40
I don't think Pats are as certain to beat the Ravens as everyone thinks. Remember a few years ago when they went to The Gillette as 10 point outsiders and Ray Rice smashed in a few early TDs and then Lewis and Co saw it out? I did bet again the Packers last week. I think resting Rodgers in week 17 was such a big mistake. So often you see Wild Card teams continue the momentum and beat the higher ranked teams like that.

I'm going for the Ravens and Giants. Eli Manning is so good on the road in the play off and in the 4th quarter he becomes the best QB in the league. Although its easy to see the Giants self destructing (bit like they did in the middle of the season) but I think the pressure they'll get on Alex Smith will be too much.

I follow the 'Denver Donkeys' and I couldn't be happier with their season. Watch every game online and there so many amazing moments -mainly courtesy of Tim Tebow that I had no complaints when the Pats smashed us last week. Think the Tebow stuff got out of hand in the end as well. You can criticise the guys playing abilty so much but the bloke is such a competitor and gets more wins than loses. Big decisions going forward though in terms of establishing the style of offense for the future.
Good man! Another Donkeys fan!

While the 'Tebow Train' was entertaining, its not the best move for an organisation. The bloke is going to get pummeled and have a very short career. The problem with that is that he's going to get injured at some point and there is not another QB like him that can come in and play the same way. So, even if the Donkeys become Broncos again, the plan for everyone will be to hurt Timmy, which will kill the team.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 22:19:41
Ahem....the Bengals (note correct spelling) are on the up mate. Andy Dalton, A J Green, two first round draft picks...need I go on? :hmmm:
They will always be 'Bungals' until they can stop choking both on and off the field.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Not that Nice If I'm Honest on Thursday, January 19, 2012, 23:49:11
Right then - bit of NFL trivia

Who is the only player to play for Swindon Town reserves and the New England Patriots ?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: TheSwineDon on Friday, January 20, 2012, 01:40:42
That's the first thing that Google has failed me on..


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Friday, January 20, 2012, 07:18:20
Right then - bit of NFL trivia

Who is the only player to play for Swindon Town reserves and the New England Patriots ?
I think his name was John Smith? Appeared occasionally on C4's coverage back in the 80's. I can remember him but I'm not sure of his name.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Friday, January 20, 2012, 08:09:39
I was right. Here's the sucker....

[url width=400 height=369]http://guy.com/a/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/PatriotsDolphins3.jpg[/url]


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Not that Nice If I'm Honest on Friday, January 20, 2012, 08:12:53
This is the guy

http://www.enotes.com/topic/John_Smith_(American_football)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: london_red on Friday, January 20, 2012, 13:42:51
Sounds like Donkey might be disappointed, looks like his Jets won't be coming to London after all.

Evidently the Rams will be the home team for the next three NFL games in London, starting with one against the Patriots next year.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: gingernuggets on Friday, January 20, 2012, 13:55:22
Apparently the lease on their stadium expires in 3 years so rumours abound that they could become London's franchise.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Friday, January 20, 2012, 14:51:11
Not the Patriots again.

Currently looks like a pretty lop-sided game.
Potentially the superbowl champs against an also ran from a fairly weak division.

Unless Fisher can turn the rams around, this could be a rout of epic proportions.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Friday, January 20, 2012, 15:56:12
Apparently the lease on their stadium expires in 3 years so rumours abound that they could become London's franchise.

If anyone gets the Rams it will be LA, London is 2nd in pecking order so are probably looking at the Jags.

Can't complain about having Pats over here again, the most high profile team and QB in the game.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Friday, January 20, 2012, 19:31:43
Sounds like Donkey might be disappointed, looks like his Jets won't be coming to London after all.

Evidently the Rams will be the home team for the next three NFL games in London, starting with one against the Patriots next year.

Disappointed isn't the word. And the Patriots again. It'll save me a few quid as I have no desire to go. Hopefully I'll get to go to Wembley in the Paint Pot.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: betty_swollox on Saturday, January 21, 2012, 02:00:03
Quite glad it's the Rams as they're the team I've always liked in the NFC but the Pats again is disappointing. Nothing against the Patriots but it's the same as when the Bucs came back this season, you'd like them to mix it up again.

Yeah big Stan Kronenke is more likely to ship the Rams out to LA rather than London and you can't really blame him on a buisness level. The blokes sporting team ownership is quite impressive but I'm glad he has never got involved with the Broncos. Think his company own the Nuggets (NBA), Avalanche (NHL), Rapids (MLS) and the Colorado Lacrosse team! as well as his stake in Arsenal and he owns the Pepsi Center in Denver. The guy makes the Glazer's look small time.

The fact a city the size of LA hasn't got a team at the moment when there are several teams that don't sell out most of their home games is a situation that would only happen in America. Don't see the point in the Jags with 2 other teams NFL in Florida (I'm aware that it's a huge state) and several good college teams. It can't be easy for a team to generate more interest from locals due the US TV blackout regulation. If the UK did get a team I think the novelty would wear off pretty quick kind of like Monarchs back in the 90's.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 21, 2012, 06:22:03
The Rams used to be in LA, but moved out in the 80/90s. LA is Raiders country and difficult for the Rams to capture an audience.

Agree with the comment about a UK team going the same way as the Monarchs.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, January 21, 2012, 08:12:45
Oh don't think the UK could even support two games per season let alone eight. At the moment, people make an effort (and spend a lot of money) once a season to go to Wembley. Not only that but they come from all over Britain and Europe, therefore you get a virtually full house for the one game a year. Once you go beyond that though, the numbers would start to drop dramatically.

I've been to three of the Wembley games and will get dragged along next season as the missus is a Pats fan. I'd much rather see the 'real thing' in America (which we'll probably do as well in fairness)

Also, UK NFL fans have their own teams and have been following them for 20 years or more in many cases. There's people on here who support the Broncos, Jets, Patriots, Rams and mighty all conquering Bengals. How many people would actually drop their team to follow a London franchcise? Not many I suspect.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, January 21, 2012, 08:27:02
They will always be 'Bungals' until they can stop choking both on and off the field.
The Bengals confounded the so called 'experts' who had them down for 1-15 or 0-16 before the start of the season on account of their rookie QB and the fact that the whole organization was supposedly going down the pan, by reaching the play offs from, in my opinion, the hardest division in the NFL at the moment.

I do agree though, they need to have several more winning seasons and a few more play off appearances before they lose that tag by which you referred to them.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Not that Nice If I'm Honest on Saturday, January 21, 2012, 08:55:16
I'm afraid I need to put Rattyman right.

The LA Raiders were originally the Oakland Raiders, and the Rams were form LA.

Therefore, you could argue that LA is spiritually he home of the Ram not the Raiders.

The Raiders always had a "Bad boy" following pretty much across the country, due to the pirate type logo, that was popular with gangs, and the fact that they were always a dirty team, and played up to that image.

I suppose it's a bit like someone from Swindon supporting Millwall because he thinks he will look "notorious"


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 21, 2012, 09:26:34
They were only in LA for 12 years since 1960.

The only NFL game I've been to is Raiders v Seahawks at the Coliseum. Raiders won 20-17. In your face Frasier Crane.

The Raiders Cheerleaders are also the only cheerleaders I have met. My signed calendar mysteriously went AWOL following a "spring clean" from the Mrs.

That concludes dull Batch-Raiders facts.




Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Saturday, January 21, 2012, 10:27:55
Also, UK NFL fans have their own teams and have been following them for 20 years or more in many cases. There's people on here who support the Broncos, Jets, Patriots, Rams and mighty all conquering Bengals. How many people would actually drop their team to follow a London franchcise? Not many I suspect.
Also, UK NFL fans have their own teams and have been following them for 20 years or more in many cases. There's people on here who support the Broncos, Jets, Patriots, Rams and mighty all conquering Bengals. How many people would actually drop their team to follow a London franchcise? Not many I suspect.
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Surely this is the point.  If they put an NFL franchise in London (the city of my birth) would I abandon the Jets?  No way.  How could I?  I've invested nearly 30 years in the team (became a fan in 1982).  The Jets are my team and will always be.

It'd be like being, say, a Northampton Town fan living in Milton Keynes, who abandons Nothampton because someone parachutes a team into Milton Keynes.  As if anyone would do that.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, January 21, 2012, 10:48:41
It'd be like being, say, a Northampton Town fan living in Milton Keynes, who abandons Nothampton because someone parachutes a team into Milton Keynes.  As if anyone would do that.

Quite a few (fairly disgusted, I would imagine) Cobblers fans in MK, apparently.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Saturday, January 21, 2012, 10:54:22
Quite a few (fairly disgusted, I would imagine) Cobblers fans in MK, apparently.

Precisely, and rightly so.  Disgusted at those who've abandoned their clubs to follow franchise.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Sunday, January 22, 2012, 21:29:55
A rather even first half in the Pats v Ravens game.  I think the Pats will pull away in the second half though.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: LucienSanchez on Sunday, January 22, 2012, 21:34:12
I'd love a Ravens/Niners SuperBowl... and ultimately a Niners victory!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Spud on Sunday, January 22, 2012, 21:38:56
I've lumped on a Giants Superbowl victory and Eli Manning as MVP. COME ON GIANTS!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Sunday, January 22, 2012, 21:41:02
I've lumped on a Giants Superbowl victory and Eli Manning as MVP. COME ON GIANTS!

I've lumped on the Giants tonight with a 3.5pt start ....... Hope Ladbrokes opens up early tomorrow!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Sunday, January 22, 2012, 21:52:05
I'd love a Ravens/Niners SuperBowl... and ultimately a Niners victory!

Anyone but NE.  Almost anyone but the Giants.

But it's been a good game so far, enjoying it.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: gingernuggets on Sunday, January 22, 2012, 21:52:49
Also, UK NFL fans have their own teams and have been following them for 20 years or more in many cases. There's people on here who support the Broncos, Jets, Patriots, Rams and mighty all conquering Bengals. How many people would actually drop their team to follow a London franchcise? Not many I suspect.


Surely this is the point.  If they put an NFL franchise in London (the city of my birth) would I abandon the Jets?  No way.  How could I?  I've invested nearly 30 years in the team (became a fan in 1982).  The Jets are my team and will always be.

It'd be like being, say, a Northampton Town fan living in Milton Keynes, who abandons Nothampton because someone parachutes a team into Milton Keynes.  As if anyone would do that.

In fairness though there must be quite few NFL fans over here who love the sport but don't support a particular team like me. I've got a soft spot for the Saints but only because I backed them at 33s to win the Superbowl two years ago and backed them again this year, therefore gutted to see them lose to the 49er in the way that they did. I've got no reason to support the Saints other than through my wallet, or any other team for that matter. If London had a competitive franchise then I could easily see myself getting involved.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, January 22, 2012, 21:56:34
In fairness though there must be quite few NFL fans over here who love the sport but don't support a particular team like me. I've got a soft spot for the Saints but only because I backed them at 33s to win the Superbowl two years ago and backed them again this year, therefore gutted to see them lose to the 49er in the way that they did. I've got no reason to support the Saints other than through my wallet, or any other team for that matter. If London had a competitive franchise then I could easily see myself getting involved.
Yes, but not enough to be even close to making a London franchise viable.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Sunday, January 22, 2012, 21:56:41
In fairness though there must be quite few NFL fans over here who love the sport but don't support a particular team like me. I've got a soft spot for the Saints but only because I backed them at 33s to win the Superbowl two years ago and backed them again this year, therefore gutted to see them lose to the 49er in the way that they did. I've got no reason to support the Saints other than through my wallet, or any other team for that matter. If London had a competitive franchise then I could easily see myself getting involved.

People like you are the key to this.  If there are enough, and you'll travel to London regularly, then they may have a goer.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Sunday, January 22, 2012, 21:57:17
BTW another red zone stop for the Ravens...these 3s are not 7s...it could be crucial.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: gingernuggets on Sunday, January 22, 2012, 23:14:03
Oh dear, taxi for the Raven's kicker.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, January 22, 2012, 23:15:23
Oh dear, taxi for the Raven's kicker.
What a finish. The game was in the balance right to the very end. Go Pats!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: cheltred69 on Sunday, January 22, 2012, 23:15:52
Tough game.  Couldn't believe that miss at the end but delighted at another Super Bowl for the Patriots.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, January 22, 2012, 23:18:52
So now 3 teams left, & I can't say I like any of them.

It will be a bit like having to choose between Oxford, City & Rovers winning. :(



Title: Re: NFL
Post by: LucienSanchez on Sunday, January 22, 2012, 23:20:50
Cundiff won't have a job in the morning


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, January 22, 2012, 23:49:50
You could tell he was going to miss it. He'll be lambasted in the press in MD and as LucienSanchez says, he won't have a job in the morning. Furthermore, I doubt whether he will play in the NFL again.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Monday, January 23, 2012, 02:59:06
Who's still up watching then? Just me??????


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Spud on Monday, January 23, 2012, 03:14:43
I'm still watching.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, January 23, 2012, 09:33:00
I’d need to see the replay again but it looked like a shit snap of the ball was also to blame. The place holder did his best to recover the situation and Cundiff should have made it but the snapper has to take equal blame.  Lets not forget if Lee Evans had of made that fairly easy reception a minute earlier that kick wouldn’t have been needed by the Ravens.

There is little chance Cundiff is out of a job, he is certainly one of the 10 best kickers in the league and the Ravens are too well run to get rid of him and let a rival pick him up.

Pats/Giants is pretty close on paper, Pats are 3.5pt favourites which seems reasonable and it should be a great game.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: TheSwineDon on Monday, January 23, 2012, 11:56:39
good job I didn't put money on the 49ers like I was going to..

I reckon Giants could take it you know, I think they really want it.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Spud on Monday, January 23, 2012, 15:22:03
Just checked the MVP odds. I got Eli Manning at 9/2, that's now gone to 13/8.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Monday, January 23, 2012, 17:19:15
Fucking great, it's Oxford versus Bristol City in the superbowl.  I'll be wanting Bristol City to win, but bloody hell that's depressing.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: phelpsieboy on Monday, January 23, 2012, 18:02:23
Was really hoping for a 49ers vs Ravens final, Cundiff has to be the most hated guy in Baltimore right now


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, January 23, 2012, 18:59:15
Cundiff has to be the most hated guy in Baltimore right now

Even more than Marlo Stanfield?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: phelpsieboy on Monday, January 23, 2012, 19:13:02
Even more than Marlo Stanfield?
You pose a good question, in that case, a flip of a coin is needed.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: leefer on Monday, January 23, 2012, 21:52:06
Giants to win it.

 :D,kept banging on about the 49;s defence but the Giants defence was brilliant especially on third downs,up till 3.30am watching it ::)



Title: Re: NFL
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Monday, January 23, 2012, 21:56:09
:D,kept banging on about the 49;s defence but the Giants defence was brilliant especially on third downs,up till 3.30am watching it ::)



As was I.  Up till 3.30, then couldnt get to fucking sleep until 5.30 and was up for work at 7.30!

I think Paolo is going to be on the football league show on 5live after 10!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 01:13:43
Even more than Marlo Stanfield?
you want it to be one way.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 08:44:00
Fucking great, it's Oxford versus Bristol City in the superbowl.  I'll be wanting Bristol City to win, but bloody hell that's depressing.
So I'm assuming the Patriots are Oxford?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Spud on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 08:47:01
I'd take any of those Play Off teams over the Patriots. Hopefully Belichick decides against the usual tramp look, the scruffy cunt!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 16:27:33
So I'm assuming the Patriots are Oxford?

You got it.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 21:19:09
Don't know if anyone is interested, but the application for Superbash tickets is now open via NFLUK.

I went last year & it's a very good night out.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Friday, February 3, 2012, 11:11:05
Ticket sales have been delayed for the Wembley game .... Apparantly the Rams may not be able to make it?

Didnt they check their diaries before signing up for next 3 years?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: leefer on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 21:54:58
What time is actual kick off for the Superbowl later..know coverage starts at 10.30.

Around midnight?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 22:02:22
What time is actual kick off for the Superbowl later..know coverage starts at 10.30.

Around midnight?

11.15 I think


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: WR5 on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 22:06:25
Haven't followed NFL for a while who are the favourites for tonight


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: leefer on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 22:08:16
11.15 I think

Cheers,think the Pats are favourites but only marginal.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 22:09:51
Patriots 8/11
Giants 11/10

If its a high scoring game the Patriots will stroll it.  Giants need to keep it tight and low scoring to win it.

I am going to back the Patriots. 


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: leefer on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 22:11:53
I think the Giants will win fairly convincingly myself.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: phelpsieboy on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 22:27:47
Think the Giants are going to just edge it


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Samdy Gray on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 22:31:38
They better do.

Anyone but the fucking Patriots.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: phelpsieboy on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 22:36:56
Absolutely despise the patriots, they are the man united of the NFL, so many hate them


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 22:49:42
Absolutely despise the patriots, they are the man united of the NFL, so many hate them

The Cowboys are the Man Utd of the NFL (minus the success), most loved and most hated at the same time.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 22:55:37
In terms of a prediction I have a bet on Giants by 7-12 points at 13/2.

Realistically i wouldnt be surprised to see the Pats win comfortably, Brady and Belichick with 2 weeks to prepare is a dangerous thing.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Coca Fola on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 22:56:05
 :zzz:

Far too Americanised (note the spelling, fuck off am I putting a z there) for me. Can't stand it.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: janaage on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 23:07:01
Says the bloke who just posted this...

'I'll start us off with

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocacolonization'


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 23:17:20
Don't like the Patriots, & don't like the Giants.

Don't care who wins, just hope it's a good game.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Crispy on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 23:18:44
Tried to get into this but have switched it off before kick off, a 'Kick-Off Show' is a fucking joke. One big commercialised fame fest.



