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Old 31.01.2014, 11:20 PM
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i'm proud to be the only girl at work that likes american football (but am also the only spurs fan as well) we've talk about the super bowl and a few are going for the broncos but i'm going for seahawks but that's about as far as our chats go as they talk about premier league and other sports.
I even put it on a CV once that i liked american football and enjoyed going to airshows but was told remove it as no employer would be interested and it wasn't girly but one of the interviewers was a fellow fan and had a good chat
I'm with you on the CV thing, I have it listed as pretty much my first thing in the miscellaneous/other information/hobbies section... I recently had an interview, where although both the interviewers were by no means fans, it was a quirk which they picked up on and asked me about. It's very easy to speak confidently about a passion I am constantly explaining to people, so naturally the answers came out well. However, I do work in the Golf industry, where fundamentally sport enthusiasm is somewhat important, so perhaps it is more relevant to put things like the NFL on my CV than it would be for other people.
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Old 01.02.2014, 12:35 PM
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I wear my colts superbowl champions jacket to work on most days, usually wearing a colts cap or jersey on dress down days and I've not had any stick for it yet... incredibly though an old friend who I got into the sport who I hadn't seen for years works there so we talk about the game alot and he introduced me to a few fellow NFL fans around the office, even met an American from my office in a Devin Hester jersey last weekend.
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Old 01.02.2014, 04:13 PM
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As a Sunderland fan, out of interest what was the hooliganism related to Sunderland?

Just as a fan I've been a season ticket holder for a long time and go to many away games and haven't any trouble aside from the Derby and a game at Cardiff which was just Cardiff fans throwing glass bottles into a crowd of Sunderland fans being escorted to train station by police.
It was after a League Cup game around 97 or 98. I was leaving the stadium after the game, both groups were giving hilarious banter Which escalated into a group of about maybe 30 "fans" of each sides getting involved in a mass brawl. Thought stuff this and headed back into the stadium for a while! Outside of that though its been absolutely fine.

The only time I've actually experienced fans throwing stuff was Chelsea "fans" who thought it was hilarious to hurl glass bottles and full cans of beer into the Boro fans walking down Wembley Way (I was 7 years old at the time so that was really brave of them!).

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Old 02.02.2014, 09:42 AM
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I never get any problems at work with being an American Football fan .......... it's accepted by my bosses that I always book the Superbowl as a holiday if I'm due to work (I work two Sunday nights per month) ......... and all my friends have long since got used to the fact that I follow lots of sports from all around the world.
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Old 02.02.2014, 04:28 PM
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First post in this forum. Really enjoy your conversations you have here. I'm from the states so I don't deal with the "haters" from the same perspective you all do but I thought I'd share this.

http://www.avclub.com/article/nobody...uper-bo-200983
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Old 03.02.2014, 05:57 PM
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First post in this forum. Really enjoy your conversations you have here. I'm from the states so I don't deal with the "haters" from the same perspective you all do but I thought I'd share this.

http://www.avclub.com/article/nobody...uper-bo-200983
Perfectly sums up one of my biggest gripes. My twitter feed last night was clogging up with idiots using the same tired comments about the sport.

I actually had to send out a message to those people which stated (in a slightly less polite way ) Could those of you who don't like/cant grasp the nuances of this fine sport and are just ignorantly criticising, please go to bed and let those of us who do enjoy the game watch it in peace!

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Old 03.02.2014, 06:07 PM
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In contrast, I was quite surprised to see my Facebook wall filled with positive comments from people that I really didn't realise had an interest in the sport.
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Old 03.02.2014, 06:48 PM
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Guessing it has been covered, but when ever I mention NFL (to my mates) I either get the "it's boring comment" or the "look at all the padding they wear, whimps, rugby don't wear that much!
Got to the stage where I don't even bother trying to argue or correct them now, they are the ones missing out and can't get their little minds round how it works. 1 mate watched it last night and was messaging every few mins asking the rules, least he tried to understand it which I don't mind, but he said he found it too one sided
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Old 03.02.2014, 06:59 PM
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Why are people so upset? What do these usually do at 1am on a Monday morning that is being compromised by having a game on two TV channels among hundreds. To answer my own question, can't they just flick back to Channel 906 and spend 1.50 of your English pounds per minute chatting to Candy. Was Candy off sick last night and they replaced her with 10-ton Tessa instead?
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Old 03.02.2014, 07:08 PM
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Why are people so upset? What do these usually do at 1am on a Monday morning that is being compromised by having a game on two TV channels among hundreds. To answer my own question, can't they just flick back to Channel 906 and spend 1.50 of your English pounds per minute chatting to Candy. Was Candy off sick last night and they replaced her with 10-ton Tessa instead?
So you know the channel number and the cost of the calls !!!!!!, anyway what is wrong with 10-ton tessa?
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