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peagle 30-12-2009 10:19 PM

Whats the current exchange rate with the us approximately? And does anyone know the shipping cost for the NFL shop to England?

pauldrulez 30-12-2009 10:21 PM

A lot.

Add on customs duties. Both the NFL Shop and Patriots Pro Shop refuse to help out with things like that.

Try footballfanatics.com

I'm waiting for my 3rd order to arrive. No charges for either of the first 2 orders and $19.95 delivery though it takes a few weeks.

jazman 30-12-2009 10:22 PM

I don't know for certain but it's bloody expensive. I've looked into it before. Worth waiting until you know someone going over there to pick what you want.

peagle 30-12-2009 10:25 PM

Ahhh but I have 15% off the nfl store!! :D

ta for the link though, is really good. Except they dont have the special red throwback kit :(

pauldrulez 30-12-2009 10:27 PM

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WASHINGTON -- Miles Austin of Dallas, Brandon Marshall of Denver and six other Pro Bowl picks are among more than 200 NFL players who would lose their status as unrestricted free agents this offseason if the league and its union can't agree on a new labor contract.

According to a list obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday, there are 212 players who would be considered restricted free agents -- instead of unrestricted -- if there is no salary cap in 2010. There is at least one player from each of the NFL's 32 teams on the list.

In an uncapped year, a player would need at least six years in the NFL, up from the current minimum of four years in the league, to be an unrestricted free agent able to sign with any team.

Pro Bowl linebackers Elvis Dumervil of Denver and DeMeco Ryans of Houston are in the group of potentially affected players, as are starting quarterbacks Kyle Orton of Denver and Jason Campbell of Washington.

"Free agency's always been something for the players, always been a great thing. If you get one crack at free agency as a player, that's what you dream of," Orton said before Denver practiced Wednesday. "How it stands right now ... guys aren't going to be able to have that dream, to be a free agent. That's a shame for the players, I think."

In an uncapped year, a player would need at least six years in the NFL, up from the current minimum of four years in the league, to be an unrestricted free agent able to sign with any team.

Dallas receiver Austin was aware his free agency status could change, but said he wouldn't consider his breakout season bad timing.

"I can't control any of that," he said. "I've just got to stay focused on the things I can control, and that's playing this week and playing hard."

The other players announced Tuesday as selections for this season's Pro Bowl who could find themselves missing out on a chance to cash in this offseason are Packers safety Nick Collins, Patriots guard Logan Mankins, Saints guard Jahri Evans and Eagles fullback Leonard Weaver.

In addition to the NFL's sacks leader (Dumervil), and the NFC's leader in yards receiving (Austin), other prominent names on the list include Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman, Jets receiver Braylon Edwards, Colts safety Antoine Bethea, Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown and Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski.

"If you're a guy that's been in the league a long time, and you know you're pretty much set, you probably have a different opinion about it. But if you're a guy that's in my position, it's going to affect us not just short term but long term," Washington's Campbell said.

If they lose out on the chance to become unrestricted free agents this offseason, players might not get what they were expecting to be a huge payoff. They also won't have the luxury of moving freely anywhere in the league.

A restricted free agent's old club gets a chance to offer the player a one-year contract at different levels of pay that determine what level of draft-choice compensation the old club would receive for losing the player. And the old club has the right to match any offer another club makes to a restricted free agent.

"If you're a free agent, of course you've got a lot of options, but if you're a restricted free agent, it's pretty much the team's choice, depending on what they want to do," Campbell said.

Other rules changes would go into effect if there is no salary cap in 2010. There would be no minimum or maximum amounts teams could spend on payroll, and each club would get an extra "transition player" tag. A "transition player" must be offered a minimum of the average of the top 10 salaries of the prior season at the player's position or 120 percent of the player's previous year's salary, whichever is greater.

"All of a sudden, your rules change," said Campbell, one of seven Redskins players on the list. "That's the situation I've been dealt and so have other guys on the team."
Are they a bit thick?

It's been on the cards for well over a year.

pauldrulez 30-12-2009 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by jazman
I don't know for certain but it's bloody expensive. I've looked into it before. Worth waiting until you know someone going over there to pick what you want.