Title: Re: NFL
Post by: thedarkprince on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 23:20:38
Fucking hell they drag this on...  the teams came out 10 mins ago and there's still 10 to go.  Get on with it for fuck sake.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Crispy on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 23:22:19
Fucking hell they drag this on...  the teams came out 10 mins ago and there's still 10 to go.  Get on with it for fuck sake.

This.

Its not just sport is it, its just a massive show.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Coca Fola on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 23:24:26
Says the bloke who just posted this...

'I'll start us off with

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocacolonization'

Hence how I found that word.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Coca Fola on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 23:25:00
This.

Its not just sport is it, its just a massive show.
That.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: thedarkprince on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 23:25:36
This.

Its not just sport is it, its just a massive show.

Wrong, it's one long set of advertisements posing as a sports event.  That said, I'll probably watch it all...


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Saxondale on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 23:33:13
Who are the patriots patriotic to?  Is it the English?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: thedarkprince on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 23:35:23
This just reminds me of Ace Ventura.  "Laces out".


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Saxondale on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 23:36:32
Ive seen this one before.  Its a repeat.  The one with the hats on win.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: thedarkprince on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 23:39:16
Right.... so instead of adverts we get Chappers every few mins.  Think the Yanks get off lightly.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Processed Beats on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 23:39:19
Completely lost with this haha.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: thedarkprince on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 23:40:54
Fucking hell!  Sure they just said this would go on until 3:30 am.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 23:48:02
Good job we don't come from a country that invented a stop/start sport where a game can last 5 days without a winner.

Oh....


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: thedarkprince on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 23:52:21
A good converted try. 


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Saxondale on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 23:56:52
Im going to bed now.  Ive found the most interesting thing about this is doing a running commentary on twitter.  I have now however started to annoy myself.  Good night.  Go people with helmets! run into each other!  Throw that rugby ball!

Have fun.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: cheltred69 on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 23:59:41
Reading thro this it seems as though I'm the only Pats fan here. Why all the hatred? Until recent years they were regularly struggling so the man u comparisons don't really work. Anyway, the way it's going everyone but me will be happy tonight!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Monday, February 6, 2012, 00:05:35
Reading thro this it seems as though I'm the only Pats fan here. Why all the hatred? Until recent years they were regularly struggling so the man u comparisons don't really work. Anyway, the way it's going everyone but me will be happy tonight!

Google Spygate.  The coach has less charm than Neil Warnock.  The officials reinterpret rules for them (see Tuck Rule).  I am in danger of being called for roughing Brady whenever I go to the fridge (as that's about as close as you can get).

Bitter?  You better fucking believe it.  Anyone but the Patsies.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, February 6, 2012, 00:16:08
But Donkey, surely as a Jets fan you can't want a Giants win.

Would be like supporting the scummers in a game


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: cheltred69 on Monday, February 6, 2012, 00:23:56
Google Spygate.  The coach has less charm than Neil Warnock.  The officials reinterpret rules for them (see Tuck Rule).  I am in danger of being called for roughing Brady whenever I go to the fridge (as that's about as close as you can get).

Bitter?  You better fucking believe it.  Anyone but the Patsies.
 
Can understand the dislike of Belichick but the rest is just a version of "We always get shit refs" and yeah, bitter! The decision for the safety in first quarter doesn't follow ur theory though.
I've followed Pats since 1982 and they were crap for years so I'll take the hatred and enjoy the success.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Monday, February 6, 2012, 00:36:51
But Donkey, surely as a Jets fan you can't want a Giants win.

Would be like supporting the scummers in a game

Nope, Patriots are enemy number one.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Simon Pieman on Monday, February 6, 2012, 00:37:40
Who are the patriots patriotic to?  Is it the English?

When America sought independence from British monarchy, those opposing the British were called patriots. So the opposite of your second question.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Monday, February 6, 2012, 00:38:25
 
Can understand the dislike of Belichick but the rest is just a version of "We always get shit refs" and yeah, bitter! The decision for the safety in first quarter doesn't follow ur theory though.
I've followed Pats since 1982 and they were crap for years so I'll take the hatred and enjoy the success.

I get that, like I said I'm bitter about it.  You've been a Pats fan for as long as I've been a Jets fan.  I'd take any success, wouldn't care if they all hated us...


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Monday, February 6, 2012, 00:47:56
For all the Patriots hating ..... That is a bloody brilliant drive ...... Brady is a class act!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, February 6, 2012, 00:55:17
Very impressive drive by the Patriots to end the half.

However, I get the feeling that if the game is close at the end the Giants will win.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Monday, February 6, 2012, 00:55:54
For all the Patriots hating ..... That is a bloody brilliant drive ...... Brady is a class act!

[gritted teeth]yes it was, the git[/gritted teeth]


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, February 6, 2012, 01:00:43
Alistair Kirkwood has just announced on Sky that tickets for this years IS will go on sale tomorrow morning.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Monday, February 6, 2012, 01:15:10
So anyone want to give their opinion on the half time show?

No ...... Thought not!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Monday, February 6, 2012, 01:16:56
So anyone want to give their opinion on the half time show?

No ...... Thought not!

Hardly a good Wiltshire marching band was it?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Monday, February 6, 2012, 01:17:46
Or even rocking robin and the robinettes


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Monday, February 6, 2012, 01:28:31
The Patriots offence is just a bloody machine!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, February 6, 2012, 01:30:01
No pressure on Brady = Trouble for the Giants.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, February 6, 2012, 01:37:04
Wow, That's a hit


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Monday, February 6, 2012, 01:38:41
Lucky Tynes


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Monday, February 6, 2012, 01:39:07
Wow, That's a hit

Yeah, Manning must've had no-one else!  Ouch.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, February 6, 2012, 02:41:04
Giants are going to win this.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Monday, February 6, 2012, 02:42:56
Manning is a 4th quarter genius


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Costanza on Monday, February 6, 2012, 02:43:17
Giants have got to now really.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Monday, February 6, 2012, 02:44:12
Fucking idiot...lie down!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: gingernuggets on Monday, February 6, 2012, 02:45:07
Incredible catch from Manningham early in that drive.

Holy shit, they let him score that TD and he tried to pull out!!

Brady's got 1 min to go the length of the field!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, February 6, 2012, 02:48:38
The Patriots have got dropsy


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: gingernuggets on Monday, February 6, 2012, 02:49:09
Must be game over


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Monday, February 6, 2012, 02:50:32
Hope still a little hope..... Jeez!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: gingernuggets on Monday, February 6, 2012, 02:51:08
Hmmm never write off Brady!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, February 6, 2012, 02:51:44
Come on Giants.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, February 6, 2012, 02:53:00
GAME OVER.

The golden boy just can't beat the Giants.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Monday, February 6, 2012, 02:53:53
Still no clean superbowls.  Film that.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, February 6, 2012, 02:54:41
That'll do nicely.

I bid you good night.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Spud on Monday, February 6, 2012, 03:28:11
£100 for a Giants & Eli Manning MVP combo. Lovely stuff!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Bogus Dave on Monday, February 6, 2012, 09:46:14
Just watched the highlights. How can that take FOUR HOURS. Rubbish.

I do like the way the players do over the top celebrations after every play though, and would happily see that incorporated into our game.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Monday, February 6, 2012, 09:52:05
Just watched the highlights. How can that take FOUR HOURS. Rubbish.

I do like the way the players do over the top celebrations after every play though, and would happily see that incorporated into our game.

Flint makes a successful 15 yard square pass to McCormack, which result in the team gathering for endless high fives and a few of those things were they jump up and bump chests! Whilst the audience watching at home watch an advert for one of those George Foreman lean mean grilling machine things .....


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Arriba on Monday, February 6, 2012, 10:50:39
I watched the start of this and it served its purpose well. I dropped straight off to sleep when i went to bed


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Spud on Monday, February 6, 2012, 11:03:37
I watched the start of this and it served its purpose well. I dropped straight off to sleep when i went to bed

Well done you!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Arriba on Monday, February 6, 2012, 11:10:13
Thanks


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: leefer on Monday, February 6, 2012, 12:32:45
Watched it all,brilliant.

The Manningham catch was incredible and the game could have been won/lost with the last play of the game,only one turnover during the game and that turned out to be the game changer.
Felt all along the Giants would win.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, February 6, 2012, 12:36:42
Agreed, excellent very evenly matched contest that could have gone either way in the end.  Ahmad Bradshaw is the most relieved man in NYC today, he made a terrible error with that TD run.

Eli>Peyton in the Manning household now.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Monday, February 6, 2012, 12:39:17
I thoroughly enjoyed thre game (not just because the Patriots lost).  It felt tense, the momentum shifted, the Manningham catch was great, the two consecutive Patriots drops in the last minutes (esp the second one) was all part of the spectacle.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: leefer on Monday, February 6, 2012, 12:42:23
Hernandez was outstanding untill that last fumble.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, February 6, 2012, 12:43:26
I thoroughly enjoyed thre game (not just because the Patriots lost).  It felt tense, the momentum shifted, the Manningham catch was great, the two consecutive Patriots drops in the last minutes (esp the second one) was all part of the spectacle.

And Blackburn's interception in front of Gronkowski was brilliant.

Wes Welker's probably feeling a bit suicidal this morning.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, February 6, 2012, 12:45:28
That was a brutal drop for someone of Welker's calibre.

"If" is a big word but IF Gronk had of been fit i suspect the result may have been different.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Monday, February 6, 2012, 12:46:19
And Blackburn's interception in front of Gronkowski was brilliant.

Wes Welker's probably feeling a bit suicidal this morning.

As the game moved into the third quater, it seemed clear that any turnover would be important.  Now to find clips of Brady crying.  :cry:


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: leefer on Monday, February 6, 2012, 12:49:16
Maybe a new left shoulder to cry on ;)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: phelpsieboy on Monday, February 6, 2012, 12:57:31
Thoroughly enjoyed that one. Thought all along the Giants were going to win, but you can never doubt Tom Brady.
Tuck was the key player for the Giants D, made some very key tackles and sacks, and Hernandez made up for an unfit Gronkowski.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Monday, February 6, 2012, 13:01:08
Tweets from steelers:


James Harrison and Ryan Clark are apparently sore winners even in games that they're not playing in.

Harrison, the controversial Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker has never shied away from letting his emotions be known, and the moments following Super Bowl XLVI were no exception.

"Told you," Harrison tweeted, "cheaters never win!!!!!!!!!"

His teammate Clark chimed in as well, posting on his own Twitter account, "0-2 post spy gate! Just saying!! Cant spell ELIte w/o Eli!!"


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, February 6, 2012, 15:02:51
Just booked tickets for Wembley, anyone else planning on going?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Monday, February 6, 2012, 15:07:48
Not at the moment, really don't want to see the Patriots again.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, February 6, 2012, 15:13:25
Not for me either, can't see myself ever going unless it's the Falcons playing.

Been to a couple of games in the States and i suspect the London game would be a bit of a letdown in comparison due the neutral feel of the crowd.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Monday, February 6, 2012, 15:15:03
Yes have booked.  Been to them all bar the first one.  Have been oohing and aahing and still am really.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, February 6, 2012, 15:17:47
I can't justify to myself paying upwards of £50 per ticket to watch two teams I couldn't care less about.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: LucienSanchez on Monday, February 6, 2012, 15:24:39
Been to the last 2 (one 50 yard line, one endzone) so i won't be going this year. The ticket prices are steep, but it is Wembley (the location and the pricing in general) that is putting me off more to be honest. I hate the place.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Monday, February 6, 2012, 19:01:07
Not for me either, can't see myself ever going unless it's the Falcons playing.

Been to a couple of games in the States and i suspect the London game would be a bit of a letdown in comparison due the neutral feel of the crowd.
Correct. It's far better to see the 'real thing'. Having said that, I'll be going to Wembley as the missus is a Pats fan. I'm really not a fan of the Wembley games though or the idea of a  London franchise or any of that bollocks.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 17:21:46
Timmmmmmeh is a Jet.  I am excited by this.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 17:30:47
Peyton Manning is a Bronco! I'm excited by this....Although I wish it had happened 10 years ago!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 17:33:24
Peyton Manning is a Bronco! I'm excited by this....Although I wish it had happened 10 years ago!

Hope he's who he needs to be for you.  Your season will be great or awful, I don't see 8-8 for you next season.

Our season?  Fuck knows, looks like I follow a circus on both sides of the Atlantic, let's hope it's as successful!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 17:39:05
Timmmmmmeh is a Jet.  I am excited by this.

Well he will make Sanchez look better.

Tebow is dreadfull.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 17:42:44
Well he will make Sanchez look better.

Tebow is dreadfull.

As a QB, yes.  But in the Wildcat, it'll be good.  Also, we should line up both Sanchez and Tebow in the shotgun and Mangold can snap to either.  Need to make good use of the best centre in the game.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 17:44:09
Irrelevant. Next year will certainly be the year of Michael Vick and the mighty phillidelphia Eagles!!!!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 17:49:08
As a QB, yes.  But in the Wildcat, it'll be good.  Also, we should line up both Sanchez and Tebow in the shotgun and Mangold can snap to either.  Need to make good use of the best centre in the game.

That's the key I guess.  If he is being brought in as backup/competition to Sanchez then it will end in tears.

Stick him in the backfield for the odd play I suppose could work.

He is just a circus that I would want anywhere near my team


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 17:52:30
That's the key I guess.  If he is being brought in as backup/competition to Sanchez then it will end in tears.

Stick him in the backfield for the odd play I suppose could work.

He is just a circus that I would want anywhere near my team

Sanchez has just been give a five year multi-million dollar deal, there's no way Tebow is coming in to replace him.  We're successful with Sanchez or fucked.  Tebow, opens up a lot of options.  He's like Brad Smith was for us, only a lot better at it.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: phelpsieboy on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 18:40:39
Peyton Manning is a Bronco! I'm excited by this....Although I wish it had happened 10 years ago!
Whereas I am devestated we let manning go :( I trust Pagano to do a good job for us but I'd rather of kept manning than draft Luck with the first pick


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 18:43:30
Whereas I am devestated we let manning go :( I trust Pagano to do a good job for us but I'd rather of kept manning than draft Luck with the first pick

If salary cap was no issue, you get them both and have Luck learn behind Manning.  However, you may just have got very lucky indeed.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Spud on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 19:07:24
Sanchez has just been give a five year multi-million dollar deal, there's no way Tebow is coming in to replace him.  We're successful with Sanchez or fucked.  Tebow, opens up a lot of options.  He's like Brad Smith was for us, only a lot better at it.

I'm surprised the Jets stuck with Sanchez. What with all his off the field antics that they weren't happy about.

Anyone else see the news about the NFL suspending the Saints head coach for this 'bounty hunting' programme? Absolutely mental!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 19:33:27
Irrelevant. Next year will certainly be the year of Michael Vick and the mighty phillidelphia Eagles!!!!

The Dream Team   :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: LucienSanchez on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 19:37:46
Seems like a poor trade for Denver... Tebow might have flourished training with Manning, plus there is no guarantee Manning will offer any longevity.

Only receiving the Jets 4th and 6th round picks seems a bit of a bum deal also.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 19:42:44
Seems like a poor trade for Denver... Tebow might have flourished training with Manning, plus there is no guarantee Manning will offer any longevity.

Only receiving the Jets 4th and 6th round picks seems a bit of a bum deal also.

Whereas I think we overpaid for him.  All depends on your viewpoint, I guess.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 20:07:45
Whereas I am devestated we let manning go :( I trust Pagano to do a good job for us but I'd rather of kept manning than draft Luck with the first pick

It was completely the right thing to do, they had to take Luck with first pick and move Peyton on. You cant pass up a franchise QB of the next 12-15 years to give an ageing huge injury risk like Peyton another run.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: leefer on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 20:08:08
http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/saints-payton-suspended-season-nfl-15972691#.T2o0t8VUyUY

Shocking.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 20:12:30
http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/saints-payton-suspended-season-nfl-15972691#.T2o0t8VUyUY

Shocking.

As a Falcons fan i can sum this up with  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, October 28, 2012, 15:26:14
At wembley for the Rams v Patriots game.

Whatever happens, it won't be as much fun as yesterday :)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Sunday, October 28, 2012, 16:28:36
At wembley for the Rams v Patriots game.

Whatever happens, it won't be as much fun as yesterday :)

Enjoy the game. Hope the Patsies lose.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, October 28, 2012, 22:01:11
Enjoy the game. Hope the Patsies lose.

God that was painful, so many smug cheatriot fans :(


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, October 28, 2012, 22:08:54
God that was painful, so many smug cheatriot fans :(
What did you expect? Patriots were always going to be convincing winners.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, October 28, 2012, 22:28:56
What did you expect? Patriots were always going to be convincing winners.

Thought they would win, but was hoping the Rams would put up a bit of a fight.
Especially after they scored a TD on their first possesion.
Trouble was that was as good as it got, the Pats scoring TD's on their first five possessions.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, October 28, 2012, 23:29:50
God that was painful, so many smug cheatriot fans :(
Good start by The Rams but was all they did offensively for the whole game. No contest in the end, good crowd though.

As for smug cheatriot fans?? Really? I can't say I noticed any smugness and 'cheatriot' has to be the worst play on words ever ::)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, October 28, 2012, 23:30:39
Enjoy the game. Hope the Patsies lose.
How are the Jets doing donkey? ;)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Coca Fola on Sunday, October 28, 2012, 23:53:00
American Football is shite and all you American sympathisers (note the lack of a z) should be shot for betraying the crown.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Kinky Tom on Monday, October 29, 2012, 00:09:23
so i missed this in feb so haven't read beyond today, what are peoples' thoughts on an EPL game being played in the US of States?

i think we're on dangerous ground here?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Monday, October 29, 2012, 00:25:06
I just got back.  I have been to them all bar the first one and as per normal had a great day from the tailgate to the actual game.  A shame it turned out to be so one sided but hey ho.

