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User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2444 times:

Hey, British A.netters, keep making fun of our sports  Smile We're cool with it as long as your countrymen keep buing the tickets.


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...l.londongame.ap/index.html?cnn=yes


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7421 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2438 times:
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They're probably all American expats bying them.


Made from jets!
User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2432 times:

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 1):
They're probably all American expats bying them.

Or the dandies from London wanting to check out our guys in tights.  Wink


User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2425 times:

They said a small percentage of Americans bought them... Now I will wait for some of these wise guys like Gkirk to chime in and say "they are only going to make fun of the players" or something to that extent, and say how much rugby is better.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8465 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2388 times:

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 3):
They said a small percentage of Americans bought them... Now I will wait for some of these wise guys like Gkirk to chime in and say "they are only going to make fun of the players" or something to that extent, and say how much rugby is better.

That's because Rubgy is better.


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

Quoting LHMARK (Thread starter):
We're cool with it as long as your countrymen keep buing the tickets.

It's an event. Of course people will go to it, especially those who are interested. Similar things happen in the States when major football teams go over. I couldn't give a stuff about American football, but if someone offered me a ticket to go to Wembley and see what all the fuss is about, yep, I'd be there.

Don't pretend that this is evidence that people care about the game, because is it isn't.



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 5):
Don't pretend that this is evidence that people care about the game, because is it isn't.

We know its not, trust me. I mean Beckham is over here and we still don't give a crap about Soccer. Manchester Unlimited or whatever they are tour the States and still nobody cares, so its all good.


User currently offlinePAHS200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2345 times:

I only wish they brought some soccer to the USA.

I would watch a soccer game over a football game any time.

michael


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2343 times:

Quoting PAHS200 (Reply 7):
I would watch a soccer game over a football game any time.

Yeah, you and about 15 other people...thats why Soccer doesn't make it in the U.S.

You want ot watch Soccer, go to a High School game and watch all the kids that couldn't make it in Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track, Wrestling, Waterpolo, and Chess Club play.


User currently offlineSprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1855 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 8):
You want ot watch Soccer, go to a High School game and watch all the kids that couldn't make it in Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track, Wrestling, Waterpolo, and Chess Club play.

That is so true. But dont forget Band in that list.

Dan in Jupiter


User currently offlineRJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

When we host a American Football World Cup then you can talk.




Ohh wait there could never be one as no-one else plays your dull sport. Big grin


User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2319 times:

Quoting RJ111 (Reply 10):
Ohh wait there could never be one as no-one else plays your dull sport.

Everyone always overlooks us.

Signed, Canada



"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2311 times:

Quoting PAHS200 (Reply 7):
I only wish they brought some soccer to the USA.

http://web.mlsnet.com/index.jsp

we have a league, some of the teams even have pretty nice stadiums (been to a concert at the one in Frisco, Tx- its nice) And yet, nobody gives a shit.


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2305 times:

Quoting Sprout5199 (Reply 9):
That is so true. But dont forget Band in that list.

Dan in Jupiter

As I was.

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 12):
we have a league, some of the teams even have pretty nice stadiums (been to a concert at the one in Frisco, Tx- its nice) And yet, nobody gives a shit.

Thats because its Soccer. Americans like sporting events that have a winner and a loser. A sporting even where you don't need a flak vest on to attend a game. A sporting event that showcases dudes pretending they are airplanes and gives awards for the best fake injury. Not to mention injury time...you know where only the refs know how long that is...


User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 13):
A sporting even where you don't need a flak vest on to attend a game. A sporting event that showcases dudes pretending they are airplanes and gives awards for the best fake injury. Not to mention injury time...you know where only the refs know how long that is...

Geez KROC, it sounds like you might have been to a game.. Are you going Euro on us?


User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2293 times:

KROC did indeed go to a game, and he didn't enjoy it.


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlinePeterpuck From Canada, joined Jun 2004, 323 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

One sport is watched by Billions, the other by Millions. Can anyone figure out which is which?

