I am a New England Patriots fan who works with a Steelers fan. In anticipation of the game this weekend, I would like very much to wear some sort of Patriots shirt tomorrow. What brick-and-mortar store would I go to in order to find a Patriots shirt/hoodie/whatever? Difficulty level: NW Chicago suburbs. [more inside]
I'm going to be in Brussels for a conference next month and I'm interested in checking out an RSC Anderlecht match, specifically the Europa League match against Zenit. However, I'm running into a brick wall trying to find information about tickets, as the club's site links to an online ticketing service that doesn't seem to work. I gather that tickets are available at the stadium before match time, though I did see one thing that suggested tickets weren't available day of match. Can anyone shed some light on this for me? Also, I have never been to a match in Europe -- is it cool to just wander in as an outsider and cheer for the locals?
I'm taking a football-loving six-year-old boy to the England v. Spain friendly at Wembley this week. This will be the first pro football (or "soccer," for Americans) match either of us have ever attended, and I know next to nothing about the sport. What advice would you give me for having a fun and safe night out? [more inside]
What is the legal, legit way to watch NFL games at my home? Difficulty factor: not tech savy. Details inside. [more inside]
I am a European going to Boston and Philadelphia in August, and would like to watch a baseball and American football game. Help me! [more inside]
Does anyone know any nice bars in Amsterdam showing the Euro 2016 football? [more inside]
So trailing behind stenciled instructions to TRY KRATOM, the streetside signs around where I live trend heavily - and I mean borderline Twilight Zone level - toward advertisements for flag football. I've seen signs for youth leagues, coed leagues, men only, two-hand touch, flag, and on and on, more flavors of flag football than I would ever have imagined could exist. [more inside]
I am an American and a soccer fan. I will be in Barcelona on Wednesday March 16, when Barcelona play Arsenal in a Champions League match. How do I get tickets? [more inside]
I have found myself watching EPL the last few weekends, cumulating last Saturday with three straight games. I think its time to admit I'm a fan. So I'm looking for a few blogs, email newsletters, etc. to follow to stay up on the league. Suggestions? There is a lot out there and I don't have time to filter through it all to find the few good sources. [more inside]
After watching Ricardo Lockette get knocked terrifyingly unconscious in tonight's Seahawks/Cowboys game, and wondering for the eight minutes he was down if he was even alive*, I'm curious to know what the rules governing various high-level sports leagues are about continuing play in the event of the death of an athlete on the field. [more inside]
I'm sure there's a setting tweak for this, but how can I set my Google homepage so that I still see Google Doodles but get whatever cool stuff the world outside of the U.S. is getting instead of these stupid, stupid American football animations every single Sunday from now until January? Google Doodles are generally so awesome, and these are so lame that I hate them and never want to see them again. I'm using chrome on both my android phone & PC.
I'm thinking of switching to Verizon specifically so I can watch live football games through the NFL Mobile app. However, I'm finding conflicting info online about whether it will actually suit my needs. Specific questions inside. [more inside]
I'm about to be the only Brit in a US Fantasy Football League. My NFL knowledge isn't bad, and I'm a veteran Premier League FF player, so what should I be reading and listening to both ahead of the draft and throughout the season in order to compete? [more inside]
Where, in Ventura County, is a good place to watch (and hear; keyword there) the NFL pre-season games live on TV and still manage to eat a reasonably priced meal? [more inside]
Like it says on the box. I'm taking my youngest kid to London for a week in August, we're staying by Gloucester Road tube. Through a miracle of connections, I was able to score us tickets to see Liverpool vs. Stoke but other than that and a show at the Globe, we have no plans. [more inside]
I'm interested in going out and catching the quarter final game this Saturday in Toronto. Where would be a good place? [more inside]
I'm English. I have lived in the US since 2009. I am a big baseball and football fan. I know quite a bit about my teams and the seasons I've seen since moving here but nothing before that. [more inside]
It seems like current, official NFL rulebooks just aren't out there!? Could that possibly be correct? The most recent version on the NFL website is 2013. There must have been rule changes last year, right? I'm happy to pay for it if such a thing exists. Does anyone know where I can find one? Or why I can't find one? I don't want to do anything crazy with it, just dork out in the most up-to-date fashion possible. Thanks!
If all goes well, we'll be in the Glasgow area around May 16th finishing off a week long Scottish vacation. I'd like to watch a live football game and (outside of a LFC vs Palace ticket appearing via genie wish) it seems the Scottish Premiership is my best bet. However, there are complications. [more inside]
Do the four major US professional team sports leagues (MLB, NHL, NFL and NBA) have secret plans on how to proceed with the league and the league schedule in the event of a catastrophe such as a plane crash to one of the teams? [more inside]
I'm interested in finding a site / YouTube channel / similar portal that shows only the "action" portion of sporting events. For example, a Youtube channel that would edit out all of the footage from NFL games, showing only the time when the clock was running. MLB has clips of key pitches/hits on their site (as does the NFL), but not the whole game from what I can find. Can anyone point me in the right direction of a full game trimmd down to only the "action"?
My otherwise-sensible partner has an inexplicable fondness for the Oregon Ducks and would like to watch them duke it out with Ohio State in the upcoming championship, but our internet is mostly down and we don't have a TV. Where in Cambridge/Somerville can we hang out and watch the game tonight (Monday)? The quieter the better; I have some sensory issues and don't do so well in noisy, crowded spaces. Near Central would be great, but we have a car and can roam farther afield if the roads stay decent.
