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Thu May 17, 2007 11:33 am

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.


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Thu May 17, 2007 11:44 am

They're probably all American expats bying them.
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Thu May 17, 2007 11:48 am

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
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RE: 40,000 NFL At Wembley Tickets Sell In First 90 Min

Thu May 17, 2007 11:59 am

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.
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Thu May 17, 2007 3:04 pm

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.
 
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Thu May 17, 2007 5:16 pm

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.
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Thu May 17, 2007 7:20 pm

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.
 
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Thu May 17, 2007 7:29 pm

I only wish they brought some soccer to the USA.

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

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Thu May 17, 2007 7:38 pm

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.
 
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Thu May 17, 2007 8:56 pm

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.

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Thu May 17, 2007 9:22 pm

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
 
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RE: 40,000 NFL At Wembley Tickets Sell In First 90 Min

Thu May 17, 2007 9:48 pm

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

Everyone always overlooks us.

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Thu May 17, 2007 9:54 pm

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.
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Thu May 17, 2007 10:05 pm

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...
 
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Thu May 17, 2007 10:16 pm

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?
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Thu May 17, 2007 10:27 pm

KROC did indeed go to a game, and he didn't enjoy it.
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Thu May 17, 2007 10:42 pm

One sport is watched by Billions, the other by Millions. Can anyone figure out which is which?
 
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Thu May 17, 2007 10:46 pm

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

I couldn't tell
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RE: 40,000 NFL At Wembley Tickets Sell In First 90 Min

Thu May 17, 2007 10:46 pm

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
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RE: 40,000 NFL At Wembley Tickets Sell In First 90 Min

Thu May 17, 2007 10:48 pm

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

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RE: 40,000 NFL At Wembley Tickets Sell In First 90 Min

Thu May 17, 2007 10:49 pm

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?
 
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Thu May 17, 2007 10:50 pm

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Thu May 17, 2007 10:57 pm

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.


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RE: 40,000 NFL At Wembley Tickets Sell In First 90 Min

Thu May 17, 2007 11:02 pm

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.


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Thu May 17, 2007 11:02 pm

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".
 
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Thu May 17, 2007 11:06 pm

Quoting KROC (Reply 6):
and we still don't give a crap about Soccer.

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 lot who go on about it all the time, suggesting that deep down, you're wondering what it is you're missing out on...

(Come on KROC, you can do better than this, where's the vitriol?  Wink )
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Thu May 17, 2007 11:07 pm

Quoting Sprout5199 (Reply 23):
Actually there is a lot of youth soccer here in the states. But I think the kids just out grow it.

Yeah but it ends at around U15 level. doesn't it?

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RE: 40,000 NFL At Wembley Tickets Sell In First 90 Min

Thu May 17, 2007 11:56 pm

Quoting TheSorcerer (Reply 26):
U15 level

??? U15????

Quoting Banco (Reply 25):
It's only you lot who go on about it all the time, suggesting that deep down, you're wondering what it is you're missing out on...

Naa its more like WTF? Stupid game soccer.  box 

Quoting PeterPuck (Reply 24):
I'm sure the average drunken, shirtless, idiot American football fan in the stands is concerned with the "complicated" "strategy" and "thinking".

As apposed to the average drunken, shirtless idiot soccer fan who is concerned with who they should fight if their team looses.  devil   box 

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RE: 40,000 NFL At Wembley Tickets Sell In First 90 Min

Fri May 18, 2007 12:05 am

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 hope they enjoy the game  Smile
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RE: 40,000 NFL At Wembley Tickets Sell In First 90 Min

Fri May 18, 2007 12:16 am

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 28):
English people are excited about NFL football, and they're buying tickets in droves

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...That'd be a better showing than, the QB du jour of the Dolphins vs. Eli Manning [choke artist, cry baby]
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Fri May 18, 2007 12:20 am

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 28):
English people are excited about NFL football, and they're buying tickets in droves

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 they do like it. There is rumours going around that the NFL will increase the number of games played by one and every team will play one game outside the US I.E. Japan, Mexico, Europe, South America. I think that will do wonders for the sport.


