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Marksix
October 26th, 2007, 08:57 AM
heh heh :):):)

By Sky News SkyNews - 1 hour 51 minutes ago

Miami Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder has admitted not knowing people speak English in London.

he NFL player might want to check a map before he gets on board a plane for Sunday's prestige game against the New York Giants at Wembley Stadium.

Crowder, who comes from Atlanta in Georgia, may be praised on the field, but confessed geography was not his strong point.

He admitted he did not know until now where London was - or that Londoners spoke English.

"I couldn't find London on a map if they didn't have the names of the countries," he said.

"I swear to God. I don't know what nothing is. I know Italy looks like a boot. I learned that."

Crowder added: "I know (Washington Redskins linebacker) London Fletcher. We did a football camp together. So I know him.

"That's the closest thing I know to London. He's black, so I'm sure he's not from London. I'm sure that's a coincidental name."

The Miami Dolphins are play the New York Giants at Wembley this Sunday in the first NFL regular-season game to be played outside the United States.

ZippyTheChimp
October 26th, 2007, 10:50 AM
Just keep these two separated, and everything will be fine.

http://www.taipeitimes.com/images/2006/12/28/20061227183922.jpeghttp://msnbcmedia1.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/061204/061204_queenElizabeth_vmed_10a.widec.jpg

Meerkat
October 26th, 2007, 02:25 PM
I would have liked to go to watch this match, but as i finish my nights on Sunday i doubt i'll be in any fit state. I have to admit that i don't know anything about American football, so it would be a bit of a novelty to watch the game.

Maybe i'll think what the hell, and just go along anyway.

I was reading this evening that one of his team mates was from London - maybe i'm wrong. Quite a funny story though.

Capn_Birdseye
October 26th, 2007, 02:41 PM
heh heh :):):)

By Sky News SkyNews - 1 hour 51 minutes ago

Miami Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder has admitted not knowing people speak English in London.

He didn't know that the English speak English, I've heard it all now!
Has he received one too many knocks on the head during his career?

ZippyTheChimp
October 26th, 2007, 03:15 PM
He's only 23. By the time his career is over, he won't know where Miami is.

Ninjahedge
October 26th, 2007, 04:30 PM
Or His-ami either Zip..


He's black, so I'm sure he's not from London

OMG. This guy is thicker than day old gravy.

Meerkat
October 26th, 2007, 04:38 PM
Jhttp://msnbcmedia1.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/061204/061204_queenElizabeth_vmed_10a.widec.jpg

If he doesn't know what language the English speak, he probably doesn't know who she is either.

ZippyTheChimp
October 26th, 2007, 05:15 PM
Just to clear things up, #80 is not the geographically challenged Channing Crowder. He's Jeremy Shockey of the NY Giants - not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer either.

Will any royals be in attendance? I'd love to see an NFL-Windsor faux pas.

Capn_Birdseye
October 27th, 2007, 11:51 AM
The Miami Dolphins are play the New York Giants at Wembley this Sunday in the first NFL regular-season game to be played outside the United States.
Why? Who is interested?

brianac
October 27th, 2007, 12:37 PM
About 88,000 paying spectators, apparently.

Meerkat
October 27th, 2007, 02:13 PM
I wanted to get tickets but they are sold out.

lofter1
October 27th, 2007, 05:43 PM
I would have liked to go to watch this match ... I have to admit that i don't know anything about American football, so it would be a bit of a novelty to watch the game.


Chances are you'd be bored to death. Lots of time with everybody doing NOTHING. Worse than watching film-making.

Capn_Birdseye
October 28th, 2007, 12:52 PM
Chances are you'd be bored to death. Lots of time with everybody doing NOTHING. Worse than watching film-making.
That's a good description lofter1.

lofter1
October 28th, 2007, 01:05 PM
The coverage of the game on Fox 5 is about to start so I've tuned in for a few minutes to see the expressions on the faces of the Brits ...

