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 Post subject: Week 8 @ Wembley
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 10:39 am 
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I know this game is a sore subject for some. Obviously I understand the concerns regarding home-field advantage etc but I'm also very excited to be able to see the Falcons play. I plan on travelling to GA for my 30th (2016) to see them @ home but this is literally a dream come true.

I'm curious though if anyone on here is planning on travelling over for the game?

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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 11:06 am 
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If I go my wife said don't bother coming back. So I'm thinking about it. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Week 8 @ Wembley
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 11:23 am 
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You been to London before?

I'm told by friends that have been to games here in UK and USA that the atmosphere is most similar to a SuperBowl as no team has a greater following but due to there being only a few games here a year, the whole crowd is just massively hyped. Should be a lot of fun.... more so if we take a W from the Lions :D

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I heard our German friend BirdBrain is going to the game.

If I can hit the lotto this summer, I'll be going but since there's a 1 in 6 trillion chance of that happening...

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I hate travelling and crowds, so no.

However, we were just in London this past summer and enjoyed seeing Midsummer at the Globe and getting around; the history of the city is simply amazing. If you haven't been and are a history buff, you simply have to go. Skip the absolutely awful Museum of Natural History (which has an exhibit that talks about what the world will be like in the year 2000 . . .seriously, no one has caught that?) , but everything else was quite impressive.


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AngryJohnny51 wrote:
If I go my wife said don't bother coming back. So I'm thinking about it. :)



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well, played sir. well played

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Pudge wrote:
I heard our German friend BirdBrain is going to the game.

If I can hit the lotto this summer, I'll be going but since there's a 1 in 6 trillion chance of that happening...



Pudge, I travelled all over Europe when I was broke as hell..And a lot of that was before the internet.

The real expense is the airfare. Once you get there, you can stay in hostels, microhotels, eat cheap, even have somewhat of a good time.

If you could do the whole trip for 1000$ ( that would be unlikely, but I bet you could do it for 1200), would you condsider it? I know, that's a lot of $$. But it could be one of those magical 'once in a lifetime' type adventures you would remember for the rest of your life. Trust me.

That being said, I aint going. Already been there plenty, and I think I still have some in laws that live out near Oxford....But, I understand why the NFL put this game there: the language and rubgy similarities make sense. But for me London is too stuffy...I'f we gonna get screwed anyways, put in in Spain or Italy :whistle:

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I am in Germany now and its like an hour flight to London so if I happen to be TAD around week 8 I may consider it.

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Not really sure on the packages you guys are being offered, any idea what the costs are to come over (flights, accomodation, tickets etc) and what's included?

Obviously as a fan I'm stoked the Falcons are coming over but naturally I was a bit concerned about us losing homefield advantage for the game so I looked at past UK games -

'07 Giants (10-6) W @ Dolphins (1-15)L
'08 Chargers (8-8) L @ Saints (8-8) W
'09 Pats (10-6) W @ Tampa (3-13) L
'10 Broncos (4-12) L @ 49ers (6-10) W
'11 Bears (8-8) W @ Tampa (4-12) L
'12 Pats (12-4) W @ Rams (7-8-1) L
'13 49ers (12-4) W @ Jags (4-12) L
Steelers (8-8) L @ Vikings (5-10-1) W

Admittedly, when you first look at it you'll notice plenty of home team losses but in a lot of cases they were teams that were bad / having bad years - 07 , 09 , 11 and 13 Jags, The 2012 Rams had an average year but were unfortunate in facing a 12-4 Patriots side.

Of the 3 'home' teams that won, the records were all fairly close but in the case of the Vikings they had a slightly worse record but still came away with the win so that's at least a bit encouraging.

In summary, if the Falcons come to London in the same form as last year then we're less likely to win, if we're doing ok I think we stand a good chance :) time will tell I guess.

Obviously it's all hopes, dreams, speculation and optimism at this point but hey, what else are we guna do during the off season.

Should be fun either way watching arguably the best receivers in the league face off against each other.

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i CAN'T BELIEVE i'VE GOT TO BE UP BY 9:00 am to watch it (:

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Cyril wrote:
i CAN'T BELIEVE i'VE GOT TO BE UP BY 9:00 am to watch it (:


:lol:

Oh yea lol hadn't even considered the time difference. Not really sure why they've done that, all uk games have been on at normal times in the past.

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That'd be, what 2 pm, if the 9 am is EST?


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 Post subject: Re: Week 8 @ Wembley
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I'm looking forward to watching football while eating breakfast. I know most are complaining about it, but it's enough of a novelty experience that I'm very much looking forward to it.

Waffle tacos for everyone!

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I had waffle ice cream sandwiches a couple of weeks ago. Chocolate waffle mix + vanilla ice cream. mmmmmmm


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Pudge wrote:
I'm looking forward to watching football while eating breakfast. I know most are complaining about it, but it's enough of a novelty experience that I'm very much looking forward to it.

Waffle tacos for everyone!

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Novice, I have been eating breakfast while watching football for 6 years now out here in California :mrgreen: .

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