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#41 gingerjon

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 06:59 PM

I'm surprised there's not more American Football fans like myself on here. You normally find a good cross over with League fans.


Off season or I'm sure more would have said.

I should have added CFL to my list above.
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#42 Futtocks

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 09:23 AM

I'm surprised there's not more American Football fans like myself on here. You normally find a good cross over with League fans.

Every now and then, I watch a match, but there's a problem with time difference. Either watch the Superbowl live and have you sleep patterns entirely banjaxed for the next few days. Alternatively, record it and watch, but without the extra excitement of seeing something you know is live and of the moment. American Football fans in the UK are not a large group, but they are very dedicated and passionate.

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#43 Wolford6

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:04 AM

I like American Football, and get caught up in it. Had several favourite teams based on favourite individual players, but for the last ten or so years it's been the Kansas City Chiefs. The team's fortunes have mirrored the Bradford Bulls. Still, I won't change for the forseeable future.

 

I'm fairly ambivalent about the Rams (Leeds colours), Raiders, San Francisco and Washington ... I'm not bothered who beats them, so long as it's by plenty.

 

Overall, I categorise it as fantastic athletes wasted on a rubbish sport.

 

 - 40 players, fifteen won't see any game time.

 

 - Star players touch the ball perhaps twelve times.

 

 - Some players aren't even allowed to touch the ball.

 

- It's basically a complete game of rival set-pieces, only running backs do off-the-cuff moves


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#44 Bleep1673

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:11 AM

One of the major problems last season with NFL was the games shown on the BBC were shown only on the red button, now unless I'm missing something, you can't record off the red button, so a lot of games are missed


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#45 Wolford6

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:15 AM

The BBC will show them on I-player, I presume.


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#46 Futtocks

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:18 AM

One of the major problems last season with NFL was the games shown on the BBC were shown only on the red button, now unless I'm missing something, you can't record off the red button, so a lot of games are missed

I don't know about Sky boxes, but you can set a red button recording on FreeView. It will be Channel 301 (very occasionally 302), and you can use the EPG to find and select programmes.

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#47 Bleep1673

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:21 AM

Can I also give an honorable mention to Bobsleigh?

 

John J. Jackson GB #1 driver for many years, who took GB1 to 5th place in this years World Championship, has ripped his achilles tendon, and looks doubtful to be fully fit for the new season


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#48 hoff

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 04:05 PM

Depending on how Leyton Orient are doing football and rugby league are joint first followed by boxing, oh and I'm quite into Aussie Rules at the moment even though I haven't a clue whats going on.

#49 Mumby Magic

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 04:53 PM

Darts then Football.

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#50 flyingking

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:32 PM

Ice hockey, rugby league, handball, soccer, gymnastics, volleyball, judo, hockey, darts, shorttrack speed skating, fencing, cricket, archery, weightlifting. Altogether I attended 16 sessions at London2012 Olympics and Paralympics and enjoyed everything. If the sport involves action, tension and atmosphere then I will definitely be watching.


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#51 Kenny Bania

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:52 AM

Rugby league.

List would be something along the lines of:

Football
RL
Cricket
American Football
Cycling
Tennis
Athletics
Basketball
Volleyball

I love darts too, but always feel a little wary about categorising it as sport. Golf and motor racing can both do one by the way.

Edited by Kenny Bania, 18 July 2013 - 07:59 AM.


#52 Hullfan

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:14 PM

1st rugby league 2nd rugby league 7s

#53 longboard

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:41 PM

1st rugby league 2nd rugby league 7s

 

3rd RL 9s?



#54 Vambo

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 10:54 AM

Rugby League first with Rugby Union second. I don't really watch much other sports apart from the occasional NFL match when Sky have them on live on Sunday evenings.

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#55 Griff

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 11:06 AM

Hurling and Gaelic Football. Don't mind a bit of shinty, either - looks fun.

I'd watch American football if they'd just get on with the game.
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#56 henage

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 11:16 AM

kayak surfing

speedway/grasstrack

enduro/hare and hounds

athletics

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