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Super Bowl 20:23 - Feb 11 with 1569 viewsHeisenberg

Nothing against our cousins across the pond (apart from the orange nut job) but I really don’t get American football. Seems it’s getting more popular over here though.

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Super Bowl on 21:07 - Feb 11 with 1505 viewsgrumpy

Over 3 hours,too long.
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Super Bowl on 21:27 - Feb 11 with 1473 viewsNYC_Saint

I moved to the US 20 years ago and I got into it pretty quickly. The games are long but it's sort of on in the background all day Sunday for me. It's so popular everyone at work talks about it non stop during the season so I found it easy to get interested in it.
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Super Bowl on 22:10 - Feb 11 with 1439 viewskernow

Super Bowl on 21:27 - Feb 11 by NYC_Saint

I moved to the US 20 years ago and I got into it pretty quickly. The games are long but it's sort of on in the background all day Sunday for me. It's so popular everyone at work talks about it non stop during the season so I found it easy to get interested in it.


Who won?
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Super Bowl on 22:15 - Feb 11 with 1428 viewsA1079

The BBC seems keen to get us interested. I have tried but just cannot connect with it and I understand it even less. I am probably the wrong age range now to be pulled in by it.
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Super Bowl on 22:15 - Feb 11 with 1428 viewsLondonSaint76

Be grateful the bods running the NFL are not running the FA. The prices for ordinary (not corporate) tickets for the Super Bowl tonight range from £750 for the worst seats - think back of the away section at Newcastle, to £7,500 for a seat just behind the teams, overlooking the 50-yard line. The most expensive non-corporate tickets for the FA Cup Final is around £200. OK, not quite the same thing as the Super Bowl is the League decider, that siad the difference in prices is staggering.
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Super Bowl on 22:17 - Feb 11 with 1423 viewswashington_saint

Super Bowl on 22:10 - Feb 11 by kernow

Who won?


Like NYC Saint, I've been over here nearly 14 years.

NFL, as he says, is great to have on in the background and can be a really exciting watch - unless you're a long suffering fan of the Redksins (aka Commanders).

Superbowl is usually vastly overrated with crap HT performances and right now everything revolves around Taylor bloody Swift which is as annoying as can be.

We'll be watching this evening and hoping the 49ers put the Mahomes/Kelce/Swift hype down
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Super Bowl on 22:32 - Feb 11 with 1402 viewsGennaro_Contaldo

It's boring and slow, but what's more boring is going on the BBC website to look at sport and seeing that as the headline. Ivory Coast just won afcon, there was 6 nations, Arsenal dicked West Ham 6-0 away and yet they headline with that boring trash.

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Super Bowl on 22:36 - Feb 11 with 1393 viewsInTimeAddedOn

Super Bowl on 22:17 - Feb 11 by washington_saint

Like NYC Saint, I've been over here nearly 14 years.

NFL, as he says, is great to have on in the background and can be a really exciting watch - unless you're a long suffering fan of the Redksins (aka Commanders).

Superbowl is usually vastly overrated with crap HT performances and right now everything revolves around Taylor bloody Swift which is as annoying as can be.

We'll be watching this evening and hoping the 49ers put the Mahomes/Kelce/Swift hype down


They were saying on a preview show here in the UK last night, (that replaced our normal Football League highlights show!!!) that Mahomes earns $50m a year whereas his 49ers counterpart earns $850k - I'm with the 49ers then as everyone loves an underdog.
As for Taylor Swift, as it's in Vegas, SFC will see their Taylor Swift and raise them Seko Mara's Mum, Audrey Crespo-Mara

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Or, Graziano Pelle's missus, Viktória Varga


Enjoy the game
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Super Bowl on 22:40 - Feb 11 with 1384 viewshedgeend61

Super Bowl on 22:32 - Feb 11 by Gennaro_Contaldo

It's boring and slow, but what's more boring is going on the BBC website to look at sport and seeing that as the headline. Ivory Coast just won afcon, there was 6 nations, Arsenal dicked West Ham 6-0 away and yet they headline with that boring trash.