Another full house and will be interesting to see if London manages 2 sell outs next year with an additional game scheduled.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: jonny72 on Monday, October 29, 2012, 00:31:00
Seems to be a case of when and not if we'll have an NFL team in London. Reckon it would do ok though the extra revenue it would generate for the NFL as a whole means capacity crowds probably aren't a necessity.

Would be interesting to see what happens if they linked up with a football club, so maybe an Arsenal branded team playing at the Emirates. Happens in other countries, think some clubs in Spain get involved in other sports. Whilst the hard core fans probably wouldn't be interested it could appeal to the day trippers and the armchair fans.

Everyone seems to be a Patriot fan nowadays. I've been sort of following them for 25 years, back when they were shit.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Bogus Dave on Monday, October 29, 2012, 07:56:15
Is the Patriots fan thing solely because it's new 'england'?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Monday, October 29, 2012, 08:14:03
Is the Patriots fan thing solely because it's new 'england'?
5 Superbowl appearances in the last 10 years helps as well (winning 3 between 2002 and 2005)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, October 29, 2012, 08:28:55
Cowboys are the most hated (and most liked at the same time), the Jets seem to the rival the Cowboys these days in the hatred stakes so its quite good to see them being one of the worse teams in the league right now.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: mrverve on Monday, October 29, 2012, 10:40:57
Went last night, I've wanted to see Brady live for ages and was on hols in 2009 so didn't manage to see him then.

Overall it was a good day out, Tailgate was awesome and the game was good albeit one sided for the last three quarters.

I really want to get to a game in the states.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Monday, October 29, 2012, 18:03:29
How are the Jets doing donkey? ;)

As you know...fucking awful.  Yesterday was so far removed from anything approaching competence it was shocking.  I'm looking forward to next week...bye week - yay!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Not that Nice If I'm Honest on Monday, October 29, 2012, 18:18:02
Seems to be a case of when and not if we'll have an NFL team in London. Reckon it would do ok though the extra revenue it would generate for the NFL as a whole means capacity crowds probably aren't a necessity.

Would be interesting to see what happens if they linked up with a football club, so maybe an Arsenal branded team playing at the Emirates. Happens in other countries, think some clubs in Spain get involved in other sports. Whilst the hard core fans probably wouldn't be interested it could appeal to the day trippers and the armchair fans.

Everyone seems to be a Patriot fan nowadays. I've been sort of following them for 25 years, back when they were shit.

So you'll remember the snow plough incident then ?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Monday, October 29, 2012, 19:17:25
Went last night, I've wanted to see Brady live for ages and was on hols in 2009 so didn't manage to see him then.

Overall it was a good day out, Tailgate was awesome and the game was good albeit one sided for the last three quarters.

I really want to get to a game in the states.
Do it. Not knocking the London game but it's nothing like seeing the real thing where you have actual home fans and proper tail gating.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: jonny72 on Monday, October 29, 2012, 19:29:34
So you'll remember the snow plough incident then ?

Bit before my time, I started following them in the mid to late 80's. Followed them quite closely for some time but nowadays I'll just check the results from time to time and occasionally watch a televised game. Think it got a bit boring when they started winning everything, more fun when they were shit.

Worth going to a game if you're over there, all the US sports are totally different from a spectator point of view. Went to a Broncos game in the middle of a snow storm, only time I've ever heard a stadium announcer tell the crowd to stop throwing snow balls on to the pitch. Got to see the Nuggets and Red Sox play as well.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, October 29, 2012, 19:50:13
Do it. Not knocking the London game but it's nothing like seeing the real thing where you have actual home fans and proper tail gating.

Totally agree, whilst the one London game I went was enjoyable the 2 games I went to were in the US were brilliant.

Obviously the atmosphere is a lot better when you are surrounded by home fans as opposed the the random mixture of fans the London game attracts.

Then there is college football which is on a whole different level and makes NFL crowds look rather tame and quiet


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Batch on Monday, October 29, 2012, 20:18:24
Obviously the atmosphere is a lot better when you are surrounded by home fans as opposed the the random mixture of fans the London game attracts.

Think that's exactly it. Went to one of the NHL games in the O2, and to be honest the "show" was pretty much the same as it was in San Jose, Dallas and Toronto. But the crowd largely didn't care who won.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Not that Nice If I'm Honest on Monday, October 29, 2012, 22:30:32
Bit before my time, I started following them in the mid to late 80's. Followed them quite closely for some time but nowadays I'll just check the results from time to time and occasionally watch a televised game. Think it got a bit boring when they started winning everything, more fun when they were shit.

Worth going to a game if you're over there, all the US sports are totally different from a spectator point of view. Went to a Broncos game in the middle of a snow storm, only time I've ever heard a stadium announcer tell the crowd to stop throwing snow balls on to the pitch. Got to see the Nuggets and Red Sox play as well.

I used to go and watch Patriots games every year in the late seventies and early eighties, as my brother used to play for them (John Smith, the "snowplough guy")


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Batch on Monday, October 29, 2012, 22:43:51
I used to go and watch Patriots games every year in the late seventies and early eighties, as my brother used to play for them (John Smith, the "snowplough guy")

Just read about the Snowplow Game after seeing your post. Great gamesmanship :)

Your brother sounds half decent too!

Quote
; he retired after the 1983 season as the second-highest scoring player in Patriots history, behind Gino Cappelletti.

How did it all come about then, did you move to the US of A.

Or have I just been wooshed?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Not that Nice If I'm Honest on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 09:10:30
Just read about the Snowplow Game after seeing your post. Great gamesmanship :)

Your brother sounds half decent too!

How did it all come about then, did you move to the US of A.

Or have I just been wooshed?

We lived in Oxford, and both my brothers were in the Swindon youth team. John had a powerful shot, and after playing one game for Swindon first team, he was spotted by an American Football scout, and offered a trial with NY Jets. They signed him as a kicker, and immediately traded him to the Patriots. He always says that the first game of American football he ever saw, he played in it, but I think he may be exagerating a bit.

The rest of the family stayed here, but he used to fly us out every Christmas for a few weeks to watch him.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 09:16:04
Totally agree, whilst the one London game I went was enjoyable the 2 games I went to were in the US were brilliant.

Obviously the atmosphere is a lot better when you are surrounded by home fans as opposed the the random mixture of fans the London game attracts.

Then there is college football which is on a whole different level and makes NFL crowds look rather tame and quiet
College stuff is a lot more 'blue collar'. The reason being that tickets for college games are plentiful and cheap. To get $20 'nose bleed' tickets for the Broncos I had to pay $100. Ticketmaster did 'official scalping' as all of the tickets at the stadium belong to season ticket holders, who sell back individual game tickets. Ticketmaster then made a fortune flogging them - I never understood the difference between what they did and what prosecutable scalpers did outside the stadium?

At NFL games there is always a 'rowdy' area, but at college games that stretches around the ground. I've done the CFL Colts (pre-Ravens), Air Force, Navy and Broncos. Brilliant atmosphere, especially if you partake in the tailgate parties beforehand (Watched a massive crowd punch up at the CFL game!) . For Navy and Air Force, there is a large section of the ground given over to a band and uniformed Navy/Air Force members. Each time they scored, the squaddies had to pile onto the pitch and do as many press ups as the team had points on the board. Really funny when I saw Air Force run rampant over one team and the squaddies having to do increasing amounts of press us as Air Force racked up 50 odd points!

Agree with the posts about NHL. Have done Caps, Sens & Avalanche. Same is true of MLB, where I've done Orioles, Rockies & Astros. Everything is built the same and the 'product' is presented in the same way at the stadium and on the local TV.

When I was first in DC, there was a cable channel called HTS (Home Team Sports) that gave you all the minutiae on the NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA franchises in the local area. Wall to wall sport 363 days per year - Bit of trivia: The only day there isn't any major league sport in the US is the day before Thanksgiving.

Oops! Sorry, I'll get my coat...............


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 09:16:39
We lived in Oxford, and both my brothers were in the Swindon youth team. John had a powerful shot, and after playing one game for Swindon first team, he was spotted by an American Football scout, and offered a trial with NY Jets. They signed him as a kicker, and immediately traded him to the Patriots. He always says that the first game of American football he ever saw, he played in it, but I think he may be exagerating a bit.

The rest of the family stayed here, but he used to fly us out every Christmas for a few weeks to watch him.

Pretty bloody amazing story that, never really thought of American Football scouts being over here in what, the early 70s? Must have seen him on C4 in the 80s when I was into American Football (go Bears!).



Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 09:28:35
Clive Allen spent a season as the Kicker for the London Monarachs once he gave up footy.

Think Martin Johnson gave the NFL a try as well at one point but failed and Dwain Chambers spent some time with in NFL Europe team trying to be a WR while serving his drugs ban


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Not that Nice If I'm Honest on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 09:49:45
Pretty bloody amazing story that, never really thought of American Football scouts being over here in what, the early 70s? Must have seen him on C4 in the 80s when I was into American Football (go Bears!).



He actually got spotted when he was on holiday in New York. He was always obsessive about training, so was taking the opportunity to practice by shooting at an American football goal in a park, trying to hit the single upright from 30 yards (he had a great shot on him !). Some guy was walking his dog and stopped to watch him. He came and asked him if he could hit the post on the left and he did. He then said hit the post on the right and he did. He then hit the one on the left again, and the guy asked for his address details and said he worked for the NY Jets. When he got back to England there was a letter with airline tickets in it for a trail.

He swears that hitting the post 3 times in a row was a complete fluke, and he could never do it again, but he was lucky at the right time.
He had 10 years on (what was then) megamoney.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 12:04:34
He actually got spotted when he was on holiday in New York. He was always obsessive about training, so was taking the opportunity to practice by shooting at an American football goal in a park, trying to hit the single upright from 30 yards (he had a great shot on him !). Some guy was walking his dog and stopped to watch him. He came and asked him if he could hit the post on the left and he did. He then said hit the post on the right and he did. He then hit the one on the left again, and the guy asked for his address details and said he worked for the NY Jets. When he got back to England there was a letter with airline tickets in it for a trail.

He swears that hitting the post 3 times in a row was a complete fluke, and he could never do it again, but he was lucky at the right time.
He had 10 years on (what was then) megamoney.

Fantastic. The scouting makes much more sense now :) Talk about right place and right time to show the skills! He's still in the US then (according to Wiki and the JS sport centre website).  

A whole life/career set up by a bloke walking his dog... edit: well skill as well, but you know what I mean...

Thanks for sharing.




Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Friday, November 2, 2012, 23:53:31
He actually got spotted when he was on holiday in New York. He was always obsessive about training, so was taking the opportunity to practice by shooting at an American football goal in a park, trying to hit the single upright from 30 yards (he had a great shot on him !). Some guy was walking his dog and stopped to watch him. He came and asked him if he could hit the post on the left and he did. He then said hit the post on the right and he did. He then hit the one on the left again, and the guy asked for his address details and said he worked for the NY Jets. When he got back to England there was a letter with airline tickets in it for a trail.

He swears that hitting the post 3 times in a row was a complete fluke, and he could never do it again, but he was lucky at the right time.
He had 10 years on (what was then) megamoney.

Hehe.  Great story. :)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: cheltred69 on Saturday, November 3, 2012, 00:54:21
I started following the Pats when C4 started covering NFL in about 1982 ish.  They were shit for years as I recall.
Can't even remember why I picked them - probably was the New England bit - might have been because my sister worked in Boston one summer?

Wasn't John Smith one of the presenters on C4 in the early days?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 19:44:17
Superb Owl tonight, who else is staying up?



Title: Re: NFL
Post by: fatbasher on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 19:46:01
I started following the Pats when C4 started covering NFL in about 1982 ish.  They were shit for years as I recall.
Can't even remember why I picked them - probably was the New England bit - might have been because my sister worked in Boston one summer?

Wasn't John Smith one of the presenters on C4 in the early days?

Think so. Much under rated STFC player and a real gentleman.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 19:49:43
Superb Owl tonight, who else is staying up?



Yep, have tomorrow booked off.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Samdy Gray on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 19:51:19
I'll probably give it until 2am, so may get to see half-time.

Little (eldest) one will probably be up at 6am to tear open her presents, so can't really pull off staying up all the way through, even though I have no work tomorrow.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 20:03:05
Recording it. Couldn't possibly stay up all the way through.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Cibocchi_Is_God on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 20:06:49
Find NFL really boring... Maybe because I dont understand it well enough, but there seems to be loads of breaks in play?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 21:05:51
Find NFL really boring... Maybe because I dont understand it well enough, but there seems to be loads of breaks in play?
There are lots of breaks in play and to be honest, it's pretty infuriating even if you are an NFL fan. Recording games is in fact the best way to watch them, then you can just ffwd through the crap.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: FormerlyPlymRed on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 21:27:12
Absolutely no interest in NFL but staying up and watching this shitter version of rugby.

Beers, chicken wings and Doritos swayed it. 


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Cibocchi_Is_God on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 21:32:58
There are lots of breaks in play and to be honest, it's pretty infuriating even if you are an NFL fan. Recording games is in fact the best way to watch them, then you can just ffwd through the crap.

Ah right, i've watched a few times and tried really hard to enjoy it... Pretty difficult when it just switches to pundits ect constantly. To be honest, us Brits have a plethora of sports to choose from as it is, cant ever see NFL being massively popular here no matter how much hype it's given or how many games are played at Wembley.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 21:45:50
Ah right, i've watched a few times and tried really hard to enjoy it... Pretty difficult when it just switches to pundits ect constantly. To be honest, us Brits have a plethora of sports to choose from as it is, cant ever see NFL being massively popular here no matter how much hype it's given or how many games are played at Wembley.
I tend to agree, the NFL will only ever have a cult following over here. (American) football should just be played in America and soccer everywhere else and that's how it should stay.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: BruceChatwin on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 21:48:39
Ah right, i've watched a few times and tried really hard to enjoy it... Pretty difficult when it just switches to pundits ect constantly. To be honest, us Brits have a plethora of sports to choose from as it is, cant ever see NFL being massively popular here no matter how much hype it's given or how many games are played at Wembley.

It's good with friends + beer + snacks + gambling. The breaks give you ample time to get more beer/ get more snacks/ make more bets/ go to the toilet.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: RobertT on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 21:58:07
Yep, have tomorrow booked off.

Same here.
I watched the first play off game for San Fran after taking a coupld of hours kip before.  The had a full on night planned for the Divisional Championship where I had beers in, hot dogs, wings, pretzels and invited my brother over. Only totally fucked up and planned it for the Saturday, so ended up watching boxing on the Saturday and then having a sober affair for the game day.
Used to stay up as a kid to watch it in the late 80's and as a 49ers fan was spolied, but then they were shit for a long time.  Looking forward to it.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Cibocchi_Is_God on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 22:27:40
It's good with friends + beer + snacks + gambling. The breaks give you ample time to get more beer/ get more snacks/ make more bets/ go to the toilet.

May have to try and get a couple of mates round to watch then to give it more of a chance, have to say I only know 1-2 people who watch NFL avidly though.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 22:30:21
i only really watch the super bowl, occasionally see the odd season game but i just like the whole event.



Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 23:01:56
Well you learn something every day - apparently Jim and Jon Harbaugh are brothers - who knew?? :jawdrop:


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Wandered on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 23:03:45
Managed to catch Atlanta Falcons vs Denver Broncos earlier this season when I had a few days in Atlanta. For a 60 min match, it in reality lasted well over 3 hours. Was good to watch live as are most sports but not sure if I would enjoy as much on TV. Also thought that quite a few of the fans didn't really know the rules, sounds like the Arkells on a good day.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Notts red on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 23:08:05
Managed to catch Atlanta Falcons vs Denver Broncos earlier this season when I had a few days in Atlanta. For a 60 min match, it in reality lasted well over 3 hours. Was good to watch live as are most sports but not sure if I would enjoy as much on TV. Also thought that quite a few of the fans didn't really know the rules, sounds like the Arkells on a good day.
You could always move from the Arkells


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 23:10:34
Managed to catch Atlanta Falcons vs Denver Broncos earlier this season when I had a few days in Atlanta. For a 60 min match, it in reality lasted well over 3 hours. Was good to watch live as are most sports but not sure if I would enjoy as much on TV. Also thought that quite a few of the fans didn't really know the rules, sounds like the Arkells on a good day.
Yeah, just like going to the CG, it's luck of the draw who you have sitting around you. Some people are complete idiots but then again I went to a game in Baltimore earlier in the season and the guys who were sat behind us had encyclopedic knowledge of the game.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Samdy Gray on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 23:11:50
So then, Ravens or 49ers?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 23:14:48
Think its going to be tight as fuck but I'm going 49ers - I think Kaepernick will be the difference. Very, very tough one to call though.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 23:15:36
B'more bitch


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 23:18:17
Jebus - Jason Witten's had a bit of a wardrobe disaster there. ???


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: yeo on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 23:21:06
I just dont understand the game and I really hate warbley singing so I'll probably give it a miss


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 23:21:10
'MURICA


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 23:21:17
Jebus - Jason Witten's had a bit of a wardrobe disaster there. ???

Looks much better when he's wearing the Blue Star ;)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 23:23:50
Looks much better when he's wearing the Blue Star ;)
Couldn't look any worse really ;)

Alycia Keys murdering the national anthem ::)

I would though.

