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U.S. football in UK

PostPost by: rdssdi » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:36 pm

Anyone attend a U.S. football game in London? I was watching the opening ceremonies and the stadium is full. Quite a turnout. I understand that U.S. football is very popular in the UK. Comments?

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PostPost by: mbell » Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:57 pm

I'd guess one of my brothers was there... Has been a few times.

It is named American football over there. I wouldn't describe it as popular but there a niche of interested people and most towns/cities will have a team or two.

Quite a few people probably go just for the experience rather than any real interest in the sport.
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PostPost by: rdssdi » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:53 pm

The game I was briefly watched toady on television was two American professional teams. Same as would be seen here. I am totally disinterested in football. I did find it interesting that the stadium was full to capacity.

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PostPost by: Rob P » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:40 pm

My son and I attended the Titans versus the Chargers game at Wembley, game was pretty much a full house.
We have been fans of the American Football for years now, even prefer it to soccer :lol: :lol:
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:12 am

"Football (American) represents the worst of America - unnecessary violence interrupted by committee meetings." - Georg Will
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PostPost by: prezoom » Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:10 pm

American football is an exercise in how to waste 4 hours of time for 9 minutes of action.
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PostPost by: JimE » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:37 pm

I'm struggling to find the Elan content in this post! :|
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PostPost by: ericbushby » Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:13 pm

There is no Lotus content because is in the `Free Parking` Forum which is intended for :- `No Lotus Content`or `Off Topic` conversations. I have no interest in any football never mind the American version, whatever that is.
This section is good for jokes though. I miss Grumpy Bodger.
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PostPost by: JimE » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:02 pm

Thanks Eric for puting me straight! Wasn't aware of free parking but am now. Jim
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PostPost by: Bud English » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:34 pm

ericbushby wrote:... I have no interest in any football never mind the American version, whatever that is.
This section is good for jokes though. I miss Grumpy Bodger.
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:45 am

American football ( Gridiron is what it used to be called in Australia) is a nice strategic game much like cricket IMHO. Learned to love it when I lived in the USA

"Football" the so called world game as the European dominated federations like to call it ( Soccer in Australian terms, Association football in UK terms strictly speaking I believe) is an even slower more boring strategic game without the strength and impact of American football or most other "footballs" . The play acting dives for a penalty are comical though.

League Rugby in Australia, and some other countries ( not sure what its called elsewhere) is similar to American football but a little quicker with less stoppages and without the set plays

Rugby in Australia ( Union in UK terms I believe) is a better game again provided it does not get dragged down in scrums too much. The All Blacks are the premier sporting team in the world based on their mastery of this game over many years against all opposition ( they say is the game played in heaven)

But Australian Rules football is truly the premier game and the only true football. It is the earliest codified football in the world even before UK association football. But most people in the world don't understand it. Just like they don't understand what Lotus is all about for which I am forever grateful.

See there was some Lotus content :lol:

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PostPost by: JimE » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:57 am

Nice one Rohan. Jim
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PostPost by: The Veg » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:53 am

Some thoughts, coming from a Yank who never cared for football (US or otherwise), or much any athletic sports for that matter.

-George Carlin describe bed it as The American Game, because the American game is 'let's take their (expletive) land!'. Same thing we did to the Indians, but in football we do it ten yards at a time.

-If Yank footballers are so big and tough, why do they wear so much padding?

-The next StuporBowl will be played in my metro area. Thank goodness I live way out in the 'burbs! I plan to hole-up in the garage or something that evening. If somebody invites me to a game party though, I might go, just to eat, drink, socialise, etc., fuckall what happens in the game.

-And then there's this:
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:03 pm

In The Great White North we have our own variant called, well, Canadian Football. We have one more player on the significantly larger field, limit possession to three downs, and in true Canadian style reward a missed field goal with a single point.

The Grey Cup national championship game pits the East against the West, which is also a deeply ingrained Canadian political and cultural tradition. Drunken festivities have toned down over the years, but my hometown fans are still remembered for an epic train trip East for the Big Game that resulted in a festooned horse galloping through one of the better Toronto hotels. Weather is often a factor in outdoor games, so over the decades we have awarded the Grey Cup in the Mud Bowl, Fog Bowl, and Ice Bowl.

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:19 pm

I came across this whilst searching for “American Football”, I thought it was kind of a fun thing, does anyone know if it’s a true fact?

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