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zonin2000 10-02-2010 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by jazman
3. Great interview with a college football player who just took a year out to do a scholarship at Oxford to return this year for the combine and get a place with an NFL franchise .. didn't catch his name though

Myron Rolle

jazman 10-02-2010 10:46 PM

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Myron Rolle

Now that rings a bell. Not an easy name to catch, or even hard to believe :D

Is he a QB?

pauldrulez 10-02-2010 10:46 PM

And he looks in peak condition according to reports.

Someone is going to get a steal wherever he is drafted. Would have been top 5, top 10 at the lowest in the draft last year.

Just as a pointer to the Colts thing,

Bill Polian has come out and thrown the Offensive Line under the bus.

Yes, the Offensive Line that allowed no sacks and opened up holes that a Routemaster could drive through to allow Addai to have an excellent game.

pauldrulez 10-02-2010 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by jazman
Now that rings a bell. Not an easy name to catch, or even hard to believe :D

Is he a QB?

Beast of a Safety.

He'll be a leader of a Secondary somewhere.

jazman 10-02-2010 10:48 PM

Interesting story that one ... will keep an eye out. Think he wants to be a doctor as they touched on the concussion issue ...

elliott 10-02-2010 10:50 PM

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Originally Posted by zonin2000
Myron Rolle

Yeh. Went on a Rhodes scholarship. Wants to be a brain surgeon. Nice chap I heard.

jazman 10-02-2010 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by elliott
Yeh. Went on a Rhodes scholarship. Wants to be a brain surgeon. Nice chap I heard.

Sounds like he is in the interview.

Not sure if it is the American way but this is the second interview on PTI where the interviewee says Sir all the time ... sounds like a breath of fresh air as you just do not get that over here ... respect.

elliott 10-02-2010 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by jazman
Sounds like he is in the interview.

Not sure if it is the American way but this is the second interview on PTI where the interviewee says Sir all the time ... sounds like a breath of fresh air as you just do not get that over here ... respect.

Yeh. To be honest thats just standard over there. I know its different in some respects, but when I went to the Naval Academy it was all sir this, sir that, from players who I've idolised, being courteous and polite to someone who just wants a chat!

pauldrulez 10-02-2010 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by jazman
Sounds like he is in the interview.

Not sure if it is the American way but this is the second interview on PTI where the interviewee says Sir all the time ... sounds like a breath of fresh air as you just do not get that over here ... respect.

I do like that, always hear lots of "Sir" and "Ma'am" when i'm watching American programmes or news etc.

Like I love the passion for the National Anthem. How rare is it that you see everyone standing as one for an anthem. With silence before and everyone joining in during. Looks emotional and the American guy I sat next to at Wembley this year was almost in tears during it. Thanked those of us around him for respecting their anthem. Not quite sure what he expected of us.

Thinking back to the Superbowl and a few other games I saw this year, I love the flyovers as well.

jazman 10-02-2010 11:01 PM

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Originally Posted by elliott
Yeh. To be honest thats just standard over there. I know its different in some respects, but when I went to the Naval Academy it was all sir this, sir that, from players who I've idolised, being courteous and polite to someone who just wants a chat!

Very refreshing to hear, maybe that's why I found it so noticable ....

jazman 10-02-2010 11:03 PM

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Originally Posted by pauldrulez
I do like that, always hear lots of "Sir" and "Ma'am" when i'm watching American programmes or news etc.

Like I love the passion for the National Anthem. How rare is it that you see everyone standing as one for an anthem. With silence before and everyone joining in during. Looks emotional and the American guy I sat next to at Wembley this year was almost in tears during it. Thanked those of us around him for respecting their anthem. Not quite sure what he expected of us.

Thinking back to the Superbowl and a few other games I saw this year, I love the flyovers as well.

Seeing that we have far more history than the US it's hard to understand that they are so much more passionate about their country than us ... maybe we are and just don't show it. I only really notice it when it's the World Cup ... St George's day is nothing over here in comparison to what they celebrate over there. We truly have an identity crisis.

pauldrulez 10-02-2010 11:19 PM

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Seeing that we have far more history than the US it's hard to understand that they are so much more passionate about their country than us ... maybe we are and just don't show it. I only really notice it when it's the World Cup ... St George's day is nothing over here in comparison to what they celebrate over there. We truly have an identity crisis.

Completely agree.

I try and celebrate St. Georges Day.

Flag out the window, St. Georges tie and pen and then go out after work for the evening and celebrate.