The crowd just razzed the singer of "God Save the Queen", a guy named Paul Potts who won some TV singing contest :D ...

The Fox announcers are trying to pump it up and claim that the atmosphere inside Wembley is electric :rolleyes: ...

Kick off ... play stops at the 25 yard line -- and already the crowd is bored to death :cool:

me switches the channel ...

sfenn1117
October 28th, 2007, 05:16 PM
Chances are you'd be bored to death. Lots of time with everybody doing NOTHING. Worse than watching film-making.

That's how I feel about soccer. Football, on the other hand, I can't get enough of.

Oh yeah and go giants :D

Gregory Tenenbaum
October 29th, 2007, 06:16 AM
heh heh :):):)

By Sky News SkyNews - 1 hour 51 minutes ago

Miami Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder has admitted not knowing people speak English in London.

he NFL player might want to check a map before he gets on board a plane for Sunday's prestige game against the New York Giants at Wembley Stadium.

Crowder, who comes from Atlanta in Georgia, may be praised on the field, but confessed geography was not his strong point.

He admitted he did not know until now where London was - or that Londoners spoke English.

"I couldn't find London on a map if they didn't have the names of the countries," he said.

"I swear to God. I don't know what nothing is. I know Italy looks like a boot. I learned that."

Crowder added: "I know (Washington Redskins linebacker) London Fletcher. We did a football camp together. So I know him.

"That's the closest thing I know to London. He's black, so I'm sure he's not from London. I'm sure that's a coincidental name."

The Miami Dolphins are play the New York Giants at Wembley this Sunday in the first NFL regular-season game to be played outside the United States.

Well what a surprise.

Honestly, who the hell cares. If you live in Florida, you dont even need to go to New York City let alone smelly England.

They have everything there. So Im not surprised he doesnt know. I would also not be surprised if he knew nothing about Norway (a much richer and some would say more important country than England), Denmark, Svalbard, Greenland or other northern, cold places.

Capn_Birdseye
October 29th, 2007, 11:04 AM
GT what was it that made you such an anglophile? ;)
We Brits are truly appreciative of your warm and generous comments. You must visit sometime there are places I'd like to take you to. ;)

brianac
October 30th, 2007, 04:50 AM
"^"

First place

OmegaNYC
October 31st, 2007, 06:01 PM
Oh, C'mon people! Let's not go too hard on the football player. I mean... He IS a football player. :cool: It would of been really funny if they would of blindfolded the guy, and took him to London, KY. Say: "Well, were in England!" Heh, I bet that would of blew his mind. :p

Meerkat
November 1st, 2007, 03:22 AM
GT what was it that made you such an anglophile? ;)
We Brits are truly appreciative of your warm and generous comments. You must visit sometime there are places I'd like to take you to. ;)

Yeah Greggy, you can stay at my place for nothing. I'll even take you outside of London as i gain the impression that your experinces of the UK were based solely on a short break here.

Wow, it'll be just like having this man about the house for a few days!!!
http://l.yimg.com/img.tv.yahoo.com/tv/us/img/site/43/36/0000034336_20061020191519.jpg

Gregory Tenenbaum
November 16th, 2007, 12:43 PM
They speak English and the kids light fires in off licences to steal candy.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b74_1195215847

I have never seen anything like it, in Manhattan or anywhere.

Meerkat
November 16th, 2007, 01:19 PM
^:confused:

Gregory Tenenbaum
December 25th, 2007, 05:29 PM
Well what a surprise.

Honestly, who the hell cares. If you live in Florida, you dont even need to go to New York City let alone smelly England.

They have everything there. So Im not surprised he doesnt know. I would also not be surprised if he knew nothing about Norway (a much richer and some would say more important country than England), Denmark, Svalbard, Greenland or other northern, cold places.

Have a Merry Christmas, if you can stop laughing at this BBC interview.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1gZwaRaPGg