And Jennifer Hudson.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 23:30:59
Well, here we go.
49ers get the ball first, I think this is going to be a battle of Defense.

Not a clue who is going to win, have a feeling it will come down to a late FG.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 23:31:46
D'OH!

CBS coverage :crash:


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 23:33:20
Oh well, that will do for me. I'm off to bed.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: yeo on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 23:34:37
Changed my mind Im supporting the Red ones


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: yeo on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 23:40:40
Hmm who would President Jed Bartlet want to win?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Bumpkin on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 23:41:00
San Francisco for me.

i don't like the whole Franchise thing with the Ravens, Diamond Mike probably likes them too.

Oh... they've scored a try.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 23:43:29
Good start for the Ravens, a defensive stop & then a TD on the first drive.

That said the 49ers were 17-0 down against Atlanta & came back to win so no need to panic yet.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: red socks on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 23:46:24
This is def part of the 80%


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 23:55:58
Good drive by San Fran, but they need to score Touchdowns when they get in the Red Zone


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: axs on Monday, February 4, 2013, 00:01:46
Good drive by San Fran, but they need to score Touchdowns when they get in the Red Zone

They should definitely try and score more points than the other team.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, February 4, 2013, 00:07:01
They should definitely try and score more points than the other team.

Usually helps ;)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, February 4, 2013, 01:09:02
Ravens 21-6 at Half Time, and they get the ball first in the second half.

I wonder if the 49ers will try an onside kick to start the second half?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, February 4, 2013, 01:32:28
109 yard TD return. I think that's that.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, February 4, 2013, 01:44:57
Someone's forgotten to put 50p in the meter :)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: [email protected] on Monday, February 4, 2013, 01:53:01
Tranmere fans will be blaming us for it!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, February 4, 2013, 01:54:37
at least 15 mins before restart, game looks pretty much over, can i go to b ed now?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, February 4, 2013, 02:11:33
And we are off again


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: LucienSanchez on Monday, February 4, 2013, 02:26:04
49ers really need to step it up both sides of the ball... they've been very poor


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, February 4, 2013, 04:12:50
OMG! Hope you all didn't go to bed when the lights went out? Turned into a fantastic game when they game back. Superb rally by the 49ers, with Ravens hanging on by the skin of their teeth.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, February 4, 2013, 13:10:38
The best Superbowl for years that was.

The Ray Lewis lovefest was a bit annoying for someone who got away with murder


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Ardiles on Monday, February 4, 2013, 13:15:42
Papers this morning focussing much more on Beyonce than on the American football.  Is that a fair reflection?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, February 4, 2013, 13:17:26
Papers this morning focussing much more on Beyonce than on the American football.  Is that a fair reflection?

No, was a very good game and was quite dramaric right down to the end.

However, more people in the UK know who Beyonce is compared to Joe Flacco


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, February 4, 2013, 13:27:59
i enjoyed it, was looking very tense towards the end. i suppose if the 49ers had come back to win it then a lot of questions would have been asked about the power outage?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, February 4, 2013, 13:41:15
Who won? Have the Ravens always been Baltimore? Don't remember them when I used to watch Gridiron on Channel 4.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, February 4, 2013, 14:13:26
The Ravens won.

They were moved to Baltimore by Art Model from Cleveland (where they were the Browns) because the local council in Cleveland wouldn't build a new stadium.

The NFL then awarded Cleveland a new Franchise when the league expanded on the proviso that a new stadium was built by the local council (which they did). Hence why the Browns are still in the league.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, February 4, 2013, 14:22:20
I went to bed just after the Ravens returned the 49ers second half kick-off. Big mistake :(

Although in the grand scheme of things, my daughter was up at 6 so I'm quite thankful I did because I'd be struggling to function on two hours sleep.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, February 4, 2013, 14:34:12
I went to bed just after the Ravens returned the 49ers second half kick-off. Big mistake :(

Although in the grand scheme of things, my daughter was up at 6 so I'm quite thankful I did because I'd be struggling to function on two hours sleep.
Should have done what I did - Had to get up at 5.30, so just didn't bother going to bed.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, February 4, 2013, 15:28:48
i went to bed about 5, builders turned up at 8 to fit the new bathroom.

i feel fucked


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: red sheldon on Monday, February 4, 2013, 18:44:50
For anyone with Virgin they are offering Picture Box free for February and for the next few days they have Friday Night Lights showing which is based on a book following a high school football team from Odessa in Texas over a season, its very good, amazing the crowds that they get in for a school competition


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, February 4, 2013, 20:04:51
For anyone with Virgin they are offering Picture Box free for February and for the next few days they have Friday Night Lights showing which is based on a book following a high school football team from Odessa in Texas over a season, its very good, amazing the crowds that they get in for a school competition

I watched the first series. It was ok.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: red sheldon on Monday, February 4, 2013, 20:14:48
I think they did make it into a series as well, but this is the film, I really enjoyed it


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Summerof69 on Monday, February 4, 2013, 20:19:05
I think they did make it into a series as well, but this is the film, I really enjoyed it

They've been showing the series on Sky Atlantic since last year. I believe they are showing the end of series 3 this week.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 19:56:45
Don't know if anyone is interested, but it's just been announced that there will be three International series games next season, with the Jaguars, Falcons & Raiders all playing home games in the UK.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: axs on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 20:00:12
Surely that destroys the 'N' in NFL?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 20:02:02
Surely that destroys the 'N' in NFL?

It's going to be taken over by Apple & re-branded the i_NFL  :)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Not that Nice If I'm Honest on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 20:23:40
Surely that destroys the 'N' in NFL?

It will probably become the WFL, and the Superbowl will become the World Cup


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 20:30:18
Whilst were on, well done to the Bengals for stopping Tom Terrific's charge to the most consecutive games with a td pass.

And a little tip for all rookie qbs...no turnovers = win.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 20:50:59
Whilst were on, well done to the Bengals for stopping Tom Terrific's charge to the most consecutive games with a td pass.

And a little tip for all rookie qbs...no turnovers = win.

Oh yes, that's quite a 'D' they have there  :clap:...now if only the 'O' would start firing on all cylinders :hmmm:

Just watched the Jets v Falcons game and it was a pretty good game which I thought the Jets deserved to win. Not sure what's gone wrong with the Falcons though.

Re. games at Wembley, I went to the Steelers v Vikings game last week and I enjoyed it (Steelers losing helped massively). It was probably the best game they've had there although the Saints v Chargers in 08 runs it close.

It will be interesting to see what crowd they get for the Jags v 9ers in October. I personally think that once it gets to a third game the crowds will begin to dwindle. We shall see though.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 20:58:26
Oh yes, that's quite a 'D' they have there  :clap:...now if only the 'O' would start firing on all cylinders :hmmm:

Just watched the Jets v Falcons game and it was a pretty good game which I thought the Jets deserved to win. Not sure what's gone wrong with the Falcons though.

Re. games at Wembley, I went to the Steelers v Vikings game last week and I enjoyed it (Steelers losing helped massively). It was probably the best game they've had there although the Saints v Chargers in 08 runs it close.

It will be interesting to see what crowd they get for the Jags v 9ers in October. I personally think that once it gets to a third game the crowds will begin to dwindle. We shall see though.

Having a top D is good fun.  It looks like the rest of the league have woken up to Mo Wilkerson.  Same as, regarding our Offence, although, I don't see the Jets in the same league as you guys this year.

Oh, and this was on a Jets site in the US...made me laugh...

http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/10/08/...racts-dancers/


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 21:06:53
Page not found I'm afraid.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 21:19:28
Page not found I'm afraid.

Sorry, try this...http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/10/08/new-york-strip-club-bans-giants-games-after-booing-distracts-dancers/


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 07:32:20
I'm just enjoying being a Broncos fan at the moment!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 11:23:39
I'm just enjoying being a Broncos fan at the moment!

Indeed. Not sure who can stop your offence. Maybe a Rex Ryan defence.;)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 21:55:16
Indeed. Not sure who can stop your offence. Maybe a Rex Ryan defence.;)
Maybe - But I wouldn't hold yer breath!  :D


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Freddies Ferret on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 22:51:38
The Giants are bombing hard at the moment! I'm interested to hear how the TEF NFL fanboys chose their team to support?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: LucienSanchez on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 07:35:51
Having followed it without a team for 6 or 7 years, I went to the Broncos/Niners game at Wembley - to make it interesting, me and my mate picked teams for a little wager. He went Broncos, I got Niners... and that was that - I support the first team I saw live.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 07:52:27
The Giants are bombing hard at the moment! I'm interested to hear how the TEF NFL fanboys chose their team to support?
I lived in the Denver metro area for several years.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 08:05:11
Spent a year studying at Georgia Tech Uni in Atlanta, starting following the Falcons.

This season is crap


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Freddies Ferret on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 09:52:04
I love nfl as a neutral but want to support a team! Just waiting for that inspiration to jump out at me :)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Boy About Town on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 11:48:49
I came to support Cowboys after choosing to buy a Cowboys jersey over a Redskins one in the old JJB at Greenbridge. Bought my brother in law a 'Boys jersey as well. Think it was one of the earlier closing down sales, paid £5 for the two. That really is it. Fell in love with the game a short while after.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 12:20:19
I love nfl as a neutral but want to support a team! Just waiting for that inspiration to jump out at me :)
Stay neutral! A pop round a friends house every now and again to watch games with a couple of other mates. One of them has no team but just likes to watch. Must admit, that when the Broncos aren't playing I do exactly the same and choose one of the two teams to align myself with.

We make the evenings fun by placing 20p bets on the next score (Home touchdown, away touchdown, home FG, away FG, home safety, away safety, home interception, away interception etc). I'm not a big gambler, but some of the lads bet on numbers (eg. number of the players shirt that scores next), which makes it interesting too!



Title: Re: NFL
Post by: n hammonds teflon gloves on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 13:06:22
Started out just watching any game that was on and then saw Art Monk make a fantastic catch against the Giants back in 86.
Still watch whatever game is on.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 14:48:26
Started watching in 1982, as Channel 4 scheduled their programme against Songs of Praise and Highway. To an 8 year old, that worked. First show I saw, the Jets won and I liked their kit.

Good job I picked the Jets as NY is easier to sell as a holiday destination to the wife than Buffalo! 


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: derbystfc on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 15:38:05
I went to a Jets game when I went to NY last year, the stadium was impressive.

Bit of a glory supporter Im afraid, Ravens but only because of Ed Reed, and Madden 12. And because i won some money betting on Baltimore on the Superbowl


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 17:19:48
I first saw the Bengals on a 10 minute highlight clip (probably not even that long) on World Of Sport on ITV on a Saturday lunch time. I've no idea what the game was but I assume it must have been a play off game in '82 or even the Superbowl from that year when they lost to the 49ers.

I just loved the name the Cincinnati Bengals (and probably the tiger strip helmets as well :gay:) but didn't think any more about it until 85 when C4 started showing NFL games (you sure they were showing it in 82 donkey??) and my mates decided they were going to get into it so I did as well. The Bengals were the obvious team for me to support. Apart from staying up for a couple of Superbowls though, I can't really say it grabbed me. I just followed from a distance until I really started getting into it round about 01/02. This pretty much coincided with my 'falling out of love' with the Premier League. Thinking about it, beyond my undying love and obsession for STFC, I really only have a passing interest in football (soccer) these days. My interest in the NFL is far, far greater.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 18:07:32
When C4 first started showing the NFL in the 80's before the first game they broadcast a show "Max Boyce meets the Dallas Cowboys", so I decided to follow the Cowboys and have been doing so ever since.

Have been to Dallas twice to watch them play, both times in Texas Stadium.

We are going over again in a couple of weeks to watch the Boys play in Jerry-World for the first time :)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Leggett on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 19:54:21
When I was a nipper, if I woke in the night I'd sneak downstairs and often my dad was up watching tv. Most times I'd be shipped back off to bed, but whenever the american football was on, I'd get to stay. No idea when the Jets became my team, they just kinda did. Not the worst start to the year so far, given how low my expectations for this season!

More of an ice hockey fan now though.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 20:07:59
I had a sports-fuelled few weeks in Boston about eight years ago and as a result of this I've been Celtics, Red Sox, Bruins and Pats ever since. I don't know what it's like now but going to the Gillette Stadium on a non-NFL day is a bit of a nightmare as the trains don't run direct when the Pats aren't playing. We went to see New England Revolution and it meant taking a train from Boston to Mansfield and then getting a family store to allow us to use their phone in order to call a taxi to get to Foxboro.

Forgive the pretentiousness but I've refrained from seeing NFL at Wembley as it's not going to be the same as the 'American fan experience' but I've been given a free ticket for the 49ers/Jaguars game later this month so I'll go to that.

Growing up, I liked the Dolphins because of Dan Marino... and Ace Ventura.

(http://cdn0.dailydot.com/uploaded/images/original/2013/1/16/ace1.gif)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: sonicyouth on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 20:17:06
Forgive the pretentiousness but I've refrained from seeing NFL at Wembley as it's not going to be the same as the 'American fan experience' but I've been given a free ticket for the 49ers/Jaguars game later this month so I'll go to that.
Don't ruin it for yourself. Feel free to pass it on to me.

I don't follow any team but kind of like Vikings for obvious reasons


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DV Canio on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 20:33:12
The Giants are bombing hard at the moment! I'm interested to hear how the TEF NFL fanboys chose their team to support?

I'm very new all this.

2 guys I work with are into it and play for the Swindon Storm.
At work we were trying to find out why teams had their nicknames (lots of fan voted ones it seems) but Baltimore's nickname is due to Poe and the poem - which at least has some sort of link.

Anyway. This year I watched the Super Bowl and decided I'd adopt whoever won as my team.
Although I wanted the Ravens to win anyway due to said link.

Really starting to get into it now. Loved Peyton Mannings touch down the other night!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Batch on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 20:36:19
Forgive the pretentiousness but I've refrained from seeing NFL at Wembley as it's not going to be the same as the 'American fan experience' but I've been given a free ticket for the 49ers/Jaguars game later this month so I'll go to that.

When I went to see the NHL at the O2 it was pretty similar to that of watching an NHL game in the USA/Canada. Well the "show" itself was.

If you mean the fans themself, well yeah there wasn't a home team so there was no partisan support. Then again I've always found American fans a bit dull compared to a (good/big game) British crowd.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 20:36:31
I just loved the name the Cincinnati Bengals (and probably the tiger strip helmets as well :gay:) but didn't think any more about it until 85 when C4 started showing NFL games (you sure they were showing it in 82 donkey??)

Pretty sure.  :toocool:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/othersports/article-1308139/Channel-4-live-American-football-Sunday-nights.html


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Dostoyevsky on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 20:38:14
With the franchise system in American football, what happens if your team ups sticks and leaves? Do you follow them in their new incarnation, follow the next nearest team, or nobody at all?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 20:38:55
I went to a Jets game when I went to NY last year, the stadium was impressive.

Not made the new stadium, only the old one - the dump in the swamp.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 20:39:40
When I went to see the NHL at the O2 it was pretty similar to that of watching an NHL game in the USA/Canada. Well the "show" itself was.

If you mean the fans themself, well yeah there wasn't a home team so there was no partisan support. Then again I've always found American fans a bit dull compared to a (good/big game) British crowd.

Well I'm going now so happy to be proved wrong.

NHL was good fun when I saw the Bruins play. The Dropkick Murphys played some kind of shows too. Huzzah.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Dostoyevsky on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 20:40:50
I follow Pittsburgh Steelers. Got given the jersey at 8 years old by an American aunt. Best NFL team in history so I believe  :hmmm:


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Batch on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 20:41:27
Just a minute, hockey doesn't have a half time :)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 20:42:25
Just a minute, hockey doesn't have a half time :)

Perhaps they just started playing...!?!

Either way, it happened... Probably just at Full-Time then

:)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 20:44:13
Forgive the pretentiousness but I've refrained from seeing NFL at Wembley as it's not going to be the same as the 'American fan experience' but I've been given a free ticket for the 49ers/Jaguars game later this month so I'll go to that.

Exactly the same reason I've had no intention in going until the Falcons had a game there, next season as it happens.

Obviously for people who haven't seen a game before then its great but I'd just be comparing it to the real gameday experience in the States. I can't see it matching up in the slightest mainly due to the neutral makeup of the majority of the crowd and the general sport tourist feel to it.

That definitely sounds pretentious!




Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 20:46:51
I follow Pittsburgh Steelers. Got given the jersey at 8 years old by an American aunt. Best NFL team in history so I believe  :hmmm:

Green Bay may have something to say about that (most NFL Championships), and Chicago have won the most NFL games.

(But, yeah, 6 Superbowls is bloody impressive).


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Dostoyevsky on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 20:56:56
The Cheeseheads are the nearest they've got to a football style crowd. Green Bay is only a small place by American standards too, 300,000 or so - makes their achievements all the more impressive then!

Talking of places, about time Los Angeles had a franchise again. They'd be seriously peeved if a franchise was granted to London, which has been mooted.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 21:00:20
The Cheeseheads are the nearest they've got to a football style crowd. Green Bay is only a small place by American standards too, 300,000 or so - makes their achievements all the more impressive then!

Talking of places, about time Los Angeles had a franchise again. They'd be seriously peeved if a franchise was granted to London, which has been mooted.

Fans owned as well (I think).  And yes, I don't know too much about it, but LA not having a franchise is weird...especially as they had two!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 21:02:03
The Cheeseheads are the nearest they've got to a football style crowd. Green Bay is only a small place by American standards too, 300,000 or so - makes their achievements all the more impressive then!

You should watch a Seattle home game, no home crowd comes close to the noise they make.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 21:04:39
You should watch a Seattle home game, no home crowd comes close to the noise they make.

