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Re: The Superbowl
« Reply #200 on: February 04, 2013, 03:15:34 PM »
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Re: The Superbowl
« Reply #201 on: February 05, 2013, 12:13:18 AM »
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Re: The Superbowl
« Reply #202 on: October 28, 2013, 12:12:34 PM »
Green Bay Packers 44   -   Minnesota Vikings 31
Yep.  It's that time of year again.  Joined the game when the Vikings were 0 - 7 up in the first quarter.  Stayed with it until the so-called Vikings got humped.   :)

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Re: The Superbowl
« Reply #203 on: November 03, 2013, 09:30:25 PM »
     What I don't like about that New Yorker cartoon is it contains too much extraneous detail. The guy is just showing off. Do we really need to know about Utah*as if somebody would go there on purpose?

     But the real question is why do there have to be so many of these places? What are they for? Does Nebraska really have to have a big thing like a mountain sticking out of it? It's unnecessary and extravagant. There, I said it! I'm a tolerant person but there are limits.

     

   * Besides which the speakers were made in Indiana.

     


     
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Re: The Superbowl
« Reply #204 on: October 04, 2021, 09:54:43 AM »
It's not the Superbowl, but this is the only thread I can find on the subject of football in the NFL.
I have been off the mark with NFL Football for some years, so it will be good to return...(a bit like GMG for me also  :( )  Channel 5 in the UK has picked up on live Monday Night Football, and tonight (well, 1am Tuesday) we get the Las Vegas Raiders v Los Angeles Chargers.  At some point I'll get to see the good old Green Bay Packers giving it good to anyone who gets in their way! (Aye, the Bengals are next to get sent 'packing'.)   ??? :D  I do not understand why some of the NFL teams change their names.  A while back, it was the LA Raiders, but now they're the Chargers?  And Las Vegas I don't remember being in the NFL?  Clearly I am well out the loop, may take some reviews to catch up... 0:)

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Re: The Superbowl
« Reply #205 on: October 04, 2021, 02:21:00 PM »
It's not the Superbowl, but this is the only thread I can find on the subject of football in the NFL.
I have been off the mark with NFL Football for some years, so it will be good to return...(a bit like GMG for me also  :( )  Channel 5 in the UK has picked up on live Monday Night Football, and tonight (well, 1am Tuesday) we get the Las Vegas Raiders v Los Angeles Chargers.  At some point I'll get to see the good old Green Bay Packers giving it good to anyone who gets in their way! (Aye, the Bengals are next to get sent 'packing'.)   ??? :D  I do not understand why some of the NFL teams change their names.  A while back, it was the LA Raiders, but now they're the Chargers?  And Las Vegas I don't remember being in the NFL?  Clearly I am well out the loop, may take some reviews to catch up... 0:)
I think you're looking at the team names from the wrong direction. The teams are franchises known by their last name. The City name is just where they play now. So it isn't that the LA Raiders have become the LA Chargers. It's the San Diego Chargers who have become the LA Chargers. The LA Raiders have become the Las Vegas Raiders. See also St Louis Cardinals becoming the Arizona Cardinals, or for that matter the LA Rams becoming the St. Louis Rams becoming the LA Rams again. The only exception that I know of is Washington, whose name has been canceled!
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Re: The Superbowl
« Reply #206 on: October 05, 2021, 04:39:20 AM »
I think you're looking at the team names from the wrong direction. The teams are franchises known by their last name. The City name is just where they play now. So it isn't that the LA Raiders have become the LA Chargers. It's the San Diego Chargers who have become the LA Chargers. The LA Raiders have become the Las Vegas Raiders. See also St Louis Cardinals becoming the Arizona Cardinals, or for that matter the LA Rams becoming the St. Louis Rams becoming the LA Rams again. The only exception that I know of is Washington, whose name has been canceled!

Thanks for that.   :)  I hope the Green Bay Packers always remain the Packers.  They're my team only because they were the first team I ever watched on UK TV in 1983...don't know who they were playing, but I always remembered the Green Bay Packers!  Well, Channel 5 started ok with it, gave the build up...then suddenly replaced it with a Travel programme just as the game was about to start!  No explanation was given.    :'(

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Re: The Superbowl
« Reply #207 on: October 05, 2021, 05:34:52 AM »
Thanks for that.   :)  I hope the Green Bay Packers always remain the Packers.  They're my team only because they were the first team I ever watched on UK TV in 1983...don't know who they were playing, but I always remembered the Green Bay Packers!  Well, Channel 5 started ok with it, gave the build up...then suddenly replaced it with a Travel programme just as the game was about to start!  No explanation was given.    :'(

The name change for the "Washington Football Team" (as they are now temporarily called) had to do with their previous inappropriate team name of "Washington Redskins". Many U.S. sports teams have a Native American theme (e.g. Atlanta Braves), but none so blatantly objectionable as Redskins. The Cleveland Indians baseball team is also changing its name.
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Re: The Superbowl
« Reply #208 on: October 06, 2021, 08:56:25 AM »
Thanks for that.   :)  I hope the Green Bay Packers always remain the Packers.  They're my team only because they were the first team I ever watched on UK TV in 1983...don't know who they were playing, but I always remembered the Green Bay Packers!  Well, Channel 5 started ok with it, gave the build up...then suddenly replaced it with a Travel programme just as the game was about to start!  No explanation was given.    :'(
First game I saw was the Superbowl between Miami and 49ers in Jan 1985, but remember the following superbowl better. Being from England, knowing no better, and rooting for the underdog I wasn't a big fan of Chicago. Funny, because I ended up moving there and of course since found out that the team back in 1985/6 was just just about the only good team they've ever had. Still, I have to support my local team so the Packers get a big thumbs down from me!
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