1. Standard memberRed Night
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    04 Oct '07 18:331 edit
    It has been announced by Chelsea FC that England's national soccer team's captain, John Terry, will act as Honorary Captain of the New York Football Giants at an official NFL game to be played at Wembley Stadium on October 28th of this year.

    Terry had this to say, "I have always been a big fan of American football and it is great to be asked to be honorary captain."
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    04 Oct '07 19:02
    Football fans might like this picture of Michael Strahan in a Chelsea uniform:

    http://www.chelseafc.com/xxchelsea180706/index.html#/page/Homepage/article_1127487
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    04 Oct '07 19:13
    Originally posted by Red Night
    It has been announced by Chelsea FC that England's national soccer team's captain, John Terry, will act as Honorary Captain of the New York Football Giants at an official NFL game to be played at Wembley Stadium on October 28th of this year.

    Terry had this to say, "I have always been a big fan of American football and it is great to be asked to be honorary captain."
    He'll fit in well with his new mask!
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    04 Oct '07 20:28
    Originally posted by blade68
    He'll fit in well with his new mask!
    Anyone out there fortunate enough to get tickets to this oversold event?

    At 500,000 subscribers I understand it was the most sought after ticket in the UK this year.
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    04 Oct '07 20:36
    Originally posted by Red Night
    Anyone out there fortunate enough to get tickets to this oversold event?

    At 500,000 subscribers I understand it was the most sought after ticket in the UK this year.
    Is this more propaganda? How can Footie Fan Land get so many people wanting NFL tickets?

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    04 Oct '07 20:37
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    Is this more propaganda? How can Footie Fan Land get so many people wanting NFL tickets?

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    Read the link.

    I took this off of the Chelsea Website.

    Truth is always stranger than fiction.
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    04 Oct '07 20:381 edit
    Originally posted by Red Night
    Read the link.

    I took this off of the Chelsea Website.

    Truth is always stranger than fiction.
    How does it make sense?

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    I can't get to the page to read anything... something is trying to load and ain't!

    Who are the Giants playing?
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    04 Oct '07 20:42
    BBC news link on the event:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/other_sports/american_football/6248825.stm
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    04 Oct '07 20:43
    Originally posted by Red Night
    BBC news link on the event:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/other_sports/american_football/6248825.stm
    Giants will squish the fish.

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  10. Standard memberRed Night
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    04 Oct '07 20:44
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    How does it make sense?

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    I can't get to the page to read anything... something is trying to load and ain't!

    Who are the Giants playing?
    Wembley Stadium seats 90,000 and is sold out for the game, the first ever to be played outside North America.

    Unfortunately, there are not enough seats to hold all 500,000 of the people who requested tickets.


    Apparently the Dolphins have a large following in England, who knew?
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    04 Oct '07 20:501 edit
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    Giants will squish the fish.

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    Kudos to London Mayor Ken Livingstone who spent countless hours "lobbying for the honor of having this game staged in London,"
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    04 Oct '07 20:521 edit
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    Is this more propaganda? How can Footie Fan Land get so many people wanting NFL tickets?

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    Because Brits have the capacity to understand and appreciate more than just 1 or 2 sports? 😉

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    04 Oct '07 20:54
    Originally posted by Red Night
    Apparently the Dolphins have a large following in England, who knew?
    Ace Ventura was very popular in Britain.

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    04 Oct '07 20:55
    Originally posted by Red Night
    Wembley Stadium seats 90,000 and is sold out for the game, the first ever to be played outside North America.

    Unfortunately, there are not enough seats to hold all 500,000 of the people who requested tickets.


    Apparently the Dolphins have a large following in England, who knew?
    That goes back to 1972. There was a caller on my sports radio once that said, "most people who come to the US to live you can figure out what year they arrived by their favorite teams. More often than not they will go with the team that won it all that year."

    Something must have happened in England in 72 for them to like the Dolphins.

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    04 Oct '07 20:571 edit
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    Because Brits have the capacity to understand and appreciate more than just 1 or 2 sports? 😉

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    "it was the most sought after ticket in the UK this year" was what had me baffled.

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