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|Zach|
12-14-2004, 12:36 PM
I am planning on studying abroad in London at some point next year for a semester. Anyone visited or been? What was it like for you?

BigMeatballDave
12-14-2004, 12:38 PM
Donger might...

Count Alex's Wins
12-14-2004, 12:39 PM
The food is a cultural shock.

Check out the canals.

|Zach|
12-14-2004, 12:40 PM
The food is a cultural shock.


Ya I know thats gonna be very different...whats it like?

NewChief
12-14-2004, 12:41 PM
Food sucks. Pubs close early. Going out to clubs is expensive. British chicks dig Americans, provided that you aren't a typical "arrogant" American. Try to act sensitive and talk bad about our government a lot. It's the secret to getting layed overseas.;)

Infidel Goat
12-14-2004, 12:49 PM
Neither the food nor the culture should be too shocking.

It's a big urban area that sprawls all over. Think New York with slightly nicer people (though they may be less receptive to Americans right now) and British accents. Prepare to make friends with the Underground as you travel throughout the city.

You'll find plenty of nightlife whether you prefer clubs or pubs.

And plenty of touristy stuff to do too. I suggest:

Tower of London
British Museum
British Library
Globe Theatre
Wimbledon

I'd guess you will also do day trips to Stonehenge, Oxford, Bathe, and Stratford-upon-Avon.

I also suggest you take advantage of weekends and see other parts of Europe. Sure. You're a student and it costs $ to travel, but you'll likely never be as free to see the many sights of Europe as you will be now.

Enjoy!

--Infidel Goat

Frankie
12-14-2004, 12:49 PM
Any Planet members have London experience?
I used to date a Jill London in college. That was SOME EXPERIENCE!! :p

|Zach|
12-14-2004, 12:52 PM
Neither the food nor the culture should be too shocking.

It's a big urban area that sprawls all over. Think New York with slightly nicer people (though they may be less receptive to Americans right now) and British accents. Prepare to make friends with the Underground as you travel throughout the city.

You'll find plenty of nightlife whether you prefer clubs or pubs.

And plenty of touristy stuff to do too. I suggest:

Tower of London
British Museum
British Library
Globe Theatre
Wimbledon

I'd guess you will also do day trips to Stonehenge, Oxford, Bathe, and Stratford-upon-Avon.

I also suggest you take advantage of weekends and see other parts of Europe. Sure. You're a student and it costs $ to travel, but you'll likely never be as free to see the many sights of Europe as you will be now.

Enjoy!

--Infidel Goat


Nice, thanks for the heads up...I am very excited.

Infidel Goat
12-14-2004, 12:53 PM
I used to date a Jill London in college. That was SOME EXPERIENCE!! :p


That's better than London Fletcher, I guess . . .

Mind the Gap!

--Infidel Goat

KC Dan
12-14-2004, 12:56 PM
Gimme a break! Your'e not going to study, your going to see Stamford Bridge. :)

|Zach|
12-14-2004, 12:58 PM
Gimme a break! Your'e not going to study, your going to see Stamford Bridge. :)
I wil prob try to catch game in a few places...

KC Dan
12-14-2004, 12:59 PM
I wil prob try to catch game in a few places...
Well then, you'll have to go to Highbury to see a real team play. ROFL

Count Alex's Wins
12-14-2004, 12:59 PM
Food sucks.

You go to hell! You go to hell and you die!

Bob Dole
12-14-2004, 01:02 PM
Do you plan to become fluent in the language?

That would seem to be the biggest roadblock to fully enjoying your visit.

redbrian
12-14-2004, 01:05 PM
Stationed two years in England, spent time in London.

First Pubs no longer close early; also you can find some great food and some lousy food, just like any big city.

Of all the places in England London is not one of my favorites, to big and more foreigners than English.

Having said that, I have had some great times in London, the pubs and club scene is top notch.
The Marquee Club is a great joint, anyone who is anyone started at the Marquee Club. The best bet is to pick up one or more of the entertainment papers and see what is happening.

