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  1. Boba Nette

    Boba Nette New Member

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    Do we have any NFL fans on this forum?I'm curious to see if there are any Chicago Bear fans across the pond.

    Later

    SturmTiger
     
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    Well, I used to be a big time Miami Dolphins fan, but I'm having to seriously reconsider that now.
     
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    I can understand that.The Bears have sucked for the last couple of years.But if Miami is your team,stick with 'em.
     
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    I'm an NFL fan, but haven't cared about the Bears since their magical 1985 season. When that team broke up (it's a shame) and Ditka left, it wasn't the same.
     
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    It still isn't.
     
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    Maybe they should stop sucking and play football, perhaps they can win again.

    LOL
     
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    I am "across the pond"

    I have been a Raider rooter since 1983
    (I used to bleed silver & black in the eighties, but the fanatacism has worn off)

    I think the 1985 Chicago Bears were one of the best teams I have ever seen. Their offence got so little credit, because of their outstanding Defence, but it was also excellent. The special teams were good also.
    Interestingly I think the 1985 Raiders were amongst the best (Raiders) I've seen.
     
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    Da Bears huh? Seemed better when Ditka was coach, but yet again I don't pay much attention to NFL.

    I'm a Raiders fan anyways, which is highly dissappointing.
     
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    Apparently we're all in the same boat as far as our favorite teams go_Oh well,the season is still young,and the Bears still have a chance to destroy the Packers for a second time this year.
    Kill the Cheeseheads!
     
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    Hey, hey! Cheeseheads have other sports they're good at you know! :(

    (Our old monopoly of speedskating was broken by an American this year. D'oh!)
     
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    Roel,
    Cheeseheads is a sort of not so friendly nick name for the Packers on account of the colour of their helmets. Nothing to do with being Dutch.


    (P.s Did you know that a Dutch helmet is a type of lampshade)

    (and that a Dutch Cap is a type of................perhaps on second thoughts we won't go there :p :wink: :grin: )
     
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    Oh, OK. Cheeseheads (or Kaaskoppen) is a common negative nickname for the Dutch.

    And no, I don't know either of those, but in another topic a long time ago we mentioned the Dutch treat, Dutch widow, Dutch barn, Dutch brick, Dutch comfort, Dutch concert, Dutch courage, Dutch nightingale... and so on. :wink:
     
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    'American football' is an oxymoron - there are almost no Americans who play football, however a lot of Americans play a variation of Rugby (with the only difference that in Rugby you don't have a lot of protective gear)... :p
     
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    Nag nag nag... :grin:

    Huh, what is it with you and definitions.
     
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    Roel,
    Of your list I only know Dutch Barn & Dutch courage.


    Christian,
    Don't you mean there are almost no Americans who play soccer :wink:
    Also, you say that Americans play a variation of Rugby. Be careful :wink: :) I think you may find that Gridiron Football (The proper name for what we all call American Football) is in fact slightly older than the game of Rugby Football. :)
     
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    Roel
    I firmly believe in making all designations correct, otherwise there'll be chaos - even though it sometimes makes me look anal ;)

    David
    Only persons who doesn't play football call it soccer.
     
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    Christian. In my youf!! (youth) I played both Football & American Football. I referred to Football as soccer to avoid confusion when speaking to friends about my sporting activities. This habit has stuck with me & I still refer to footy as soccer sometimes.
     
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    Bad, bad Englishman! ;)
     
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    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    OK, let's see.

    A Dutch treat is a party where you have to bring your own food & drink.
    A Dutch widow is a prostitute.
    A Dutch brick is actually a typical Dutch stone used on old roads, gradually being replaced by asphalt everywhere.
    Dutch comfort is a lot of misery with a tiny bit of comfort.
    A Dutch concert is a lot of noise.
    A Dutch nightingale is a frog.

    :D
     

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