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Don't follow gridiron much these days, but I did think about trying out for my university team before I realised they trained first thing sunday mornings and I'd be way too hungover... Hertfordshire Hurricanes

I used to follow the London/England Monarchs, travelled to London to see them a couple of times a season and caught the games in Birmingham when they became a regional team. First NFL game I ever saw was the 1987 American Bowl, Rams vs. Broncos.

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Don't follow gridiron much these days, but I did think about trying out for my university team before I realised they trained first thing sunday mornings and I'd be way too hungover... Hertfordshire Hurricanes

My game against them with the Phantoms was somewhat memorable. Partly because it was my last before I quietly left the team, but mainly because the Hurricanes were so good that me, a rookie, got no playing time at all, so I was standing around doing nothing for the whole duration of the game, and we lost 52-0. :lol:

The way the Phantoms were run was a bit unorthodox. Since Anglia Ruskin is a multi-campus University - one in Chelmsford and the other in Cambridge - we essentially had half the team on one campus training on offence, and the other on defence. For us on the Chelmsford campus, the offence players, we always had to drive all the way up to Cambridge for both our weekly practice, and home games. And because of the trek every home game felt more like an away game.

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This is cool. I always wondered what Aussies and Brits referred to American football as.

Not sure what the Brits call it but us Aussies and Kiwis call it Gridiron.

Grid for the "Grid" like playing field and iron for the Helmet face.

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This is cool. I always wondered what Aussies and Brits referred to American football as.

Not sure what the Brits call it but us Aussies and Kiwis call it Gridiron.

Grid for the "Grid" like playing field and iron for the Helmet face.

Actually my understanding is that it's Gridiron because the field looks like a gridiron. (or griddle pan).

In the UK it's either American Football or Gridiron, depending on how formal you want to be.

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I'm from the states, but we have this channel here in Utah that occasionally picks up CFL games. For some reason, they always televised Saskatchewan Roughriders games, so I became a fan of them. By no means am I a fan on the same level as someone actually from Saskatchewan or who grew up a Riders fan or anything, but I do support them.

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I follow the Perth Blitz but only cos their ground is a couple of minutes away from where I live. My preference may change next year when i start playing youth football (so exicited) and i don't think they have a youth team. As for the CFL i go for the BC Lions

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I follow the Perth Blitz but only cos their ground is a couple of minutes away from where I live. My preference may change next year when i start playing youth football (so exicited) and i don't think they have a youth team. As for the CFL i go for the BC Lions

Nice i have played against the Blitz (Chargers) Western Champs, way back when i played for the Ranges (Cowboys) Eastern Champs for the Australian Championships before they bought the state games in they had a Club Championship the winners of the respactive leagues played off to win the overall Champ game.

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