User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2273 times:

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 15):
he didn't enjoy it.

I couldn't tell


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2273 times:

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 15):
KROC did indeed go to a game, and he didn't enjoy it.

That's because he went to a soccer game.


Over here we go to football matches....  Wink



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineSprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1855 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2269 times:

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 11):
Quoting RJ111 (Reply 10):
Ohh wait there could never be one as no-one else plays your dull sport.

Everyone always overlooks us.

Signed, Canada

Don't forget NFL Europe, or what ever they call it now. And soccer isn't dull? Its a track meet with a ball rolling around. Oh how exciting.
 Yeah sure

Dan in Jupiter


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2269 times:

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 14):
Geez KROC, it sounds like you might have been to a game.. Are you going Euro on us?



Quoting LHMARK (Reply 15):
KROC did indeed go to a game, and he didn't enjoy it.

At least when I pile on Soccer its because I did give it a legit chance.

Quoting Peterpuck (Reply 16):
One sport is watched by Billions, the other by Millions. Can anyone figure out which is which?

Yeah, one is played/watched by Billions because its a simple game and all you need to play it is a round object that you can kick. Football, and I would say is watched by tens if not hundreds of millions of people and the game is complicated, requires lots of equipment to safely play and incorporates lots of strategy and thinking. Hmmmmm. Doesn't say much for the Billions does it?


User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2265 times:




"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineTheSorcerer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 1048 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2258 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 8):
You want ot watch Soccer, go to a High School game and watch all the kids that couldn't make it in Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track, Wrestling, Waterpolo, and Chess Club play.

I hear that's because there's a complete lack of youth soccer developement in America.


Dominic



ALITALIA,All Landings In Torino, All Luggage In Athens ;)
User currently offlineSprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1855 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2250 times:

Quoting TheSorcerer (Reply 22):
I hear that's because there's a complete lack of youth soccer developement in America.

Actually there is a lot of youth soccer here in the states. But I think the kids just out grow it.


Dan in Jupiter


User currently offlinePeterPuck From Canada, joined Jun 2004, 323 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2250 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 20):

Yeah, one is played/watched by Billions because its a simple game and all you need to play it is a round object that you can kick. Football, and I would say is watched by tens if not hundreds of millions of people and the game is complicated, requires lots of equipment to safely play and incorporates lots of strategy and thinking. Hmmmmm. Doesn't say much for the Billions does it?

I'm sure the average drunken, shirtless, idiot American football fan in the stands is concerned with the "complicated" "strategy" and "thinking".


