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Old 04-08-2014, 11:35 PM   #16
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Oi! All you 'Natural Yanks'! Fuck off!

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Fair enough...but having been a Skins fan living in New York, Boston, and Philly, I've definitely been treated like I'm a "non American born."
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:13 AM   #17
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Well, all of my family have been Redskins fans since the late 60's. But when I was born then 3 weeks later the skins won the super bowl. So its really special to me!
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:34 AM   #18
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Easy.

School in Germany in the 90´s. Everybody and his brother was a Cowboys fan. I, being the hateful ass that I am, looked who their biggest rival / hate / whatever was and became a Skins fan.

Then I lost sight of the NFL for a couple of years due to other interests. When starting to play the game myself in 2005 (at the grandfatherage of 26) I got back to sport, the NFL and the Redskins.

And since I started coaching (football-cripple) I watched our game from a different view, and enjoyed even the bad ones - I could always learn.

Only saw one NFL game live though - 2008 Saints vs Chargers in London. Actually made me like the Saints quite a bit, too.
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Because I am US-born I have nothing to contribute other than the observation that this is an interesting thread.
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:20 AM   #20
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Because I am US-born I have nothing to contribute other than the observation that this is an interesting thread.
You would be amazed at the level of interest there is in the NFL over here my closest friends in Scotland all have their favourite teams, amongst celtic fans green Bay philly and the Jets are popular because they wear green/white and or gold which are the colours of celtic FC whilst the Redskins/49rs/bills/cowboys are very popular with those of us whom were introduced to the weekly coverage on terrestial TV in the eighties.

Just as an example I live in a small town in Norfolk England and off the top of my head my postman is a 49er and I work with a lifelong Redskins fan.
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:26 AM   #22
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In addition to the above I am a member of the biggest celtic forum on the Web and there is a weekly NFL discussion thread for each week which gets Very busy with *banter* and a competitive fantasy league every new season.
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Old 04-09-2014, 03:42 PM   #23
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You would be amazed at the level of interest there is in the NFL over here my closest friends in Scotland all have their favourite teams, amongst celtic fans green Bay philly and the Jets are popular because they wear green/white and or gold which are the colours of celtic FC whilst the Redskins/49rs/bills/cowboys are very popular with those of us whom were introduced to the weekly coverage on terrestial TV in the eighties.

Just as an example I live in a small town in Norfolk England and off the top of my head my postman is a 49er and I work with a lifelong Redskins fan.
makes me think there may be hope for this world..........
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You would be amazed at the level of interest there is in the NFL over here my closest friends in Scotland all have their favourite teams, amongst celtic fans green Bay philly and the Jets are popular because they wear green/white and or gold which are the colours of celtic FC whilst the Redskins/49rs/bills/cowboys are very popular with those of us whom were introduced to the weekly coverage on terrestial TV in the eighties.

Just as an example I live in a small town in Norfolk England and off the top of my head my postman is a 49er and I work with a lifelong Redskins fan.
You probably meant 49er fan, but I'm going to imagine you really meant 49er and picture Dwight Clark delivering your mail every day
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You probably meant 49er fan, but I'm going to imagine you really meant 49er and picture Dwight Clark delivering your mail every day
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:53 PM   #26
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Well there is a fair amount of grass roots football played here at an amateur level, the US air force bases have teams and the brit ball tournament is popular.

The workmate I referred to above played for the Norwich Devils and now coaches the youths.

There are also flag football leagues around the country
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I played as a WR ( incredibly ineptly) for the Ealing Eagles in '89. It just fueled my love for the game after I realized how difficult what pro player do, and make it look relatively easy

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Been a Liverpool FC fan all my life, but seeing the governing bodies fail to take action against reckless over-spending by billionaire bank-rolled, previously irrelevant teams has left me disillusioned with the game for a few years now.

Anyway a buddy of mine (Eagles fan) advised turning my attention to the NFL back in '08/'09 so and I looked to picking a team. What appealed to me then about the 'Skins were the same things that I grew to love about Liverpool, which were primarily the great heritage and an incredible fanbase who have stuck around despite all the adversity.

Much like the mainland then, the games popularity is increasing all the time here in Eire, with more and more teams getting involved in the IAFL on both sides of the border.
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Quick! Everyone check you still have hubcaps on your ride!

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Quick! Everyone check you still have hubcaps on your ride!

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Ahem, I'm Irish......so we tend to take your ride and leave the hubcaps!
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