Agreed.

If you can wait until next winter..... ;)

That's when i'm going.

jazman 30-12-2009 10:45 PM

I know people going before then to be honest ... I was wanting to go in a couple of years anyhow but I just don't think that will come off now ...

pauldrulez 30-12-2009 11:08 PM

I decided against going this year as I would have had a limited budget once getting there.

I've kept that money and continued adding to it. That way I can enjoy it once i'm there and do the extra bits.

People I know think it's strange that i'm going all that way for 3 1/2 hours of football.

But it's about the experience, visiting Boston, getting the tour of Gillette Stadium that i'm owed, visiting the Hall at Patriot Place etc etc.

It's something i've wanted to do for years (aside from the Hall, as it's new)

pauldrulez 30-12-2009 11:08 PM

2011, Cowboys are coming to Gillette.

BBS Trip everyone?

peagle 31-12-2009 12:27 AM

Me and my dad are arranging for a trip over there soon to visit family so I'm trying to get it for next football season. We usually go over and see the mets though, partly becausE of the time of year. Never been to gillete and have offered to pay airfares if we can go when I choose. I don't know if it will happen but I can dream.

Strathclyde Eagle 31-12-2009 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by pauldrulez
Try footballfanatics.com

I'm waiting for my 3rd order to arrive. No charges for either of the first 2 orders and $19.95 delivery though it takes a few weeks.

Good prices there, but on my one and only order (on a Christmas present from the in-laws) I got stung with a customs charge. And an admin fee for the charge. Still, I suppose MPs gardeners need to be paid somehow.

BTW if you're thinking of tattoos never forget Wags' story from an ancient edition of One More Point, where he got a Palace tattoo and then we changed the badge. Just saying.

jazman 31-12-2009 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Strathclyde Eagle
BTW if you're thinking of tattoos never forget Wags' story from an ancient edition of One More Point, where he got a Palace tattoo and then we changed the badge. Just saying.

:D :o ... always the danger

jazman 31-12-2009 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by pauldrulez
2011, Cowboys are coming to Gillette.

BBS Trip everyone?

I'd never be able to manage it considering Mrs JM has never been to the States. And if my first trip is with a bunch of guys to see an NFL match it wouldn't improve relations in our household ... ;)

pauldrulez 31-12-2009 01:00 PM

You'd only have to spend a day with us.

Tempt her with telling her about all the shops in Patriot Place.

She can spend all day spending your money in the huge mall there and we can spend all day getting drunk, watching football and especially watching the Cowboys lose ;)

jazman 31-12-2009 01:03 PM

I'm considering actually going to Dallas instead in a few years.

pauldrulez 31-12-2009 02:24 PM

I'd like to see the new stadium.

It's on my list of things to do in the next 10 years.

Strathclyde Eagle 31-12-2009 02:26 PM

A lot can happen in ten years. The Georgia Dome was only built in the early 90s, hosted a Super Bowl ten years ago and now the Falcons are talking about getting another stadium built apparently.

jazman 31-12-2009 02:36 PM

Looks like it may be cheaper to go to Dallas than it is New York ...

pauldrulez 31-12-2009 02:43 PM

True that.

Though Jerryworld seems like something that everyone should do.

What i'd like to do when i'm older and have enough money.

Roadtrip from Boston (see a Pats game, BC game, UConn game, Sox game, Celtics game) All depends on how it can be timed.

To NY for a couple of weeks. Giants, Jets, Yankees etc.

Then down through Philly towards Washington. From Washington to Carolina and down through Atlanta. See all the NFL teams in those cities and visit some of the big College stadiums.

Then back over to the East Coast. Jacksonville, Miami and Tampa Bay.

Pretty sad to want to do that. And it'd take 3 months and a lot of money but something i'd love to do it when i've saved enough and maybe done something decent with life.

Lots of college teams to see as well on the way down. And sights.

Strange thing to do, but would be interesting.

Swanny32 31-12-2009 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by pauldrulez
2011, Cowboys are coming to Gillette.

BBS Trip everyone?

I can't think of anything I would rather NOT do!


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