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PostSun Jan 12, 2014 1:45 pm

So...

If, theoretically, I was start following a team. How the fuck would I pick one? How did you lot end up following the teams you did?
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PostSun Jan 12, 2014 1:49 pm

I don't have a team as such, I just enjoy it as a sport and enjoy watching certain players.

Barney and Lockers are saints fans, we've got a panthers fan and a packers fan I think.

What do you prefer to watch, good defense, good offense? Do you like seeing running backs getting involved or teams that mainly throw it? Maybe we can find you a team to fit what you like.
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PostSun Jan 12, 2014 1:59 pm

I only started to get in nfl this season..I opted for the panthers because I heard good things about cam newton so I picked them, good choice so far :D
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PostSun Jan 12, 2014 2:57 pm

You can't pick Jets though. I will delete you from my PS friends list if you do. 8)
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PostSun Jan 12, 2014 5:02 pm

Able87 wrote:You can't pick Jets though. I will delete you from my PS friends list if you do. 8)

Ha, why?
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PostSun Jan 12, 2014 5:03 pm

No one likes the jets. Just don't do it.

Media whores. Even though they are terrible.
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PostSun Jan 12, 2014 5:19 pm

Who are the "Manchester Utd" of the NFL world? The glory hunting bastards etc...
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PostSun Jan 12, 2014 5:22 pm

I'd say New England Patriots. I've got a bunch of mates that are pats fans because of recent glory.

Give me a prem league team and we could match it that way?
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PostSun Jan 12, 2014 5:28 pm

So I'm avoiding the Jets and the Patriots so far.

I quite like the Colts, purely because I watched their game when they came back from behind. Any plucky hard working teams like Everton or Swansea?
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PostSun Jan 12, 2014 5:33 pm

Colts would be a good choice. Young team that's only going to get better.

Games starting in half an hour. Maybe 49ers or panthers will take your fancy.
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PostSun Jan 12, 2014 5:52 pm

Quite like the 49ers, but Boz supports them and kinda feel I have to choose someone who isn't the Saints, Seahawks or 49ers just to be different.
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PostSun Jan 12, 2014 6:30 pm

The 49ers do have a player called Brock......
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PostSun Jan 12, 2014 6:32 pm

Able87 wrote:The 49ers do have a player called Brock......


Just seen that! :mrgreen:
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PostSun Jan 12, 2014 6:34 pm

Bit of aggro in this one like!
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PostSun Jan 12, 2014 6:35 pm

just dont become a falcons fan pete, i would say the chargers or bears if you want a team like swansea/everton always seem to do pretty well but always seem just a couple of players shy from really challenging
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PostSun Jan 12, 2014 6:50 pm

There he is! Steve smith lad. 8)
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PostSun Jan 12, 2014 8:23 pm

I support the Packers, for the same reason I support Boro really, in that they were my Dad's team. No idea why he chose them in the 1st place though. I also like that they are the only team owned by the fans.

Are you interested in going to a game at Wembley? If you are you could choose one of those 6 teams and go along and watch them. Jacksonville are going to be playing at Wembley for the next 3 years and are the most likely franchise to move permanently to London. They are pretty rubbish at the moment though.

The good thing about the NFL though is even a rubbish team can be competitive year to year. Kansas only won 2 games last year but then won 12 this year.

New England have a lot of fans over here, partly because they have had a lot of success recently and partly because they are called England I think. Dallas are the team that everyone hates because they have a lot of glory fans as well but that was a while ago now, they are more like Liverpool because they haven't won anything for ages.
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PostSun Jan 12, 2014 8:50 pm

That should be that now. Panthers never got going and Cam takes an age at times to get the ball out.

49ers at Seahawks.... Yes please!
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PostMon Jan 13, 2014 12:32 pm

49ers are now in partnership with Dirty Leeds so avoid them. I will put a link from nfluk.com on here tonight as I'm sure there's a website which works out who you should follow.
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PostMon Jan 13, 2014 12:33 pm

Also avoid the Cowboys - they are the NFL's Newcastle.
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PostMon Jan 13, 2014 5:20 pm

Barney Rubble wrote:Also avoid the Cowboys - they are the NFL's Newcastle.