The best way to get around London is to take the tubes, take your time to learn the system and you can get anywhere reasonably inexpensively.

As you are going to be there for a while, do the tourist stuff first to get it out of the way; i.e. ride the double Decker tour bus around London, go see the Mouse Trap, the London Zoo that kind of thing.

Then start looking for the places that the locals go to, and most importantly get the hell out of London, if you are there over the new years, get your butt up to Scotland, they throw the best new years bash in the known universe.

Oh and be polite, don't harp on how we do things bigger and better in the States, remember what your mom taught you, if you can't say something nice keep your mouth shut.

Braincase
12-14-2004, 01:05 PM
I studied a broad once.

|Zach|
12-14-2004, 01:09 PM
Stationed two years in England, spent time in London.

First Pubs no longer close early; also you can find some great food and some lousy food, just like any big city.

Of all the places in England London is not one of my favorites, to big and more foreigners than English.

Having said that, I have had some great times in London, the pubs and club scene is top notch.
The Marquee Club is a great joint, anyone who is anyone started at the Marquee Club. The best bet is to pick up one or more of the entertainment papers and see what is happening.

The best way to get around London is to take the tubes, take your time to learn the system and you can get anywhere reasonably inexpensively.

As you are going to be there for a while, do the tourist stuff first to get it out of the way; i.e. ride the double Decker tour bus around London, go see the Mouse Trap, the London Zoo that kind of thing.

Then start looking for the places that the locals go to, and most importantly get the hell out of London, if you are there over the new years, get your butt up to Scotland, they throw the best new years bash in the known universe.

Oh and be polite, don't harp on how we do things bigger and better in the States, remember what your mom taught you, if you can't say something nice keep your mouth shut.


What you reccomend city\town wise outside of London?

Count Alex's Wins
12-14-2004, 01:11 PM
What you reccomend city\town wise outside of London?

If you go out there, you have to take a day off and go up North to my homeland of Scotland. It's beautiful, and the people are very hospitable.

Eat some fish and chips. And take a dip in the North Sea (I fell in once. It's colder than a witches tit. But how many people can say they have been in the North Sea? :D)

I really need to go back one of these days.

|Zach|
12-14-2004, 01:14 PM
Thanks for the info guys...I am not really into toursisty type stuff...maybe the museum or art places that were mentioned that would be a good deal. I think this is going to be a good deal.

Bwana
12-14-2004, 01:18 PM
When I was in that area, I had every intention of going over there, but was having WAY to much fun in Amsterdam.

NewChief
12-14-2004, 01:18 PM
Thanks for the info guys...I am not really into toursisty type stuff...maybe the museum or art places that were mentioned that would be a good deal. I think this is going to be a good deal.

If you don't like touristy type stuff, I'd suggest just taking the train into the countryside on a few weekends. Find a small town with interesting local flavor and a decent pub. Find some place to stay around there and hang out. Some of my best times in England were in the countryside.

Count Alex's Wins
12-14-2004, 01:20 PM
If you don't like touristy type stuff, I'd suggest just taking the train into the countryside on a few weekends. Find a small town with interesting local flavor and a decent pub. Find some place to stay around there and hang out. Some of my best times in England were in the countryside.

Just stay off the moors at night.

redbrian
12-14-2004, 01:28 PM
What you reccomend city\town wise outside of London?

Lots of great places and things to do.

Edinburgh is great during New Years and in the Spring, they have a cultural thing, with plays, art and music.

The New Years in Scotland is haugmanoy (sp?), you start in the pub, then take a bottle (single malted) down to High Street, at midnight you have a drink with all the guys you meet and kiss all the gals.

Then they pretty much have open parties all through the city, where you continue to drink and eat until basically you wake up the next day with a very big head and the notion that you had one hell of a good time.

