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New Fans from London, England!

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Jimbo, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Jimbo

    Jimbo Cheesehead

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    Hey guys!

    My Bro-in-Law & I wanted to follow an NFL team & we have decided on the Packers!

    So what can we expect for the upcoming season?

    Am looking forward to learning more about the team, history, players etc....!

    GO PACKERS! :tup:
     
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  2. HyponGrey

    HyponGrey Caseus Locutus Est

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    Strange rugby with pads, helmets, and overhead forward passes.
     
  3. neilfii

    neilfii Hall of Fame Fan

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    Welcome to the forum Jimbo. There are a lot of knowledgeable people on here and you can learn about as much as you would like about American football in general and about the Packers specifically.
     
  4. Big E

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    Welcome to the family, Jimbo! What kind of knowledge of American football do you have? Have you seen any games before or is everything brand new to you? If you know absolutely nothing about football, here's a flow chart to help you grasp some of the basics of the game. Feel free to ask any questions; I'll be happy to answer to the best of my ability.
     
  5. Bensalama21

    Bensalama21 Ben

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    That flow chart is so nice... But if I was trying to learn the sport for the first time, I would make it even simpler :)

    and glad to here that theres 2 new people in the Packer family!
     
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  6. Trapped In Vikingville

    Trapped In Vikingville Trapped

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    Welcome! I hope you enjoy the season.
    Trapped
     
  7. M&MCheesehead

    M&MCheesehead Cheesehead

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    what part of London do you live in? I lived there for 6 years, still have family over there.
     
  8. DevilDon

    DevilDon Inclement Weather Fan

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    Jimbo, the Packers are unique in that they play in the smallest market in professional sports in the US. They are owned by stockholders and not a single millionaire. They will once in awhile offer stock in the team. It doesn't pay any dividends except pride in being an owner of the Packers.
    They have more championships than any other NFL team at 13. They are the 3rd oldest team in the NFL and the only one of the first 13 years of the NFL to not have been renamed or moved to another city.
    The Packers from 1934 played some games in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a home game but the last game was played in 1994. The Packers are likely the most popular internationally because of these unique traits.
    Welcome to the fan base.... it's a great tradition and a great team, you've chosen wisely.
     
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  9. Jimbo

    Jimbo Cheesehead

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    North London, Enfield. Wheres your fam from bro?
     
  10. ivo610

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    Welcome to our forum.
     
  11. VolvoD

    VolvoD Cheesehead

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    You've picked the best team with the most storied history. Welcome!
     
  12. GreenBlood

    GreenBlood Banned Banned

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    I know what you mean, but that makes it sound like none of the stockholders are millionaires...lol
     
  13. CheeseHead87

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    Welcome!!!

    Quick question: out of all the NFL teams, why did you pick to root for the Packers?
     
  14. ozbuc

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    Welcome to the forum.
     
  15. Jimbo

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    Don't know really, just read about the traditions of the club, loyal fans, style of play etc :) looking forward to the game later!
     
  16. Jimbo

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    Don't know really, just read about the traditions of the club, loyal fans, style of play etc :) looking forward to the game later!
     
  17. Jimbo

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    Don't know really, just read about the traditions of the club, loyal fans, style of play etc :) looking forward to the game later!
     
  18. Deke

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    Hi Jimbo, and brother-in-law, and welcome to both.

    Always good to see new fans from this side of the pond! And a great choice of team to support.

    Enjoy the game tonight - fortunately I don't have to be up early tomorrow so will be catching the whole game live. I have a good feeling about this game, don't know why, just do.
     
  19. weeds

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    A million ain't what it used to be. ;)
     
  20. MLB

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    A big "WELCOME" to our allies across The Pond!
     
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  21. melvin dangerr

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    First the best choice is a big slice of cheese, my wife is from England, and her favorite colors were green and gold:tup:
     
  22. Alex

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    Smart choice in a team Jimbo. This team is incredibly exciting to watch you won't regret it!
     
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  23. Oshkoshpackfan

    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    Welcome Jimbo !!! glad to see you chose to root for the real Americas team and now that football has become recognized more by our brothers across the big pond, maybe the packers can be UK's team as well. Spread the word about the best team !!!!
     
  24. M&MCheesehead

    M&MCheesehead Cheesehead

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    Jimbo, I have a brother in law that lives in Enfield and I played baseball for the Enfield Spartans when I lived there. My wife is from Watford and my mother's family lives in Whitney, near Oxford.
     
  25. Unomee

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    Welcome Jimbo. Visited UK years ago in 1987.

    Understand your football leagues have some American players?
     

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