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  • #16
    thanks for the advice and tips, the pics are very helpful.

    we barely explored a fraction of nyc during easter week last year, so we have way to much to do again. next stop for us in the us will be chicago i suspect, but nyc for a few years yet. the view coming in from birmingham into newark is something i will never forget. just amazing.

    take it easy people.
    stands on shifting sands...

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    • #17
      Originally posted by hellborn View Post
      Last time I was in NYC, I had four huge, drunk bums in front of me who were just itching to fight...I know the same happens to a lot of Yanks fans in Fenway, seems like there will be 5-10 fights per game that require security. There's really no way to segregate fans, though...you're buying tickets for particular seats, so everybody gets intermingled.

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      That was you! Just kidding! Drunkerds mess everything up, it gets old real fast and it messes up just having fun at a game. I went to a Cowboys Giants game last season and a Cowboy fan was acting like a total jerk I think begging to start something with someone that was annoying, but then again there was Cowboy fans in front of us who where real cool and civil The Giants lost and at the end of the game we shook hands and said good game to each other. It's cool when you can fool around with other fans and mess with each other but some idiots just use it as an excuse to get into a fight with people.
      Oh! and our Brit friend you should check out an American Football game if you ever can. I love baseball and it's by far my favorite sport but an Live American Football game is something you must experience! NYC has so many things to see you really have your work cut out for you!
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      • #18
        Originally posted by mjrennie View Post
        thanks for the advice and tips, the pics are very helpful.

        we barely explored a fraction of nyc during easter week last year, so we have way to much to do again. next stop for us in the us will be chicago i suspect, but nyc for a few years yet. the view coming in from birmingham into newark is something i will never forget. just amazing.

        take it easy people.
        Chicago is an excellent choice!
        Gotta see Wrigley Field, insist on a day game.
        And drive up and down Lake Shore Drive for marvelous views.
        And get some real stuffed pizza...and an Italian beef/sausage combo...well, I'll make a list for when you actually go there.
        "I throw him four wide ones, then try to pick him off first base." - Preacher Roe on pitching to Musial

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Urbanshocker13 View Post
          It's cool when you can fool around with other fans and mess with each other but some idiots just use it as an excuse to get into a fight with people.
          I've had so many great conversations with Yanks fans in Boston and NYC...it is sad when dopes try to ruin things. I don't really mind rude comments and smack talk, but 4 drunks screaming/spraying in my face nonstop was just ridiculous. They should have been at rehab instead of at a ballgame.
          The thing that really amazed me in NYC was that Mets fans mostly loved us...we even had one guy in a bar in SoHo almost apologize to us for '86. He said he was so thrilled to see his team win, but why did they have to beat the Bosox to do it? Granted, there were some Mets fans who were quite hostile, but they were in the minority.
          Last edited by hellborn; 03-13-2008, 08:58 PM.
          "I throw him four wide ones, then try to pick him off first base." - Preacher Roe on pitching to Musial

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          • #20
            american football...now that is very, very popular in the uk. we get a triple header, live, every sunday night and many bonus games like a thursday thanksgiving or mondays. most play-off games too and, of course, the super bowl. i have always looked for the cowboys since i was given a sweatshirt back in about 1984 when it first came on our screens in england. i had a choice of that or a black oakland or red frisco t-shirt. i think the redskins beat dallas in the nfc championship that season, the days of danny white and tony dorsett.

            this was then followed by about 8 years of abysmal dallas teams and then, bang, world beaters. i think the sport is outstanding and this years new york run was very impressive. when dalls beat them at giants stadium in the regular season, i still reckoned the giants looked to have something useful. i was not surprised they knocked dallas out later, but was surprised when they turned over the patriots. that last drive was great.

            now i find out the giants used to play at yankee stdium, so i have to have a soft spot for them. but that makes me a bandwagon jumper. whatever.

            actually, picking the yankees and the cowboys is probably the easy option anyway. seems they are the glamour teams in their sport.

            good to exchange views with you people anyway, sorry for typos, just typing too quickly. have a good weekend.

            michael.
            stands on shifting sands...