The Lake District is nice, Bath is really great for a taste of old world charm. The Midlands have some nice places like Oxford and Strafford. Wales and Ireland are easy to get to and have some great things; you can also take the train through the Chunnel or hover craft over to France.

I donít know how long you will be there or what your schedule will be like, but the best thing is to try and get a taste of all that the country has to offer and it is a bunch.

Two big negatives, right now the exchange rate sucks, and the winters are brutal, not that they have a lot of snow or anything, but it is dark, gray, cold and damp. Really starts to depress you after a while, this I found was easily cured by going to the Pub and downing a few pints of Bitter.

One note about Bitter, you will either love it or hate it. Just drink the local brand when possible, here is a good link to Beer festivals and info on whatís good to drink and whatís not. http://www.camra.org.uk/SHWebClass.ASP?WCI=ShowCat&CatID=1

chiefs4me
12-14-2004, 01:33 PM
Don't go anywhere by yourself,,or a least try not to. The food is pretty good actually,,although they don't have alot that you are probably used to here. If you act like you don't belong you will get taken advantage of fast. You have got to try and visit as many castles as you can, they are awesome. They will also offer you hot tea anywhere you go. If you are going to shop do not buy it the first time,,go next door and you will be suprised at the price difference.Because you are american they are gonna think you have money even if you don't. You are in for a great time,,,,,hope it is great for you.



ps,,,,the mcdonalds will be a shock for you,,,,,

Count Alex's Wins
12-14-2004, 01:37 PM
ps,,,,the mcdonalds will be a shock for you,,,,,

**** McD's, go to mother****in Wimpy's, bitch.

Frankie
12-14-2004, 01:41 PM
That's better than London Fletcher, I guess . . .


How was he,... IG? ;)

redbrian
12-14-2004, 01:41 PM
**** McD's, go to mother****in Wimpy's, bitch.


ooooff, Wimpy burgers have got to be the most vile things on the face of the earth.

HC_Chief
12-14-2004, 02:17 PM
Do yourself a favor... take a week off and travel to Spain ;)

Count Alex's Wins
12-14-2004, 02:18 PM
ooooff, Wimpy burgers have got to be the most vile things on the face of the earth.

When I was a kid they were the best thing ever. And Mr. Wimpy was the man.

ENDelt260
12-14-2004, 03:13 PM
I studied a broad once.
I knew I didn't have a shot in hell of this one still being available.

ENDelt260
12-14-2004, 03:16 PM
Don't go anywhere by yourself

We'd hate for you to be lonely.

Dartgod
12-14-2004, 03:23 PM
Try to act sensitive and talk bad about our government a lot. It's the secret to getting layed overseas.;)
So, you're saying Duh-nese has a chance over there? :hmmm:

ENDelt260
12-14-2004, 03:39 PM
So, you're saying Duh-nese has a chance over there? :hmmm:
I remember when I was in college, the girls I went to school with weren't real fond of "imports". Broads from other colleges/towns that showed up at the bars & parties...

I suspect European broads would be pissed off at the added competition of some other hairy-armpitted, America-hating c*nt coming on their turf trying to snatch up their share of schlong.

Braincase
12-14-2004, 03:45 PM
ENDelt has experience in Paris. Does that help? I think he has some home movies. He's the guy that makes Joanie Laurer look hung.

ENDelt260
12-14-2004, 03:47 PM
He's the guy that makes Joanie Laurer look hung.

Well, that's just plain mean. I bet you kick the crutches out from under guys w/ one leg, too.

Fairplay
12-14-2004, 03:49 PM
When I was in that area, I had every intention of going over there, but was having WAY to much fun in Amsterdam.




Bwana= :bong: ? ----------- :clap: :) :bravo: :toast:

ENDelt260
12-14-2004, 03:50 PM
Bwana= :bong: ? ----------- :clap: :) :bravo: :toast:
There's more than weed in Amsterdam.

There's hookers, too.

