Saints or Colts?

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Who do you think should win?

Saints.
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75%
Colts.
1
25%
 
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Saints or Colts?

Postby Niner » Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:48 pm

Who do you think should win the Super Bowl on Sunday?
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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:49 am

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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby Karl/Pa. » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:57 am

My favorite team is whomever is playing the Colts. I grew up in the Baltimore area and we're all still sore about the underhanded way the team moved to Indy.
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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby joseyclosey » Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:40 pm

I don't feel qualified to vote!

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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:06 pm

Looks similar to the 6 Nations Joe. I don't care WHO beats Wales, Ireland or Scotland - just as long as they get beaten :roll: :roll: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Ireland / Italy today was a waste of TV space BUT :ENG: stuffed Wales at HQ, good result :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby Niner » Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:30 pm

No problem Duncan. Where is oldironsights? I know he's pulling for the Saints.
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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby Aughnanure » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:07 pm

I read the heading and thought "I know what a Colt is but what the hell is a 'Saint' . . .now I know that it's not another pistol :roll: :oops: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby Niner Delta » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:26 pm

I'll go with the Saints, since not too long ago they were called the "New Orleans 'Aints", and have come a long ways since those days.
And the Colts suck. IMO

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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby Karl/Pa. » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:49 pm

Aughnanure wrote:I read the heading and thought "I know what a Colt is but what the hell is a 'Saint' . . .now I know that it's not another pistol :roll: :oops: :lol: :lol:


The Colts are named after a young horse. The Saints are named for the New Orleans Jazz tune "When the Saints go Marching In."
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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:36 am

Just thought you would like to know that the game is being shown live on BBC TV in the UK, starting at 10:55 I think.
I shall be in bed ;)
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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby oldironsights » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:15 am

Karl/Pa. wrote:
Aughnanure wrote:I read the heading and thought "I know what a Colt is but what the hell is a 'Saint' . . .now I know that it's not another pistol :roll: :oops: :lol: :lol:


The Colts are named after a young horse. The Saints are named for the New Orleans Jazz tune "When the Saints go Marching In."



In 1966, Louisiana congressman Hale Boggs was to head a group investigating the NFL for anti-trust violations.
Then NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle met with Congressman Hale Boggs & promised New Orleans a NFL expansion franchise provided the anti-trust investigation is stopped & a suitable stadium be built within ten years time.
The anti-trust investigation was stopped & New Orleans was awarded a NFL franchise on 01Nov1966, which is All Saints Day for the Catholic religion.
New Orleans & Louisiana have largely been a Catholic stronghold throughout its history. ( Louisiana is still divided into parishes, not counties, as is the other 49 states.)
The Saints began play in September 1967 using Tulane University's football stadium until the Superdome was completed in 1975.
The team was originally owned by Texas oilman John Mecom jr, but was sold to present owner , banker & new car dealership owner Tom Benson in 1985.
It was Tom Benson who got the Saints heading in a winning direction for the first time, & the team posted a 12-3 record in in 1987, the first winning season in franchise history.


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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby Niner » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:49 pm

31 to 17. Great game. Who Dat won :rebel:
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Postby Karl/Pa. » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:41 pm

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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:23 am

09:21 in France, have they finished yet Robert :roll: :roll:
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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby Niner » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:25 am

Football games last 60 minutes plus timeouts and halftime. It's not like Cricket that goes on for days. :bigsmile: Actually took something over three hours with all the timeouts, halftime show and official commercial announcement timeouts.

It was a big deal that the Saints were there and won for anybody living in my part of the Gulf Coast, not just Lousiana and New Orleans.
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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby PeterN2 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:14 pm

My supervisor at work always watches the Superbowl every year and has the next day off as holiday because he has stayed up most of the night to watch it. He was off work today, as usual.
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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby Tom-May » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:01 am

Niner wrote:"....Football games last 60 minutes plus timeouts and halftime. It's not like Cricket that goes on for days. :bigsmile: .....


CHOKE, COUGH, SPLUTTER....

At least with cricket they are playing for most of the time (excepting the lunch and tea intervals). :razz:

[RANT]I still can't understand why it should take three and a half hours to play for 60 minutes (and as for changing teams every few minutes mumble drone moan mumble ad nausium... :) ) [/RANT]
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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby Karl/Pa. » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:22 am

It's a Yank thing.
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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby Niner » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:23 am

106.5 million people watched it on tv. The most people ever to watch a tv show in the US. What's the most people to ever watch a Cricket match?
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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby Niner Delta » Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:43 am

I'm going to guess about 3517, of which 3500 were dozing. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:08 am

106.5 million people watched it on tv. The most people ever to watch a tv show in the US.


Says something about the quality of other TV programmes that were on at the time then :loco: :loco: The game would never catch on over here, its for softies! How long does the longest possible 'play' last for - 15 seconds, 20 seconds? In Rugby the players play for 2 x 40 minute periods with 15 minutes between them AND they don't need body armour :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby Niner » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:24 pm

Yeah......but Americans mostly don't see the point of Rugby or Cricket, Duncan. About like Brits not seeing the point of football or baseball. Two different cultures divided by habits of interest learned in our youth.
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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:17 pm

I still say its a softies game and you will never change my opinion there ;) As a matter of interest, how many women's teams are there in American Football? :roll:
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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby Niner » Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:24 pm

Women play flag ball in local leagues. My wife played for a while back when she was 40 years old because some young women who worked for her when she was CFO of a company talked her into it. She enjoyed it. She was a wide receiver....back before she became wide. ;)
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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:36 pm

She obviously isn't a member here then with statements like that :bigsmile:
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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby Niner » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:57 pm

I'm not sure she knows what the site is called. I'm safe..I think.
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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby Niner Delta » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:29 pm

"Me thinks he doth protest too much."

Why is it Duncan, that everytime sports comes up, you tell us that our (USA) sports are for softies or not manly or not rough and tough enough for you to be interested in. :roll:
Sometimes it makes me wonder if you are overcompensating for something. :mrgreen:
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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby Niner » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:43 am

No problem Vern. I think the judges should take this to instant replay.


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After further review.........Personal Foul on the French immigrant team.....Duncan penialized fifteen yards. Play results in a first down for the American Wild West team.
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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:26 am

:ENG: :GBR: :AUS: :NZ: :SCO: :IRE: :FRA: ( Haven't got a Welch Flag)

I don't know why I do it Vern :cool: It just seems so right to comment on your players all wearing more body armour than the marines and being unable to play for more than 60 seconds without a break for a team meeting :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Anyway, lucky me has 3 more Rugby matches to watch this weekend in the 6 Nations.
Wales v Scotland
France v Ireland
Italy v England

That'll do me :D :D
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Re: Saints or Colts?

Postby Niner » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:47 pm

There is a national championship rugby club in Mobile Alabama. National for America. I can guess at their training program. No age or fitness regulations either, looks like. There is a women's team too.


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