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            • #21
              Originally posted by mjrennie View Post
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              actually, picking the yankees and the cowboys is probably the easy option anyway. seems they are the glamour teams in their sport.

              good to exchange views with you people anyway, sorry for typos, just typing too quickly. have a good weekend.

              michael.
              I'd argue that the Cowboys and Packers are the two NFL franchises that attract the most rabid long-term fans. Even when they stink, a lot of people stick with them or even become new fans because of the name, mystique, and history.
              Is there another example of such a successful major sports franchise being located in an area as isolated and lightly populated as Green Bay?
              "I throw him four wide ones, then try to pick him off first base." - Preacher Roe on pitching to Musial

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              • #22
                no, green bay is an enigma. football in england has real local roots. supporting your local team is, mainly, the law. man united (spit) are an exception and they have a global following and the common perception is of man city being the local manchester team.

                what appealed to me about the giants this year was the way they came good and showed spirit and guts.
                stands on shifting sands...

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                • #23
                  You should check out the other fourms on this page, there is alot of good photos of Old Yankee stadium before the 70's renovations and of the New Stadium. There is also alot of good fourms in the History of the Game section, alot of good information and good posts.
                  39 AL Pennants • 26 World Series titles
                  2003 • 2001 • 2000 • 1999•1998 • 1996 •1981 • 1978 •1977 • 1976 • 1964 • 1963 •1962 • 1961 • 1960 •1958•1957 • 1956 • 1955 • 1953 • 1952 • 1951 • 1950 • 1949•1947 • 1943 • 1942 • 1941•1939 • 1938 • 1937 • 1936•1932 • 1928 • 1927 • 1926 •1923 • 1922 • 1921

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                  • #24
                    ok, thanks.

                    what sort of weather can we expect in may? we don't have a climate in the uk, we just have weather...ie rain. seems like the climate is more predictable in the us. our tiny island is pounded by sea on all sides and we have a very wet time of it. when we came over last easter, we were stunned at the cold. it was brilliant sunshine but desperately cold. really nice actually, but we were surprised.
                    stands on shifting sands...

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by mjrennie View Post
                      ok, thanks.

                      what sort of weather can we expect in may? we don't have a climate in the uk, we just have weather...ie rain. seems like the climate is more predictable in the us. our tiny island is pounded by sea on all sides and we have a very wet time of it. when we came over last easter, we were stunned at the cold. it was brilliant sunshine but desperately cold. really nice actually, but we were surprised.
                      LOL, I know the weather over there in Ireland & England, yup lots of rain. But you guys don't have the snow,& Cold in the winter or the humitity and heat in the summer we have in the North East of America. You are going in May, so it should be very nice but then again the saying goes if you don't like the weather in the Northeast wait 10 minutes! The one thing the weather in the Northeast isn't is predictable!
                      Last edited by Urbanshocker13; 03-16-2008, 09:27 AM.
                      39 AL Pennants • 26 World Series titles
                      2003 • 2001 • 2000 • 1999•1998 • 1996 •1981 • 1978 •1977 • 1976 • 1964 • 1963 •1962 • 1961 • 1960 •1958•1957 • 1956 • 1955 • 1953 • 1952 • 1951 • 1950 • 1949•1947 • 1943 • 1942 • 1941•1939 • 1938 • 1937 • 1936•1932 • 1928 • 1927 • 1926 •1923 • 1922 • 1921

                      :bowdown:1•3•4•5•7•8•8•9•10•15•16•23•32•37•42•44•49 & soon 2•6•20•21•51•42

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Urbanshocker13 View Post
                        LOL, I know the weather over there in Ireland & England, yup lots of rain. But you guys don't have the snow,& Cold in the winter or the humitity and heat in the summer we have in the North East of America. You are going in May, so it should be very nice but then again the saying goes if you don't like the weather in the Northeast wait 10 minutes! The one thing the weather in the Northeast isn't is predictable!
                        I've lived in IL, TX, MO, MI, and NH, and people said that same thing about the weather in each place (although 15 minutes is more typical)!
                        The place where that stood out for me the most was Dallas in the summer...you could go from a bright, nearly cloudless day to tornado-like conditions in about 3 minutes. You had to keep your eye on clouds forming suddenly and then boiling up to the heavens...that was a sign to run inside!

                        May should be OK in NYC, probably not very cold. Possibly quite warm and/or wet. If you come up to the White or Green Mountains, ski season would have just ended!
                        "I throw him four wide ones, then try to pick him off first base." - Preacher Roe on pitching to Musial

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