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#21 gingerjon

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 08:23 PM

Top notch game at Wembley tonight.

 

Indeed.

 

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#22 archibald

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 08:54 PM

My mate just got back from New York, where he watched the Jets beat Buffalo last week. Said the new stadium in NJ is awesome. He paid 100 bucks to be sat on the penultimate row, miles from the pitch, freezing cold for 3 1/2 hours and he loved it!

Superbowl is being played there apparently. Under 6 feet of snow!



#23 Harrigan

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:27 PM

Superbowl is being played there apparently. Under 6 feet of snow!


It could be in the 20's or as high as the 60's! No one knows what the weather will be like in the area until a week before the game. Still, I'm kind of hoping it snows. That'll be a bit of an anomaly as far as Super Bowl weather goes.

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#24 Harrigan

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:29 PM

And my Bucs are now 0-4!

losing by an average of just over 6 pts a game and thats with a 20 point loss to the Pat thrown in last week. We should be 3-1 but hey ho, we finally have a D again. If the O can start to put 20 points on the board every game we will win a lot more than we lose.

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#25 Trojan

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 03:43 PM

I knew that Gridiron was big sport in the States, but I'd no idea just how big.  I'd say it's much bigger there than soccer is here, and that's saying something.  I was in a bar and there were four big screen TV's - two were showing different NRL games, another was showing a college game and yet another was showing a discussion programme about Gridiron.  If only our game could get a fraction the coverage NFL gets!"


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#26 archibald

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:11 PM

As a dolphins fan, Im awaiting the inevitable slide into mediocrity.

Or fall off a cliff into the abyss as seems to be about to happen.



#27 808tone

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:23 PM

It's an appalling turgid game, and seems to be designed around flogging as much merchandise and fast food rather than athleticism or entertaining exciting play.

It's like rugby union but with less forward passes.

It would be much improved of they were limited to say 10-12 players. Specialist defensive and attacking teams make it a nonsense as a team game.

I like the hype/glamour and the play's in the hour highlight show's but watching an actual game is boring as hell and touchdown should be called a 'run over' instead and find it sad that some players never get the chance to run with the ball in there entire career.

Be more interesting game if they went back to one Platoon and do away with specialist teams alongside encouragement of the lateral pass and have a limit on how many forward passes for each qtr.



#28 SE4Wire

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:01 PM

Be more interesting game if they went back to one Platoon and do away with specialist teams alongside encouragement of the lateral pass and have a limit on how many forward passes for each qtr.


That would fundamentally change the game though. It's like suggesting that in rugby you should only be able to touch it with your hands in certain areas of the pitch.

The lateral is allowed but the risk if losing the ball is just too high if you try it and possession is so important in NFL. On the forward pass, you have to be behind the line if scrimmage to make one; I remember a few in NFL or NCAA getting called out for illegal forward pass last season.

#29 Mumby Magic

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:22 AM

Are they still allowed to pass backwards after the QB has passed it?


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#30 Wolford6

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:29 AM

I think so


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#31 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:03 AM

It's an appalling turgid game, and seems to be designed around flogging as much merchandise and fast food rather than athleticism or entertaining exciting play.

It's like rugby union but with less forward passes.

It would be much improved of they were limited to say 10-12 players. Specialist defensive and attacking teams make it a nonsense as a team game.

and the dressing up, never forget the dressing up

and shouting 'hut!' all the time. Why do they do that?


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#32 Larry the Leit

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:11 AM

and the dressing up, never forget the dressing up

and shouting 'hut!' all the time. Why do they do that?

Don't forget the dozens of people stood on the touchline obstructing the punters' view.


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#33 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:59 AM

Don't forget the dozens of people stood on the touchline obstructing the punters' view.

Also on this day and age
Why do the coaches wear those huge headphones ?
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#34 SE4Wire

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:03 PM

Also on this day and age
Why do the coaches wear those huge headphones ?


Blocks out external noise so they can communicate with the QB or defensive captains via the on helmet comms.

#35 Wolford6

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:20 PM

Also use oversize microphone so no-one can lip-read the moves that are being called.


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#36 808tone

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:44 PM

Also use oversize microphone so no-one can lip-read the moves that are being called.

Didn't Martin Johnson use that in the RWC 2003 but disguised as a water bottle.



#37 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:10 PM

Blocks out external noise so they can communicate with the QB or defensive captains via the on helmet comms.

You mean the players have radios?
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#38 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:12 PM

Also use oversize microphone so no-one can lip-read the moves that are being called.

You're kidding me
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#39 SE4Wire

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:13 PM

You mean the players have radios?

Yeah, the QB and defensive captain both have an in helmet comms system.

And on oversized microphone. No joke that is at least partially the reason, I don't know if the size and shape reduces background noise.

Edited by SE4Wire, 14 November 2013 - 01:14 PM.


#40 Larry the Leit

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:27 PM

You mean the players have radios?

It's only the next logical step from when Cas used to have Gary Mercer stood on the field for 80 minutes directing the play.   What's your issue?


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