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Are the fixtures broadcast here in the UK? If so, does any local pub show them? I am not a fan, but know some Americans that live locally. Apparently, Thanksgiving is all about eating lots of turkey while watching the Lions play.

Wings and Beer in town used to show the Sunday games after the footy had finished so worth giving them a bell I'm sure if you want to book a table they'll put it on for you. It'll only be whichever game Sky are showing.
 

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Are the fixtures broadcast here in the UK? If so, does any local pub show them? I am not a fan, but know some Americans that live locally. Apparently, Thanksgiving is all about eating lots of turkey while watching the Lions play.
Correction. Watching the Lions lose!!

They’re so shit, and have been since inception. Bizarrely they’re funded by Ford so have more money than God yet can’t produce a winning team. Sound familiar?

Ford Field however is magnificent if anyone is in that part of the world. Baseball park across the road isn’t too shabby either
 

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Correction. Watching the Lions lose!!

They’re so shit, and have been since inception. Bizarrely they’re funded by Ford so have more money than God yet can’t produce a winning team. Sound familiar?

Ford Field however is magnificent if anyone is in that part of the world. Baseball park across the road isn’t too shabby either
I thought that in American sport it does not matter too much if an owner is rich or not (in comparison with the others) as they have strict revenue sharing and salary caps. Plus, with the draft system and no relegation the teams at the top make about the same as the teams on the bottom, there is little incentive to pay out unless they are close to a championship--and/or the owner's competitive instincts kick in.

It's strange that Detroit has such nice stadiums. It's a horrible city and one of the only places I regret visiting. It is such a shame as Eastern Michigan (Detroit to Flint) is horrible, but Western Michigan (Grand Rapids to the Lake Michigan coast) is wonderful and vastly superior. Northern Michigan is also brilliant. It's sad that with the closed shop nature of American sport a city the size of Grand Rapids would never hope for a team of its own.
 
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I'm pretty sure money doesn't matter that much in the NFL.
I read somewhere that if someone buys. jersey for a team then the money made for the team is split 32 ways and every team gets an equal piece. Not sure where I've read that and may have spread lies haha.

Some NFL teams just seem to be bad all the time. I followed the sport in 2008 and every team in the league has made at least 1 playoff appearance since then. The longest streak is 10 years which is the New York Jets who made the playoffs in 2010. After that is 5 years which is the Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos and Cincinnati Bengals which all have a fairly decent shot of making the playoffs this year.
I thought that in American sport it does not matter too much if an owner is rich or not (in comparison with the others) as they have strict revenue sharing and salary caps. Plus, with the draft system and no relegation the teams at the top make about the same as the teams on the bottom, there is little incentive to pay out unless they are close to a championship--and/or the owner's competitive instincts kick in.

It's strange that Detroit has such nice stadiums. It's a horrible city and one of the only places I regret visiting. It is such a shame as Eastern Michigan (Detroit to Flint) is horrible, but Western Michigan (Grand Rapids to the Lake Michigan coast) is wonderful and vastly superior. Northern Michigan is also brilliant. It's sad that with the closed shop nature of American sport a city the size of Grand Rapids would never hope for a team of its own.
 

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I thought that in American sport it does not matter too much if an owner is rich or not (in comparison with the others) as they have strict revenue sharing and salary caps. Plus, with the draft system and no relegation the teams at the top make about the same as the teams on the bottom, there is little incentive to pay out unless they are close to a championship--and/or the owner's competitive instincts kick in.

It's strange that Detroit has such nice stadiums. It's a horrible city and one of the only places I regret visiting. It is such a shame as Eastern Michigan (Detroit to Flint) is horrible, but Western Michigan (Grand Rapids to the Lake Michigan coast) is wonderful and vastly superior. Northern Michigan is also brilliant. It's sad that with the closed shop nature of American sport a city the size of Grand Rapids would never hope for a team of its own.

Agree about Western & Northern Michigan. It's a beautiful part of the world. The beach at St Joseph, the Mackinac bridge, and the forests of the Upper Peninsula.

Stunning up there (y)
 
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Did anyone watch the Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers game the other week where Aaron Rodgers scored and shouted 'I own you, all my f*****g life I've owned you, I still own you"

As a Chicago Bears fan that absolutely broke me! I was like a kid having a tantrum with their parent in a supermarket after being denied getting some sweets or something.
Rodgers was absolutely right though - He always beats us but I just don't like to think of it haha.

Its up there with one of my worst ever negative sporting moments with various bad results/news for North End.
 
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