25 Post contains images Banco : Thing is, the fact that one country doesn't care about the global game is a matter of supreme indifference to the rest of the planet. It's only you l
26 TheSorcerer : Yeah but it ends at around U15 level. doesn't it? Dominic
27 Post contains images Sprout5199 : ??? U15???? Naa its more like WTF? Stupid game soccer. As apposed to the average drunken, shirtless idiot soccer fan who is concerned with who they s
28 Post contains images LHMARK : We're getting away from the point of the thread, which is... English people are excited about NFL football, and they're buying tickets in droves. I ho
29 AA61Hvy : I just wish they would have picked better teams to play.... Maybe the Falcons v. the Colts...Mike Vick (presuming he won't get jail time) vs. Peyton.
30 Sprout5199 : The biggest complain down here is they took a Dolphins home game against the Giants away. They should have taken the Raiders game instead. I hope the
31 Post contains images KROC : Please, more kids play soccer than any other sport...Then they grow up and realize that playing nothing at all is better than playing Soccer. Plus th
32 Post contains images Banco : You keep telling yourself that.
33 Post contains images Cornish : but that's what girls play at school over here A.net has a large and fair cross section of the UK population on here; successful intelligent business
34 Post contains images AA61Hvy : Which explains why you never really hear of a good English basketball or baseball player
35 Sprout5199 : The girls play rougher sports than the boys? Well the English are a bunch of Nancy boys. But will they admit it? Dan in Jupiter
36 Post contains images Cornish : Hardly - in winter we played rugby at my school. or bloody cross country running in the cold and rain. And in summer I used to indulge in the sport o
37 Post contains images ORFflyer : NFL Europe too! On the contrary - see below. Yea- and there are none of them in soccer are there? Except for the part about playing nothing is better
38 Post contains images YooYoo : I don't think they are. The tickets buyers are simply doing a KROC and giving the game a chance, again. Years ago i went to Germany v England soccer
39 Post contains images Banco : Bet I can make a good guess. Now you're really scraping the barrel... The one we invented you mean? Baseball was given to you guys so that you'd have
40 Post contains images Sprout5199 : Here in Florida, we get college credits for doing that. Dan in Jupiter
41 Mir : Not really. Soccer is still not a widely popular game, but it is growing because of all the kids that have played it (or still do) and are still inte
42 Post contains images KROC : Goodnight now!!! If i liked Soccer, I would say it. I've watched it on T.V. I've seen it live. I've played it in school and with friends. I've even p
43 Post contains images ORFflyer : Obviously, it didn't work. You seen the crime stats over here? If you haven't, just check with another European, they know everything about us and ou
44 Post contains images Fumanchewd : I think thats some new kind of "morning after" pill. If you want to get technical, even though Ben Gordon only spent about three weeks in England, he
45 PeterPuck : OK I was joking about the average football fan thing, but this really is funny. This guy actually believes that baseball and basketball are rough spor
46 CaptOveur : the truly funny part of this thread is KROC at a soccer game in a Mets jersey.
47 AA61Hvy : I bet KROC also wears a Metallica shirt to an ACDC concert too...under his Wu Tang Clan jacket of course...
48 MD-90 : Are you kidding? Forget pro football, go to any SEC college game in the fall and I can assure you, those good ole' boys analyze this stuff in depth.
49 CaptOveur : With the matching tattoo?
50 Sprout5199 : Well they are rougher than soccer. On a side note. Does anyone know what time the game will be played over there? I'm sure the NFL want to broadcast
51 Banco : Basketball? Are you sure? Baseball has the element of getting hit by the ball, certainly, but then unlike say, cricket aiming at the head and body is
52 ORFflyer : Not even close. Soccer is a pretty rough sport. Baseball, (which is my favorite sport btw) doesn't even come close, even with bean-balls, and the pos
53 Sprout5199 : Yes, be on the recieving end of a thrown elbow or a hard pic and roll. It is actually a rough sport. There are a few pitchers and managers who would
54 Banco : Errrr, and this differs how? Don't be daft, basketball doesn't come close, and no-one is claiming that football is an especially rough sport compared
55 Post contains images Gkirk : If people want to go to it, then fine. But I'd much rather do something more exciting. Like watch paint dry
56 VHVXB : not to mention it requires more skill than baseball
57 Post contains images Allstarflyer : I guess watching grass grow isn't as exciting anymore . I'm honestly not a big NFL fan (though, I love the Bears), but I'd rather watch the NFL than
58 Post contains images Sprout5199 : True, but the best spectator sport is women's beach vollyball. I think football is just better to watch than soccer,baseball, cricket(how came a game
59 Post contains images Banco : At the 2012 Olympics, it will take place more or less outside the Prime Minister's bedroom window. Co-incidence? I think not!
60 LHMARK : My personal preference of sport to watch is baseball, but that's because I grew up with it, played it, and spent my life steeped in baseball lore, tra
61 Post contains images AirSpare : The Premier League is the only "futebol" league worth watching, there they still almost allow tackles. Cash has probably ruined the game, get even nea
62 Garnetpalmetto : McDonald's also has served "billions and billions." Quantity of users/fans does not equal quality. Budweiser and AOL, anyone? I'm sorry, I think that
63 N1120A : Beckham is still playing for Real Madrid. He doesn't join the Galaxy until this summer The MLS All Star game every year is a match with a top Europea
64 Gkirk : Probably a second string team. Whilst the quality of the US game is improving, it is still quite crap to be fair compared to other countries
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