Fairplay
12-14-2004, 03:51 PM
There's more than weed in Amsterdam.

There's hookers, too.



Thats the first thing i think of about Amsterdam. Drugs galore.

HC_Chief
12-14-2004, 03:55 PM
Not your run of the mill, crackwhore, "Cops" variety hookers either.... nope, they've got some FINE trim for rent in Amsterdam. :D

Braincase
12-14-2004, 03:55 PM
Well, that's just plain mean. I bet you kick the crutches out from under guys w/ one leg, too.

Nah. Kick 'em in the knee cap when they have all their weight on their good leg. Makes that "tearing apart a chicken leg from the thigh" nose we all love so much. Tear that bird up while watching the McGahee knee injury. Gotta love those special effects guys.

Fairplay
12-14-2004, 03:59 PM
Nah. Kick 'em in the knee cap when they have all their weight on their good leg. Makes that "tearing apart a chicken leg from the thigh" nose we all love so much. Tear that bird up while watching the McGahee knee injury. Gotta love those special effects guys.



Did you wear out the tape of Joe Theisman getting his leg broken?

Bwana
12-14-2004, 04:06 PM
Not your run of the mill, crackwhore, "Cops" variety hookers either.... nope, they've got some FINE trim for rent in Amsterdam. :D

It is an interesting place to say the least. :toast: The one thing that did suck over there (other than.....never mind) is the food. They have the most bland crap food I have ever had in my life. I mean salt and pepper didn't even start to make it taste like anything worth eating. I ordered a burger over at some hole in the wall and if that was beef, I'm Jimmy Hoffa.

HC_Chief
12-14-2004, 04:08 PM
Why do you think they smoke so much ganja? It's the only way to make the food appetizing. :D

Skip Towne
12-14-2004, 04:17 PM
Do you plan to become fluent in the language?

That would seem to be the biggest roadblock to fully enjoying your visit.
Hahahahahaha.

chiefs4me
12-14-2004, 04:24 PM
**** McD's, go to mother****in Wimpy's, bitch.


stupid bastard,,,,

Count Alex's Wins
12-14-2004, 04:33 PM
stupid bastard,,,,

No, I have a father.

Bwana
12-14-2004, 04:35 PM
Why do you think they smoke so much ganja? It's the only way to make the food appetizing. :D

I guess that was my problem then. :) As bad as that food was, it may have been worth a try.

cdcox
12-14-2004, 08:53 PM
London is a great city, probably my favorite of those I have visited. Very easy to get around by walking and taking the tube. So much history and art. It is a very energetic city with many young people everywhere. Great beer. Lots of nice parks. Only downside is the dollar is weak, so everything will seem extremely expensive.

Don't pass up the opportunity.

DaKCMan AP
12-14-2004, 09:03 PM
Food in London sucks. Lots of history, lots of things to do and see. Expensive, and I bet even moreso now that our dollar has weakened since I've been.

Skip Towne
12-14-2004, 09:06 PM
stupid bastard,,,,
",,,,,,,,,,"

Skip Towne
12-14-2004, 09:11 PM
No, I have a father.
That's not the issue. He has to be married to your mother.

Rain Man
12-14-2004, 09:29 PM
Truthfully, I wasn't wowed by London. It seemed to me to be not a lot different than a big American city, and any differences are in the third decimal point. Also, most of the interesting architecture was destroyed in the war, so it just looks like any other modern city.

I guess it's a good home base for traveling to more interesting places, like Paris, which is the coolest city in the world. Paris is awesome, and I'm sure a lot of other continental places are, too.

You should consider going to Paris instead. Or if you need to stay in an English speaking place, go to Sydney or to Tasmania. Sydney is awesome.

Skip Towne
12-14-2004, 09:42 PM
Truthfully, I wasn't wowed by London. It seemed to me to be not a lot different than a big American city, and any differences are in the third decimal point. Also, most of the interesting architecture was destroyed in the war, so it just looks like any other modern city.

