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    I remember the Hamburg Sea Devils being quite big when I lived there, but obviously the league has gone now and I have no idea what the fanbase do with themselves.

    The Hamburg Freezers are still going in the German ice hockey league I believe.
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    Panthers have signed Smith AND Williams. I am a happy man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t3ch View Post
    Panthers have signed Smith AND Williams. I am a happy man.
    Saw that, thought it would make you happy!

    The Bills have signed, erm, erm, Tyler Thigpen and Drayton Florence. And lost Paul Posluszny. Championship! Or not.
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    Maybe Bill's will surprise everyone again this year. My team has nowhere to go but up, so I at least have that to look forward to.
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    The Buffalo Bills message boards are going into meltdown over the fact that they failed to sign Tyson Clabo, who instead chose to stay with Atlanta. I think the whole of Western New York has been put on suicide watch. It is interesting though, the nature of 'fan mentality'. I don't think I've ever seen a more negative fan base with a predisposition to over-reaction in all my sports supporting life. They make waggy seem like the most positive person in all of Christendom...
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    Sports websites in general tend to attract a lot of meatheads.
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    They've calmed down a little as the Bills have now signed ILB Nick Barnett from the Packers. He could be real steal. Barnett on the inside, Merriman on the outside, that's a pretty mean looking LB corps...
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    Only started taking an interest in NFL half way through last season. Friend who was helping teach me bits of the sport is a big Colts fan so I've been following them. I say teaching, but really nothing went in. Took me a while to understand downs. That's about as much as I learnt . It did become a more enjoyable sport to watch the more I understood though. Glad the whole lockouts been avoided as I remember the NHL's years ago, after a while I began to lose a bit of interest and had the NFL had a lock out I doubt my newly found interest would have lasted.

    Only thing I know about Colts for the coming season so far is that Mannings signed a new contract so that's good news. This post/pre season stuff goes way over my head though. I'll save that for next year once I'm more comfortable with the sport itself. Just want the games to start now.

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    You could choose worse teams to watch than the Colts. Manning is always a joy to watch.

    Quote Originally Posted by Toon Wolf View Post
    They've calmed down a little as the Bills have now signed ILB Nick Barnett from the Packers. He could be real steal. Barnett on the inside, Merriman on the outside, that's a pretty mean looking LB corps...
    That's a great signing. And I didn't realize Merriman was in Buffalo. That is indeed a great LB corps.
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    Any Redskins news? Still destined to big the biggest shit franchise in the sporting world for another season?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddingtonwolf View Post
    Any Redskins news? Still destined to big the biggest shit franchise in the sporting world for another season?
    They traded away their QB, Donovan McNabb and a defensive tackle called Albert Haynesworth who 2 years ago was one of the best defensive players in the league but who last year played like this (he's no. 92 by the way):



    I think it's what you call addition by subtraction...
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    McNabb was never meant to be a long term solution, so that wasn't too surprising. Haynesworth is a piece of crap and I'm glad to see him go so I can stop hearing his name. I hope he flops in NE and gets removed from the league.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddingtonwolf View Post
    Any Redskins news? Still destined to big the biggest shit franchise in the sporting world for another season?
    I hope so. I live in Redskins town and can't stand them.
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    Would anyone be interested in adding a prediction league for the NFL?
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    Did I mention that the Bills drafted this guy?




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    Stop rubbing it in!! ; )

    Quote Originally Posted by Toon Wolf View Post
    Would anyone be interested in adding a prediction league for the NFL?
    I run one every year. I don't know if you guys across the pond are allowed to sign up (it's on Yahoo-US), but would be happy to post the info for people to try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t3ch View Post
    Stop rubbing it in!! ; )



    I run one every year. I don't know if you guys across the pond are allowed to sign up (it's on Yahoo-US), but would be happy to post the info for people to try.
    I'd sign up for it. I was going to set one up as I'd been part of one on CBS Sportsline, but I'd as soon join yours if there isn't enough interest from other forum members.
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    NFL Fantasy leagues

    Just realized I forgot to post the info for these, there was some interest in signing up when previously spoken of.

    These are just pick 'ems and salary leagues, so doesn't take much time/effort and isn't a big deal if you decide it's not your thing.

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    http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/salcap/
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    Not quite the right thread, but does anyone know which channel is carrying American Football this season?

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    Thanks Trev, but as I haven't got Sky Sports I should have said are there any channels putting it out OTHER than Sky...
    I wish Channel 4 would stop fucking about with and do the whole season instead of losing it at the Superbowl.

    Thanks anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf Hunting View Post
    It starts this week doesn't it?
    Opening game was last night, New Orleans vs Green Bay, the last two super bowl winners. Missed it myself since I don't have a TV for a few months, but heard it was good.

    Still time for people to sign up for the leagues and get their picks/rosters in before Sunday, you'll only have missed out on one game.
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    I watched the advert and as they were running out the PA announcer says 'Green Bay 11 times World Champions'. How's that work then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf Hunting View Post
    Not quite the right thread, but does anyone know which channel is carrying American Football this season?

    It starts this week doesn't it?
    Other than Sky's double header on Sunday evenings I believe Channel 4 are showing the late Sunday game. I'm not certain if they are also showing the Monday night game.

    Quote Originally Posted by Penk Wolf View Post
    I watched the advert and as they were running out the PA announcer says 'Green Bay 11 times World Champions'. How's that work then?
    I challenge you to find a team from anywhere else in the world that could beat the Superbowl winners!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toon Wolf View Post
    I challenge you to find a team from anywhere else in the world that could beat the Superbowl winners!
    Not the point really. If there going to claim to be World champions it needs to be a World competition.

    Welcome back by the way.

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    It's the same with stuff like The World Series. Just let them get on with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toon Wolf View Post
    Other than Sky's double header on Sunday evenings I believe Channel 4 are showing the late Sunday game. I'm not certain if they are also showing the Monday night game.
    Brilliant! I'll check that out.

    Obviously more closely than when I scanned the schedules earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penk Wolf View Post
    Not the point really. If there going to claim to be World champions it needs to be a World competition.
    We tried to get Europe involved and you guys didn't seem interested! ; )

    Quote Originally Posted by The Bear View Post
    It's the same with stuff like The World Series. Just let them get on with it.
    Completely different from the World Series, which actually is a bit ridiculous now that baseball is played all over the world. Of course when the name was penned, it wasn't. The NBA seems to have some sense though, and change their name from "NBA World Championship Series" to just "NBA Finals" in the 80's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf Hunting View Post
    Brilliant! I'll check that out.

    Obviously more closely than when I scanned the schedules earlier.

    You're a very nice man!
    This link should keep you up to date each week with the scheduled games:

    http://www.nfluk.com/tv-audio/schedule

    Seems that ESPN has the Monday night football.
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    So season is now properly underway. Colts start the season without Manning and is the first time in 227 games he doesn't start. 1st Quarter his replacement Collins has been sacked twice, 2nd one fumbled at our own 20 and Texans punish. 0-10. And he's just fumbled again at our 20. This is going well. 0-17.

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    A 79yard return for the Texans send them in at the break 34-0. This is just a battering. Following the drive chart on the NFL game centre and besides punts we've only entered their half once. I almost purchased the game pass for the week so I could watch the game, glad I didn't. Sorry to take it away from the fantasy league btw, I tried searching for the NFL thread but it kept saying no search results. To keep it somewhat related though I guess I could say I hope no one picked anything at all related to our defence.

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