Great that you're having a good time MrB. I know that they probably haven't even heard of Australia, have they heard of Winx?Mr Brightside said:Was at Giants v Eagles last night , the evacuation of Giants fans at 3/4 time was incredible, only a couple of touchdowns behind but they’d had enough. NFL live is awesome even when you have no idea on the rules
NY Giants in a trough. US sports media all over them. A bit like Nafan Hugley 18 months ago before he became the pontiff.Mr Brightside said:Was at Giants v Eagles last night , the evacuation of Giants fans at 3/4 time was incredible, only a couple of touchdowns behind but they’d had enough. NFL live is awesome even when you have no idea on the rules
Out of interest, what was the crowd make up? As in, how large a traveling support did the Philly Eagles have there?Mr Brightside said:Was at Giants v Eagles last night , the evacuation of Giants fans at 3/4 time was incredible, only a couple of touchdowns behind but they’d had enough. NFL live is awesome even when you have no idea on the rules
Probably 60/40 PT , same for the Jets Broncos surprisinglyPanthera Tigris said:Out of interest, what was the crowd make up? As in, how large a traveling support did the Philly Eagles have there?
Not that far to travel from Philly to NJ, where the Giant's MetLife stadium is. And no doubt there'd be a fair amount of expat Philly people living in NYC itself (NYC has that gravitational pull that means expats from all around the country live there).
Fascinating isn't it. I remember when I first started seeing American sports on TV, as a young kid, during the early 90s. Crowds seemed so partisan in favour of the home side. The US (like Australia) being such a large country, with road trips being too expensive for your average fan to contemplate.Mr Brightside said:Probably 60/40 PT , same for the Jets Broncos surprisingly
Do they switch from ice hockey to basketball in a few hours?Mr Brightside said:The Ice Hockey and Basketball always seem to be 90% home team crowd and though Hockey fans are generally aggressive types haven't see any trouble what so ever at either.
Funny thing at the Football the other night, there was a Bronco guy and a Jets guy ( similar at Giants game)about 6 seats from each other going at it all night, I said to my son at the time , how there different here they like to yptalk the talk but not so much walk the walk, I thought at the time if it was in Oz somebody would have belted somebody about an hour ago or they would have shut up an hour ago, football crowds are defiantly the most aggressive , saw a few things that would have turned to violence in Oz but they appear to just rather be loud at each other, probably a good thing.
Baseball crowds are a whole different type imo , lots of my mates like a day at the baseball, I'm not really a fan of the game or the crowds , nearly went to Yankees Stadium for one of there play off games but at $180 us a pop I gave it a miss
One things for sure all there sports really make it 3 or 4 hours of entertainment, even though I've good sfa idea of what's going on there all a bloody good time, except the baseball , but that's just me. It's a tough call between the football and the ice hockey , each event has been awesome and have loved every NBA game , actually of to see thunder v Clippers tonight then tomorrow will see LA Kings play at the Staples center at 1 pm then at 7 in the same venue see Lebrons first home game for the Lakers against Houston. Another thing is just about every event has free giveaways when you walk in the door, we've got T shirts, Bobble dobbles, Calenders, free pizzas, most teams all so have min auctions of players gear going cheap that goes to there charity's , picked up a Jordan signed Basketball cheap (deandre Jordan that is ) , National anthem is always sung by a superstar and they always show great admiration for a war vet , it all ads to the experience. Still always prefer to be going to watch the Tigers play and catch up with the lads for a beer , however I don't think we get anywhere near a days entertainment for the natural observer.
Yep , Madison square garden says it takes about 3 hours to cover the ice and move seating, not uncommon for them to have nba, nhl and concerts on 3 nights in a row22nd Man said:Do they switch from ice hockey to basketball in a few hours?
I find it slower then test cricket and it’s the one sport that doesn’t seem to have the extra entertainment22nd Man said:I went to one Baseball game in the 90s in Seattle. Got talking to a bloke in the ferry from Victoira to Seattle and he said he had a spare ticket and I could have it gratis ..thought he was being very generous (though it was appreciated) until I looked at the price in the ticket... $2.50 ... Was on the top deck of the old indoor stadium Kingdome baseball and football) since demolished and replaced by two outdoor stadiums. Crowd was very sparse in a 50000 seat stadium ...midweek night , bad team and with 80 home gamEs a year even the biggest fans would be hard pressed to stay interested.
The highlight of the night was Ken Giffey senior and junior playing in the same team....how's that for father son !
I think it's like cricket...a lot of the action is subtle and opaque to the casual observer. Seems to be immensely tactical when it comes to pitching rotations. And like soccer no matter how dominant a team may seem it's not over till it's over... a streak of just two or three hits can swing a game.Mr Brightside said:I find it slower then test cricket and it’s the one sport that doesn’t seem to have the extra entertainment
Added vibrancyTigerForce said:Just saw this on the net with Griffo at the USC Trojans and Lennon at the Utah Utes for the 2019/20 NCAA Football season. Both teams meet on October 20 this year so hopefully ESPN shows the game.....even though they're just punters.
WTF is Lennon doing with his hair??