I guess it's a good home base for traveling to more interesting places, like Paris, which is the coolest city in the world. Paris is awesome, and I'm sure a lot of other continental places are, too.

You should consider going to Paris instead. Or if you need to stay in an English speaking place, go to Sydney or to Tasmania. Sydney is awesome.
Tokyo is much the same as you describe London except it is much cleaner than comparable US cities. The main difference is that you can't read the signs.

Spicy McHaggis
12-14-2004, 09:48 PM
Good soccer clubs and beer. My friend from Wales calls England a "Mini-America".

|Zach|
12-14-2004, 09:48 PM
Good soccer clubs and beer. My friend from Wales calls England a "Mini-America".
I plan on getting a good dose of soccer in.

Rain Man
12-14-2004, 09:52 PM
Tokyo is much the same as you describe London except it is much cleaner than comparable US cities. The main difference is that you can't read the signs.

Both cities have good game shows, too.

stevieray
12-14-2004, 09:55 PM
Both cities have good game shows, too.

Is the name Kevin French?

Other than the Louvre, I have no desire to go to France.

Pants
12-14-2004, 09:56 PM
I plan on getting a good dose of soccer in.

Best soccer in Italy and Spain, EPL decent too. BTW anybody want to come to Germany with me for the WC2006? German chicks, german beer, plenty of good soccer (international matches = teh pwn).

|Zach|
12-14-2004, 09:57 PM
Best soccer in Italy and Spain, EPL decent too. BTW anybody want to come to Germany with me for the WC2006? German chicks, german beer, plenty of good soccer (international matches = teh pwn).
That would be a really good time...

Inspector
12-14-2004, 10:00 PM
I went there on vacation in 1976 and stayed a couple of weeks with my cousin who was stationed there with the Air Force.

Stayed in Grinstead Mills - about 60 miles south of London. Even got to see an actual fox hunt with all the dogs and folks dressed up in that fox hunting gear.

It was pretty cool, but the locals are really hard to understand - even though they speak "english".

But that was so long ago I don't remember a lot of the other details.

Good luck.

Skip Towne
12-14-2004, 10:00 PM
Best soccer in Italy and Spain, EPL decent too. BTW anybody want to come to Germany with me for the WC2006? German chicks, german beer, plenty of good soccer (international matches = teh pwn).
I'll go along with the chicks and beer but there is no such thing as good soccer. BTW, how do you tell good soccer from bad soccer?

Inspector
12-14-2004, 10:02 PM
Also, the beer was warm and very dark. Didn't care for it.

Pants
12-14-2004, 10:04 PM
I'll go along with the chicks and beer but there is no such thing as good soccer. BTW, how do you tell good soccer from bad soccer?

Well, the quality of players and the passion of each side.

Besides why do people hate soccer that much? Does the judgement come from watching kids or MLS games?

|Zach|
12-14-2004, 10:04 PM
Also, the beer was warm and very dark. Didn't care for it.
:Lin:

Rain Man
12-14-2004, 10:05 PM
Is the name Kevin French?

Other than the Louvre, I have no desire to go to France.


It's spelled Quevienne.

Have you ever been to Paris? The whole city is a work of art. They've also got the Musee d'Orsay, which may actually be more impressive than the Louvre, Notre Dame, and a whole bunch of other cool stuff that the Germans left behind.

stevieray
12-14-2004, 10:08 PM
It's spelled Quevienne.

Have you ever been to Paris? The whole city is a work of art. They've also got the Musee d'Orsay, which may actually be more impressive than the Louvre, Notre Dame, and a whole bunch of other cool stuff that the Germans left behind.

thanks for the info, Rhein Mein

Manila-Chief
12-14-2004, 10:08 PM
Zach,

Go with great expectations and excitment (it seems like you are already in the mood). Your education is about to be greatly enhanced.