IMO, it should be a National Holiday, but it's too close to Easter and MayDay to do it.

But I definitely agree that they are so much more patriotic than we are.

Strathclyde Eagle 10-02-2010 11:45 PM

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Yeh. Went on a Rhodes scholarship. Wants to be a brain surgeon. Nice chap I heard.

Didn't FSU have to put on a special flight for him after his interview for a Rhodes Scholarship place? Seems like a good guy, hope he does well.

BTW I'd say we're about the only country that doesn't celebrate our national day. St. Andrew's, David's and obviously Patrick's Day blow St. George's Day out of the water on that front. Pity.

pauldrulez 10-02-2010 11:54 PM

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Didn't FSU have to put on a special flight for him after his interview for a Rhodes Scholarship place? Seems like a good guy, hope he does well.

BTW I'd say we're about the only country that doesn't celebrate our national day. St. Andrew's, David's and obviously Patrick's Day blow St. George's Day out of the water on that front. Pity.

It does come to something when as many English people celebrate St. Paddy's day than celebrate St. Georges day.

Pubs in Coulsdon were rammed last March 17th.

April 23rd, there was room to sit down in any one of them.

Benzhiyi 11-02-2010 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by pauldrulez
I Like I love the passion for the National Anthem. How rare is it that you see everyone standing as one for an anthem. With silence before and everyone joining in during. Looks emotional and the American guy I sat next to at Wembley this year was almost in tears during it. Thanked those of us around him for respecting their anthem. Not quite sure what he expected of us.

Thinking back to the Superbowl and a few other games I saw this year, I love the flyovers as well.

National anthem gives me goosebumps every time I hear it. I stand for it even when I'm watching games at home. My adopted country, innit.

They had a flyover at the Phins-Colts game Nookie and I attended - I can't put into words how loud those planes are, live. (Nor how though they fly.) That moment alone was incredible.

Benzhiyi 11-02-2010 11:54 AM

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There is no way on Earth that we get more decisions that the Colts. Admittedly, we get a lot, but the Colts get every decision their way in home games.

Oh, you do. You're too close to this to call it from a neutral perspective. Perhaps last season you might be right that the Colts got more favourable decisions. But over the last decade? Particularly the 16-0 season? You've had more help from officials than any other team.

Sure, the refs don't like upsetting Polian. But they're even more terrified of upsetting Belicheat or Cryin' Tom Baby.

And a couple of missed holding calls - something that happens 50-odd times every game - is super weak evidence to the contrary.

jazman 11-02-2010 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by pauldrulez
It does come to something when as many English people celebrate St. Paddy's day than celebrate St. Georges day.

Pubs in Coulsdon were rammed last March 17th.

April 23rd, there was room to sit down in any one of them.

You say that, I celebrated Thanksgiving Day for the first time in my life with the great help from my family .... :)

pauldrulez 11-02-2010 12:36 PM

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Oh, you do. You're too close to this to call it from a neutral perspective. Perhaps last season you might be right that the Colts got more favourable decisions. But over the last decade? Particularly the 16-0 season? You've had more help from officials than any other team.

Sure, the refs don't like upsetting Polian. But they're even more terrified of upsetting Belicheat or Cryin' Tom Baby.

And a couple of missed holding calls - something that happens 50-odd times every game - is super weak evidence to the contrary.

I agree, I can't really comment on Patriots things, too biased. So i'm not going to bother continuing making myself look stupid with this argument as a Pats fan will have a different opinion to a Dolphins fan, Colts fan, Jags fan etc.

Through the playoffs though, i've really found myself becoming a fan of the sport in general. Something that i've struggled with with our own sport of football. I rarely watch Premier games, never watch European games and only watch England matches out of patriotism.

Yet, I could sit there and watch the Chiefs-Raiders for example and not notice 3 hours fly by.

pauldrulez 11-02-2010 12:37 PM

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You say that, I celebrated Thanksgiving Day for the first time in my life with the great help from my family .... :)

This I will definitely be doing this year.

I would have done it this year, but illness, work and the effort of going shopping stopped me.

This year i'll go for it full-on.

Edenbridge Eagle In Exile 11-02-2010 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by pauldrulez
It does come to something when as many English people celebrate St. Paddy's day than celebrate St. Georges day.

Pubs in Coulsdon were rammed last March 17th.

April 23rd, there was room to sit down in any one of them.

Shame on them :grrr:


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