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John Rhino

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Just settling down to watch my first game.

The preliminaries seen to go on for ever.

Not sure who rang the American anthem but our Catherine can give her a lesson in breathing!

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Wake me up when its finished, I could do with a very long kip.

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Wake me up when its finished, I could do with a very long kip.

Give over.

The Rams play in blue and yellow.

You will never be able to nod off as long as you're concentrating on hating them.

;):D

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Wake me up when its finished, I could do with a very long kip.

Tend to agree. Bill Fallowfield would have a job defending this to king George and he didn't have to contend with the ads.

Lost interest after an hour.

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They've just said they'll be going till midnight. :-(

That's because they've got a second live match following this one.

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I read the game finished 45-7. What is the points system in gridiron? Certainly one sided.

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I read the game finished 45-7. What is the points system in gridiron? Certainly one sided.

Touchdown is 6 points with usually a virtually guaranteed 1 point conversion to follow. You can have a 2 pt conversion but that's harder to convert.

Three points for a field goal.

Two points for a safety (comparatively rare).

45-7 in NFL is a massacre.

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I read the game finished 45-7. What is the points system in gridiron? Certainly one sided.

6 points for a touchdown

1 point for an extra point (= a conversion)

2 points for a run across the goal line from a dummied extra point

3 points for a field goal (place kick)

3 points for a drop kick (I've never seen one attempted in a game)

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3 points for a drop kick (I've never seen one attempted in a game)

Just googled this.

There's been one successful drop kick in the NFL in the last 71 years: in 2006 Doug Flutie hit one for an extra point after touchdown.

The last attempt was in 2010 in the NFL and also in last year's Pro Bowl.

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I've read many tweets from many people, most of them RL people. And I haven't seen one negative one. Massacre or not.

In fact one player who was asking 'what's the point of the Wales game' was waxing lyrical.

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I've read many tweets from many people, most of them RL people. And I haven't seen one negative one. Massacre or not.

In fact one player who was asking 'what's the point of the Wales game' was waxing lyrical.

That's because rugby league fans are ######tards who don't deserve TGG.

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Just googled this.

There's been one successful drop kick in the NFL in the last 71 years: in 2006 Doug Flutie hit one for an extra point after touchdown.

The last attempt was in 2010 in the NFL and also in last year's Pro Bowl.

You're forgetting the one that Burt Reynolds got against the prison guards in The Mean Machine.

;):D

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That's because rugby league fans are ######tards who don't deserve TGG.

You might be onto something here.

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I've read many tweets from many people, most of them RL people. And I haven't seen one negative one. Massacre or not.

In fact one player who was asking 'what's the point of the Wales game' was waxing lyrical.

Tweet him back pointing out he is an idiot

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You're forgetting the one that Burt Reynolds got against the prison guards in The Mean Machine.

;):D

Can't forget something that happened before I was born, grandad.

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Tweet him back pointing out he is an idiot

It just made me exasperated. I aren't getting into a spat over it.

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Touchdown is 6 points with usually a virtually guaranteed 1 point conversion to follow. You can have a 2 pt conversion but that's harder to convert.

Three points for a field goal.

Two points for a safety (comparatively rare).

45-7 in NFL is a massacre.

I too find American Football overblown and deadly dull. However, I presume a "safety" means touching the ball dead behind your own line, and it's one rule I'd import into RL - teams take an age for the line drop out - put a time limit on and if it's exceeded award two points to the attackers - defenders still have to drop out from their own line.

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God, I am going senile. It was called The Longest Yard and later remade as The Mean Machine, but the remake was based on soccer rather than American Football.

http://en.wikipedia....ard_(1974_film)

Were you born after 1974?

Don't worry senility hasn't set in quite yet. It was released in this country as "The Mean Machine". "The Longest Yard" was its title in America. The Vinny Jones re-make was called simply "Mean Machine". It was also remade around 2005/2006 with Adam Sandler as "The Longest Yard" as well.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071771/

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I presume a "safety" means touching the ball dead behind your own line, and it's one rule I'd import into RL

Broadly, yes.

It would be a bit harsh to make that a score in rugby!

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meanwhile, on another forum, as 80,000 pay up to £90 each to watch NFL at Wembley, we are discussing if pro-rugby has a future in Oldham. :blink:

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