American football!!!

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
Erp. While not a Browns fan myself, they won 4 NFL Championships. Just because someone decided to change the name of the championship game doesn’t mean you erase the previous winners.

Ooo. That got my history teacher dander up. <g>

Pete
I was only counting Super Bowls. If we go back past that, the Chargers also won a championship.

Sorry, wasn't trying to rile up the history teacher.
 

BacteriumFendYoke

Platinum Member
I’ve awaited this suggestion. I don’t think most Americans have that kind of patience, but are there tailgate parties and food concessions and beer and cheerleaders and fly-overs and marching bands? ‘Cuz maybe then we could last a couple days. Maybe.
Plenty of beer going around usually.
 

Benthedrummer

Junior Member
I'm not a fan of 20/20, I'm OK with one day matches, but of course the ultimate is tests, especially the ashes. I love the way that even if a team is clearly dominating the match or the series, they may still not come out with a win. And how the direction of a five day match can be completely changed in one short session of play.
Ahhhh...... remember the days of the 50 overs one day internationals?

Memories of Dean Jones cracking 6 after 6 playing the Windies.......the Aussies batting second innings with an impossible run chase.

I did enjoy the limited overs (50) games.

Cannot stand the 20/20 crap.

Used to love the Ashes.
 

Benthedrummer

Junior Member
I can't stand 20/20 - but I do 'get' that it's important financially for the game at the moment. It has its place. Just not on my TV...
I know right?

20/20 in my opinion is just appalling.

But yeah, the game evolves doesn't it?

We went from no other format other than test matches, then 50 over games, now 20/20.

I reckon they'll start playing on smaller grounds with the aim of getting bigger scores.
 

Benthedrummer

Junior Member
Anyways guys, I'm getting the hang of American Football now.....I THINK!

I've been watching a fair few games on YouTube and I Google any things that come up in terms of definitions.

My favourite game-play I reckon are defensive touchdowns or "Pick 6". They are so exciting to see a player scream down the outfield to the endzone.

I also get excited when a quarterback gets sacked. That is cool too.

I watched a game the other night and the QB was sacked 7 TIMES!!

So who's gonna win the Superbowl this year??
 

BacteriumFendYoke

Platinum Member
Test matches are always well-attended over here. Really, it's the first-class game that needs support and that's where T20 can make or break the game. I'm ten minutes from Kent's main home ground and really need to start showing my face more in the domestic first-class season. The (beautiful) ground is practically empty during the games - but it does well for T20s and for other events like firework displays.

Diversify or go bankrupt. It doesn't help that cricket isn't really on free-to-air TV any more and I wish we had a free-to-air First Class cricket channel - but we don't. The BBC have managed to get some test highlights this year though, which is a start. Sadly, the Sky money has been vital to our test team's increasing budget requirements and professionalism but at the cost of viewership and grass-roots participation...
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
My favourite game-play I reckon are defensive touchdowns or "Pick 6". They are so exciting to see a player scream down the outfield to the endzone.
Wait until a defensive lineman picks up a fumble and runs with it. That's always fun, super slow guy that is hard to tackle. They never get the ball, I always hope they score.


So who's gonna win the Superbowl this year??
Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It's an extremely strange year, and they just acquired Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski not too long ago. Dangerous offensive combo from the New England Patriots.
 
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Benthedrummer

Junior Member
Wait until a defensive lineman picks up a fumble and runs with it. That's always fun, super slow guy that is hard to tackle. They never get the ball, I always hope they score.




Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It's an extremely strange year, and they just acquired Tom Brady and Ron Gronkowski not too long ago. Dangerous offensive combo from the New England Patriots.
The Patriots were the other team I was gonna root for (I love their Logo).....but I chose the Jags.

I've gotta stick to my guns.
 

Peedy

Senior Member
I was only counting Super Bowls. If we go back past that, the Chargers also won a championship.

Sorry, wasn't trying to rile up the history teacher.
no prob. Wait, what? The CHARGERS won a championship?!? Dang, even I didn’t have a clue there. I really just had the Cleveland thing imprinted on my brain as they’re our rivals. Yes, I’m a forever Bengals fan. Sniff. Sniff.
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
no prob. Wait, what? The CHARGERS won a championship?!? Dang, even I didn’t have a clue there. I really just had the Cleveland thing imprinted on my brain as they’re our rivals. Yes, I’m a forever Bengals fan. Sniff. Sniff.
Yep, the won the 1963 AFL championship game before the two leagues combined.
 

Benthedrummer

Junior Member
The Los Angeles Rams.

If you did that I’d hafta block/ignore you on this forum.
Seriously?

Jeez Louise.......lucky I went with the friggin Jags then.

That's hardcore of you photo.

And here I was thinking that you are just a big ole softy at heart.
 
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GruntersDad

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Staff member
Baltiimore won the CFL the year the US had 6 or 8 CFL teams. They have also won the Super Bowl.
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
Baltiimore won the CFL the year the US had 6 or 8 CFL teams. They have also won the Super Bowl.
Wow really? I had no idea we had CFL teams in the US. That's pretty cool.

There should be a World Football League. An arena WFL would be cool too.

Anyone remember the USFL? The XFL seems to keep having problems getting off the ground too.
 

GruntersDad

Administrator - Mayor
Staff member
The five American teams—Baltimore, Birmingham, Memphis, San Antonio, and Shreveport—would be placed in the South Division, while the eight Canadian teams were included in the North Division.
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
The five American teams—Baltimore, Birmingham, Memphis, San Antonio, and Shreveport—would be placed in the South Division, while the eight Canadian teams were included in the North Division.
Geez, that's like the deep south division. None of those teams are even close to the border.
 
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