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I don't know alot about American Football but I know who I will be hoping to win tomorrow...

Posted by Cataduanes , 05 February 2011 · 92 views

Living in London most of my life there has always been a measure of exposure to American Football, mainly from the game being televised here in the late 80's/early 90's (some of you older Brits might remember it being on Channel 4 back in the day). That said I could never claim to be a bonafide aficionado of the game, but by the same token I am not exactly hostile to it. The Superbowl has always been a big draw, mainly for the sheer spectacle of the event (Lets face it the Yanks know how to put on a big show!) but again I have never been particularly drawn to any one team (Except for a brief flirtation with the San Diego Chargers back on the late 80's).

So with the Superbowl on the horizon the British press has been talking about it here and there, and on one of the national papers an article on the Packers caught my eye:

http://www.independe...ns-2203619.html

I had no idea that the Packers were a team that was owned largely by the fans (in a manner reminiscent of the system employed by German Football clubs or the odd team in Spain like Barcelona or Bilbao for example). A small town team that bucks the big money trend that seems to dominate the other NFL teams (Again I am no genius when it comes to US football, so if there other 'Fan-owned' teams just point them out, don;t bite my head off). This really struck a cord in me, especially being a Football (Soccer) fan, a game which has become largely corrupted by big money and commercialism in a way I always thought was the case in the NFL (If I am wrong just tell me, don't bite)...to find out that the Packers go against the grain in this respect impressed me.

SO rightly or wrongly I am going to be hoping for the Packers to win it in style, yep for one night only the Cata is going to be a Cheesehead :D




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Prince Imrahil
Feb 05 2011 08:07 AM
Rightly.

GO PACK GO!!!
Packers are the only team owned by fans. It should be stated that they're the smallest market too.

Green and Yellow
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Ashoka the Great
Feb 05 2011 08:46 AM
You should go to Wisconsin to see their fans up close and personal.

It's a bit frightening, really.
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Goofy Goober
Feb 05 2011 09:33 AM
Good to see the world community take notice of the Super Bowl!
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Prince Imrahil
Feb 05 2011 09:49 AM

You should go to Wisconsin to see their fans up close and personal.

It's a bit frightening, really.

I'd be more scared of Philly's fans.
You will be let down more than you are with your soccer teams of choice.
You should go to Cleveland and see our fans.

I'd be more scared of Philly's fans.


And you should be.

We like it that way.
Philly fans aren't scary, imo.

You will be let down more than you are with your soccer teams of choice.

Well you can't please everyone :D
Steelers FTW :awesome:
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Prince Imrahil
Feb 05 2011 08:37 PM

Steelers FTW :awesome:

A post full of fail.

A post full of fail.


A post full of 7 Superbowls.
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Ryan Greenberg
Feb 07 2011 04:23 PM

And you should be.

We like it that way.

Yes

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