Apparently so...

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-1/loudest-crowd-roar-at-a-sports-stadium/


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 21:38:21
49ers fan from the original C4 days, just before they were regular top dogs alongside the Cowboys.  The fun with NFL is that you know a shit spell has to come thanks to the draft and trade systems in place.  Oddly, watched a few baseball games live but never NFL - all that is going to change in 2 weeks time when I'll be in Miami to watch the Dolphins take on the Bengals.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Dostoyevsky on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 23:51:36
Apparently so...

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-1/loudest-crowd-roar-at-a-sports-stadium/

http://www.seahawks.com/news/articles/article-1/12th-Man-lifts-CenturyLink-Field-into-Guinness-World-Record-book-for-loudest-stadium/346bb94e-6236-4159-b0df-d00e22e8d592

It's hardly Galatasary v Fenerbahce though, very very contrived


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Dostoyevsky on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 23:55:53
Or Gala v Besiktas

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2429432/Didier-Drogba-forced-flee-rioting-fans-Galatasarays-derby-Besiktas-abandoned-93rd-minute.html


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Dostoyevsky on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 23:57:49
This knocks it into a cocked hat

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


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: derbystfc on Friday, October 11, 2013, 07:41:58
I didnt really know what to expect when I went to see the Jets last year, Its so different to just going to the football over here, There are no away fans to speak off, so you dont get that banter, but its more of a show rather then the game. Enjoyable, and anyone who goes over to USA I would recommend going to see a game just for the expereince more then anything!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Friday, October 11, 2013, 20:57:29
An interesting read

http://www.clevescene.com/cleveland/manginis-mess-sent-to-save-the-cleveland-browns-eric-mangini-instead-put-on-a-clinic-on-how-to-drive-a-teams-morale-into-the-ground/Content?oid=3625467&showFullText=true


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, October 12, 2013, 08:32:32
An interesting read

http://www.clevescene.com/cleveland/manginis-mess-sent-to-save-the-cleveland-browns-eric-mangini-instead-put-on-a-clinic-on-how-to-drive-a-teams-morale-into-the-ground/Content?oid=3625467&showFullText=true
That is excellent donkey, I enjoyed reading that. So much so in fact, that I've just ordered the book from Amazon 8)

When you read that, it's not surprising Mangini (aka Mangina :)) has not had another head coaching gig since Cleveland. I see that, according to Wiki, he's now Offensive 'Senior Consultant' in San Francisco, which I am guessing doesn't involve too much direct player contact :hmmm:

It's funny though, because if you had asked me who who was the real player's coach and who was the complete 'a' hole out of Mangini and Shanahan, I would have said Shanahan was more likely to be the bastard out of the two.

I can't say I've heard of Nate Jackson but he seems to be a decent writer. Some times when you read memoir type books they are really badly written (unless they've been ghost written). That's not the case with this guy though and I look forward to reading the whole thing.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: red sheldon on Saturday, October 19, 2013, 09:53:15
Recently watched 'Undefeated' a documentary about the Manasas Tigers, a bit like Friday Night Lights about a high school football team, really enjoyed it.  Very interesting how hard the coach had to work to keep the team together


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: janaage on Saturday, October 19, 2013, 10:22:13
I didnt really know what to expect when I went to see the Jets last year, Its so different to just going to the football over here, There are no away fans to speak off, so you dont get that banter, but its more of a show rather then the game. Enjoyable, and anyone who goes over to USA I would recommend going to see a game just for the expereince more then anything!

How easy/difficult was it to get Jets tickets Derbys?  Planning on taking the Mrs over to NY next year for her 30th and wouldn't mind trying to arrange it on a Jets home game weekend, if getting tickets isn't impossible.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Boy About Town on Saturday, October 19, 2013, 10:28:03
I have two tickets for the International Series at Wembley on the 27th next weekend, Jags Vs 49ers, £100 for the pair, upper tier good view! If anyone interested send me a PM!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, October 19, 2013, 11:15:44
How easy/difficult was it to get Jets tickets Derbys?  Planning on taking the Mrs over to NY next year for her 30th and wouldn't mind trying to arrange it on a Jets home game weekend, if getting tickets isn't impossible.

Not sure on that game specifically, but stubhub has most games - people flogging their season tickets for the individual games.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: derbystfc on Saturday, October 19, 2013, 12:02:20
How easy/difficult was it to get Jets tickets Derbys?  Planning on taking the Mrs over to NY next year for her 30th and wouldn't mind trying to arrange it on a Jets home game weekend, if getting tickets isn't impossible.

Was quite easy, I went to a place in times square who were seeling tickets for all kinds of events, if you head towards M&M's world in time square, and the Hershey Store, you should walk past it :), I would suggest get the tickets as soon as you get there, or before you go if you can


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: janaage on Saturday, October 19, 2013, 12:28:54
How much were the tickets?

Edit to say been on ticketmaster, and saw you can pick up tickets at good prices for lofty but pretty central positions.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: derbystfc on Saturday, October 19, 2013, 18:44:10
I think I paid 70 dollars for my ticket, was a lofty position. Bear in mind the Metlife stadium is in New Jersey, so leave plenty of time to get to the stadium!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: janaage on Saturday, October 19, 2013, 19:54:55
I think I paid 70 dollars for my ticket, was a lofty position. Bear in mind the Metlife stadium is in New Jersey, so leave plenty of time to get to the stadium!

70 dollars? Bloody hell that's good, looking online for this seasons games your looking at around $150 - which I didn't think was that bad to be honest.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, October 19, 2013, 20:41:35
How much were the tickets?

Edit to say been on ticketmaster, and saw you can pick up tickets at good prices for lofty but pretty central positions.
You can get tickets for any game you want, it's just a matter of how much you want to pay.
This company is excellent. I've used them several times...

http://www.ticketsolutions.com/sports/nfl/


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: derbystfc on Sunday, October 20, 2013, 09:47:47
70 dollars? Bloody hell that's good, looking online for this seasons games your looking at around $150 - which I didn't think was that bad to be honest.

Yeah I got a good deal, snapped them up. 150 dollars, its either an NFL game or a show on broadway pretty much! That's how much the Lion King cost


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Berniman on Sunday, October 20, 2013, 18:08:31
Stubhub is where I get my tickets from whenever I am in the states.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, October 20, 2013, 19:13:20
I'm told that my 10pm train journey back to Bristol after next weeks game at Wembley is too early. I thought for a 17pm start that would be okay.

Dearest TEF'ers who have been to NFL games, will I have to leave early in order to catch this train?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, October 20, 2013, 20:06:39
I'm told that my 10pm train journey back to Bristol after next weeks game at Wembley is too early. I thought for a 17pm start that would be okay.

Dearest TEF'ers who have been to NFL games, will I have to leave early in order to catch this train?

Game will take 3 to 3 1/2 hours, but with the Jags playing is likely to be over much earlier :)

Depends on how long it will take you to get back to Paddington I guess


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, October 20, 2013, 20:36:33
Game will take 3 to 3 1/2 hours, but with the Jags playing is likely to be over much earlier :)

Depends on how long it will take you to get back to Paddington I guess

Cheers.

I'll probably end up leaving a little early, I can't miss that train!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Boy About Town on Sunday, October 20, 2013, 20:48:28
My tickets now sold incase anyone was interested, had a couple of PM's. Getmein appears to be a good site to sell upon!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: slinky on Sunday, October 20, 2013, 23:12:08
Went to London last week and they had an NFL stand in Westgate.  Spent quite a bit of time there, not sure why though  :I'm a complete mofleakin Deak

(http://i.imgur.com/XenLEtJ.jpg)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Costanza on Monday, October 21, 2013, 18:24:27
Game will take 3 to 3 1/2 hours, but with the Jags playing is likely to be over much earlier :)

Depends on how long it will take you to get back to Paddington I guess

Bought a National Express ticket from Wembley to Bristol. It leaves after the game regardless of when that is, which is ideal.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: fatbasher on Monday, October 21, 2013, 21:33:04
Sorry, but is american football a sport?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: derbystfc on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 09:12:04
Sorry, but is american football a sport?

Define 'sport'

Keeping your body in pristine condition, dealing with the speed and power, just because they wear padding and helmets, getting hit by a Defense player is equivalent to getting run over by a lorry. Make no mistake, although I disagree with using football in the title, it is a sport.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 09:35:59
I'm sure I would enjoy going to an NFL game, however the stop/start nature of the game I find really irritating, which is a problem with all American sports really. That said, the NHL games I went to some time ago were great fun (and violent). Only spoiled by the fat, greedy yanks getting out of their seats every 10 minutes to stuff their stupid faces with awful looking food.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 09:53:18
Sorry, but is american football a sport?

What an earth makes you think it isnt? bearing in mind that darts, snooker, motor racing are considered sports


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 10:22:36
IMO, as a battle of tactics and counter-tactics it's fascinating to watch.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Sippo on Sunday, October 27, 2013, 17:11:36
When did NFL come to England?

This game on ch4 is the first game I've ever sat down to watch.

It's very confusing.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Samdy Gray on Sunday, October 27, 2013, 17:17:51
When did NFL come to England?

2007.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Sunday, October 27, 2013, 17:21:14
Unfortunate first game for you to watch, this won't be a competitive game


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Sippo on Sunday, October 27, 2013, 17:32:24
2007.

Fuck me. I really am behind the times.

Thought it was just my music taste.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: janaage on Sunday, October 27, 2013, 20:34:33
IMO, as a battle of tactics and counter-tactics it's fascinating to watch.

Spot on, american football is a great game, tactics, skill, being pushed to physical limits. And the stop start nature adds to the tension I find.


Title: Re:
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, October 27, 2013, 20:39:38
I don't mind the interruptions, it's the ad breaks that bother me. I'd happily listen to the analysis instead of seeing the same advert five times in half an hour


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: janaage on Sunday, October 27, 2013, 20:47:53
Quite fancy the Falcons/Lions match next year, seems like a good evening's entertainment.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Dostoyevsky on Sunday, October 27, 2013, 20:48:34
Jacksonville the most populous city in Florida and the 12th largest in USA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_cities_by_population

Everyday you learn more and more


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Leggett on Sunday, October 27, 2013, 21:09:48
shite game for the neutral, and a bad intro to London for the Jags. Still, good to see a game over here again!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, October 27, 2013, 21:41:37
donlkey, what's the score,
donkey donkey what's the score!!!

 8) 8) 8)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Sunday, October 27, 2013, 21:48:44
donlkey, what's the score,
donkey donkey what's the score!!!

 8) 8) 8)

Always gonna be very tough...and our D has gone awol. You deserve your lead.

Dammit.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, October 27, 2013, 21:51:13
Always gonna be very tough...and our D has gone awol. You deserve your lead.

Dammit.
That's the best I've seen the Bengals play since '05 and Carson Palmer was at his peak, throwing it around to Chad Johnson and T J Houshmandzadeh for fun. I just hope they can keep it up.

Edit: Oh my word - Crocker with the pick 6 :clap:


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Sunday, October 27, 2013, 21:57:43
That's the best I've seen the Bengals play since '05 and Carson Palmer was at his peak, throwing it around to Chad Johnson and T J Houshmandzadeh for fun. I just hope they can keep it up.

Edit: Oh my word - Crocker with the pick 6 :clap:

Yep, we've become the Jags today.

You're right about how well you're playing. At the start of the season I picked the Bengals to go all the way on a Jets fans site.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, October 27, 2013, 22:12:47
Denver 7 Washington 21 WTF?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, October 27, 2013, 22:19:58
Denver 7 Washington 21 WTF?
Manning can't do anything without the ball. And the Broncos defence is not that convincing - Dallas put up almost 50 points on them and even the Jags managed to put points on the board against them.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: @mwooly63 on Sunday, October 27, 2013, 22:50:20
Denver 7 Washington 21 WTF?

21 each now  :eek:


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, October 27, 2013, 22:54:49
21 each now  :eek:

Denver 28-21 up now :)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Leggett on Monday, October 28, 2013, 05:36:05
The Jets fuckin' suck right now :-/


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, October 28, 2013, 15:14:41
Denver 28-21 up now :)
Never in doubt!  :toocool:


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Monday, October 28, 2013, 21:44:32
Quite fancy the Falcons/Lions match next year, seems like a good evening's entertainment.
That's by far the most appealing of the three games IMO. I'll probably go to that one.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: 02hodgsol on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 08:44:00
My team blow you all out of the water! 8 and 0 boys! Kc chiefs!
Dw not just a glory hunter....I lived in Missouri for a year and chose the chiefs as my team :)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 09:24:12
My team blow you all out of the water! 8 and 0 boys! Kc chiefs!
Dw not just a glory hunter....I lived in Missouri for a year and chose the chiefs as my team :)

Does Missouri have the right to have the nickname Misery? This was from someone from Boston, which I suspect is probably better than most places in the States however.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 10:05:51
My team blow you all out of the water! 8 and 0 boys! Kc chiefs!
Dw not just a glory hunter....I lived in Missouri for a year and chose the chiefs as my team :)
Trouble is, they have at least 2 defeats coming up in the next month.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: janaage on Friday, November 1, 2013, 07:13:57
Anyone see the touchdown by the Bengals last night,?  Absolutely amazing. Bernard (sp) was it? Saw it earlier, one of the best. Still lost though in ot to the Dolphins, by sacking the QB for a safety, ouch.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Friday, November 1, 2013, 22:49:19
Anyone see the touchdown by the Bengals last night,?  Absolutely amazing. Bernard (sp) was it? Saw it earlier, one of the best. Still lost though in ot to the Dolphins, by sacking the QB for a safety, ouch.
Just watched it. One of the best TD's I've ever seen. Giovanni Bernard's a rookie but, barring injury (the great unknown) looks destined for great things. I thought he'd be good when they drafted him and he's not disappointed.* Not a great performance from the Bengals in general and Andy Dalton in particular. Oh well you win some, you lose some. 6-3 and top of the AFC North, it could be a lot worse.

*I'm so impressed I've changed my avatar 8)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: janaage on Saturday, November 2, 2013, 00:38:07
Just watched it. One of the best TD's I've ever seen.

I wouldn't disagree with that.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, November 2, 2013, 08:50:30
Feck! Recording failed! Tried to watch the highlights last night and fell asleep! I am doomed not to see this TD.

Now off to Youtube

Update:

Woop! There it is!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSYbJrDi7bY

Good blocking and poor tackling methinks


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: walcot red on Saturday, November 2, 2013, 09:00:16
The Amercian Football Show is about to start on Channel 4


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, November 2, 2013, 09:38:57
Feck! Recording failed! Tried to watch the highlights last night and fell asleep! I am doomed not to see this TD.

Now off to Youtube

Update:

Woop! There it is!


Good blocking and poor tackling methinks
At one point you think the play has completely broken down and there's no chance of a First Down let alone a TD - amazing.

Neil Reynolds on Sky (Dolphins fan) put it down to playing against a 'tired defence'. Yeah, right. Sour grapes possibly?? Sadly he had the last laugh though.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: janaage on Saturday, November 2, 2013, 11:59:27
The Amercian Football Show is about to start on Channel 4

And what a brilliant programme that is. Love it.

Poor defence or not, the TD was brilliant, unless you think Maradona's second v England in 86 was all down to bad defending.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, November 2, 2013, 12:20:13
And what a brilliant programme that is. Love it.

Poor defence or not, the TD was brilliant, unless you think Maradona's second v England in 86 was all down to bad defending.
And the fact that he was a cheating c*nt!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: janaage on Saturday, November 2, 2013, 14:19:49
Who Bernard?  Didn't see any cheating there. ;-)



Ooh Diego Maradona, oh Diego Maradona, oh Diego Maradona, he put the english out, out, out.

You put your left arm in.....


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Monday, November 4, 2013, 19:30:12
Where are Saints fans when you need them?!

After what Dalton did to us, I was very concerned about Brees, but our front four were magnificent.  I though our secondary was good, too, despite the numbers Brees put up.  Ryan really is a top coach, and deserves a lot of credit for that win.

Now then ESPN, I thought we were the worst team in the NFL...go fuck yourselves.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 12:21:19
Anyone see the touchdown by the Bengals last night,?  Absolutely amazing. Bernard (sp) was it? Saw it earlier, one of the best. Still lost though in ot to the Dolphins, by sacking the QB for a safety, ouch.

I was there to watch it.  Cracking atmosphere despite probably only being just over half full.  Totally unique.

The safety at the end was a pretty accurate way to finish the game with neither offence being able to impress for long, but how the Bengals lost it is beyond me.

My first live game despite being a 49ers fan since the early 80's.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Barry Scott on Thursday, November 14, 2013, 11:55:42
Some yanks redesigned all the badges of their handegg teams, to mimic european football badges. I don't have a clue what they looked like previously, so it's lost on me, but no doubt there's some in here who might like it.

http://www.footballasfootball.com


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: @mwooly63 on Thursday, November 14, 2013, 14:23:30
Some yanks redesigned all the badges of their handegg teams, to mimic european football badges. I don't have a clue what they looked like previously, so it's lost on me, but no doubt there's some in here who might like it.

http://www.footballasfootball.com

Some of them arent bad tbf

Prefer my team as is tho

(http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab225/mark_woolhouse/download_zpsbae28f16.jpg)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, November 17, 2013, 18:19:45
Anyone help with a free link to the Broncos Chiefs game?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Sunday, November 17, 2013, 18:26:54
Probably easier to watch it on the box, It's on C4 at silly o'clock in the morning.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, November 17, 2013, 18:31:50
Probably easier to watch it on the box, It's on C4 at silly o'clock in the morning.
Aha! Didn't realise. Record and watch in the morning then! Cool!!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Sunday, November 17, 2013, 18:40:03
I work from home on Mondays, always a bonus to be able to record the C4 game and watch throughout the day.