Generally have a Superbowl party every year, only thing that spoils it is watching the American Football.

Starts 1130, good cure for insomnia, be asleep by midnight.
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Super Bowl on 22:40 - Feb 11 with 1384 viewsInTimeAddedOn

Super Bowl on 22:15 - Feb 11 by LondonSaint76

Be grateful the bods running the NFL are not running the FA. The prices for ordinary (not corporate) tickets for the Super Bowl tonight range from £750 for the worst seats - think back of the away section at Newcastle, to £7,500 for a seat just behind the teams, overlooking the 50-yard line. The most expensive non-corporate tickets for the FA Cup Final is around £200. OK, not quite the same thing as the Super Bowl is the League decider, that siad the difference in prices is staggering.
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And the cost of a 30 second TV ad in game? $7m
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Super Bowl on 22:46 - Feb 11 with 1362 viewsGennaro_Contaldo

Super Bowl on 22:40 - Feb 11 by hedgeend61

Generally have a Superbowl party every year, only thing that spoils it is watching the American Football.

Starts 1130, good cure for insomnia, be asleep by midnight.


Nice. But I'm distracted by Victoria in the post above ...

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Super Bowl on 23:29 - Feb 11 with 1307 viewsGennaro_Contaldo

So some utter mess with pen all over his face, now some old hag doing their anthem badly. Turned it off already ...

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Super Bowl on 03:52 - Feb 12 with 1212 viewsInTimeAddedOn

Super Bowl on 22:10 - Feb 11 by kernow

Who won?


Kansas City Chiefs have just won it 25-22 with 3 seconds to go in overtime (extra time)
Game took 4h 20m, just grateful they don’t have VAR 😁
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Super Bowl on 10:02 - Feb 12 with 1050 viewssaints__fan__73

Super Bowl on 21:07 - Feb 11 by grumpy

Over 3 hours,too long.


So was our game on Saturday...

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Super Bowl on 12:09 - Feb 12 with 989 viewssolent_toffee

Super Bowl on 21:27 - Feb 11 by NYC_Saint

I moved to the US 20 years ago and I got into it pretty quickly. The games are long but it's sort of on in the background all day Sunday for me. It's so popular everyone at work talks about it non stop during the season so I found it easy to get interested in it.


I was over there a few years back when the New York Giants won it, the whole weekend was geared up for it and it was brilliant. The whole country seemed to tap into it, every bar was packed. I have loads of American family and they all make an occasion of it, regardless of who is in the final.

I can remember the FA Cup final over here having a similar appeal when I was a kid. The first one I proper remember was the 1981. My dad used to send the smaller kids out with my mum for the day, whilst all his mates cam round with ale, there’d be a sweep for first goals, bets on final score etc. it was great. I can’t remember when it became massively shit, but would hazard a guess at the late nineties. The pull of the big 6, using Wembley for the semis, the same dull teams winning it every year, silly kick off times.
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Super Bowl on 14:46 - Feb 12 with 851 viewssaint22

Super Bowl on 22:17 - Feb 11 by washington_saint

Like NYC Saint, I've been over here nearly 14 years.

NFL, as he says, is great to have on in the background and can be a really exciting watch - unless you're a long suffering fan of the Redksins (aka Commanders).

Superbowl is usually vastly overrated with crap HT performances and right now everything revolves around Taylor bloody Swift which is as annoying as can be.

We'll be watching this evening and hoping the 49ers put the Mahomes/Kelce/Swift hype down


It’s like most US sport a spectacle a show and they do that very well

That Mahomes is some player too, worth watching QB on Netflix to see him train

It ain’t soccer tho
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Super Bowl on 16:09 - Feb 12 with 805 viewsAndylad63

It's Gay Soft porn, big, muscle bound, brutes in very tight trousers, loads of makeup and pantomime paddling grabbing and squeezing each other with inappropriate grunting... might appeal to some on here but not me!
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Super Bowl on 18:06 - Feb 12 with 745 viewsInTimeAddedOn

Super Bowl on 16:09 - Feb 12 by Andylad63

It's Gay Soft porn, big, muscle bound, brutes in very tight trousers, loads of makeup and pantomime paddling grabbing and squeezing each other with inappropriate grunting... might appeal to some on here but not me!