Not sure who said this, but as one who has worked overseas for the last 29 years and traveled back throught Asia and Europe twice, I fully agree you need to take in the "Tourist" sights quickly before you settle into a routine. You'll be glad you did, coz as time goes on you may lose interest and never know what you missed.

I agree you should go as far into Europ as your time and money will allow. Then when news items are reported you will have the real pictures of what things are like. Plus, you will build memories of a lifetime!!

Go for it man!!!

Pants
12-14-2004, 10:10 PM
Also, the beer was warm and very dark. Didn't care for it.

You can't just generalize shit like that, man.

|Zach|
12-14-2004, 10:11 PM
Zach,

Go with great expectations and excitment (it seems like you are already in the mood). Your education is about to be greatly enhanced.

Not sure who said this, but as one who has worked overseas for the last 29 years and traveled back throught Asia and Europe twice, I fully agree you need to take in the "Tourist" sights quickly before you settle into a routine. You'll be glad you did, coz as time goes on you may lose interest and never know what you missed.

I agree you should go as far into Europ as your time and money will allow. Then when news items are reported you will have the real pictures of what things are like. Plus, you will build memories of a lifetime!!

Go for it man!!!
Thanks for the post...this is how I am going about it. I am very interested in visiting other places. But as for as actully staying somewhere a whole semester I didn't want the language barrier.

I really want to see Florence, Italy reeeallly bad. I think that would be an amazing trip. I am sure I will make it someday.

Pants
12-14-2004, 10:12 PM
Thanks for the post...this is how I am going about it. I am very interested in visiting other places. But as for as actully staying somewhere a whole semester I didn't want the language barrier.

I really want to see Florence, Italy reeeallly bad. I think that would be an amazing trip. I am sure I will make it someday.

And watch a Milan - Inter game.

Manila-Chief
12-14-2004, 10:12 PM
Yea ... I like the places in No. Italy much better than Rome...

|Zach|
12-14-2004, 10:14 PM
And watch a Milan - Inter game.
As far as soccer goes my team is Chelsea. I would really like to see a Chelsea game. Outside of that it would be amazing to see the game you listed above and I would also like to see a US National game away from the US against a big time opponet.

stevieray
12-14-2004, 10:16 PM
Thanks for the post...this is how I am going about it. I am very interested in visiting other places. But as for as actully staying somewhere a whole semester I didn't want the language barrier.

I really want to see Florence, Italy reeeallly bad. I think that would be an amazing trip. I am sure I will make it someday.


eighty nine bucks will definitely get you there.

Logical
12-14-2004, 10:17 PM
I am planning on studying abroad in London at some point next year for a semester. Anyone visited or been? What was it like for you?Man that 89 dollars has really went to your head. You might need a little more money.

|Zach|
12-14-2004, 10:17 PM
eighty nine bucks will definitely get you there.
What can I say...I am on top of the world!

I am going to CoinStar Machine my way to Europe!!! :)

|Zach|
12-14-2004, 10:19 PM
Man that 89 dollars has really went to your head. You might need a little more money.
Jim, I appreciate your advice. You and I were good friends before all the money came into my life. So I know you are not fake.

Pants
12-14-2004, 10:25 PM
As far as soccer goes my team is Chelsea. I would really like to see a Chelsea game. Outside of that it would be amazing to see the game you listed above and I would also like to see a US National game away from the US against a big time opponet.

I stopped liking Chelsea after the Russian bought it. Just doesn't seem right. As far as EPL I always liked Arsenal, I f*cking hated when people were amazed with ManU and always associated EPL with it.

Logical
12-14-2004, 10:32 PM
eighty nine bucks will definitely get you there.

Dammit FDE you beat me to it.

Logical
12-14-2004, 10:33 PM
Jim, I appreciate your advice. You and I were good friends before all the money came into my life. So I know you are not fake.

But I am jealous of that fortune you bastich.

|Zach|
12-14-2004, 10:34 PM
But I am jealous of that fortune you bastich.
ROFL

Skip Towne
12-14-2004, 10:53 PM
Well, the quality of players and the passion of each side.

