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American Football

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:55 pm
by Darlo_Pete
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.

Re: American Football

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:25 pm
by Spyman
Pete, do you understand the rules of American football?

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Re: American Football

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:58 pm
by Darlo_Pete
Spyman wrote:Pete, do you understand the rules of American football?

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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.

Re: American Football

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:25 pm
by Henley
Spyman wrote:Pete, do you understand the rules of American football?

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

Re: American Football

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:49 pm
by liddle_4_ever
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.


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Re: American Football

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:55 pm
by Darlo_Pete
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.

American Football

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:28 pm
by liddle_4_ever
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).


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Re: American Football

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:37 am
by Darlo_Pete
Ok well I guess we're unlikely to find out who is correct.

Re: American Football

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:03 am
by liddle_4_ever
Yeah it's just speculation on my part.


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Re: American Football

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:56 am
by lo36789
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.

Re: American Football

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:52 am
by SwansQuaker83
Up the Jets!

Re: American Football

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:58 pm
by DarloPeGi
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.....

Re: American Football

Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:12 am
by Darlo_Pete
Yes they did play at Milwaukee and I think it was 4 games that they played there each season.

Re: American Football

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:34 pm
by Darlo_Pete
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.

Re: American Football

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:04 am
by Darlo_Pete
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!!

Re: American Football

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:54 am
by joejaques
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:

Re: American Football

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:27 pm
by Darlo_Pete
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.

Re: American Football

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:53 am
by Darlo_Pete
Anybody else watching the superbowl? Looks like it's Atlanta's too lose.

Re: American Football

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:04 am
by Darlo_Pete
Wow what a comeback, you have to hand it to Brady as the Patriots win again. I really feel for Atlanta.

Re: American Football

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:29 pm
by Darlo_Pete
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.

Re: American Football

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:35 pm
by Darlo_Pete
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.

Re: American Football

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:33 pm
by Darlo_Pete
Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles on winning the superbowl for the first time. Wonder if Brady will retire now?

Re: American Football

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:27 pm
by norwich darlo
Darlo_Pete wrote:Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles on winning the superbowl for the first time. Wonder if Brady will retire now?
No

Re: American Football

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:18 am
by martix009
Henley wrote:
Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:25 pm
Spyman wrote:Pete, do you understand the meilleurs credits travaux rules of American football?

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

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:38 am
by norwich darlo
norwich darlo wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:27 pm
Darlo_Pete wrote:Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles on winning the super bowl for the first time. Wonder if Brady will retire now?
No
Brady still has four fingers that do not have a super bowl ring so no chance.

Re: American Football

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:09 pm
by Darlo_Pete
norwich darlo wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:38 am
norwich darlo wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:27 pm
Darlo_Pete wrote:Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles on winning the super bowl for the first time. Wonder if Brady will retire now?
No
Brady still has four fingers that do not have a super bowl ring so no chance.
Well he should and give everybody else a chance.