And they've got a really gay name!
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PostMon Jan 13, 2014 5:29 pm

49ers and Dirty Leeds. Fuck sake, come on Seahawks! :D

I think this is what Barney was on about. Try this Pete and see who you come up with.

http://www.nfl-360.com/pick-team
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PostMon Jan 13, 2014 5:32 pm

I got the Pats / Cardinals / Giants from the 3 different situations it gives you. :roll:
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PostMon Jan 13, 2014 7:56 pm

It's not a game I follow at all but I occasionally look to see how Seattle Seahawks are doing, on the grounds that Seattle is the only US city I've spent any time in (apart from two nights in Portland). As far as I can see they have generally been rubbish over the years and were a bit of a local joke when I was there. But baseball is the game although the Mariners have been pretty much rubbish in recent years though not when I was there. Plus Seattle is out of the way and often ignored, a bit like Middlesbrough really.
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PostMon Jan 13, 2014 8:58 pm

On Jerseys (ffs) it's Broncos.
For being 'a bit like Boro' its Seahawks according to my mate Pete
On 'first team I watched' its the Colts

I like the sound of the Packers being fan owned mind. Will check out that website shortly.
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PostMon Jan 13, 2014 10:39 pm

Doing that picker, I got:

Cleveland Browns (quite like the Cleveland bit)
New England Patriots
New England Patriots

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PostTue Jan 14, 2014 12:12 am

Tickets for next seasons games go on general sale on Thursday for anyone who is interested.
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PostTue Jan 14, 2014 1:22 am

Boro85 wrote:So...

If, theoretically, I was start following a team. How the fuck would I pick one? How did you lot end up following the teams you did?


got a shirt of me mum from when she went to texas so became a houston texans fan !
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PostTue Jan 14, 2014 12:13 pm

How about the Jaguars ? Committing to England for 4 years and really trying to make an effort to get a foothold in this country. They are not very good at the moment so are quite a close match for Boro.
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PostTue Jan 14, 2014 12:31 pm

Barney we are trying to get him to enjoy NFL, not suffer! :D
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PostTue Jan 14, 2014 12:44 pm

If the Jags get Johnny Football in the draft then they will be entertaining.
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PostMon Jan 20, 2014 6:45 pm

So that's 'my' team in the final then :happy:
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PostMon Jan 20, 2014 8:34 pm

ooooomikeooooo wrote:Tickets for next seasons games go on general sale on Thursday for anyone who is interested.


i got tickets for the Oakland v Miami
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PostTue Jan 21, 2014 12:58 am

I'm going to Detroit v Atlanta. Just hoping for an even game this year. The last 2 I've been to have been one-sided blowouts.
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PostThu Jan 23, 2014 8:38 pm

First game I ever watched was Superbowl 18 so followed the Raiders after that.
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PostThu Jan 23, 2014 9:48 pm

Panthers fan. My dad and my brother moved out to North Carolina in 2000 so it's the closest to a home team I'm gonna get.
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PostFri Jan 24, 2014 10:44 am

I don't have a team - I decided to follow NY Jets a few seasons ago after watching Hard Knocks that they were in, they had a decent season but have been complete gash since

I'm more a fan of players to be honest, love Cam Newton, like Kaepernick aswell - basically any QB who can throw and run/mix it up

Think P.Manning is absolute class and am 100% wanting Broncos to win the SuperBowl
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PostMon Feb 03, 2014 11:02 am

So is that my team that's the world champions then?
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PostMon Feb 03, 2014 11:50 am

I watched most of the build then only the first 10mins of the game as I didn't really understand it, but I feel like it could entertain me once I know a bit, I enjoyed the razzamatazz

This is what I got. Any thoughts?

Sports Match - 49ers
Locker Room - Bears
Gut Instinct - Jaguars
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PostTue Feb 04, 2014 2:36 pm

Capybara wrote:So is that my team that's the world champions then?


Yes !!
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PostTue Feb 04, 2014 2:36 pm

Go with the Jags - committed to England and their UK fanclub are being very active in promoting the team.

Plus after years of suffering with Boro you can empathise.
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PostFri Feb 07, 2014 6:52 pm

tomr182 wrote:I watched most of the build then only the first 10mins of the game as I didn't really understand it, but I feel like it could entertain me once I know a bit, I enjoyed the razzamatazz

This is what I got. Any thoughts?

