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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2007, 04:42:29 PM »
Grid - I like Blackburn we just missed.
Why Blackburn?
I hated Man. United they acted like the Yankees.  Years ago, Blackburn was pretty bad.  Then they got better.  Last year in the top six. This year not as well top ten .  I like the rose too.   I love soccer and went to the World Cup at Stanford.  Brazil was great to watch.  I love the fans from Brazil. 
Brazil is just a soccer-crazy nation all the way  ;). Chelsea and Abramovich makes Steinbrenner and the Yankees look like penny-pinching amatuers and Man U have tried their best to follow suit. Soccer salaries are insane......  I'll keep my fingers crossed for Blackburn (except when they play Liverpool)

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2007, 06:00:06 PM »
Grid - My two favorite team are Blackburn and whomever is play Man United.  Have you gone to the World Cup yet??  I saw the own goal by the Colombians.  The guy later got killed.  They take their sports seriously down there.  Brazil is my adopted team.  I watch the kids in the Olympics at Stanford then the men in the World Cup at Stanford Center 25 rows up.

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #37 on: May 25, 2007, 12:40:05 PM »
Get used too it your gonna "miss alot" in the 07 pick em' too my man! ;) :)  Me?  It's all good.... ;D
"Outpicked" by you, D......will not happen. I spotted you 10 points in advance last year but don't expect the same "kindness" this time  ;)

Your going down this year my man! :)

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #38 on: May 25, 2007, 01:29:57 PM »
Grid - My two favorite team are Blackburn and whomever is play Man United.  Have you gone to the World Cup yet??  I saw the own goal by the Colombians.  The guy later got killed.  They take their sports seriously down there.  Brazil is my adopted team.  I watch the kids in the Olympics at Stanford then the men in the World Cup at Stanford Center 25 rows up.
I have never been to the World Cup although the chance was there when they played in Germany - which is only a few hours away - last year. The way some cultures define themselves by sports is just mind-boggling. I remember the Colombian own goal all right and the murder of the player who scored it. There was also the incident at the cricket world cup where the coach of Pakistan was killed after a defeat to a suspected inferior team from Ireland.

Brazil in the World Cup must have been an amazing experience in '94.....like any year  ;)

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #39 on: May 25, 2007, 10:14:52 PM »
Grid - July 4th 1994 USA 0 vs Brazil 1.  It was a great match.  Watching Brazil at stanford was great. Romário was a special player.

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #40 on: May 26, 2007, 01:21:29 AM »
Grid - July 4th 1994 USA 0 vs Brazil 1.  It was a great match.  Watching Brazil at stanford was great. Romário was a special player.
...and if I remember correct it was one of the most difficult games Brazil had other than the finals v Italy. Romario was a special player (and you could argue he still is) considering his recent celebration of - by his own accounts - his 1000th goal!

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #41 on: May 29, 2007, 12:16:48 PM »
Grid - July 4th 1994 USA 0 vs Brazil 1. It was a great match. Watching Brazil at Stanford was great. Romário was a special player.
...and if I remember correct it was one of the most difficult games Brazil had other than the finals v Italy. Romario was a special player (and you could argue he still is) considering his recent celebration of - by his own accounts - his 1000th goal!
Grid - One of the Brazil's player got red carded in the first half.  An elbow to an USA players face.  Blood all over.  The USA played hard but was no match for them.

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #42 on: May 29, 2007, 04:51:02 PM »
Grid - One of the Brazil's player got red carded in the first half.  An elbow to an USA players face.  Blood all over.  The USA played hard but was no match for them.
I didn't remember that. I don't know if that was the case then but sometimes those South American tempers just get the better of them  :-\  Of course it is also what sometimes makes them so great and spectacular to watch.

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #43 on: May 29, 2007, 07:17:12 PM »

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #44 on: May 30, 2007, 02:08:32 AM »
I didn't remember that many cards being given but then again it was 13 years ago.... I was in the army back then!

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #45 on: May 31, 2007, 08:51:00 AM »
I didn't remember that many cards being given but then again it was 13 years ago.... I was in the army back then!

Were you able to land your tickets Grid?

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #46 on: May 31, 2007, 03:04:44 PM »
Were you able to land your tickets Grid?
Sadly no and my hopes are fading. My travelling companion just told me about a report of ticket prices having tripled already due to the high demand  :(  The second lottery round with us (mainland Europeans) are still to be held though......

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #47 on: May 31, 2007, 04:08:00 PM »
Were you able to land your tickets Grid?
Sadly no and my hopes are fading. My travelling companion just told me about a report of ticket prices having tripled already due to the high demand  :(  The second lottery round with us (mainland Europeans) are still to be held though......

Bummer good luck with the 2nd lottery!

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #48 on: June 01, 2007, 11:52:46 AM »
Were you able to land your tickets Grid?
Sadly no and my hopes are fading. My travelling companion just told me about a report of ticket prices having tripled already due to the high demand  :(  The second lottery round with us (mainland Europeans) are still to be held though......

Bummer good luck with the 2nd lottery!
As fas as I have seen no tickets have come available in the US yet either but I'll keep exploring every option over the summer.......

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #49 on: June 01, 2007, 04:00:02 PM »
Were you able to land your tickets Grid?
Sadly no and my hopes are fading. My travelling companion just told me about a report of ticket prices having tripled already due to the high demand  :(  The second lottery round with us (mainland Europeans) are still to be held though......

Bummer good luck with the 2nd lottery!
As fas as I have seen no tickets have come available in the US yet either but I'll keep exploring every option over the summer.......

sob my brother can't buy a break.....

