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View sitdownstandup's Profile sitdownstandup Flag 03 Feb 19 11.11pm Send a Private Message to sitdownstandup Add sitdownstandup as a friend

Anyone else watching? BBC presenters are great... they make me chuckle.

 


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View NickinOX's Profile NickinOX Flag Sailing country. 03 Feb 19 11.16pm Send a Private Message to NickinOX Add NickinOX as a friend

Having a small party here. Looking forward to the game. To be honest, we’re more interested in socializing, eating and drinking.

 


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View ChrisGC's Profile ChrisGC Flag Wantage 04 Feb 19 8.05am Send a Private Message to ChrisGC Add ChrisGC as a friend

I don't understand the appeal of the padded egg catch. I went to two games at Wembley and it just seems to be an assault on the senses to distract you from the fact that nothing is going on. Cheerleaders, party patrol, mascots acting the arse, guest DJs for timeouts even. It's almost perfect for TV as during this considerable down time you get some analysis/replays/ red zone, which feels contrived rather than organic.

Regarding the game, unless someone cobs a hail Mary it feels eventless.

As an aside, the fantasy football version of the game is complicated beyond belief. Overall the whole thing is centred around a consumer experience based on razzle dazzle rather than substance which I can't buy into.

This Americanised approach to sport "entertainment" is taking over the premier league too thanks to sky's relentless efforts to pump advertising directly into our skulls. Over-promoted games have led to a false perspective that just surviving in the premier league is the absolute pinnacle of success. Where the Americans differ, which I respect, is that it is all about winning the Superbowl, nothing else matters, and the salary caps and draft picks are designed to promote competition across the leagues.

We should have this attitude to winning at every club. Since when was just surviving in the premier league more attractive than winning the league cup, the fa cup or the chance to win a European trophy off the back of either?

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 04 Feb 19 11.50am Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by ChrisGC

I don't understand the appeal of the padded egg catch. I went to two games at Wembley and it just seems to be an assault on the senses to distract you from the fact that nothing is going on. Cheerleaders, party patrol, mascots acting the arse, guest DJs for timeouts even. It's almost perfect for TV as during this considerable down time you get some analysis/replays/ red zone, which feels contrived rather than organic.

Regarding the game, unless someone cobs a hail Mary it feels eventless.

As an aside, the fantasy football version of the game is complicated beyond belief. Overall the whole thing is centred around a consumer experience based on razzle dazzle rather than substance which I can't buy into.

This Americanised approach to sport "entertainment" is taking over the premier league too thanks to sky's relentless efforts to pump advertising directly into our skulls. Over-promoted games have led to a false perspective that just surviving in the premier league is the absolute pinnacle of success. Where the Americans differ, which I respect, is that it is all about winning the Superbowl, nothing else matters, and the salary caps and draft picks are designed to promote competition across the leagues.

We should have this attitude to winning at every club. Since when was just surviving in the premier league more attractive than winning the league cup, the fa cup or the chance to win a European trophy off the back of either?

Edited by ChrisGC (04 Feb 2019 8.13am)

Are you sure you weren't watching Watford?

 

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View ChrisGC's Profile ChrisGC Flag Wantage 04 Feb 19 12.54pm Send a Private Message to ChrisGC Add ChrisGC as a friend

Originally posted by Spiderman

Are you sure you weren't watching Watford?

Lol, nah it wasn't that boring!

 

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View YT's Profile YT Online Flag Oxford 04 Feb 19 3.18pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

I guess the lack of posts on this thread reveals how interested we fans of a more global sport feel about American (so-called) Football.

 


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View Cucking Funt's Profile Cucking Funt Flag At the toppermost of the poppermos... 04 Feb 19 4.08pm Send a Private Message to Cucking Funt Add Cucking Funt as a friend

Doesn't do anything for me but I respect those for whom it does, unfathomable as it may be.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 04 Feb 19 4.36pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Nothing wrong with the London Olympians but couldn't be bothered with the Superbowl.

 


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View becky's Profile becky Flag over the moon 04 Feb 19 5.06pm Send a Private Message to becky Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add becky as a friend

Always comes across to me as a food fest with music, with the football acting as an interlude between the two.

 

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View twist's Profile twist Flag Miami, Florida 04 Feb 19 5.36pm Send a Private Message to twist Add twist as a friend

It is for most people, just an excuse for a big party, and miss work the next day.

There have been some exceptionally good superbowls in recent years, this was not one of them.

Terrible game, terrible half time show. At least the commercials were decent this year, though you will have to hit up youtube to watch them i guess.

I moved to Miami in 1999, just happened to be the superbowl weekend and it was in Miami. Just one massive party on the beach, but most people i met couldnt tell me who were the two teams playing

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View dollardays's Profile dollardays Flag 04 Feb 19 9.56pm Send a Private Message to dollardays Add dollardays as a friend

A slow game and a half time show that didn't really work. I enjoyed seeing Gareth Southgate play pundit and not have a scooby what he was talking about though.

 

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chateauferret Flag 04 Feb 19 10.30pm

Originally posted by dollardays

I enjoyed seeing Gareth Southgate play pundit and not have a scooby what he was talking about though.

I didn't see it and wiuldn't have understood it if I had, but everything I've seen and heard about it says it was total s***e.

As for Southgate, are you sure you weren't watching socc^H^H^H^H football?

 


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