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Postby NightShade » Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:05 pm

I'm a Rugby Union man myself, never really liked League, it's ok but not great. Yet something about American Football catches my interest, it may be as slow and stop/start as any sport ever but the dummies and bluffs and just the depth of tactical options really appeals to me.


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Postby Spartan » Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:10 pm

Yeah, I'm the exact same - but after watching last night's game I think it's put pay on me ever wanting to take an active interest in spectating the sport, a bit arrogant of me I realize but for fuck sakes it was a boring as hell event and as the players were playing on grass, something they didn't seem at all used to, the armour made them seem even more ridicilous.

I've played both games, not so much the American game but I was injured more through the 'protection' impeding my flattened body as opposed to rought tackles or whatever. Also the helmets are a bitch to run in. Yes.

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Postby DjchunKfunK » Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:10 pm

American football grounds are cultivated in a different way so it was not a perfect pitch for them to play on. Added to that they have just flown all the way from the US on Thursday so it was always going to be a slightly stilted game. The weather didn't help either. Don't judge a whole sport on one game.
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Postby LokoLion » Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:33 am

If you want to see a good game, watch New England @ Indianapolis this Sunday. Both are the last two undefeated teams left.

And let's be honest. The Wembley pitch has been shit ever since it was laid.
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Postby Crowley » Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:08 pm

DjchunKfunK wrote:Don't judge a whole sport on one game.

It was an international showcase, the game should have been better. Why the hell didn't they close the roof?

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Postby LokoLion » Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:36 pm

I can only assume they didn't because the rains hadn't started (a guy I know from another forum was down there and he reported it wasn't raining in the morning) and they might have to have the stadium empty and a spare few hours to do it.
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Postby LokoLion » Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:52 am

I hope those of you who watched the Dolphins and Giants are Wembley and were perhaps a little disenchanted with the sport managed to see the Colts and Patriots. It was a very good game.
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Postby JonB » Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:12 am

Absolutely stunning Superbowl!

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Postby Adam » Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:15 am

Holy hell. I'm amazed.

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Postby Ronin » Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:19 am

Sweet holy jesus.
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Postby Zael » Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:24 am

Aye, didn't expect that tbh

In fairness to the Giants, they won it through their defence.
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Postby Chickenboy » Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:31 am

I've never watched any NFL before, never even understood the rules - but I sat down and watched the Superbowl from start to finish. I think I'm slightly converted! What an awesome spectacle.
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Postby RCHD » Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:26 am

I didn't watch it, but I was still surprised as hell.

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Postby Tommy » Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:02 pm

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I fell asleep whilst watching it. I couldn't believe it!

Not normally my thing, but I'd played the game, and thought it would be worth a watch. Frankly, I was surprised. The tactics really are as deep in real life. Hopefully there'll be more chances to watch it! (Excluding the matches at Wembley, which I disagree with.)

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Postby Zael » Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:23 pm

Tommy wrote:=[
Hopefully there'll be more chances to watch it! (Excluding the matches at Wembley, which I disagree with.)


Sky have about four matches every weekend, starting from about 6pm
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