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mirandashell
10-16-2010, 04:02 PM
First of all, I have to apologise for being nearly a week late but Saturday mornings are the only chance I get to see the game.

So, the 49ers......Lordy me! I watched the first quarter and thought 'how the hell are they 0-4?' By the 4th quarter I knew. Penalties, penalties, penalties.....

But that 4th quarter was amazing! I don't what Singletary and Smith said to each other but it worked! One dreadful drive and then one beautiful one!

Obviously, if it were a Hollywood film, the final drive would have ended with a Hail Mary pass to the end zone and a 49ers win. But life isn't like that.

To all 49ers fan, I feel for you.

KellyAssauer
10-16-2010, 04:18 PM
You got the NFL part down,
so I guess I'll do the English part:

A quite violent sort of affair isn't it?
All those collisions,
and the extraordinary amount of protective gear.
It's not at all like our football
but I did fancy the trousers.

mirandashell
10-16-2010, 04:44 PM
Ahem... Kelly. I am English! I just happen to enjoy the NFL!


Ah no, hang on....... you're cracking a joke! I get it!


God, I'm slow sometimes......

mirandashell
10-16-2010, 05:02 PM
Yes! I would have got that straight away! LOL!

Seaclusion
10-16-2010, 09:00 PM
Isn't it bizarre they call it football when the foot is hardly ever used? Bloody Yanks ought to call it throwball since they're always throwing the ball around.


Richard

Priene
10-16-2010, 09:04 PM
Isn't it bizarre they call it football when the foot is hardly ever used?.

They probably haven't noticed. You should email the NFL.

Seaclusion
10-16-2010, 09:12 PM
They probably haven't noticed. You should email the NFL.

I've tried, they haven't responded yet. And my national campaign to rename the sport 'throwball' or 'runball' (although there is very little running in today's games) has not caught on yet. But I am hopeful.

Richard

Kitty Pryde
10-16-2010, 09:49 PM
ROFL! My partner and her big brother are huge football fans, San Francisco born and raised. They are both boycotting the Niners on TV this season out of sadness for how much they suck. I guess they are going to watch the next game because the only thing they hate more than the Niners sucking, is the Raider Nation. I suspect it's not going to end well, though.

Priene
10-16-2010, 10:46 PM
I've tried, they haven't responded yet. And my national campaign to rename the sport 'throwball' or 'runball' (although there is very little running in today's games) has not caught on yet. But I am hopeful.


Maybe we should rename our national sport bankruptcyball? Litigationball? Dodgybettingpatternball? Overpaidsexualbullyball?

mirandashell
10-16-2010, 10:51 PM
ROFL! My partner and her big brother are huge football fans, San Francisco born and raised. They are both boycotting the Niners on TV this season out of sadness for how much they suck. I guess they are going to watch the next game because the only thing they hate more than the Niners sucking, is the Raider Nation. I suspect it's not going to end well, though.


Ah! That game should be fun to watch!

And er.... could we stop with the ribbing? Please?

I would love to be able to discuss the NFL seriously as OH is the only other person I know who is into it. Thank you.

;)

Priene
10-16-2010, 11:32 PM
Ah! That game should be fun to watch!

And er.... could we stop with the ribbing? Please?

I would love to be able to discuss the NFL seriously as OH is the only other person I know who is into it. Thank you.

;)

Hey, I'm into it. It's just the twenty years of the Cleveland Browns have ground the enthusiasm out of me, what with Art Satan Modell and Kellen Wheelie Winslow and Butch Davis and Phil 'n' Romeo and Braylon Granitehands and Donte DUI Manslaughter StallworthEdwards and Quinn v Anderson.

mirandashell
10-16-2010, 11:36 PM
You're a Browns fan? Have a great big hug.....

Xelebes
10-17-2010, 12:00 AM
I'm a CFL fan and I can't watch NFL. The game is too slow in the US for my liking. And over-hyped/marketed.

That being said, the Edmonton Eskimos have left a lot to be desired in the last couple years all thanks to Macocia.

Lavern08
10-17-2010, 03:34 AM
Maybe we should rename our national sport: Overpaidsexualbullyball?

Gets my vote. ;)

mirandashell
10-17-2010, 10:22 PM
I know absolutely nothing about the CFL. I didn't even know there was one.......



Sorry....

mirandashell
10-23-2010, 10:44 PM
You know what....

I really, really don't like the Colts.

To Kitty - I bet your partner and her brother were happy bunnies last weekend!

To Priene - you poor love.....

jennontheisland
10-23-2010, 11:11 PM
I know absolutely nothing about the CFL. I didn't even know there was one.......



Sorry....
The CFL is just like the NFL except we have smaller players, a bigger field, and only 3 changes to get the ball 10 yards instead of four. And yet somehow, we manage. :tongue

mirandashell
10-23-2010, 11:40 PM
You have only 3 downs? Hmmm... Quicker game I suppose?

jennontheisland
10-23-2010, 11:56 PM
Wouldn't know. Never watched one. CFL or NFL.