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volley1
Jun 6th, 2004, 08:39 PM
I'm just curious because for years there was talk of much of a bust it was and how much money the NFL was losing. But now that seems to have changed somewhat. So euros, do you like it , do you go to the games, do you understand the game? Do the teams give you free tickets to the games? Because the stadiums though not full, do seem to have good crowds. Are the games attended by a lot of american expatriots?

SJW
Jun 6th, 2004, 08:48 PM
not really. i don't really like/watch it. i prefer the NFL stateside for some reason.

Avid Merrion
Jun 6th, 2004, 08:58 PM
been to see the Scottish Claymores a couple of times when they played at Murrayfield in Edinburgh. bit weird being in a 67,500 capacity stadium with about 2,000 punters in it.
they've moved to Hampden Park in Glasgow with a capacity of 52,000, but the crowds are still pretty small.
it's not really of much interest to me, but the fans that go regularly are VERY into it. seemed to be mostly Scots when i went. :)

volley1
Jun 6th, 2004, 09:00 PM
not really. i don't really like/watch it. i prefer the NFL stateside for some reason.
Are you a hardcore fan or just a casual one? What's your favorite team/player?

Avid Merrion
Jun 6th, 2004, 09:03 PM
i didn't answer 2 of your questions.
i have a vague understanding of the game :lol: and the times i went it was on free tickets, though they only cost about 5. :)

volley1
Jun 6th, 2004, 09:09 PM
i didn't answer 2 of your questions.
i have a vague understanding of the game :lol: and the times i went it was on free tickets, though they only cost about 5. :)
I figured they were giving them tickets away. ;) :lol:

Avid Merrion
Jun 6th, 2004, 09:14 PM
I figured they were giving them tickets away. ;) :lol:
:lol: yeah, they give them away and still can't fill the place up! ;)
i don't think anything will ever be able to compete with football (soccer) over here :)

volley1
Jun 6th, 2004, 09:19 PM
:lol: yeah, they give them away and still can't fill the place up! ;)
i don't think anything will ever be able to compete with football (soccer) over here :)
You're right. Football(american) is my favorite sport of all. But I think it is almost too american for the rest of the world to like. :tape: :lol:

Carolina Girl
Jun 6th, 2004, 09:26 PM
Are you a hardcore fan or just a casual one? What's your favorite team/player?I'm an in between fan of the NFL...favorite teams include the panthers in the NFC and the Colts in the AFC:)..players..wow there is a bunch of them:) ok i'll tell you one of my favs that don't play for either the panthers or the colts...Farve:) gotta love his heart

SJW
Jun 6th, 2004, 09:27 PM
Are you a hardcore fan or just a casual one? What's your favorite team/player?
casual fan really. if it's on, i'll watch it. :)

team i like the most = Falcons, player i like most = Michael Vick, when i went to FL @ xmas the Falcons were playing Tampa Bay so i had to keep my support on the DL :lol:

Avid Merrion
Jun 6th, 2004, 09:29 PM
You're right. Football(american) is my favorite sport of all. But I think it is almost too american for the rest of the world to like. :tape: :lol:
i'm always right! ;) :p
i dunno about it being too American, it just seems to stop and start too much for my liking. plus the rules are :confused: but i suppose that's because we didn't grow up watching it. :)
watching sports takes up too much of my time to allow me to get hooked on anything else :lol:

volley1
Jun 6th, 2004, 09:32 PM
casual fan really. if it's on, i'll watch it. :)

team i like the most = Falcons, player i like most = Michael Vick, when i went to FL @ xmas the Falcons were playing Tampa Bay so i had to keep my support on the DL :lol:
Vicks the man he just needs to learn pass better.

arn
Jun 6th, 2004, 09:35 PM
it would surprise me if Belgium even has a team playing it, let alone a league!

