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(NFL)   120 years ago today, the first professional football game was played. Here are some photos of the most epic moments in pro football   (nfl.com) divider line 54
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2012-11-13 12:03:49 PM

xaks: So, according to this, neither are the Bears. Only the Cards.

Hm.

Learn something new every day. Thanks for that.


No, they're up there. People outside of the Bears fanbase forget that the team was originally located in Decatur. A local food starch business owned by A.E. Staley formed a company team and hired George Halas and Dutch Sternaman to run the team - with Halas representing the Staleys at the Hupmobile Showroom meeting.

The next season Staley sold the team to Halas, but paid him to keep the Staleys name for a season since he was moving the team to Chicago. We biatch and moan about corporatism's influence on the league and how stadium names get absurd, let's not forget that both the Bears and the Packers got their original team names because of the companies that paid for them.
 
2012-11-13 01:38:42 PM

Trapper439: irishman4: marcpen: I get caught out every time by you Americans mangling the English language. Get it right: 'Football' is what you people call Soccer. The game you call Football is Rugby for pussies wearing body armour. British football is a gentleman's game played by thugs; rugby is a thug's game played by gentlemen.

Suck it

I note with interest that you have an homage to CM Punk in your profile.

I have a good laugh at the WWE every now and then, but you can hardly call it "sport".

Seriously, people who think that the WWE really has an "Inter-Continental Champion" or that the NFL and MLB winners have earned the title of "World Champion"

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know nothing whatsoever about international sport.

Thinking that winning a contest that ignores 95% of the world's population and calling yourselves "World Champions" as a result is beyond a joke.

Nobody outside North America gives the remotest flying shiat about your quaint little games.

Now, I'm not going to disrespect great American sporting heroes like Roy Hobbs, Daniel LaRusso, Rocky Balboa, and Hulk Hogan. But I do find it amusing when you compare them to real, actual sportspeople.


you sound mad
& european

/good luck convincing americans that soccer is anywhere on par with nfl / nba (baseball sucks)
 
2012-11-14 09:30:20 PM
This was the greatest play ever.
 
2012-11-16 08:30:34 AM

inner ted: /good luck convincing americans that soccer is anywhere on par with nfl / nba (baseball sucks)


Believe me, the very last thing that any sports fan outside the US wants is for Americans to get more involved in our sports.

I don't want my favourite clubs to be turned into "franchises". I don't want to be told every 30 seconds that "we'll be right back after this word from our sponsors". And I certainly don't want the chest-beating hype and self-importance.
 
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