This is without doubt the game of the season so far


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: bennett on Sunday, November 17, 2013, 23:03:27
as a part time bengals fan i enjoyed the Browns implosion earlier today


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, November 17, 2013, 23:12:15
The Bengals were brilliant on Defence and Special Teams but I just don't know what to make of Andy Dalton - talk about Jekyl & Hyde ???


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Sunday, November 17, 2013, 23:24:22
Suited me too, as the Jets remain, absurdly, the no. 6 seed.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: bennett on Monday, November 18, 2013, 07:29:53
The Bengals were brilliant on Defence and Special Teams but I just don't know what to make of Andy Dalton - talk about Jekyl & Hyde ???
he's massively ginger, he's bound to have self esteem issues that present themselves in the odd stinker


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: bennett on Sunday, November 24, 2013, 20:33:42
the Jets O-team looks awful


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: LucienSanchez on Sunday, November 24, 2013, 20:35:43
It's not a game full of quality, but the Jet's o-line and receiving corps aren't doing Geno Smith (who also looks poor) any favours...


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: bennett on Sunday, November 24, 2013, 20:44:24
they've upped their game for the last two plays! the jets caught the ball!!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: bennett on Sunday, November 24, 2013, 20:45:18
ahem, then there's an interception


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Sunday, November 24, 2013, 23:37:58
Supposed to have been the worst team in the nfl, according to some experts. Yes, some of that was horrible, but we're rebuilding. Any year we beat the Pats can't be all bad.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, November 25, 2013, 08:18:41
What a shit few days of sport! England, Town and now those lucky bastard Pats!  :badmood:


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Bogus Dave on Sunday, December 8, 2013, 21:49:30
Have decided to try and start following the NFL. Philadelphia Eagles will be my team, because I met some good people from there in the summer, they're supposed to be shit and they were playing in 8 inches of snow earlier.

Footbawwwlll 8)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, December 9, 2013, 10:12:10
they're supposed to be shit

Far from it I'm afraid, probably going to the playoffs


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Monday, December 9, 2013, 17:26:27
What a shit few days of sport! England, Town and now those lucky bastard Pats!  :badmood:

Apart from Town, that's accurate again this week!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Monday, December 30, 2013, 18:42:00
Just confirmed the Jets have the 18th pick in the draft. That's 17 teams worse than the Jets, who  were described as a circus, a glorified expansion team, and on for the first pick in the draft. Sexy Rexy stays as coach and we ends the Dolphins season. 8-8 has never felt so good.

Good luck to the Bengals, my pre-season tip, in the playoffs. Of course, in reality it's anyone but the Pats.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Bogus Dave on Monday, December 30, 2013, 19:17:23
Eagles did good, apparantly. Woo


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Not that Nice If I'm Honest on Monday, December 30, 2013, 19:21:38
What a shit few days of sport! England, Town and now those lucky bastard Pats!  :badmood:

It makes me laugh how you can be anti a team that is 3,000 miles away from you.

You are a bit like a Man U fan in Singapore who thinks he should hate Liverpool


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, December 30, 2013, 19:49:49
Eagles did good, apparantly. Woo

Made the playoffs.

I've vaguely followed the Eagles since my secondary school days. It's more just a passing interest really.

If they do beat the Saints, then it's the 49ers or the Packers next up.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, December 30, 2013, 19:55:19
If they do beat the Saints, then it's the 49ers or the Packers next up.

Unfortunately for you they would actually end up travelling to Seattle, that's pretty much the toughest game you can get these days.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Bogus Dave on Monday, December 30, 2013, 19:56:32
I thought it was split east/west, until the final?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Ardiles on Monday, December 30, 2013, 19:59:24
It makes me laugh how you can be anti a team that is 3,000 miles away from you.

You are a bit like a Man U fan in Singapore who thinks he should hate Liverpool

I shouldn't laugh, but I just did.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, December 30, 2013, 20:00:10
I thought it was split east/west, until the final?

Nah its split into 2 conferences, AFC/NFC, don't know why but it's not for geographical reasons.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Monday, December 30, 2013, 20:06:52
Nah its split into 2 conferences, AFC/NFC, don't know why but it's not for geographical reasons.

Mainly historical, AFC is the old AFL and NFC the old NFL.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: @mwooly63 on Sunday, January 5, 2014, 01:07:42
Good win for the Colts (45-44) , behind till 4 odd minutes left.
0 and 8 for KC in the post season

Love wildcard weekend
New Orleans @ Philly next
Better than watching England crumble again


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Sunday, January 5, 2014, 01:22:03
Good win for the Colts (45-44) , behind till 4 odd minutes left.
0 and 8 for KC in the post season

Love wildcard weekend
New Orleans @ Philly next
Better than watching England crumble again

What a game...although I do keep flicking over to the cricket in hope...


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: RobertT on Sunday, January 5, 2014, 10:59:30
The Colts vs. Chiefs game was all the more fun for the fact that the Chiefs last throw was caught on the touchline within field goal distance but he only managed to get one foot in play.  Pretty impressive comeback by the Colts, didn't look like they could stop the Chiefs in the first half.

All set to see if the 49ers can keep their recent record against the Cheeseheads up tonight.  Starting to look good now they have their full set of receivers back.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: leefer on Sunday, January 5, 2014, 11:14:07
What a comeback that was.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, January 5, 2014, 12:03:44
Some consolation for another crap season.
The Eagles Super Bowl cabinet remains empty for another year :)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: bennett on Monday, January 6, 2014, 07:06:11
the chargers were annoyingly good last night!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Monday, January 6, 2014, 08:07:59
Just confirmed the Jets have the 18th pick in the draft. That's 17 teams worse than the Jets, who  were described as a circus, a glorified expansion team, and on for the first pick in the draft. Sexy Rexy stays as coach and we ends the Dolphins season. 8-8 has never felt so good.

Good luck to the Bengals, my pre-season tip, in the playoffs.Of course, in reality it's anyone but the Pats.

Oh dear,what a melt down - definitely not the way to get rid of that 'Bungles' tag, which I detest. Unbelieveable  :doh:


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, January 6, 2014, 08:21:47
Oh dear,what a melt down - definitely not the way to get rid of that 'Bungles' tag, which I detest. Unbelieveable  :doh:
I was going to post 'And that my dear friends is why Cincinnati are called the 'Bungles'' not to annoy you, but in a tone of despair. Can't believe they choke year after year.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, January 6, 2014, 08:22:32
the chargers were annoyingly good last night!
Yes, I fear for my Broncos next week. Wouldn't be surprised to see an 'upset'.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, January 6, 2014, 09:05:00
Yes, I fear for my Broncos next week. Wouldn't be surprised to see an 'upset'.

They should be fine to get through the AFC with that home field advantage you would imagine, Peyton at home is such a machine.

The problem for the Broncos is they became elite just when the NFL decided to hold the first Superbowl in a cold weather conditions.  Peyton is historically bad in cold weather conditions and you would assume its going to be a bit fresh on a January evening in New Jersey.  If they were to come up against one of the elite defences such as the Seahawks or Niners on that night it might not be pretty for Peyton.



Title: Re: NFL
Post by: RobertT on Monday, January 13, 2014, 20:02:39
Two really tough Divisional Championship games to come.  49ers have a great Defence but just not sure if the Offence will do enough at Seattle to see us through.  No idea who will win the AFC shootout.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, January 13, 2014, 22:22:06
Yep, two great match-ups,

Brady v 'The Good' Manning, the best two QB's in the AFC over the last 10 years.
49ers v Seahawks, a inter division battle with two team that really don't like each other.

I have seen today that the Seahawks are refusing to sell tickets to anyone from California, as they want the stadium as full of home fans as possible :)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: LucienSanchez on Monday, January 13, 2014, 22:24:50
Sadly (for me), I can't see the Niners beating the Seahawks in Seattle. I'd love Russell Wilson and Beastmode to win the whole thing, in that case.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, January 13, 2014, 22:30:21
I think the Niners can do the Seahawks, Wilson hasn't been great recently and Niners are on the fire right now. I really like the Seahawks though and the atmosphere at that stadium will be unbelievable. This game is defacto Super Bowl IMO, the winner should take down the winner in the AFC.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 07:55:20

I have seen today that the Seahawks are refusing to sell tickets to anyone from California, as they want the stadium as full of home fans as possible :)
They all do that. Broncos are keeping out the Pats fans too.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Benzel on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 10:54:07
Have decided to try and start following the NFL. Philadelphia Eagles will be my team, because I met some good people from there in the summer, they're supposed to be shit and they were playing in 8 inches of snow earlier.

Footbawwwlll 8)

Helps that they're Mac, Charlie and Dennis' team too.

I've adopted the Carolina Panthers because that's where my cousin lives.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Bogus Dave on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 19:30:30
I just chose places I'd been too, and asked which was the shittest. Philadelphia was quite a unanimous response to that question.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: @mwooly63 on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 19:39:56
I just chose places I'd been too, and asked which was the shittest. Philadelphia was quite a unanimous response to that question.

Lucky you hadnt been to Cleveland then  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 19:40:05
I adopted New England Patriots because I've been to the Gillette (albeit for soccer).

However, I own a Cowboys jersey simply because of 'King of the Hill'.

(http://cdn.static.ovimg.com/episode/131895.jpg)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 19:52:21
Lucky you hadnt been to Cleveland then  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a must visit though


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Sunday, February 2, 2014, 19:04:52
Big night, made sure I'm working from home tomorrow.

As for a prediction it's all about the weather for me. If its windy then Peyton will struggle as per past history and Seahawks defence will kill him. If conditions suit Peyton he will find a way to win because that's what he does.

Should be a corker of a game either way.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Samdy Gray on Sunday, February 2, 2014, 19:24:23
First year in many that I don't have the first week of Feb off of work, so no all-nighter for me.

Maybe I'll try to make it to half-time, haven't decided yet.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: LucienSanchez on Sunday, February 2, 2014, 19:35:25
Not allowed tomorrow off, boooo.

I think I'd quite like Wilson and the Seahawks to take it.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Leggett on Sunday, February 2, 2014, 19:56:49
Hoping for a Seahawks win, purely to see what kind of interview Sherman gives...


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, February 2, 2014, 20:30:46
LETS GO BRONCOS !
LETS GO BRONCOS !
LETS GO BRONCOS !
LETS GO BRONCOS !


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, February 2, 2014, 20:39:08
I'm not going to watch it for the first time in years but I'll record it. Mind you, I say this most years and end up staying up.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: FormerlyPlymRed on Sunday, February 2, 2014, 20:41:16
What time does it start?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: RobertT on Sunday, February 2, 2014, 20:45:51
11.30pm Uk time and oddly it is quite literally the greatest show on earth.  Going for the Seahawks as an NFC boy, fucking 49ers.


Title: Re:
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, February 2, 2014, 22:10:34
I really wish I had booked tomorrow off


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DV Canio on Sunday, February 2, 2014, 22:40:20
I think the Seahawks will do. They've for the most part gone about their business quietly whilst Manning and the Broncos had got all the praise and attention.

Saying that I'd like to see Peyton Manning top off an excellent season with the win...


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, February 2, 2014, 22:50:41
For the first time for a long time I don't really have a team I don't want to win.

Would be good for Manning to win, as he has been awesome this season.
That said, the Seahawks defense has also been great this season.

Just hope it's a good, close game.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: hobnob on Monday, February 3, 2014, 01:01:11


Saying that I'd like to see Peyton Manning top off an excellent season with the win...

Not very close right now, Broncos having a mare!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Leggett on Monday, February 3, 2014, 02:02:27
anything that could go wrong, has. Peyton Manning has come over all Eli in this game... bananas.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, February 3, 2014, 02:06:33
Didn't expect Denver to get such a whooping


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, February 3, 2014, 03:32:56
I don't wanna talk about it!

Why do I support teams that let me down just when I'm getting all excited!

Totally fed up and wired from booze and a 3.30am cycle home!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Berniman on Monday, February 3, 2014, 07:35:28
Owned..


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Benzel on Monday, February 3, 2014, 09:06:38
Is this why Homer Simpson was so disappointed to find out he owned the Denver Broncos that one time?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, February 3, 2014, 09:36:57
Loved that, what a defence, what a team


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Monday, February 3, 2014, 22:16:15
It all went wrong for Denver from the first snap of the game and just wend down hill from there. Fair play to Seattle though, a thoroughly deserved win.  I've never seen Peyton Manning put under so much pressure. And Percy Harvin appeared out of nowhere after missing most of the season - what a player he is. Great game, unless you're a Denver fan.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Monday, February 3, 2014, 22:19:42
The first play of each half was indicative of the whole game. I didn't see the Hawks running away with it. I do enjoy a good D and theirs was awesome.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, February 3, 2014, 22:56:51
It all went wrong for Denver from the first snap of the game and just wend down hill from there. Fair play to Seattle though, a thoroughly deserved win.  I've never seen Peyton Manning put under so much pressure. And Percy Harvin appeared out of nowhere after missing most of the season - what a player he is. Great game, unless you're a Denver fan.
It was a brilliant performance by Seattle. The intensity of the hits on the receivers and running backs was incredible. That meant the short passes weren't working out for the Broncos. The fact that Manning had D in his face all game rattled him and his long throws were awful.

Question some of the guys watching with me had was whether Manning could throw long passes anymore or whether he had finally lost it? My answer was that he could if he could set his feet. The Hawks D didn't give him enough time to do that.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Saxondale on Monday, February 3, 2014, 23:02:53
I have no idea about NFL.  Not been interested since the days of Dan Marino.  I did however start watching and decided that it seemed that the Broncos are a bit like Man United.  So I decided to support Seattle.  Seemed to be going well after the first quarter so I went to bed.

Hooray for my team.

I am now a plastic NFL fan feel free to berate me.  I am ashamed of myself.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Friday, October 16, 2015, 11:58:06
So anyone going next Sunday?

Looking forward to this, we're there for the whole weekend so will probably check out the Fan Rally on Regent Street on the Saturday.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: timmyg on Friday, October 16, 2015, 20:26:25
Not going, but was on the tube with some NY Jets fans the other week after they had played at Wembley.

Having never really followed it too much, I've decided that I'll support the NY Giants and after a shaky start (lost first two games despite leading in the fourth quarter) we're looking decent despite some big injuries.  Got the Eagles this week which I understand is a big rivalry match, so FUCK YOU EAGLES.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, October 16, 2015, 20:52:28
Eagles are 2-3 and coming off the back of a big win against the Saints.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Saturday, October 17, 2015, 06:30:54
My best mates wife went to High School with Blake Bortles (Starting QB for the Jags), so kinda adopted them as my team. Which isn't great because they're not very good.. only won 1 in 5 this season. Facing the Bills who have won 3 in 5.

Still, should be a good game.

Next year we're off to Florida for our honeymoon, so we're going to try and catch a Jags game while we're over there. Plus a UCF College game and an Orlando City SC game (my best mate is the director of their academy). Good job the Mrs (to be) is into sports eh?!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Boy About Town on Saturday, October 17, 2015, 12:26:51
I would like to think that I am this forums biggest Dallas Cowboys fan  :pint:

With our injury woes (Almost comparable to the Towns) I still believe we will continue to run the NFC East and have a one-and-done playoff run!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, October 17, 2015, 13:45:51
I would like to think that I am this forums biggest Dallas Cowboys fan  :pint:

With our injury woes (Almost comparable to the Towns) I still believe we will continue to run the NFC East and have a one-and-done playoff run!

Have you been to AT&T, we went a couple of years ago the place is truly incredible.

I was hoping we could win a few games whilst Tony was injured, but it just hasn't happened for us.
Think we may be too far back before he comes back which is a shame because I thought we had an outside chance of reaching the superbowl this year


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Saturday, October 17, 2015, 17:02:33
Have you been to AT&T, we went a couple of years ago the place is truly incredible.

I was hoping we could win a few games whilst Tony was injured, but it just hasn't happened for us.
Think we may be too far back before he comes back which is a shame because I thought we had an outside chance of reaching the superbowl this year

I'd love to go to the AT&T - looks phenomenal!

I'd like to do a lot of the stadia in the States, Edward Jones Dome (Rams) and University of Phoenix (Cardinals), Century Link Field (Seahawks) & Lucas Oil Stadium (Colts) to name but a few.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Not that Nice If I'm Honest on Friday, November 6, 2015, 18:22:40
One for all you Patriot hating fools........


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, November 6, 2015, 18:28:03
But the Patriots are like the Chelsea or Man United of the NFL, it's "cool" to dislike them.

Plus they're a bunch of cheats.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Friday, November 6, 2015, 18:50:29
When they win a Super Bowl without having cheated we can all give them some credit ;)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Ardiles on Friday, November 6, 2015, 20:15:26
I'm so glad there's no 'over-gronking' in real football.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: bennett on Friday, November 6, 2015, 20:50:15
Bengals 8-0 so far! Hurrah!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Friday, November 6, 2015, 21:26:17
I watched a College Football match t'other night.. finished Bowling Green Falcons 62-24 Ohio Bobcats..

Decent match.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Friday, November 6, 2015, 21:43:34
Watched the "A Football Life" on the 2006 Rose Bowl the other day.
Vince Young's Texas versus Matt Leinart's USC.
Definitely worth a watch if you haven't seen it


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Not that Nice If I'm Honest on Friday, November 6, 2015, 22:06:18
But the Patriots are like the Chelsea or Man United of the NFL, it's "cool" to dislike them.

Plus they're a bunch of cheats.