I don't have a clue how the rules go and I never even tried to figger them out, I don't even now what the goal is exactly. I would not be able to name one famous team or player. It's never on tv here (I mean the USA-version). I'm somebody who is into all sports, so I'm sure I'm not the only one here in belgium, it's just that NFL is as popular as curling here (at least I understand the rules of curling :p ;) )

Carolina Girl
Jun 6th, 2004, 09:36 PM
Vicks the man he just needs to learn pass better.yep...he is a good running qb..along with mcnabb..but i like vick better than mcnabb

volley1
Jun 6th, 2004, 09:38 PM
I'm an in between fan of the NFL...favorite teams include the panthers in the NFC and the Colts in the AFC:)..players..wow there is a bunch of them:) ok i'll tell you one of my favs that don't play for either the panthers or the colts...Farve:) gotta love his heart
I'm from South Carolina so I like the Panthers somewhat but my favorite teams are the Steelers, 49ers, and the Bears. My favorite players are all the good running backs except Emitt Smith :fiery: as I hate the Cowboys :fiery:

fly guy
Jun 6th, 2004, 09:41 PM
American Football is the ultimate TEAM sport. if one guy messes up his assignment, the whole team suffers. that's why i love the game!

here are the rules, incase you euros don't know http://www.football.com/rulesabc/pre-game.shtml

volley1
Jun 6th, 2004, 09:41 PM
it would surprise me if Belgium even has a team playing it, let alone a league!

I don't have a clue how the rules go and I never even tried to figger them out, I don't even now what the goal is exactly. I would not be able to name one famous team or player. It's never on tv here (I mean the USA-version). I'm somebody who is into all sports, so I'm sure I'm not the only one here in belgium, it's just that NFL is as popular as curling here (at least I understand the rules of curling :p ;) )
Thanks for answering my question. I thought as much :sad: I 'll bet the NfL is losing a ton of money on NFL Europe they just don't have the balls to admit it ;) :fiery:

volley1
Jun 6th, 2004, 09:45 PM
American Football is the ultimate TEAM sport. if one guy messes up his assignment, the whole team suffers. that's why i love the game!

here are the rules, incase you euros don't know http://www.football.com/rulesabc/pre-game.shtml
I agree fly guy but not everybody will think so, remember different strokes for different folks. By the way I loved you in I'm Gonna Get You Sucka. ;) :lol:

carot
Jun 6th, 2004, 09:48 PM
i didn't even know there _was_ a NFL Europe :o

Avid Merrion
Jun 6th, 2004, 09:51 PM
American Football is the ultimate TEAM sport. if one guy messes up his assignment, the whole team suffers. that's why i love the game!
ultimate team sport? how have us poor euros coped all these years without the ultimate team sport? [/END OF SARCASM] ;)

fly guy
Jun 6th, 2004, 09:54 PM
ultimate team sport? how have us poor euros coped all these years without the ultimate team sport? [/END OF SARCASM] ;)
like it or not, it's the truth.

volley1
Jun 6th, 2004, 09:54 PM
ultimate team sport? how have us poor euros coped all these years without the ultimate team sport? [/END OF SARCASM] ;)
Be nice! ;)

volley1
Jun 6th, 2004, 09:54 PM
like it or not, it's the truth.
You too. :sad:

fly guy
Jun 6th, 2004, 09:54 PM
I agree fly guy but not everybody will think so, remember different strokes for different folks. By the way I loved you in I'm Gonna Get You Sucka. ;) :lol:
yeah, i know you were diggin the goldfish shoes! :cool:

volley1
Jun 6th, 2004, 09:58 PM
yeah, i know you were diggin the goldfish shoes! :cool:
LOL!!!!Best part in the whole movie, you have a wicked fashion sense. :lol:

arn
Jun 6th, 2004, 10:01 PM
NFL can take up to 3 hours, but only 4X15minutes of play??? :eek: (there are so many reasons to stop the clock, especially the last one seems so strange :scratch: (probably because I compare it to soccer ;) ))

Thanx for the site with the explanation of the rules :)

Avid Merrion
Jun 6th, 2004, 10:03 PM
Be nice! ;)
hehe, sorry i couldn't resist ;)

fly guy, it might be your truth, but it aint mine :)

fly guy
Jun 6th, 2004, 10:05 PM
hehe, sorry i couldn't resist ;)

fly guy, it might be your truth, but it aint mine :)
if american football isn't the ultimate team sport, then what is?

arn
Jun 6th, 2004, 10:08 PM
why is it more a teamsport as other teamsports? If you screw up in soccer, you also scew the whole team, so I don't see the difference.