Besides why do people hate soccer that much? Does the judgement come from watching kids or MLS games?
Why do we hate soccer so much? Uh...because it is so faggish? Watching queers dance around for thirty minutes while nothing happens? Gooooooooooooooooaal!

Rain Man
12-14-2004, 10:56 PM
Why do we hate soccer so much? Uh...because it is so faggish? Watching queers dance around for thirty minutes while nothing happens? Gooooooooooooooooaal!


Hey, you're the one who brings that stuff into our homes with your fancy satellites and lag bolts and stuff.

Pants
12-14-2004, 10:57 PM
Why do we hate soccer so much? Uh...because it is so faggish? Watching queers dance around for thirty minutes while nothing happens? Gooooooooooooooooaal!

90 minutes.

How is it faggish? Because nobody is ran into at full speed? Are all sports except football and rugby faggish? You've obviously never seen a game, it's pretty physical.

Straight, No Chaser
12-14-2004, 11:46 PM
I am planning on studying abroad in London at some point next year for a semester. Anyone visited or been? What was it like for you?

Long Ass Plane Ride, Pub Crawlin', Tube Ridin', Best Curry Ever; Dutch Au Pairs, Expensive Cigarettes; Kings Road, Victoria & Albert Museum, The 'Real' China Town, Meeting the Govenor of Kensington, Abuse for Ray Gun as President, Props for Ray Gun as President, Fish-n-Chips are Greasy, My First (and Last) Really Good Drag Show in the West End; Did I say the West End Rocks?; Dire Straits, English Chicks with Accents, American Chicks with Too Much Hair & Nails, First Run of La Miserables, Cinema That Isn't Poisoned by Hollywood, Walking the Streets at Midnight, Snake Bites (Tennyson's Extra + ?), Debating American Politics till You're Blue In The Face With Germans on Holiday, Marching To Protest Something, Reggae-Only Music Stores That Go On And On, Jack The Ripper, Figuring Out How Much 6 Pence Actually Is.


---->

Logical
12-15-2004, 01:07 AM
90 minutes.

How is it faggish? Because nobody is ran into at full speed? Are all sports except football and rugby faggish? You've obviously never seen a game, it's pretty physical.

Soccer is best seen as highlights. I will admit I find the highlights entertaining, it is just all the boring as hell shit that surrounds those highlights that suck.

Rausch
12-15-2004, 01:19 AM
Never been, but would love to. Good choice of trips, If you ask me...

Rausch
12-15-2004, 01:21 AM
Why do we hate soccer so much? Uh...because it is so faggish? Watching queers dance around for thirty minutes while nothing happens? Gooooooooooooooooaal!

You only say that because you know DishNetowork doesn't have NFL Sunday ticket.... :cuss:

Frankie
12-15-2004, 09:55 AM
Soccer is best seen as highlights. I will admit I find the highlights entertaining, it is just all the boring as hell shit that surrounds those highlights that suck.

That's true for EVERY sport, if you have your heart in it. Even watching the NFL, for me, is watching mostly highlights. I am a fan of the Chiefs, so I'll watch their full games. Other games are too boring to me to watch (unless they directly have some effect on the Chiefs standings). The highlights? Those are interesting.

I bet if you somehow become a fan of a soccer team you'd watch their full games with anticipation and excitement. I watch Arsenal, Real Madrid, the MLS champship game, The U.S. National team, and the Iranian National team in full when they are available on the tube.

ENDelt260
12-15-2004, 11:20 AM
That's true for EVERY sport, if you have your heart in it. Even watching the NFL, for me, is watching mostly highlights. I am a fan of the Chiefs, so I'll watch their full games. Other games are too boring to me to watch

So, you just don't even bother watching the playoffs, then?

Frankie
12-15-2004, 12:17 PM
So, you just don't even bother watching the playoffs, then?