But that's mainly because of the recent bandwagon jumpers like yourself.

I have supported the Patriots (well, wanted them to win) since 1972 when they were pretty crap.
It's just that the recent surge in interest in the NFL coincided with their period of dominance.

I know loads of Boston Patriots fans, and they love the fact that everyone else is against them.
It's more a Millwall attitude than a Man U attitude to be honest.

And anyway, you should know that the Dallas Cowboys are the Man U of the NFL.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Costanza on Friday, November 6, 2015, 22:11:36
I have a Dallas Cowboys shirt but I don't support them, I just fucking love 'King of the Hill'.

Stampede!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Boy About Town on Friday, November 6, 2015, 22:54:08
But that's mainly because of the recent bandwagon jumpers like yourself.

I have supported the Patriots (well, wanted them to win) since 1972 when they were pretty crap.
It's just that the recent surge in interest in the NFL coincided with their period of dominance.

I know loads of Boston Patriots fans, and they love the fact that everyone else is against them.
It's more a Millwall attitude than a Man U attitude to be honest.

And anyway, you should know that the Dallas Cowboys are the Man U of the NFL.

More like Liverpool. Won nothing in a very long time but steeped in past glories.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Not that Nice If I'm Honest on Friday, November 6, 2015, 23:02:31
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Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Boy About Town on Friday, November 6, 2015, 23:04:48
Have you been to AT&T, we went a couple of years ago the place is truly incredible.

I was hoping we could win a few games whilst Tony was injured, but it just hasn't happened for us.
Think we may be too far back before he comes back which is a shame because I thought we had an outside chance of reaching the superbowl this year

I may be the second biggest fan then  :-[

Its been terrible without Tony, I never imagined we would miss him as much, I mean I knew our hopes hang with him considering how many game winning drives he has completed particularly over the last few seasons, but Weeden was an embarrassment, Cassel has been a bust but yet almost an improvement (Not scoring a TD against the Seahawks was shameful.. Its still last years O-line), we simply are not playing well collaboratively (D last week stepped up, week before special teams killed us and D didn't...) now we must beat the Eagles to harvest any post season hopes. Its shit or bust and having Tony on the IR until week 11 is bad management in my eyes when you consider he is already throwing the ball. By the Miami game we could be done already! Now we also have the shit storm surrounding Hardy since the media decided to bring up old news. The whole franchise is in a bit of a mess at the moment!

AT&T... Happening next year, am thinking Thanksgiving but thats an expensive time of year to travel. If not then I will await for what we are scheduled, home game preferable as I would like to do a stadium tour! Fingers crossed we pick up the W on Monday morning. I will be sleeping and watching the condensed version on gamepass before work!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, November 7, 2015, 07:03:45
But that's mainly because of the recent bandwagon jumpers like yourself.

I've followed the Eagles on and off since the late 90s, but yeah, call me a bandwagoner if you like.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, November 7, 2015, 12:27:32
AT&T... Happening next year, am thinking Thanksgiving but thats an expensive time of year to travel. If not then I will await for what we are scheduled, home game preferable as I would like to do a stadium tour! Fingers crossed we pick up the W on Monday morning. I will be sleeping and watching the condensed version on gamepass before work!

When you go it's worth doing the stadium tour, make sure you do the guided tour.

When we went we did it with a tour company, and although not cheap it was well worth it.
Stayed at the same hotel as the team (not that you see the players) although the tour company have a meet & greet party where a few players are there (we got photos & autographs with Tyron Smith, Brandon Carr & Terrence Williams). We also got a tour of valley ranch, a stadium tour and entry to a tailgate party close to the stadium


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, November 7, 2015, 16:24:59
Bengals 8-0 so far! Hurrah!
Another 8-7 winning season for the Bungles perhaps?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Bogus Dave on Saturday, November 7, 2015, 16:57:52
Bengals to go 16-0 and 0-1 in the play offs. It is destined


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Not that Nice If I'm Honest on Saturday, November 7, 2015, 23:20:30
I've followed the Eagles on and off since the late 90s, but yeah, call me a bandwagoner if you like.

I bet you "hate the Redskins"


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Boy About Town on Saturday, November 7, 2015, 23:30:52
Bengals to go 16-0 and 0-1 in the play offs. It is destined

The usual Cinci 'one and done'


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, November 8, 2015, 09:28:57
The usual Cinci 'one and done'
Unfortunately, the 'one and done' comments are something the Bengals and their fans are going to have put up with until they actually win a game in the Post Season. Until then, they can only do what they are doing i.e. win every game with Dalton playing as well as any QB in the NFL at the moment.

Whenever they win there is always some media 'talking head' saying 'yes but...'

They win in Baltimore...yes but, the Ravens have a losing record this year. They've not played anyone yet.
They come from 17 points down to beat Seattle in over time...yes but, they can't win in Pittsburg
So they in in Pittsburgh...yes but, they can't win in Prime Time.
They wipe the floor with Cleveland on Thursday night to win in Prime Time (I would also count Seattle and Pitt as Prime Time due to the significance of the games but whatever)

Even then, they've still got that annoying little asterisk next to them of being 'one and done' the last 4 years. They can't do anything about it until January and I think they will. I think the attitude of the team and coaching staff in general and most importantly Andy Dalton in particular has changed. They can only prove that when January comes round of course.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Samdy Gray on Sunday, November 8, 2015, 11:13:16
I bet you "hate the Redskins"

Not particularly.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 08:09:22
Favour:

Please could you kindly complete this very basic survey for a sibling, cheers.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2TGWNHG

Thanks.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 08:55:11
Done.

Does said sibling work in the US sports holiday industry? Something I've been tempted to do in the past


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: fuzzy on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 10:23:19
Have you been to AT&T, we went a couple of years ago the place is truly incredible.

The Good Lady and I have been to the other AT&T- the one where San Francisco Giants play baseball. Watched a game against the Miami Marlins (Giants won 6-4). The Leftpondians certainly know how to put on a show :)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 10:34:29
Favour:

Please could you kindly complete this very basic survey for a sibling, cheers.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2TGWNHG

Thanks.

Done


Title: Re:
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 13:22:51
Done.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: fuzzy on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 13:26:32
Done


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Boy About Town on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 17:39:05
Unfortunately, the 'one and done' comments are something the Bengals and their fans are going to have put up with until they actually win a game in the Post Season. Until then, they can only do what they are doing i.e. win every game with Dalton playing as well as any QB in the NFL at the moment.

Whenever they win there is always some media 'talking head' saying 'yes but...'

They win in Baltimore...yes but, the Ravens have a losing record this year. They've not played anyone yet.
They come from 17 points down to beat Seattle in over time...yes but, they can't win in Pittsburg
So they in in Pittsburgh...yes but, they can't win in Prime Time.
They wipe the floor with Cleveland on Thursday night to win in Prime Time (I would also count Seattle and Pitt as Prime Time due to the significance of the games but whatever)

Even then, they've still got that annoying little asterisk next to them of being 'one and done' the last 4 years. They can't do anything about it until January and I think they will. I think the attitude of the team and coaching staff in general and most importantly Andy Dalton in particular has changed. They can only prove that when January comes round of course.


I must say I didn't see the Texans breaking that winning streak, the season for the Cowboys is done.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 18:14:50
I didn't see Peyton Manning throwing 5 interceptions and being benched. In fact, I'm glad I didn't see Peyton Manning throwing 5 interceptions and being benched!

I fear for the Broncos.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Boy About Town on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 18:19:47
I didn't see Peyton Manning throwing 5 interceptions and being benched. In fact, I'm glad I didn't see Peyton Manning throwing 5 interceptions and being benched!

I fear for the Broncos.

Just added Osweiler to my fantasy team. Hope he can put up some points and throw some TDs against Chicago!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Thursday, November 19, 2015, 14:38:11
Former Pats QB Doug Flutie loses both parents on the same day. Both having a heart attack within a couple of hours of eachother. Wow, that's pretty harsh.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Thursday, November 19, 2015, 17:32:58
Former Pats QB Doug Flutie loses both parents on the same day. Both having a heart attack within a couple of hours of eachother. Wow, that's pretty harsh.
Remember seeing Flutie play for the Calgary Stampeders against the Baltimore CFL Colts in the early 90s, then again for the Chargers against the Broncos in the mid noughties. Class act and defied those who said he was too small to be a QB in the NFL.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Thursday, November 19, 2015, 19:14:17
I must say I didn't see the Texans breaking that winning streak, the season for the Cowboys is done.
That was a terrible game for Monday Night Football. Both Defences dominated and the Bengals could quite conceivably have won 6-3. There is never any shortage of people wanting to jump on the 'Typical Bengals, choking again...' band wagon and they just have to go out and prove them wrong, starting Sunday in Arizona.

You're right about the Cowboys though, they're just incapable of winning without Romo.

Remember seeing Flutie play for the Calgary Stampeders against the Baltimore CFL Colts in the early 90s, then again for the Chargers against the Broncos in the mid noughties. Class act and defied those who said he was too small to be a QB in the NFL.

I never knew about that NMH. I just looked it up - interesting  :hmmm:


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Boy About Town on Thursday, November 19, 2015, 21:31:10
Does anyone play for Swindon Storm? Thinking of attending open sessions


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, November 20, 2015, 06:05:07
That was a terrible game for Monday Night Football. Both Defences dominated and the Bengals could quite conceivably have won 6-3. There is never any shortage of people wanting to jump on the 'Typical Bengals, choking again...' band wagon and they just have to go out and prove them wrong, starting Sunday in Arizona.

You're right about the Cowboys though, they're just incapable of winning without Romo.

I never knew about that NMH. I just looked it up - interesting  :hmmm:
Baltimore couldn't get an NFL franchise for years after the 'Colts' franchise left town and went to Indianapolis. They had a stadium and financial backing, but the NFL wouldn't let them have an expansion team as it was argued that it would affect the Redskins. So, they bought a CFL team and named it the 'CFL Colts'. They filled the stadium every game. They then had the opportunity to bring the Browns in from Cleveland, with the promise of a new stadium, which they build at Camden Yards, in the car park of the Baltimore Orioles MLB team - The Baltimore Ravens were born. There was uproar in Cleveland, who managed to find a backer to start the Browns again......and so it goes on!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Friday, November 20, 2015, 07:59:27
Baltimore couldn't get an NFL franchise for years after the 'Colts' franchise left town and went to Indianapolis. They had a stadium and financial backing, but the NFL wouldn't let them have an expansion team as it was argued that it would affect the Redskins. So, they bought a CFL team and named it the 'CFL Colts'. They filled the stadium every game. They then had the opportunity to bring the Browns in from Cleveland, with the promise of a new stadium, which they build at Camden Yards, in the car park of the Baltimore Orioles MLB team - The Baltimore Ravens were born. There was uproar in Cleveland, who managed to find a backer to start the Browns again......and so it goes on!
And apparently they even won the Grey Cup in 1995, that completely passed me by - although to be fair they were only around for a couple of years I'm still surprised at myself for not knowing that. I've seen Baseball and Football at Camden Yards, it's an impressive set up and it's right in the down town area so you don't have to drive miles to get there.



Title: Re: NFL
Post by: LucienSanchez on Friday, November 20, 2015, 17:29:15
Does anyone play for Swindon Storm? Thinking of attending open sessions

Do it. I played at uni having never played before, and its a cracking sport to get into. I'd play for the Storm if my shifts were better.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, November 23, 2015, 10:54:20
Not strictly NFL, but High School Football..

John Krahn from ML King High School in Southern California.

17 years old, 7 foot tall and 440lbs.

Fucking size of him!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Leggett on Monday, November 23, 2015, 12:12:22
Do it. I played at uni having never played before, and its a cracking sport to get into. I'd play for the Storm if my shifts were better.

likewise! (well, at least try to!)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 19:54:19
One for OST...

Bengals in London on the 30th October next year, hosting the Redskins.

That'll be the one I try to get to I think, the pick of the bunch.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000587776/article/2016-uk-international-series-schedule-announced


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 19:57:03
Also the Jags Vs Colts, division rivals, should be a great game.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 21:35:39
One for OST...

Bengals in London on the 30th October next year, hosting the Redskins.

That'll be the one I try to get to I think, the pick of the bunch.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000587776/article/2016-uk-international-series-schedule-announced
I think I might just pop along to that one  :hmmm:


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 22:24:15
Also the Jags Vs Colts, division rivals, should be a great game.

Maybe, but the division sucks this year, although the Jags may just be on the up. I fancy seeing the Bengals though, home team and easy to support for the game.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 23:05:03
Maybe, but the division sucks this year, although the Jags may just be on the up. I fancy seeing the Bengals though, home team and easy to support for the game.

Always easy to support against the Deadskins 👍


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 23:08:40
Maybe, but the division sucks this year, although the Jags may just be on the up. I fancy seeing the Bengals though, home team and easy to support for the game.

The O-Line for the Jags is certainly starting to turn a few heads. Blake Bortles is starting to have more good games than bad, a fully fit Julius Thomas is very useful, and Allen Hurns/Allen Robinson are really starting to shine, Rashad Greene coming back in from injury is helpful too. I think the Jags are going to start to come along nicely.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 23:31:15
Always easy to support against the Deadskins 👍

They could be playing in the Rams game as well, potentially 2 weeks in a row over here. Bit odd, don't know why the NFL could pick a fixture that is already decided.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, November 26, 2015, 18:49:21
Decent stream for the Eagles v Lions game if anyone's interested:

Code:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4vMUORkC5c


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Boy About Town on Thursday, November 26, 2015, 19:31:08
Roll on Panthers vs Cowboys. I cannot wait. Romo to take that '0' from Carolina!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Thursday, November 26, 2015, 20:02:12
Decent stream for the Eagles v Lions game if anyone's interested:

Code:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4vMUORkC5c

38-7 after 3 quarters. :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Thursday, November 26, 2015, 20:40:16
38-7 after 3 quarters. :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:

No time to be a bird.

In other news Sanchez sucks, who'd a thunk it?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Thursday, November 26, 2015, 21:02:24
Roll on Panthers vs Cowboys. I cannot wait. Romo to take that '0' from Carolina!

Tough one for the Cowboys, Cam Newton is in seriously good form.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Thursday, November 26, 2015, 21:12:09
Tough one for the Cowboys, Cam Newton is in seriously good form.

Yep, the scary thing is that on the betting markets the Cowboys are slight favourites.

If Dallas can win this game, you get the feeling they might win the East, but that's going to be a big ask as Carolina have looked really good this year


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Thursday, November 26, 2015, 21:20:07
Yep, the scary thing is that on the betting markets the Cowboys are slight favourites.

If Dallas can win this game, you get the feeling they might win the East, but that's going to be a big ask as Carolina have looked really good this year

They've been superb (obviously, looking at their form), I can't see them going undefeated though.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Thursday, November 26, 2015, 21:50:41
This could be a long night for the Cowboys.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Leggett on Thursday, November 26, 2015, 22:03:43
Good.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Boy About Town on Thursday, November 26, 2015, 22:32:54
Its a game. We are looking sharp when we get a couple of first downs in a drive.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Boy About Town on Thursday, November 26, 2015, 22:33:26
Its a game. We are looking sharp when we get a couple of first downs in a drive.

Defense looks piss poor.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Thursday, November 26, 2015, 22:44:28
Its a game. We are looking sharp when we get a couple of first downs in a drive.

2 Tony Romo Pick-6's... he's having a 'mare!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Thursday, November 26, 2015, 23:15:27
2 Tony Romo Pick-6's... he's having a 'mare!

That's an understatement 😩


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Thursday, November 26, 2015, 23:16:38
Defense looks piss poor.

Really, they have given up less points than the offense have ;)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Boy About Town on Thursday, November 26, 2015, 23:18:52
2 Tony Romo Pick-6's... he's having a 'mare!

Its the game unless we can stop the first Carolina drive, we need a turnover at least and no more picks. I would say its a game of two halves..... :pint:


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Thursday, November 26, 2015, 23:53:03
Its the game unless we can stop the first Carolina drive, we need a turnover at least and no more picks. I would say its a game of two halves..... :pint:

Or 1 quarter? It's all about the 4th anyway, right?..


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Hoboken on Saturday, November 28, 2015, 16:27:58
Surely it's just a matter of time before this is introduced to football over here... http://www.nfl.com/flexible-schedules


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Sunday, December 27, 2015, 23:09:52
A happy donkey in his stable tonight. Hopefully, OST will be happy on Monday night, too. The win fucking aged me, though.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Monday, December 28, 2015, 10:46:42
A happy donkey in his stable tonight. Hopefully, OST will be happy on Monday night, too. The win fucking aged me, though.
I absolutely loved the Jets winning along with the Chiefs which means that thanks to their loss to the Ravens, the horrible, dirty Steelers are on the outside of the play off picture looking in. Knowing them though, they will find a way of fluking their way in. Not confident of beating the Broncos on their patch tbh although the Bengals desperately need the bye to get Dalton healthy for the play offs. Don't think they will get it though. I hope I'm spectacularly wrong.

Edit: WTF happened with that coin toss at the start of overtime in the Jets game?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: janaage on Monday, December 28, 2015, 16:52:14
That coin toss was brilliant. The reaction of the patriots player was priceless. Fair play to the official for telling him what he'd done!


Title: Re:
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 08:19:45
The Pats player tried to pass it off saying that he wanted to kick and choose sides.. It was a bit weird.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Leggett on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 09:15:58
I do enjoy a good Patriots fuck up... :D

Also, what the hell was that field goal attempt at the end of the Bengals-Broncos game?!?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 18:01:06
Phew! Go Broncos!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 21:06:59
Phew! Go Broncos!
Just watched it. That was a hell of a game.