Be interesting to see you give that speech in person in any of the states in the Deep South of the US of A and then see if you manage to survive to tell the story…
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Super Bowl on 22:55 - Feb 12 with 615 viewssaint22

Super Bowl on 16:09 - Feb 12 by Andylad63

It's Gay Soft porn, big, muscle bound, brutes in very tight trousers, loads of makeup and pantomime paddling grabbing and squeezing each other with inappropriate grunting... might appeal to some on here but not me!


I assume this was an ironic post otherwise That has to be one of the lost idiotic and offensive posts in a long time
Best keep those opinions private
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Super Bowl on 15:53 - Feb 13 with 455 viewssaint901

I worked in the US from about 1988 to 1993. Mainly in San Fran but also in NYC and a short stint in Houston.

The 49ers were the San Fran team and I was taken along a few times and got into it. On the odd occasion I look at the scores now, they are still the first I look for.

The rules are not that bad but having five/six refs was a bit confusing.

The event in the US is huge in terms of TV audience and therefore advertising. It is hyped for weeks and often disappoints of course. It is also ridiculous calling it the world championship when the game as played in the US is light years ahead of the same game elsewhere.
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Super Bowl on 16:18 - Feb 13 with 444 viewskernow

Washed up on the tide in San Francisco in the mid seventies, coincidentally on Super Bowl weekend when the 49ers were playing.
Had no idea about gridiron but by the end I knew all about it and never had to buy a drink 👍😃
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Super Bowl on 16:56 - Feb 13 with 423 viewssaints__fan__73

Super Bowl on 15:53 - Feb 13 by saint901

I worked in the US from about 1988 to 1993. Mainly in San Fran but also in NYC and a short stint in Houston.

The 49ers were the San Fran team and I was taken along a few times and got into it. On the odd occasion I look at the scores now, they are still the first I look for.

The rules are not that bad but having five/six refs was a bit confusing.

The event in the US is huge in terms of TV audience and therefore advertising. It is hyped for weeks and often disappoints of course. It is also ridiculous calling it the world championship when the game as played in the US is light years ahead of the same game elsewhere.


In fairness there is only ref and then a number of line judges, etc. Much like refs and assistant refs/4th officials over here.

You would have gone to the 49ers old stadium at Candlestick Park which was renowned for being freezing despite being in California.

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Super Bowl on 17:05 - Feb 13 with 417 viewssaint901

San Fran was usually cold. Even in sunny days the wind off the ocean was a downer.

NYC was also cold (winter of 89/90) but I was promised hot summer weather - until I got moved to Houston where is was too hot to go outside for long! then back to San Fran.

I think it was Candlestick Park. I recall it being a decent drive out and an old stadium.

The group I was with stopped at what we would call an off licence on the way, stocked up on beer and walked straight past the "security" and the signs saying that only drinks bought in the stadium could be consumed in your seat.

The 49ers won the Superbowl in 1989 and the city went bonkers. Not sure they've really matched it since.
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Super Bowl on 18:25 - Feb 18 with 249 viewsdirk_doone

Turn the volume up then you'll really appreciate what American football is all about:

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Super Bowl on 22:31 - Feb 18 with 156 viewsLondonSaint76

Super Bowl on 18:25 - Feb 18 by dirk_doone

Turn the volume up then you'll really appreciate what American football is all about:

https://www.facebook.com/reel/362293156644062
[Post edited 18 Feb 18:56]


The accent doesn't sound quite right, but, are the elderly couple from Portsmouth??

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