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RE: 40,000 NFL At Wembley Tickets Sell In First 90 Min

Fri May 18, 2007 12:22 am

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

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 those with talant are already playing Football, Baseball, Basketball etc.

Quoting PeterPuck (Reply 24):
I'm sure the average drunken, shirtless, idiot American football fan in the stands is concerned with the "complicated" "strategy" and "thinking".

Surprisingly enough they are. They sure aren't hoping their starting wide receiver fakes a hammy injury to stop the clock only to pop up as if healed by a miracle 3 minutes later and not miss a play.

Quoting Banco (Reply 25):
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 lot who go on about it all the time, suggesting that deep down, you're wondering what it is you're missing out on...

(Come on KROC, you can do better than this, where's the vitriol? )

My man, I am but one man. I've informed all of you about Soccer (and its ills) so much, that I will get tapped out at some point.  Wink And besides, the game is global good for it. I've never taken that away from it. However here, and in some other countries...we just don't care. It seems to me you and your boys have more of a problem with the U.S. not liking Soccer than anything else. I'll still buy ya a pint though.
 
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RE: 40,000 NFL At Wembley Tickets Sell In First 90 Min

Fri May 18, 2007 12:22 am

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 28):
English people are excited about NFL football, and they're buying tickets in droves.

You keep telling yourself that.  Wink
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RE: 40,000 NFL At Wembley Tickets Sell In First 90 Min

Fri May 18, 2007 12:44 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 31):
Baseball, Basketball etc.

but that's what girls play at school over here  Wink

Quoting Banco (Reply 32):
Quoting LHMARK (Reply 28):
English people are excited about NFL football, and they're buying tickets in droves.

You keep telling yourself that.

A.net has a large and fair cross section of the UK population on here; successful intelligent business leaders like Banco and I, geriatric old codgers like Skidmarks, incomprehensible Scottish drunkards like Kirkie and spotty student layabout youths like Myt332 and many others besides.

Given this excellent sample of the UK population it will be interesting to see how many of us on here get tickets to go  Smile
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Fri May 18, 2007 12:46 am

Quoting Cornish (Reply 33):
but that's what girls play at school over here

Which explains why you never really hear of a good English basketball or baseball player  Wink
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RE: 40,000 NFL At Wembley Tickets Sell In First 90 Min

Fri May 18, 2007 12:47 am

Quoting Cornish (Reply 33):
but that's what girls play at school over here

The girls play rougher sports than the boys? Well the English are a bunch of Nancy boys.

Quoting Cornish (Reply 33):
Given this excellent sample of the UK population it will be interesting to see how many of us on here get tickets to go

But will they admit it?


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Fri May 18, 2007 12:54 am

Quoting Sprout5199 (Reply 35):
The girls play rougher sports than the boys? Well the English are a bunch of Nancy boys.

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 of bunking off school and going down to the beach Big grin
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RE: 40,000 NFL At Wembley Tickets Sell In First 90 Min

Fri May 18, 2007 1:15 am

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 11):
Everyone always overlooks us.

Signed, Canada

NFL Europe too!

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

On the contrary - see below.

Quoting PeterPuck (Reply 24):
I'm sure the average drunken, shirtless, idiot American football fan in the stands

Yea- and there are none of them in soccer are there?

Quoting KROC (Reply 31):
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 those with talant are already playing Football, Baseball, Basketball etc.

Except for the part about playing nothing is better than playing soccer, you at least have done your homework on the sport. You sure you aren't a big fan, and just need to come out of the closet?  Wink

Quoting Cornish (Reply 33):
but that's what girls play at school over here

That's because you guys over there suck at those sports....  duck   Wink
 
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RE: 40,000 NFL At Wembley Tickets Sell In First 90 Min

Fri May 18, 2007 1:22 am

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 28):
English people are excited about NFL football, and they're buying tickets in droves.