I already stated that I was desperate for the Bengals to get a bye so Dalton got got an extra week to get fit for the play offs as I couldn't see them winning a play off game with McCarron at QB. I have to say though that I have revised that opinion. The sooner they get Dalton back the better but I can definitely see them getting that elusive play off win in the Wild Card round this year if McCarron has to be called upon again. He did not look like a rookie at all. The first half was unbelievable but fair play to the Broncos, they kept going and won a tough, tough game.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 21:42:24
Just watched it. That was a hell of a game.

I already stated that I was desperate for the Bengals to get a bye so Dalton got got an extra week to get fit for the play offs as I couldn't see them winning a play off game with McCarron at QB. I have to say though that I have revised that opinion. The sooner they get Dalton back the better but I can definitely see them getting that elusive play off win in the Wild Card round this year if McCarron has to be called upon again. He did not look like a rookie at all. The first half was unbelievable but fair play to the Broncos, they kept going and won a tough, tough game.
Don't disagree, but I think that they are two of the weaker teams in the playoffs.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 21:50:43
Don't disagree, but I think that they are two of the weaker teams in the playoffs.

I think the AFC is pretty weak compared to NFC. Obviously the Pats will be a threat as they always are but there isn't another team I could see winning the SB. Chiefs are on a roll but Alex Smith isn't going to cut it at the cunch part of the season.

The NFC looks stacked. Cardinals, Panthers & Seahawks are a class apart at the moment IMO


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 21:55:13
I think the AFC is pretty weak compared to NFC. Obviously the Pats will be a threat as they always are but there isn't another team I could see winning the SB. Chiefs are on a roll but Alex Smith isn't going to cut it at the cunch part of the season.

The NFC looks stacked. Cardinals, Panthers & Seahawks are a class apart at the moment IMO
Agreed. Having seen the way the Cards demolished the Packers this week, it would be a brave man to bet against them.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 05:45:21
I see the Rams have been voted to relocated back to LA..

The votes were 30-2 in favour of the move.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 07:28:15
I see the Rams have been voted to relocated back to LA..

The votes were 30-2 in favour of the move.

Who were the two that voted against? Oakland and San Diego?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, January 18, 2016, 09:22:42
With Peyton Manning leaving the Broncos at the end of the season, I wonder where they'll finish up..

Personally I think they'll fall short of the Super Bowl which will be Patriots Vs Cardinals..

Panthers have had an amazing season and I can't help but think they've overachieved a little.

Personally I think the Cards look like the team to beat and can almost see them winning it.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, January 18, 2016, 09:30:26
With Peyton Manning leaving the Broncos at the end of the season, I wonder where they'll finish up..

Personally I think they'll fall short of the Super Bowl which will be Patriots Vs Cardinals..

Panthers have had an amazing season and I can't help but think they've overachieved a little.

Personally I think the Cards look like the team to beat and can almost see them winning it.
Safest best is that the Superbowl winner will come from the NFC.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, January 18, 2016, 09:45:23
Manning looks done to me, the injures haven't helped but age has caught up with him. He can still move the chains and setup the running game but the long throws seem to generally be beyond him now.

The Superbowl is potentially a one sided game in favour of the NFC


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, January 18, 2016, 09:49:33
I agree to both.. I just have a hunch regarding Arizona..


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, January 18, 2016, 10:46:34
Like the Cardinals a lot, I'm a sucker for a mean defence that kicks a bit of arse.

As a Falcons fan I can't root for Panthers so I'm all over Cardinals for (hopefully) the next 3 weeks


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, January 18, 2016, 10:48:29
I've just managed to get a shift swap for the 7th February (night shift) result!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Leggett on Monday, January 18, 2016, 12:14:32
I've not managed to book the day after off yet, not sure I'll be able to as I think I'm all out of holiday... Balls.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, January 18, 2016, 12:15:16
I'm on nights on the 8th too  :pint: :pint:


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Monday, January 18, 2016, 12:20:03
Safest best is that the Superbowl winner will come from the NFC.
You should never write off them Patriots...


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, January 18, 2016, 12:30:19
You should never write off them Patriots...

Agreed... but I just can't see it being their year..


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, January 18, 2016, 14:57:30
Agreed... but I just can't see it being their year..
I hope not, because Peyton is going to be rejuvenated!

So long Brady! We've got fully pumped up balls and thin air to throw them through! :smugfu:


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, January 18, 2016, 17:27:46
Did anyone see the Panthers/Seahawks game last night?

Russell Wilson had a typical 'game of two halves'.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Boy About Town on Monday, January 18, 2016, 19:45:45
Did anyone see the Panthers/Seahawks game last night?

Russell Wilson had a typical 'game of two halves'.

They came close to getting it level. I picked the Seahawks to win the SB. Got closer than my beloved Cowboys!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Monday, January 18, 2016, 21:36:00
They came close to getting it level. I picked the Seahawks to win the SB. Got closer than my beloved Cowboys!
But so did most teams to be fair ;)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Monday, January 18, 2016, 21:38:45
But so did most teams to be fair ;)

I thought about posting the same...but I figured from the inside of my glass house, best to keep hold of my stones.

Cards for the SB, btw.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, January 18, 2016, 21:47:32
I caught the highlights from the Cardinals game, looked quite the spectacle for the neutral. I've relatives who live near Phoenix who were at the game.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 09:19:58
They're certainly looking like the team to beat.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 20:44:16
Surely the big question is "Can the Patriots win a Superbowl without cheating"?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 21:10:44
Surely the big question is "Can the Patriots win a Superbowl without cheating"?
No, cos the Broncos D are going to snuff him out.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 21:43:52
No, cos the Broncos D are going to snuff him out.

I hope so


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Boy About Town on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 22:05:33
I cannot see past the Panthers for the Superbowl!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 21:32:04
Anyone going this year?

I'm going to Colts @ Jags (hopefully) - Tickets on sale 10am tomorrow.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 21:33:42
Bengals v Redskins


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 22:47:48
Benders v foreskins

Julian Clary at QB?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 22:51:34
Julian Clary at QB?

 :gay: :gay:


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Not that Nice If I'm Honest on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 22:54:27
Surely the big question is "Can the Patriots win a Superbowl without cheating"?

Yawn Yawn



Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 22:57:25
Yawn Yawn



 :D :D


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Thursday, January 21, 2016, 07:56:31
Yawn Yawn


Yeah - The annoying thing about that Deflategate bollocks and the other stuff is that they didn't need to do it. They wiped the floor with the Colts in that game and even the most diehard Patriots detractor knows deep down that messing around with the balls did not change the outcome one bit.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Leggett on Thursday, January 21, 2016, 11:06:11
It would seem that cheating is endemic within the Patriots organisation, regardless of whether their team needed the boost or not.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, January 21, 2016, 11:53:06
What makes it worse is that didnt need to cheat either. They have the best coach in history of the game and certainly one of the best QB's ever.  Their record over the last 15 years is amazing given the way the league is setup to produce parity. Other teams can produce 3 or 4 decent years but nothing close to NE.

Deflategate wouldn't have made much difference, if any, to that game, not the point though


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Thursday, January 21, 2016, 12:18:53
What makes it worse is that didnt need to cheat either. They have the best coach in history of the game and certainly one of the best QB's ever.  Their record over the last 15 years is amazing given the way the league is setup to produce parity. Other teams can produce 3 or 4 decent years but nothing close to NE.

Deflategate wouldn't have made much difference, if any, to that game, not the point though
Which was kind of my point really  ;)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, January 21, 2016, 12:39:04
Which was kind of my point really  ;)

Indeed, just getting it off my chest as it kind of irks me when people use the cheating stuff to try and play down their achievements.

Don't get me wrong I hope they lose against the Broncos as I'm bored of them but massively respect what they have done this century


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Leggett on Thursday, January 21, 2016, 12:49:13
...whilst cheating ;)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Thursday, January 21, 2016, 19:24:43
Tickets purchased today! Lovely.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, January 24, 2016, 23:35:03
Surely the big question is "Can the Patriots win a Superbowl without cheating"?

And the answer is......Nope :D


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Sunday, January 24, 2016, 23:58:49
And the answer is......Nope :D

Woot!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, January 25, 2016, 00:11:44
No, cos the Broncos D are going to snuff him out.
I thank you!  :smugfu:


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: timmyg on Monday, January 25, 2016, 13:25:16
I decided against buying a ticket for the London games in Oct - just too expensive really.

I'm a NY Giants fan and fancied the Panthers all season, though to be honest the Bengals, Cardinals and Seahawks were all excellent at times too.

Cam Newton is a beast and will win the Superbowl on his own.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Honest Lee on Monday, January 25, 2016, 14:11:00

Cam Newton is a beast and will win the Superbowl on his own.
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Is that allowed?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, January 25, 2016, 14:31:48
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMTzhPKSffU


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Monday, January 25, 2016, 22:37:37
Broncos v Patriots was a terrible game. Panthers v Cardinals however was something else. It will be a travesty if the Panthers don't win the whole thing.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 18:52:50
Broncos v Patriots was a terrible game. Panthers v Cardinals however was something else. It will be a travesty if the Panthers don't win the whole thing.

That's the wrong way around (unless you support the Panthers or Patriots).
Much better to watch a game where the result is in doubt until the last minute, than a one sided blowout.

As for the SuperBowl , it's one of those games where I don't mind which team wins.
Ironic that the roles have switched around from the last time that Denver got to the big game.
Then, they were the #1 offence against the #1 defence (Seahawks), this time they have got there on the back of the leagues best defence.

Just hope that the game comes down to the last drive


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 20:09:38
That's the wrong way around (unless you support the Panthers or Patriots).
Much better to watch a game where the result is in doubt until the last minute, than a one sided blowout.

As for the SuperBowl , it's one of those games where I don't mind which team wins.
Ironic that the roles have switched around from the last time that Denver got to the big game.
Then, they were the #1 offence against the #1 defence (Seahawks), this time they have got there on the back of the leagues best defence.

Just hope that the game comes down to the last drivei

That's true up to a point but both Defences were so on top it was utterly boring until the Patriots got the touchdown at the death. The Panthers game by comparison was a joy to watch. Absolutely no one would have predicted the blow out which it ended up being. It would have been better if it had been closer but I found it way, way more enjoyable. I suppose the fact that I am rarity in that I am a neutral who quite likes the Patriots didn't help. There are different ways of seeing the same thing.

I hope the Panthers win the SB because they play how you (or I do at least) want to see the game played. And it will be a new name on the trophy.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 07:55:44
I've got to say, I enjoyed the Patriots/Broncos defensive showdown. I thought it was a decent game. The reaction from some of the Broncos players when Manning slid for the first down was brilliant!

As for the Super Bowl itself now, I'm really looking forward to it, but I can't really see past the Panthers. As much as I'd like for it to be the Broncos.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 12:02:42
That's true up to a point but both Defences were so on top it was utterly boring until the Patriots got the touchdown at the death.

That's my favourite type of game, a defensive slugfest! Not a fan of high scoring shootouts

I've got most predictions wrong in the playoffs so far but I think the Panthers could do to the Broncos what the Seahwaks did a couple of years ago. Cam is good enough to get points on the board against an excellent Denver defence, I've thought all season Peyton is done so I'm going to predict he struggles again in a Super Bowl.



Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 15:54:31
That's my favourite type of game, a defensive slugfest! Not a fan of high scoring shootouts


Not just me then?  Love it.  A QB being smacked into the ground by some pissed off d-lineman is a thing of beauty.  As long as no-one tried to rub their balls on Tom Brady's face, we'll be ok.  Oh, what was that Denver?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 16:00:10
Not just me then?  Love it.  A QB being smacked into the ground by some pissed off d-lineman is a thing of beauty.

Me too, the league have made it easier & easier for the offence over recent years, but still enjoy seeing a QB running for his life:)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 16:13:15
Me too, the league have made it easier & easier for the offence over recent years, but still enjoy seeing a QB running for his life:)

Fuck yeah!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 17:09:13
That's my favourite type of game, a defensive slugfest! Not a fan of high scoring shootouts

3 and out - Punt
3 and out - Punt
3 and out - Punt
3 and out - Punt
3 and out - Punt
3 and out - Punt
3 and out - Punt
3 and out - Punt

Terriffic stuff  ::)


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 17:22:46
3 and out - Punt
3 and out - Punt
3 and out - Punt
3 and out - Punt
3 and out - Punt
3 and out - Punt
3 and out - Punt
3 and out - Punt

Terriffic stuff  ::)

Haha there's a bit more to it than that though, right?

For me, it's as interesting to see the big hits as much as the big plays. Plus seeing how the offence deal with a stubborn defence, etc.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 17:41:47
Haha there's a bit more to it than that though, right?

For me, it's as interesting to see the big hits as much as the big plays. Plus seeing how the offence deal with a stubborn defence, etc.
Yes, you want a bit of everything of course. I love to see Jo Flacco or Ben Roethlisberger in particular get pummled into the turf and trampled over by some 20 stone (Bengals) Defensive End. Going back to that Broncos v Pats game though, there was no Offence whatsoever on either side - it was terrible to watch - in my opinion.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 17:46:09
Yes, you want a bit of everything of course. I love to see Jo Flacco or Ben Roethlisberger in particular get pummled into the turf and trampled over by some 20 stone (Bengals) Defensive End. Going back to that Broncos v Pats game though, there was no Offence whatsoever on either side - it was terrible to watch - in my opinion.

That's fair enough. Each to their own. I actually found it more interesting than the Panthers' game.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 17:57:59
That's fair enough. Each to their own. I actually found it more interesting than the Panthers' game.
Each to their own indeed...some weird mother fuckers even support the Pittsburgh Steelers...I can't even comprehend how that works  ???


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 18:04:42
Each to their own indeed...some weird mother fuckers even support the Pittsburgh Steelers...I can't even comprehend how that works  ???

Haha yeah, what's that all about?


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 18:54:07
Yes, you want a bit of everything of course. I love to see Jo Flacco or Ben Roethlisberger in particular get pummled into the turf and trampled over by some 20 stone (Bengals) Defensive End. Going back to that Broncos v Pats game though, there was no Offence whatsoever on either side - it was terrible to watch - in my opinion.
Not if you had something riding on it. As a Broncos fan I was gripped!


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 19:08:46
Not if you had something riding on it. As a Broncos fan I was gripped!

Of course - And to be fair, Von Miller was unbelievable.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 20:34:03
Each to their own indeed...some weird mother fuckers even support the Pittsburgh Steelers...I can't even comprehend how that works  ???

It's the inbreeding, the same applies to the Philthy Iggles fans


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 23:00:48
Each to their own indeed...some weird mother fuckers even support the Pittsburgh Steelers...I can't even comprehend how that works  ???

I have family in Pittsburgh, lots of them............


.....as it happens, still ended up a 49ers fan - it's been a terrific fall from grace in little over 12 months.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: LucienSanchez on Thursday, January 28, 2016, 05:54:48
I can't see it getting much better next year... or until Baalke/York are gone


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Thursday, January 28, 2016, 07:49:18
Of course - And to be fair, Von Miller was unbelievable.

True story.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, February 7, 2016, 11:29:26
So its Superbowl Sunday.

You would have to think the Panthers are clear favourites, but that Denver defense are really good.
I guess it depends whether they can contain Cam Newton.

I just hope it's a close game that is decided in the fourth quarter, not like the last time the Broncos got there


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, February 7, 2016, 11:42:15
Don't want the game over in the first 5 mins unless it's in favour of Denver! 5am start on Monday means recording and avoiding the result for me.



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Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Sunday, February 7, 2016, 17:47:51
Go Broncos!

Although I can't help but think that the Panthers will run out as winners.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Bogus Dave on Sunday, February 7, 2016, 20:23:18
A top defence will always beat a top offence. Broncos to win


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, February 7, 2016, 23:33:00
A top defence will always beat a top offence. Broncos to win
Let's hope!

Off to bed. Watching it tomorrow night.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, February 8, 2016, 01:48:46
Intriguing first half, still wide open.

Defense on top, but can Denver keep forcing turnovers


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, February 8, 2016, 03:25:43
Wow, what a defensive performance that was


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DV Canio on Monday, February 8, 2016, 03:29:40
A top defence will always beat a top offence. Broncos to win

good shout.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Summerof69 on Monday, February 8, 2016, 09:10:20
Only was able to watch most of the first quarter, but my observations was the Cam Newton was very nervous, he was certainly overthrowing his passes, and he got very little protection, but the big call in that quarter was where they ruled a Newton pass incomplete, and Carolina challenged the decision. Looking at the replays it looked like it should be overturned, and ruled a complete pass. The ref decided not to...and two plays later, the ball is fumbled after Denver pressure on Newton, a touchdown is scored...10-0, to which Carolina never recovered.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, February 8, 2016, 12:11:01
Not the most interesting game ever but quite intriguing at the same time.

That was some performance from Von Miller, it's takes some effort for a defensive player to get MVP even when there was absolutely no candidates from either teams offense as per last night.

It's right that Peyton gets a 2nd ring based on his career efforts. He was totally ineffective again last night though, imagine he will retire in the next few days as he arm has moved into noodle territory now.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, February 8, 2016, 20:08:22
What a great defensive showdown.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: donkey on Monday, February 8, 2016, 23:37:22
Two of the most important games he's gonna play, against New England and the Superbowl, and he was magnificent in both, I think Von Millet might have just played himself into the Hall of Fame. A well deserved MVP.


Title: Re: NFL
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 00:09:02
Two of the most important games he's gonna play, against New England and the Superbowl, and he was magnificent in both, I think Von Millet might have just played himself into the Hall of Fame. A well deserved MVP.

I think he's been tagged as a Franchise Player now too.