Lord Chips
Jun 6th, 2004, 10:10 PM
I was going to go and watch a London Monachs match but then they got shut down. I occasionally watch NFL games but NFL Europe just seems a bit lame to me

fly guy
Jun 6th, 2004, 10:12 PM
why is it more a teamsport as other teamsports? If you screw up in soccer, you also scew the whole team, so I don't see the difference.
because in each play, every single player on the field has to do their job perfectly. no one can slack off, they all have to do their assignment perfectly.

for example, if all the players do their job, but one guy doesn't block his man...the whole play is busted.

Avid Merrion
Jun 6th, 2004, 10:12 PM
if american football isn't the ultimate team sport, then what is?
ever watched rugby? it's like american football without the crash helmets and shoulder pads ;)
seriously though, i can't be arsed getting into an argument about it. it doesn't mean that much to me :) you think it is, i think it isn't. in the end, who cares? :)

volley1
Jun 6th, 2004, 10:16 PM
I was going to go and watch a London Monachs match but then they got shut down. I occasionally watch NFL games but NFL Europe just seems a bit lame to me
Is it just NFL Europe or do you dislike the game it's self?

gentenaire
Jun 6th, 2004, 10:39 PM
until this thread, I had no idea NFL Europe existed. That should tell yout something, I think.

Lord Chips
Jun 6th, 2004, 10:46 PM
Is it just NFL Europe or do you dislike the game it's self?Just NFL Europe

propi
Jun 6th, 2004, 10:52 PM
because in each play, every single player on the field has to do their job perfectly. no one can slack off, they all have to do their assignment perfectly.

for example, if all the players do their job, but one guy doesn't block his man...the whole play is busted.
As in any other team sport, that's why they're team sports :p

I don't know a lot about NFL Europe, the only Spanish team used to be Barcelona Dragons :) and they were pretty good I think :o

-Ph51-
Jun 6th, 2004, 10:56 PM
What's that???? :confused:

carot
Jun 7th, 2004, 09:52 AM
For my Belgian friends, apparently we do have this NFL thingie :o The Antwerp Diamonds won against the Leuven euhm somethings the Belgian Bowl :o (source: NB of today, be sure to look really well cos the 'article' is like two lines long ;)) I don't know if there were any cereals involved in the price ceremony though, i'll inform myself and get back to you later.

arn
Jun 7th, 2004, 11:28 AM
oh, we do have that? :eek: Wow, I have no idea where to find such a field in Leuven :confused:

rand
Jun 7th, 2004, 11:38 AM
WE DO???????????????? :confused:

Central
Jun 7th, 2004, 07:38 PM
It's not popular in Spain that NFL Europe... a great example for that is that the year after the Barcelona Dragons won the league (or a couple of years later) they were moved to somewhere else, and right now Spain doesn't have any team there.
Most of the teams are in Germany right now.

And here there is some sort of Spanish Football league, but is not really well known... it has some teams from universities, and some other amateur teams I reckon.

volley1
Jun 8th, 2004, 06:08 AM
It's not popular in Spain that NFL Europe... a great example for that is that the year after the Barcelona Dragons won the league (or a couple of years later) they were moved to somewhere else, and right now Spain doesn't have any team there.
Most of the teams are in Germany right now.

And here there is some sort of Spanish Football league, but is not really well known... it has some teams from universities, and some other amateur teams I reckon.
Thanks for the info I figured as much.