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(Daily Mail)   England's Daily Mail helps you, the typical EPL football supporter bloke, pick a matching NFL side for tomorrow's games. "Liverpool - Dallas Cowboys: A famous organisation supported all over the world, and the similarities don't stop there"   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 34
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2013-09-07 08:21:15 PM
Manchester United: Super rich, everybody either loves 'em or hates 'em- Dallas Cowboys.

Liverpool: Used to be great, haven't won a title in a really long time- also the Dallas Cowboys.

Cardiff City- Khaleesi

So Tottenham's gonna beat the Cowboys, the Cowboys, and Jennifer Lawrence.
 
2013-09-07 08:22:48 PM
What if you only watch the EPL for the flopping?  What NFL team should you root for then?  The Redskins?
 
2013-09-07 08:54:51 PM
Um, the Rams didn't win the NFC West last year... not sure what the article writer's going on about. Sunderland as the Jets is a good one. Oakland could be Leeds, I know they're not in the EPL but Oakland isn't going to be an NFL quality team this year.
 
2013-09-07 08:58:18 PM
Ok, I'm a Gunners fan, but I have been watching the NFL a whole lot longer and I have this to say: I'd rather shoot myself in the face than be a Pats fan.

/Dolphins fan
/Gunners and Dolphins, both consistently aiming for fourth place in their divisions
 
2013-09-07 09:00:17 PM

Palmer Eldritch: Um, the Rams didn't win the NFC West last year... not sure what the article writer's going on about. Sunderland as the Jets is a good one. Oakland could be Leeds, I know they're not in the EPL but Oakland isn't going to be an NFL quality team this year.


That isn't what he said. The Rams did have the best record against NFC West opponents, 4-1-1.
 
2013-09-07 09:01:27 PM

Palmer Eldritch: Um, the Rams didn't win the NFC West last year...


I think they mean record within the division. They were 4-1-1 against the other NFC West teams.
 
2013-09-07 09:03:10 PM

Palmer Eldritch: Um, the Rams didn't win the NFC West last year... not sure what the article writer's going on about. Sunderland as the Jets is a good one. Oakland could be Leeds, I know they're not in the EPL but Oakland isn't going to be an NFL quality team this year.


The NFL doesn't have relegation. Yet.
 
2013-09-07 09:04:03 PM
Eh, I'd say Tottenham is more like the Vikings. Both have competitive squads, both find hilarious ways to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, both have (or had, in Tottenham's case since the transfer deadline) superstars with phenomenal talent, so much so that they seem to put the team on their back constantly, even though they have a talented supporting cast as well. Oh, and both have an unhealthy obsession with their more successful rivals.

Liverpool is more like the Redskins. Historically successful teams whose last title was in the early 90's, both wear red, both are experiencing a somewhat recent (albeit small) resurgence, and both have had owners that treat them like shiat (though Fenway group is much better than Hicks, then again, that doesn't take much effort)
 
2013-09-07 09:25:50 PM

carnifex2005: That isn't what he said. The Rams did have the best record against NFC West opponents, 4-1-1.


Hm, let's see: "The Rams, meanwhile, were just as competitive last season, recording the best record in the NFC West - arguably the toughest in the NFL."

Am I the only one who read that as saying that they were the team in the NFC West with the best record? If someone asks me who had the best record in the AFC West, I wouldn't look only at games within the AFC West, I would just state the team with the best record, Denver (who probably does have the best record in intradivision play.) I mean, it is a good point for them to make, I just fault them for phrasing. Am I alone in that?
 
2013-09-07 09:28:51 PM

Capt_Fodder: Ok, I'm a Gunners fan, but I have been watching the NFL a whole lot longer and I have this to say: I'd rather shoot myself in the face than be a Pats fan.

/Dolphins fan
/Gunners and Dolphins, both consistently aiming for fourth place in their divisions


They'll be at least second this year.  Mostly because the Bills & Jets are just bad.
 
2013-09-07 09:30:10 PM

Palmer Eldritch: I just fault them for phrasing


They're from England, they suck at speaking English.
 
2013-09-07 09:40:04 PM

FriarReb98: Capt_Fodder: Ok, I'm a Gunners fan, but I have been watching the NFL a whole lot longer and I have this to say: I'd rather shoot myself in the face than be a Pats fan.

/Dolphins fan
/Gunners and Dolphins, both consistently aiming for fourth place in their divisions

They'll be at least second this year.  Mostly because the Bills & Jets are just bad.


To be honest I'm just glad they spent some money and are acting like they are finally trying to win something. I'd say that "at least they start with the Browns" but that would just be setting myself up for a bad afternoon tomorrow.
 
2013-09-07 09:40:43 PM
God Hates West Ham?
 
2013-09-07 10:10:16 PM
Just so you Euro-farkers who are new to football understand, you'll notice a cluster of commercial breaks around when a team is kicking off after a score. The stoppage is not part of the game. It's marketing creeps inserting superfluous commercial breaks. Everyone in America hates it also.
 
2013-09-07 10:41:00 PM

FrancoFile: What if you only watch the EPL for the flopping?  What NFL team should you root for then?  The Redskins?


Da Bears.
 
2013-09-07 10:41:18 PM
Blondie you are killing me!
 
2013-09-07 10:53:07 PM

Palmer Eldritch: carnifex2005: That isn't what he said. The Rams did have the best record against NFC West opponents, 4-1-1.

Hm, let's see: "The Rams, meanwhile, were just as competitive last season, recording the best record in the NFC West - arguably the toughest in the NFL."

Am I the only one who read that as saying that they were the team in the NFC West with the best record? If someone asks me who had the best record in the AFC West, I wouldn't look only at games within the AFC West, I would just state the team with the best record, Denver (who probably does have the best record in intradivision play.) I mean, it is a good point for them to make, I just fault them for phrasing. Am I alone in that?


Certainly not the only one.

I can see the point they were making, and why they decided to word it that is is beyond me. But in our way of slang talking/typing, it is a bit easy to misundermastandicate.
 
2013-09-07 11:09:33 PM
Newcastle United being the Raiders I can sort of see. Although Oakland isn't a one-team town.
 
2013-09-07 11:27:15 PM
Liverpool are my adopted top flight team (the MIGHTY Oxford United are my team, but League Two isn't on US tv, and I want to have a rooting interest in games I can see) and there's no farking way on God's green earth I'd ever root for the Cowboys.

/HAIL TO THE REDSKINS
//HAIL VICTORY
///Please don't let RG3 get hurt
 
2013-09-07 11:27:59 PM

Cagey B: Newcastle United being the Raiders I can sort of see. Although Oakland isn't a one-team town.


Crips, Bloods, MS-13, Latin Kings...
 
2013-09-07 11:43:44 PM
Having been to both Veteran's Stadium *and* Boleyn Ground I believe my support of the Philadelphia Eagles and West Ham is the correct combination for many reasons -- starting with sorrow.
 
2013-09-07 11:50:02 PM
Newcastle United- Oakland Raiders Fark you.  The Bears/Stokes comparison makes some sense though.
 
2013-09-08 02:04:25 AM

Cagey B: Newcastle United being the Raiders I can sort of see. Although Oakland isn't a one-team town.


They might be soon.
 
2013-09-08 03:09:06 AM
Really? The foreign-owned, prawn-sandwich set, worldwide-brand-but-second-favourite-in-city Manchester United are equivalent to the community-owned only-game-in-town Packers?

Sure.
 
2013-09-08 03:22:34 AM

gwowen: Really? The foreign-owned, prawn-sandwich set, worldwide-brand-but-second-favourite-in-city Manchester United are equivalent to the community-owned only-game-in-town Packers?

Sure.


Maybe Packers and Arsenal? Both have legions of supporters around their respective countries; both have a history of success; both are responsible with their finances; both like to come up just short when it counts the most.

As for Oakland, I'd go with Leeds. Glory days are far in the past; blue collar, rough and tumble supporters.
 
2013-09-08 03:49:13 AM
I have a Packers/Cubs/Aston Villa combination: ancient teams, old iconic warhorses for stadiums, success in the early days of their respective sports whatever their level of success may be now. (I have a very minor attachment to the Brewers as well, a residual from their AL days, and, well, that matched Villa because neither team will shut up about 1982.)
 
2013-09-08 03:53:26 AM
I figured Manchester United would be compared to Dallas.
 
2013-09-08 07:57:39 AM
The one I thought was totally off was Everton-Boston.  Everton to me is more like Cincinatti; the lesser-known but long-standing rival to a much more successful team, that usually hangs around the bottom-middle of the league, but a recent, inconsistent spurts of confidence have expectations much higher than are really realistic.

Buffalo to me is more like a Leeds....a team that had a good, strong run of form in an era long ago, but have imploded so thoroughly and completely that really they're not in the league anymore, nor look like they're going to be anytime soon...
 
2013-09-08 08:36:19 AM

Palmer Eldritch: Um, the Rams didn't win the NFC West last year... not sure what the article writer's going on about. Sunderland as the Jets is a good one. Oakland could be Leeds, I know they're not in the EPL but Oakland isn't going to be an NFL quality team this year.


Leeds, a storied team that didn't play by the rules, enjoyed a little success, then plummeted thanks to poor managerial decisions.

Yup, that's Oakland right there.
 
2013-09-08 10:35:29 AM
The picture of Andy Reid next to Villas-Boas perfectly symbolizes why my wife prefers the EPL to the NFL.
 
2013-09-08 11:05:44 AM

Intel154: The picture of Andy Reid next to Villas-Boas perfectly symbolizes why my wife prefers the EPL to the NFL.


I went back and took a look and...yeah.  Remember that great day when Mike Nolan got to look all classy in a suit while coaching the 49ers?

ww4.hdnux.com
 
2013-09-08 11:06:27 AM
Why is the BBC logo next to the headline?
 
2013-09-08 11:20:42 AM
I thought that was pretty clever and well-done.  Sure, there were some mistakes, but imagine an American sportswriter trying to write intelligently about the Premier League.

Intel154: The picture of Andy Reid next to Villas-Boas perfectly symbolizes why my wife prefers the EPL to the NFL.


Also, this.
 
2013-09-08 06:14:22 PM
Kind of like farkers using ESPN and Fox Sports for EPL, amiright?
 
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