Sports Match - 49ers
Locker Room - Bears
Gut Instinct - Jaguars


You should pick a team and get into it next season with me fella!

I'm down to Colts or Chiefs.
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PostFri Apr 11, 2014 7:01 am

Did you choose a team to follow this year Pete?

Colts have made some nice off-season moves, if they draft well they could be in for a pretty decent season.
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PostThu Jun 19, 2014 8:13 am

The US Patent and Trademark Office announced on Wednesday that it is to cancel six trademark registrations belonging to the Washington Redskins, ruling that the NFL team's name is disparaging to Native Americans.

In a landmark decision, the offices's trademark trial and appeal board found that the name cannot be trademarked under federal law, which prohibits the protection of names that “may disparage” individuals or groups, or “bring them into contempt or disrepute”.

“We decide, based on the evidence properly before us, that these registrations must be cancelled because they were disparaging to Native Americans,” the board wrote in its ruling.

Amanda Blackhorse, who brought the case against the team, called the ruling a "great victory for Native Americans – and for all Americans".

The team said on Wednesday that it would appeal the decision and insisted that its right to protect its trademarks was not affected by the ruling, which would not take effect until the appeals process is complete.

Blackhorse said she hoped the ruling would nevertheless increase the pressure on the NFL team to change its name. "I hope this ruling brings us a step closer to that inevitable day when the name of the Washington football team will be changed," she said.

The controversy has intensified in the last year, even drawing in President Obama. "If I were the owner of the team and I knew that the name of my team, even if they've had a storied history, that was offending a sizable group of people, I'd think about changing it," Obama told the Associated Press.

Despite mounting pressure, however, Washington's owner, Daniel Snyder, has said repeatedly that he will not drop the name. In May, the Washington's president, Bruce Allen, said it was "respectful" to Native Americans, in a letter to Senate majority leader Harry Reid that was sent after dozens of senators called on NFL bosses to force a a change.

Under US law, people who can demonstrate that they have been "injured" by a trademarked term may file a petition to have it canceled. In 2006, a group of five Native Americans, Blackhorse among them, petitioned the appeal board to have the Redskins' registrations canceled on grounds that the term is offensive.

Blackhorse said: "The team’s name is racist and derogatory. I’ve said it before, and I'll say it again – if people wouldn’t dare call a Native American a 'redskin' because they know it is offensive, how can an NFL football team have this name?"

A similar petition was filed in 1992, and in 1999, the appeal board ruled that the term "redskin" was disparaging, ordering the team’s trademark registrations be canceled.

The team, however, appealed the board's decision to the DC circuit court of appeals. It ruled in favour of the NFL team on technical grounds, after determining that the petitioners had waited too long after turning age 18 to file their petitions with the board.

“The evidence in the current claim is virtually identical to the evidence a federal judge decided was insufficient more than ten years ago," said Bob Raskopf, trademark attorney for the Washington team. “We expect the same ultimate outcome here.”

The term Redskins was used in six separate trademarks authorized between 1967 and 1990.

“We are extraordinarily gratified to have prevailed in this case,” attorney Alfred Putnam said in the statement. “The dedication and professionalism of our attorneys and the determination of our clients have resulted in a milestone victory that will serve as a historic precedent.”

If upheld, the decision could have implications for other teams that use Native American names, mascots or logos, including Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians, as well as several university sports teams.

“This has been a long-running dispute, and it is the second time the [US Patent and Trademark Office] has cancelled the Redskins mark – the first time did not stand up on appeal," said University of Notre Dame law professor Mark McKenna, who specializes in intellectual property, trademark, patent and copyright law.

“For an NFL team, this is of mostly symbolic importance, but it's consistent with a growing public sentiment against the Redskins mark.”

In the last decade, several universities and high schools have opted to stop using Native American names and mascots. In 2012, the University of North Dakota dropped the moniker the Fighting Sioux, and in 2008, Arkansas State retired its official nickname the Indians.

The name of the team's cheerleaders, the Redskinettes was among the six trademarks registrations to be cancelled. Earlier this year, the US Patent and Trademark Office rejected an application to register the trademark of Redskins Hog Rinds.

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