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #50 on: June 01, 2007, 04:08:03 PM »
sob my brother can't buy a break.....
With my plane ticket and hotel booked for December I'll see how much I can save up by October. If I believe I have any chance of getting a ticket at the stadium I'll be there for sure. I wouldn't miss the first regular season NFL game held in Europe if I can help it...... 

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #51 on: June 01, 2007, 04:51:07 PM »
Grid - Here after the game starts ticket prices fall.  You might want to take a chance

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #52 on: June 01, 2007, 10:54:08 PM »
Just looked at E -Bay.

About 400 bones just for the right to pay face value for tickets:

http://tickets.search.ebay.com/wembley_Tickets_W0QQ_trksidZm37QQfromZR40QQsacatZ1305
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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #53 on: June 02, 2007, 08:36:47 AM »
Just looked at E -Bay.

About 400 bones just for the right to pay face value for tickets:

http://tickets.search.ebay.com/wembley_Tickets_W0QQ_trksidZm37QQfromZR40QQsacatZ1305
Thank you for the link, dr. Nick. I am not really surprised to see the prices being so high so I'll set my alarm clock to wake me a little before bidding deadline.

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #54 on: June 05, 2007, 12:22:32 PM »
Grid

How did you do on the tickets??

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #55 on: June 05, 2007, 01:34:54 PM »
Grid

How did you do on the tickets??
I missed my 3 am wake up call  :-X  :-[  Still with prices over 400 $ I am hard pushed. Just before the weekend I ordered my SF trip in December at 1.800 $ so I am back to saving up a bit  :-\   

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #56 on: June 05, 2007, 03:38:41 PM »
 :o alot of bread :-X :-X!

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #57 on: June 05, 2007, 05:08:04 PM »
:o alot of bread :-X :-X!
It is! But with the priorities in order.....the 9ers trip booked and paid I can turn my attention to this "first-in-a-lifetime"  ;) experience. If I have any shot I'll be there!

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #58 on: June 06, 2007, 02:58:44 PM »
:o alot of bread :-X :-X!
It is! But with the priorities in order.....the 9ers trip booked and paid I can turn my attention to this "first-in-a-lifetime"  ;) experience. If I have any shot I'll be there!

It's all good my brother good luck with that! :)

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #59 on: June 06, 2007, 06:45:19 PM »
It'll be well worth it. If you see/find any links dealing with the UK tickets please let me know, you all!

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #60 on: June 06, 2007, 08:14:49 PM »
It'll be well worth it. If you see/find any links dealing with the UK tickets please let me know, you all!

You know I love & hate you at the same time you rich sob! ;) :)

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #61 on: June 07, 2007, 01:47:14 PM »
You know I love & hate you at the same time you rich sob! ;) :)
Rich sob!.......more like 2 years of penny pinching, D  ;D  My promotion couldn't have come at a better time though  ;)

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #62 on: June 09, 2007, 04:38:19 PM »
You know I love & hate you at the same time you rich sob! ;) :)
Rich sob!.......more like 2 years of penny pinching, D  ;D  My promotion couldn't have come at a better time though  ;)

:)  I just can't get over what they want too see a game over there!

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #63 on: June 09, 2007, 06:15:34 PM »
:)  I just can't get over what they want too see a game over there!
Me neither......they have another auction closing 25 hours from now. The right to buy 2 tickets at face value currently stands at $355. I'll see if I can stay awake this time   :-X

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #64 on: June 10, 2007, 01:47:31 PM »
:)  I just can't get over what they want too see a game over there!
Me neither......they have another auction closing 25 hours from now. The right to buy 2 tickets at face value currently stands at $355. I'll see if I can stay awake this time   :-X

That is just too much bread imho....

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #65 on: June 10, 2007, 03:19:47 PM »
:)  I just can't get over what they want too see a game over there!
Me neither......they have another auction closing 25 hours from now. The right to buy 2 tickets at face value currently stands at $355. I'll see if I can stay awake this time   :-X

That is just too much bread imho....
The last pair of tickets......sorry RIGHT TO BUY TICKETS went for $ 400+   :-X  To much....yes...but I'll probably not find it cheaper anywhere else  :-\

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #66 on: June 10, 2007, 05:34:14 PM »
:)  I just can't get over what they want too see a game over there!
Me neither......they have another auction closing 25 hours from now. The right to buy 2 tickets at face value currently stands at $355. I'll see if I can stay awake this time   :-X

That is just too much bread imho....
The last pair of tickets......sorry RIGHT TO BUY TICKETS went for $ 400+   :-X  To much....yes...but I'll probably not find it cheaper anywhere else  :-\

It would have to be the 49ers and a BIG game for me to pay that much my man!

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #67 on: June 10, 2007, 05:52:48 PM »
It would have to be the 49ers and a BIG game for me to pay that much my man!
I can relate to that but remember my travelling cost are way down for a small trip to London. I can get a round trip to London at less than $ 100 compared to the $ 1800 for my december adventure  ;)

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #68 on: June 10, 2007, 06:27:55 PM »
It would have to be the 49ers and a BIG game for me to pay that much my man!
I can relate to that but remember my travelling cost are way down for a small trip to London. I can get a round trip to London at less than $ 100 compared to the $ 1800 for my december adventure  ;)

I feel you my man expensive to be a fan over there wanting to come here and catch your team!  Crazy......

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Re: NFL at Wembley, 28 Oct 2007
« Reply #69 on: June 11, 2007, 05:12:01 AM »
I feel you my man expensive to be a fan over there wanting to come here and catch your team!  Crazy......
Just so much more to look forward to when you have to save up the money over 2-3 years. December will be my 4th visit - 2nd to SF - since '96. It'll only get worse now once the kids are getting old enough to come along  ;)
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