Advertise Here
You are here: darlofc.co.uk » Board index » The Uncovered Forums » The Off Topic Room
It is currently Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:25 am View unanswered posts | View active topics



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 21 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: American Football
PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:55 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:13 pm
Posts: 9771
Team Supported: Darlington
Well the new season kicks off this weekend. Really enjoyed the new BBC programme Touchdown USA, that featured my team the Green Bay Packers. What a place, a town the size of Darlington, with a ground that holds almost 80000. The wait for a season ticket is in excess of 20 years. A new born fan was registered by his parents onto the season ticket waiting list, only just over 117,000 ahead of him!! One day I hope to get to Lambeau Field for a home game and then drive down to Florida the following weekend to watch them play an away game.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: American Football
PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:25 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:04 pm
Posts: 10955
Team Supported: Darlington
Pete, do you understand the rules of American football?

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk

_________________
On Sunday April 29, 2012 at 10:25 pm, Darlo Cockney wrote:
Sadly some people have nothing better to do that invent rumours.

We will be playing at the arena again next season - fact.

Quakerz - if you actually attended games and spoke to people you might actually find our facts, rather than spreading s*** on this board.

DC


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: American Football
PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:58 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:13 pm
Posts: 9771
Team Supported: Darlington
Spyman wrote:
Pete, do you understand the rules of American football?

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk


Yes pretty well, I don't know a few of the intricacies. Great win for the Packers, amazing how many fans made it to Jacksonville from Green Bay.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: American Football
PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:25 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:49 pm
Posts: 453
Team Supported: Darlington
Spyman wrote:
Pete, do you understand the rules of American football?

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk


Spyman - why do you have a photo of George Galloway on your Facebook profile?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: American Football
PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:13 am
Posts: 811
Location: Scotland
Team Supported: Darlo
It was a good program and Green Bay are a team I always like to see do well but I suspect the number printed on the receipt for the season ticket waiting list isn't their position in the queue.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

_________________
Now is not the time to cry
Now’s the time to find out why
I think you’re the same as me
We’ll see things they’ll never see
Darlo’s going to live forever!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: American Football
PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:55 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:13 pm
Posts: 9771
Team Supported: Darlington
It will be, the clubs followers are fanatics and just about everybody has or is waiting for a season ticket. The problem is that is a season ticket holder passes away, it can be passed onto a family member, so the number of available season tickets each year is relatively small. They keep increasing the capacity of Lambeau Field and taking thousands off the waiting list, but that just seems to encourage more to join the waiting list.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: American Football
PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:28 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:13 am
Posts: 811
Location: Scotland
Team Supported: Darlo
I'm not doubting their fan base, I'm doubting that a receipt from registering for the waiting list will show your position in the queue. That's information that is only valid at the moment that the receipt is printed and could cause misunderstandings.
For example, you could register on a Monday and be given position 100,000 and I could register the next day and be given position 98,000 we could discuss this and you might (incorrectly) think I've jumped in front of you. So I suspect this will be a reference number.

To put it another way if a fan was to join our supporters group in a couple of years time and was given a membership number of 1000 it wouldn't necessarily mean there are 1000 members in the group as the unique number they have been provided with takes into account all who have joined the group and not those who have left (or in Green Bay's situation, been given a season ticket).


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

_________________
Now is not the time to cry
Now’s the time to find out why
I think you’re the same as me
We’ll see things they’ll never see
Darlo’s going to live forever!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: American Football
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:37 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:13 pm
Posts: 9771
Team Supported: Darlington
Ok well I guess we're unlikely to find out who is correct.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: American Football
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:03 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:13 am
Posts: 811
Location: Scotland
Team Supported: Darlo
Yeah it's just speculation on my part.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

_________________
Now is not the time to cry
Now’s the time to find out why
I think you’re the same as me
We’ll see things they’ll never see
Darlo’s going to live forever!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: American Football
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:56 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:58 pm
Posts: 7539
Location: Liverpool
Team Supported: Darlington
Darlo_Pete wrote:
What a place, a town the size of Darlington, with a ground that holds almost 80000.


Surely it is a bit of an irrelevance the population of the town given the structure of NFL the size of a town where the stadium is actually built?

Recall when I was in the states we went to see the Detroit Tigers play but the support came from Kalamazoo.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: American Football
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:52 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:46 pm
Posts: 573
Team Supported: Swansea (and Darlo of course)
Up the Jets!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: American Football
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:58 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:08 pm
Posts: 122
Team Supported: Darlington
Green Bay Packers get huge support from Milwaukee which is about 100 miles south and that city has a large metropolitan population over a couple of million and it doesn't have an NFL team.

I sure when the NFL first arrived on our screens back in the 80's , Green Bay use to play 3 home games a season in Milwaukee.....


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: American Football
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:12 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:13 pm
Posts: 9771
Team Supported: Darlington
Yes they did play at Milwaukee and I think it was 4 games that they played there each season.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: American Football
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:34 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:13 pm
Posts: 9771
Team Supported: Darlington
Bloody hell what a game last night, as the Packers snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. I'm going to have to remember where I put that betting slip just in case.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: American Football
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:04 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:13 pm
Posts: 9771
Team Supported: Darlington
That was embarrassing for Green Bay, as we get thumped by Atlanta in a very one sided game. At least I don't have to look for my betting slip!!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: American Football
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:54 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:36 am
Posts: 2531
Location: Milford Haven
Team Supported: Darlington
Darlo_Pete wrote:
That was embarrassing for Green Bay, as we get thumped by Atlanta in a very one sided game. At least I don't have to look for my betting slip!!


They going to change their name to Green Bay Chokers, Pete? :roll:

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: American Football
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:27 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:13 pm
Posts: 9771
Team Supported: Darlington
Not really considering the injuries we had to our defense, I think they did excellent to get to the NFC Championship final. Hope Atlanta stuff the Patriots, as I know a Patriot fan and he'll be intolerable if they win, plus Atlanta have never won the Superbowl.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: American Football
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:53 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:13 pm
Posts: 9771
Team Supported: Darlington
Anybody else watching the superbowl? Looks like it's Atlanta's too lose.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: American Football
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:04 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:13 pm
Posts: 9771
Team Supported: Darlington
Wow what a comeback, you have to hand it to Brady as the Patriots win again. I really feel for Atlanta.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: American Football
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:29 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:13 pm
Posts: 9771
Team Supported: Darlington
People are saying after the Superbowl that Brady was the best QB ever. I disagree he doesn't seem to be able to scramble and he rarely runs, both of which the best QB's have to be able to do.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: American Football
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:13 pm
Posts: 9771
Team Supported: Darlington
Sad to hear the news that American Football commentator legend Kevin Cadle has passed away at such a young age. RIP Kev and thanks for helping to raise the game of American Football to it's current high in Britain.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 21 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group