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Offline UK Redsox

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4605 on: August 09, 2019, 08:34:58 PM »



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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4606 on: August 09, 2019, 08:52:27 PM »

One thing that stands out in my memory is the full picnic we took into the game (not unusual at sporting events back then). It was a baking hot day and my dad decided that it was a good idea to pack some particularly ripe smelling Stilton cheese. It was a good job that the stands weren't very full, so people around us had plenty of room to move away.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4607 on: August 13, 2019, 03:12:57 AM »
I'll be in New York for the Giants vs Redskins game at the Metlife Stadium on 29th Sept. Looking at buying tickets but they are very expensive so could do with some advise. Ticket prices range from $115 to $545, but I'm not a big NFL so would rather not pay for the expensive tickets...we're mainly going for the atmosphere and just to see an NFL game in an amazing stadium!

The ticket and stadium plan is here: Giants vs Redskins Tickets

I was thinking about blocks 301 or 326 up in the gods behind the goal for $115. Would these be a good view and atmosphere or are they too far from the pitch and atmosphere? Is it worth paying more than $115 for a ticket?

Any advise appreciated.


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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4608 on: August 13, 2019, 02:03:29 PM »
I recommend sitting behind the goal.

I've watched NFL games from various angles over the years but have now settled for mid/upper level End Zone.

I've not been to MetLife Stadium, so can't offer any specific advice

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4609 on: August 13, 2019, 02:36:08 PM »
Sounds like we have the same taste UKR! I sit at the back of the Holte and sat in a similar seat at the Camp Nou, so makes sense to do the same at the Metlife...especially considering the extortionate prices! My thinking is also that you get to see and understand player and team movement better from a higher perspective.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4610 on: August 13, 2019, 02:46:13 PM »
Sounds like we have the same taste UKR! I sit at the back of the Holte and sat in a similar seat at the Camp Nou, so makes sense to do the same at the Metlife...especially considering the extortionate prices! My thinking is also that you get to see and understand player and team movement better from a higher perspective.

Weirdly, for football I prefer sitting on the side and low down. My seat at Villa Park is behind the dugouts

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4611 on: August 13, 2019, 02:56:15 PM »
Ooooh that is weird! 😂

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4612 on: August 13, 2019, 05:44:57 PM »
36 years ago today I attended my first NFL game, Vikings v Cardinals pre-season at the old Wembley

I was at that too. Huge punt return by the Vikings and Tommy Kramer running the game. It was better than most England games I saw at Wembley in the 80s.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4613 on: August 14, 2019, 08:59:05 PM »
Sounds like we have the same taste UKR! I sit at the back of the Holte and sat in a similar seat at the Camp Nou, so makes sense to do the same at the Metlife...especially considering the extortionate prices! My thinking is also that you get to see and understand player and team movement better from a higher perspective.

Weirdly, for football I prefer sitting on the side and low down. My seat at Villa Park is behind the dugouts

You must be fairly close to my brother, that's where he and a couple of his mates are.
No where near me, though. Back of the North

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4614 on: August 15, 2019, 01:48:49 AM »
Just bought tickets for New York Giants vs Washington Redskins at Metlife Stadium...my first ever NFL game! Buzzin! :D

Found they sell resale tickets so got 2 tickets behind the endzone in upper tier for $81 each + fees so not bad at all.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4615 on: August 15, 2019, 02:10:59 AM »
Enjoy mate 😊

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4616 on: August 15, 2019, 03:22:35 AM »
Cheers CD. I have no idea what the teams are like now but the Giants and Redskins were always 2 of the better teams when I was kid watching on tv...I'm sure it's going to be awesome and the stadium looks mindblowing!

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4617 on: August 15, 2019, 07:24:53 AM »
Redskins should be the better team, although RB Saquon Barkley is very good for the Giants.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4618 on: August 15, 2019, 03:54:56 PM »
It's only in week four so you're guaranteed, at least, that each side will still have something to play for. With it being a divisional rivalry it should be great, even if the teams aren't!

Well jel.

I will get to Soldier Field one day...

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4619 on: August 17, 2019, 09:28:43 AM »
So how does pre season work as just noticed The Bears got hammered but with no starters actually playing ? Do they not bother with actual match practice like our football teams do ?

 


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