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Old 12-11-2012, 06:07 PM
 
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Not an NFL fan, but I remember going to an Auburn-Georgia Tech game in Atlanta several years back. We had to ride the subway in to their campus. It was absolutely electric being on the subway with hundreds of people in the trains and thousands in the stations wearing their school's colors while simultaneously singing their fight songs and chanting their cheers. Got to the stadium, and there was still a fair bit of tailgating right in the heart of Atlanta. The good guys lost that day in horrific fashion, but that's still my favorite road trip (and it would take quite a lot to top it).
When I am back home in Glasgow .... we head for the pub around 12.00 ... then onto the subway at 2.15pm for a game that starts at 3.00pm. For early start games like Rangers v Celtic (12.15pm) you need to get to the pub especially early. Two or three pints of lager (breakfast of champions) and then onto the subway.

Was on the subway one time and the Bears were doing 'the bouncy'. The subway driver threatened to stop the train because she thought that the movement might cause it to derail

One time we were playing Hibs and there was just one Hibs fan on the train. He didn't give a flying one that he was outnumbered 500-1. The jokes and banter that was going back and forth was brilliant.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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True enough - I did an analysis of responses from Brits/people that live in UK - the answer to the OP's question as to whether we wanted an NFL team (or conference) was a resounding "Nope".

Good for the UK. Sports are a big cultural part of a nation. Football is a tradition there, and I hope it never changes. Same with our football. I would never want to see an NFL team outside the US.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Turku, Finland
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Lol so I have the problem? Pot, kettle, black! The ones who can't take criticism or handle the truth! Nothing I have said is false.

Could understand if I said anything below the belt but an opinion that is shared by many including Americans?! This is a forum get off if your so sensitive.
??? To hear you complain of the behaviour from the American side that you yourself have earlier exhibited on behalf of that stinkhole Glasgow is merely ironic, that's all. To each their own.

Meanwhile, let the Yanks enjoy stuff themselves with beer and BBQ at their tailgate parties while you try your best to avoid getting tetanus at Celtic Park. Enjoy.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:24 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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??? To hear you complain of the behaviour from the American side that you yourself have earlier exhibited on behalf of that stinkhole Glasgow is merely ironic, that's all. To each their own.

Meanwhile, let the Yanks enjoy stuff themselves with beer and BBQ at their tailgate parties while you try your best to avoid getting tetanus at Celtic Park. Enjoy.
True and funny
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:29 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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True enough - I did an analysis of responses from Brits/people that live in UK - the answer to the OP's question as to whether we wanted an NFL team (or conference) was a resounding "Nope".
And there you have it really, in the UK we like our football, in the US they like 'theirs'. An American prefers the rather genteel atmosphere of barbeques, cheerleaders, hotdogs and hats, the British prefer a hard edged, electric, hair raising, segregated, intimidating atmosphere. Neither sport is the 'right' sport but as for the question 'does the UK want an NFL team in London' the answer seems to be a resounding no, but just as much the question 'does the US want an NFL team in London' also seems to be a resounding no! I think the powers that be in the NFL world should leave well alone!
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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??? To hear you complain of the behaviour from the American side that you yourself have earlier exhibited on behalf of that stinkhole Glasgow is merely ironic, that's all. To each their own.

Meanwhile, let the Yanks enjoy stuff themselves with beer and BBQ at their tailgate parties while you try your best to avoid getting tetanus at Celtic Park. Enjoy.
I'm a Dundee fan

And nothing in Finland can compare to an Glasgow Derby so slate Glasgow all you want, I love the place!
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:06 AM
 
Location: SW France
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No Old Firm league clashes for a while to come!
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:44 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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And there you have it really, in the UK we like our football, in the US they like 'theirs'. An American prefers the rather genteel atmosphere of barbeques, cheerleaders, hotdogs and hats, the British prefer a hard edged, electric, hair raising, segregated, intimidating atmosphere. Neither sport is the 'right' sport but as for the question 'does the UK want an NFL team in London' the answer seems to be a resounding no, but just as much the question 'does the US want an NFL team in London' also seems to be a resounding no! I think the powers that be in the NFL world should leave well alone!

Yup, they should listed to 10 or 15 people arguing about the amount a ball is "in play" when making decisions on expanding a $9bn sports league

Expansion is about 'building and growing' a market. That is why there has been 1 game per year in England, with two scheduled for this year. I think the permanent placement of a team is a long way off and the NFL won't consider that until the time is right.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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No Old Firm league clashes for a while to come!
Which will make it more exciting when it does come They could meet in the cup this season.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:06 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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It's hard enough to convince many American athletes to want to play in Canada, left alone Europe. I know Roger Goodell would love to see this. He desperately want to export the game. Myself, I oppose it. And I think most people in both the UK and USA would oppose this. I wouldn't even want to see a team in Toronto. Let rest of the world have their sports. We'll have our football.
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