At the start of tonight's Detroit/Dallas NFL football game, there was a short clip of Dallas Cowboy fans running into the stadium like they were being chased by bulls. What's that all about? Does that happen at every football stadium or is it just a Dallas thing?
Are there any literary writers (i.e. not sportswriters) who've written about modern NFL football in the same way that Joyce Carol Oates has written about boxing / David Foster Wallace has written about tennis?
This Sunday, the Cowboys are playing the Giants at 4:25pm. My flight lands at JFK at 3:30pm (fingers crossed). Are there any good/existing sports bars that are pro-Cowboys, if not neutral (e.g., pro-Jets/Steelers/Patriots), and that are within 30-45 minutes driving distance of the airport? If not (or if the flight is delayed), are there any good sports bars in JFK?
I'm looking for a book that will explain all the offensive and defensive positions, as well as the relative merit of the various formations, routes, etc. Not necessarily looking for something directed at coaches. [more inside]
I don't know where I saw this, but it was this year, probably during the World Cup. Maybe an imgur link from Reddit, maybe a tweet? It was a list of soccer team names and scores. They were all fake names, [lovingly?] poking fun at mostly English Premier League team names, I think. Each locality and team name was more ridiculous than the last, and every score was 0-0. I don't even think it said soccer or football, but something goofy like "sportsball rankings" or similar. That's it. Can you please help me find it?
I will be driving between approximately Chico, CA and Los Angeles, CA during the afternoon of Saturday, September 6th and I would like to listen to the Oregon Ducks football game against the Michigan State Spartans on either the radio or on my iPhone. [more inside]
We'll be arriving Sunday afternoon, both of us first-timers in Berlin. Any recommendations on where we should be for the game? (Pub, outdoor venue, anything goes).
What with work and family life, I'm not getting to see that much of the World Cup. I do, however, have some time each day to listen to podcasts while riding the bus to and from work. I'd like to listen to discussions and analyses of the various World Cup games while on the bus. Can you suggest some good podcasts?
What are the best World cup liveblogs? I'm looking for people who will blogging during games and who will be both insightful and funny. Any people/organizations who will be livetweeting games will also be appreciated.
How can I block all mention of The World Cup 2014 from my online life? [more inside]
How can someone *listen* to World Cup matches, in the USA, either through a computer or a smartphone? I know something similar has been asked recently, but that was about watching: How do we watch the World Cup? And by listening to the matches, I mean *all* of the matches. So, hook me up with Iran vs. Nigeria! [more inside]
As part of the eternal quest to have interesting things to read on the train, I've been trying to find more sources of good long form writing on football (the Soccer variety for those who know it as such). [more inside]
I'm looking for some good sports newsletters. [more inside]
I am looking to buy and re-sell some Ohio State University football Season tickets in order to make a profit. (This is legal for me to do, see more inside.) To not get screwed over, I'd like to find some data showing 1: What price were season tickets selling for in 2013 or previous years, (the more specific data the better). 2: What time of year (specific date) is the most profitable time to sell season tickets? (I imagine very early or very late in the season would result in lower selling price, but there is probably a peak window for highest selling price, e.g. x weeks before opening game) [more inside]
I'm on vacation solo and bought my husband a really cool soccer ball, but the store did a bad job of deflating it, and cracked the outer shell. Will it be okay when I inflate it again, or should I be looking for a backup gift? [more inside]
In 1971, during the halftime show of a game between the NY Jets and the Patriots, my dad's high school marching band performed. My dad, a trumpet player, had a solo in the show. He asked me if I could find video of that performance. Can anyone point me in the direction of where that could be found or who could possibly provide it in a physical format?
I have an old TV in a fireplace next to my primary TV. The primary TV will show the Super Bowl, with the old TV - I'd like to display scores or some other info. [more inside]
Please direct me to all the contests where a person could win tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII. [more inside]
I'm trying to remember the name of an early '90s DOS-based football game which featured various horror movie-type monsters instead of human players. And it's not Mutant League Football. [more inside]
We're going to a Broncos game in Denver this Sunday. I've never been to an NFL game, nor to Denver - how should we dress? [more inside]
I'm a dork who's never been interested in any sports at all. I've never played or watched any sport. I don't see why it's so interesting. But sports, especially football, is one of the most-watched type of show on television. The Superbowl is like a national holiday. I feel like I'm missing out on something big. How do I develop an interest in football (or other sports) after a lifetime of disinterest? What makes football exciting that should be obvious?
I'll be in London soon and wanted to see the West Ham vs Aston Villa Premier league game. I could not seem to get tickets through either team, and the only other options I see are websites that have lots of reviews that people got bad tickets and no refund. Are there any suggestions from people in London or premier league fans on how to get tickets?
Just wondering if I should invest my time/money into this game (having NO experience with it in the past). [more inside]
I'm visiting Baltimore and am staying in the Mt. Vernon/Midtown area. Is there a good place nearby to watch the Chicago Bears game tomorrow?
Tips for a lifelong 11 a side football (soccer) player making the switch to 5 a side? [more inside]
I'm going to be in New Brunswick NJ on Saturday morning and I want to watch this game. Where should I go in New Brunswick that will be showing it? Bonus if it will be full of Arsenal fans I can troll in person.
Are there any books/websites that offer commentary on (American) football strategy and tactics in a concise way? [more inside]
In an attempt to cut the cable cord, I'm using NFL Gamepass this year. My favorite feature so far is the ability to switch between the televised broadcast audio to the home and away teams' radio audio during the game. (I only get the tv audio on rewatch.) So who should I listen to? Is there a Vin Scully equivalent I'm missing out on? Or is there a tv broadcast pair that I should always listen to, no matter what?