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 game in Detroit, it sold out, many there were not excited but gave it a shot.

Kudos to KROC for giving soccer a chance and pity to KROC for not having the intelligence to know a good thing.  Wink
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RE: 40,000 NFL At Wembley Tickets Sell In First 90 Min

Fri May 18, 2007 1:34 am

Quoting Cornish (Reply 33):
Given this excellent sample of the UK population it will be interesting to see how many of us on here get tickets to go

Bet I can make a good guess.  Wink

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 37):
NFL Europe too!

Now you're really scraping the barrel...

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 37):
That's because you guys over there suck at those sports....

The one we invented you mean? Baseball was given to you guys so that you'd have something else to do apart from shoot each other.  Wink
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Fri May 18, 2007 1:43 am

Quoting Cornish (Reply 36):
And in summer I used to indulge in the sport of bunking off school and going down to the beach

Here in Florida, we get college credits for doing that.  bigthumbsup 

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Fri May 18, 2007 1:44 am

Quoting Sprout5199 (Reply 23):
Actually there is a lot of youth soccer here in the states. But I think the kids just out grow it.

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 interested in watching it. It'll never be as big in the US as it is elsewhere, but give it twenty years and you'll probably see MLS be a big-time league.

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Fri May 18, 2007 2:36 am

Quoting Sprout5199 (Reply 35):
The girls play rougher sports than the boys? Well the English are a bunch of Nancy boys.

Goodnight now!!!

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 37):
Except for the part about playing nothing is better than playing soccer, you at least have done your homework on the sport. You sure you aren't a big fan, and just need to come out of the closet?

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 played in on Playstation (which was alright  Wink ), but it just doesn't get me wet. Just like it doesn't get 99% of Americans wet.  Wink
 
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Fri May 18, 2007 3:09 am

Quoting Banco (Reply 39):
The one we invented you mean? Baseball was given to you guys so that you'd have something else to do apart from shoot each other.

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 our guns....  duck   Wink
 
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Fri May 18, 2007 4:39 am

Quoting Sprout5199 (Reply 27):
??? U15????

I think thats some new kind of "morning after" pill.

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 34):
Which explains why you never really hear of a good English basketball or baseball player

If you want to get technical, even though Ben Gordon only spent about three weeks in England, he is a citizen. England certainly didn't teach him anything though. In game five in Detroit this weekend he scored 28 points.

Deng is also an English citizen.



Quoting Mir (Reply 41):
Soccer is still not a widely popular game, but it is growing

Its huge for children and immigrants. I played for four years or so as a kid but grew bored of it. There is a middle school by my house that holds about 30 games every weekend and I have some Polack friends in a huge adult league as well. I think that its popular to play but not as a spectator sport here. Most adult Americans don't participate in sports, thus its all children, teenager, immigrants, intermingled with a few Americans who still play after high school.
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Fri May 18, 2007 9:10 am

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 sports.

Quoting Sprout5199 (Reply 35):
The girls play rougher sports than the boys? Well the English are a bunch of Nancy boys
 
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Fri May 18, 2007 9:23 am

the truly funny part of this thread is KROC at a soccer game in a Mets jersey.
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Fri May 18, 2007 9:54 am

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 46):
the truly funny part of this thread is KROC at a soccer game in a Mets jersey.

I bet KROC also wears a Metallica shirt to an ACDC concert too...under his Wu Tang Clan jacket of course...
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Fri May 18, 2007 9:54 am

Quoting PeterPuck (Reply 24):
I'm sure the average drunken, shirtless, idiot American football fan in the stands is concerned with the "complicated" "strategy" and "thinking".

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.
 
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Fri May 18, 2007 9:56 am

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 47):
under his Wu Tang Clan jacket of course

With the matching tattoo?
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Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos