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Re: Paradise goes to LONDON!
« Reply #35 on: October 28, 2008, 04:30:57 AM »
Hojer:  I was in block 535, row 25 I think my seat was in the 270s - kept on seeing niners fans all game and was wondering if it was anyone from the 'Dise!
Grid: Yeah we had the same problem with the announcer - sometimes you could hear him, sometimes you couldnt.  Our view was much better than I'd expected, but I wish the scoreboards were bigger so you could see down and distance easier from up in the gods!  I dont think they were updating them that quickly though, as a few times when I could just about make it out, it seemed a couple of plays behind

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Re: Paradise goes to LONDON!
« Reply #36 on: October 28, 2008, 04:54:39 AM »
Hojer: I was in block 535, row 25 I think my seat was in the 270s - kept on seeing niners fans all game and was wondering if it was anyone from the 'Dise!
Grid: Yeah we had the same problem with the announcer - sometimes you could hear him, sometimes you couldnt. Our view was much better than I'd expected, but I wish the scoreboards were bigger so you could see down and distance easier from up in the gods! I dont think they were updating them that quickly though, as a few times when I could just about make it out, it seemed a couple of plays behind

Wasn't you then, do you have a Mini-me or something?  :D
We were sitting on the second level (Block 208 in the VIP section of course  8)), with a fantastic view of one of the end-zones. It was kinda hard to see what went on at the other end though. Luckily it seemed that most of the action was going on at our end. We didn't have issues with the announcer. We we're sitting next to a small crowd of die-hard Charger fans, so it was sometimes hard to hear the Ref's announcements. One guy kept yelling 'Saints wear thongs' whenever the Saints had the ball.  :)

I was really impressed with the service and general organisation of the whole thing at Wembley. Everthing was just perfect. Much better, I hate to admit, than I'm used to in 'Parken' the national stadium in Denmark - where my team FC Copenhagen is playing their home games. I never saw the old Wembley but the new stadium just looks fantastic - what a place.


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Re: Paradise goes to LONDON!
« Reply #37 on: October 28, 2008, 01:28:02 PM »
London, I didn't notice the problems with down and distance but then again I rarely looked  ;)

The 2nd level seats I'll gladly recommend. Leather seats are more comfortable and there were much easier access to food and souvenir stands.



London49er (Montana) and Gridiron49 (Rice) meeting at The Green Man before the game
« Last Edit: October 28, 2008, 03:46:53 PM by gridiron49 »

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Re: Paradise goes to LONDON!
« Reply #38 on: October 28, 2008, 06:02:40 PM »
What kind of "beverage" did you have in your hand Grid.? 8) ;D

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Re: Paradise goes to LONDON!
« Reply #39 on: October 29, 2008, 04:48:04 AM »
Awesome guys!

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Re: Paradise goes to LONDON!
« Reply #40 on: October 29, 2008, 04:49:52 AM »
What kind of "beverage" did you have in your hand Grid.? 8) ;D

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Re: Paradise goes to LONDON!
« Reply #41 on: October 29, 2008, 04:59:48 AM »
wow, I'm famous! :) lol  cheers for posting the pic Grid!

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Re: Paradise goes to LONDON!
« Reply #42 on: October 29, 2008, 05:33:07 AM »
wow, I'm famous! :) lol  cheers for posting the pic Grid!
We are on the "front cover" of the league at ESPN too  8)

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« Reply #43 on: October 29, 2008, 11:37:55 AM »
wow, I'm famous! :) lol  cheers for posting the pic Grid!
We are on the "front cover" of the league at ESPN too  8)

I know I think the pic. just cracked my LCD! ;) :)

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Re: Paradise goes to LONDON!
« Reply #44 on: October 29, 2008, 01:34:09 PM »
Hopefully I'll get a pic posted of Just Broncos and Team Pedersen as well.

I know someone took a pic of TP after he had a small Chargers logo painted in the face  ;D



In case you are wondering Team Pedersen is the Cowboys fan in the fantasy league and he is wearing a Romo jersey  :P :-X    ;)
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« Reply #45 on: November 01, 2008, 05:46:22 PM »
 8) you should post that pick of you and London in here!

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Re: Paradise goes to LONDON!
« Reply #46 on: November 01, 2008, 06:16:46 PM »


London49ers (Montana) and Gridiron49 (Rice) meeting at the Green Man pre-game



Calvin aka Team Pedersen from the fantasy league napping between beers at the local pub  ;D ;D ;D  Typical Gurls



The Arch over Wembley at night



Meeting D-roc at the Museum of National History  ;D 



No pics of Just Broncos from the fantasy league as he took the pictures above so this will do  ;)
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« Reply #47 on: November 01, 2008, 06:21:02 PM »
Those are great!

I actually thought that was pa pa! :P

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Re: Paradise goes to LONDON!
« Reply #48 on: November 01, 2008, 06:26:45 PM »
The dinosaur exhibit really was spectacular but my God the line to get there. Museum is free admission and we went Monday at noon. It took 45 minutes to get into the exhibit  :o



The playing field - The Stereophonics entertained before the game  :)
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Re: Paradise goes to LONDON!
« Reply #49 on: November 01, 2008, 06:30:22 PM »
 8) how many ppl does that place hold?

I believe it is much bigger then our average stadium no?

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Re: Paradise goes to LONDON!
« Reply #50 on: November 01, 2008, 07:01:26 PM »
I believe the attendance was announced to be 83,000 give or take a few  ;)  It is larger than most stadiums over here

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« Reply #51 on: November 01, 2008, 07:03:32 PM »
Sure is a very nice looking place Grid.

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Re: Paradise goes to LONDON!
« Reply #52 on: November 01, 2008, 09:35:48 PM »
The dinosaur exhibit really was spectacular but my God the line to get there. Museum is free admission and we went Monday at noon. It took 45 minutes to get into the exhibit :o



The playing field

Don't you mean " the pitch " ?  ;)  Are you getting too Americanized ?  ;D



And d,that is PAPA . You are just used to seeing him in his everyday Bear Suit.
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Re: Paradise goes to LONDON!
« Reply #53 on: November 02, 2008, 01:31:42 AM »
I should just have written "gridiron"  :)

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Re: Paradise goes to LONDON!
« Reply #54 on: November 02, 2008, 04:44:33 AM »
Funny, that's almost exactly as I've pictured you TIM. Really!

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« Reply #55 on: November 02, 2008, 10:15:26 AM »
The dinosaur exhibit really was spectacular but my God the line to get there. Museum is free admission and we went Monday at noon. It took 45 minutes to get into the exhibit :o



The playing field

Don't you mean " the pitch " ?  ;)  Are you getting too Americanized ?  ;D



And d,that is PAPA . You are just used to seeing him in his everyday Bear Suit.

Hard to believe that he goes through all the trouble and all he has on under all that is a thong!

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Re: Paradise goes to LONDON!
« Reply #56 on: November 03, 2008, 05:21:52 PM »
Funny, that's almost exactly as I've pictured you TIM. Really!

That is pretty much how I do look PAPA,except I have Red,White and Blue hair and no glasses. And I wear Niners gear and NO bear suit.
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Re: Paradise goes to LONDON!
« Reply #57 on: November 04, 2008, 11:19:50 AM »


Small part of the crowd outside at the un-official tailgate hosted by the Colchester Gladiators

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Re: Paradise goes to LONDON!
« Reply #58 on: November 04, 2008, 02:19:28 PM »
What's with all the Raiders gear ?  Everyone in England wants to be an East L.A. gang member or something ?
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« Reply #59 on: November 04, 2008, 02:36:09 PM »
Other than the bald guy wearing the decade old Howie Long where do you see Raiders gear?  :) 

There was surprisingly many wearing Saints gear imo. I know it was a Saints "home" game but it was way beyond what we saw last year!

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Re: Paradise goes to LONDON!
« Reply #60 on: November 04, 2008, 02:59:55 PM »
I see at least 9 black shirts in that crowd Grid.
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Re: Paradise goes to LONDON!
« Reply #61 on: November 04, 2008, 03:06:49 PM »
I see at least 9 black shirts in that crowd Grid.
#25 is R. Bush and #54 is Urlacher. Black is not always Faders  ;)

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« Reply #62 on: November 05, 2008, 10:41:58 AM »
I see at least 9 black shirts in that crowd Grid.

I don't know my man I think you might be colored blind as I see a few different team jerseys!

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Re: Paradise goes to LONDON!
« Reply #63 on: November 05, 2008, 01:17:22 PM »
A frustrating trend this year was the very high number of Cardinals jerseys being seen!  :-X

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Re: Paradise goes to LONDON!
« Reply #64 on: November 06, 2008, 08:51:38 AM »
A frustrating trend this year was the very high number of Cardinals jerseys being seen! :-X

Yeah, I saw quite a few Warner jerseys.  I also seemed to see an awful lot of Packers around. 

It was fun trying to spot all the different team colours.  Only saw one Browns top, and a couple wearing Bengals gear complete with facepaint.  To be honest there were only two or three clubs that I didn't see any sign of....

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Re: Paradise goes to LONDON!
« Reply #65 on: November 06, 2008, 04:02:12 PM »
It just seemed to me that with about 9 Jerseys looking to be black in color,there must have been more of them being Raiders gear than just the one Howie Long jersey you can clearly see the number of.
Maybe they were N.O. black ?
But it seems no matter where you go in the USA,you see Raiders gear everywhere. I just wondered if it was the same in Europe? (because obviously these fans came from all over and did not just buy those jerseys for this one game to root for those two teams,but already had these jerseys before they even knew who the two teams would be).
Which teams are the most popular among NFL fans in Europe ?
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Re: Paradise goes to LONDON!
« Reply #66 on: November 07, 2008, 03:01:00 AM »
Which teams are the most popular among NFL fans in Europe ?
I don't think you can put a label on Europe as such. I thought there was quite many Patriots and Giants jerseys being seen besides the obvious Saints and Chargers jerseys. In DK I more often see Cowboys gear and hear of cheeseheads who never seem to show their legience  ::)

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Re: Paradise goes to LONDON!
« Reply #67 on: November 07, 2008, 06:31:21 AM »
They polled fans over here during the first Wembley game last year, and the #1 team (I think it was just for the UK) were the Pats :(  Obviously because of all the success they have had over the recent years, it coincides with the time that a lot of people got into the game, so I guess it was to be assumed that they would jump on the Belicheat bandwagon!  I think we were 3rd or 4th on the list though, alongside the Dolphins and Redskins in the top 5, primarily because of the 80s sides for each respective team, as aside from newer fans, the majority of people over here picked up the game in the 80s, so the successful sides from that era (and especially those that played in the america bowls over here at the time) are well represented......I'll see if I can find the article and post a link to it if I do...

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Re: Paradise goes to LONDON!
« Reply #68 on: November 10, 2008, 03:35:09 AM »
They had a poll on the Danish TV3 last night.

Most DIS-liked team - New England Patriots
Most liked team - New York Giants

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« Reply #69 on: November 13, 2008, 09:26:38 AM »
They had a poll on the Danish TV3 last night.

Most DIS-liked team - New England Patriots
Most liked team - New York Giants

"Homers" the lot of 'em!