Mostly not. I may take an interest in an underdog and try to watch. Or I may watch Denver to root for the oponent.

|Zach|
12-15-2004, 12:24 PM
Watching soccer is a totally different experience and mindset. Seems all of the popular US sports are very situational... 4 qtr 1:30 left...9th inning...1 outs. Soccer has a unqiue ebb and flow that maked for a lot of built up tension and exciting play...

Alot of people are not into it mostly because is different. But I really enjoy it.

badgirl
12-15-2004, 02:33 PM
Well, I have had some "London" Ky experiences, and the food and culture are sure different there. If that helps. :p :)

ENDelt260
12-15-2004, 02:36 PM
Well, I have had some "London" Ky experiences

You got boo-fooed in the UK?

badgirl
12-15-2004, 02:40 PM
You got boo-fooed in the UK?
There were no boo-fooing going on there :) :p

Pants
12-15-2004, 02:47 PM
I'm 100% with Frankie on this one. Except I can watch ANY international match or any match involving good clubs with much enjoyment. I can sometimes watch some shitty games, though if I haven't seen soccer for a while.

Like I was watching the NCAA play-offs and finals, pretty shitty, but w/e.

Frankie
12-15-2004, 04:23 PM
Watching soccer is a totally different experience and mindset. Seems all of the popular US sports are very situational... 4 qtr 1:30 left...9th inning...1 outs. Soccer has a unqiue ebb and flow that maked for a lot of built up tension and exciting play...

Alot of people are not into it mostly because is different. But I really enjoy it.

Soccer suffers here because TV does not like it. You can't go to commercials on timeouts. It's all in the marketing folks. I do not buy the "low scoring" nature of the game as the reason. Like Zach says, the game is continuous and filled with anticipation. One goal scored in soccer twice as rewarding as a TD or maybe 50 times more exciting than each cheapened point scored in Basketball. A true soccer fan watches every moment with anticipation and interest.

chiefs4me
12-15-2004, 04:53 PM
So, you just don't even bother watching the playoffs, then?


ooh,,,,,,,,,i get it,,i get itROFL

Pants
12-15-2004, 05:31 PM
ooh,,,,,,,,,i get it,,i get itROFL

Your comma usage is getting even more rediculous. Congrats on f*cking up another good thread.

Rain Man
12-15-2004, 05:43 PM
Soccer suffers here because TV does not like it. You can't go to commercials on timeouts. It's all in the marketing folks. I do not buy the "low scoring" nature of the game as the reason. Like Zach says, the game is continuous and filled with anticipation. One goal scored in soccer twice as rewarding as a TD or maybe 50 times more exciting than each cheapened point scored in Basketball. A true soccer fan watches every moment with anticipation and interest.


If they scored more goals in soccer, I'll bet some of these third-world countries would be less screwed up. It has to cause a lot of frustration to watch your team for an entire year and only see them score four times, three of which occurred while you went off to the bathroom.

Oz_Chief
12-15-2004, 07:09 PM
Dude,

I lived down in Bournemouth for 2.5 years and went to London very often. There are always concerts to check out. It seems like the UK is much more receptive to new music than the USA is.

The food is great if you like Indian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Tapas. Having said that English breakfasts are great: eggs, sausage, bacon, baked beans, toast, tea/coffee. You won't go hungry.

The beer is awesome. Try London Pride, Badger, and anything that has an interesting name like Bishop's Finger (playfully known as Nun's Delight), Tangle Foot, True Glory, Old Speckled Hen, Old Thumper. You won't go thirsty.

The Underground is great. Try and make friends with some locals. They should be able to introduce you to places that we foreigners don't really know about like Blackheath, Hampstead Heath, Regent's Park (where the zoo is), Notting Hill. These are all places that have great nightlife. There are plenty of others that I am sure I never got to.

Basically, if get tired of London you have gotten tired of life.

Have a ball and enjoy the women. They know how to have fun.