Saints Explain Football To Curious Londoners

Discussion in 'NFL General Discussion' started by ollysj, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. ollysj

    ollysj iKraut

    Ambassadors for the NFL, the New Orleans Saints couldnt have expected to explain the basic rules of the game in London. But there was jet-lagged Saints coach Sean Payton on Monday, outlining to a British reporter just what the American version of football is about. I think the basic premise is trying to advance the football into the opponents end zone, Payton patiently described. You only get three downs, or four downs to do it, to make 10 yards. And if you cant get it to the end zone, you have the option of kicking it through the uprights. When the reporter asked what a down was, Payton sighed. Youre tough, he said with a laugh. Im going to send you a book.

    Source: Yahoo!Sports
  2. hermhater

    hermhater Guest

  3. packerboy

    packerboy Bugger off

    Woo, time to be patronised! -sigh-
  4. Cletusaurus

    Cletusaurus YES! YES! YES!

    Well, they didn't get much of a lesson watching the Giants and Dolphins in that miserable little snooze-fest last year, so I suppose I can see why they'd ask such questions. Gotta give major props to Payton for answering such stupid and simple questions with a smile and patience, though.
  5. Crowned

    Crowned Doesn't give a shit.

  6. TJ

    TJ Dez Caught It


    Bring the game to Mexico and you won't have to explain anything.

    (Yes, I'm still bitter and haven't got over it).
  7. ollysj

    ollysj iKraut

    Fixed that for you TJ

    on a second thought, keep the game at the US and bring back a improved NFLE to Germany
  8. hermhater

    hermhater Guest

    Why aren't you educating folks in the UK better about the NFL?
  9. DaBearsrule4ever

    DaBearsrule4ever Hall Of Famer

    They had a game up there last year and they still don't know what the rules to football are? LMAO! Then again, soccer to them is football.
  10. TJ

    TJ Dez Caught It

    Screw England, and Screw Goodell...

    I think I'll never get over this...
  11. Ridin Burgundy

    Ridin Burgundy on the Magic Bandwagon

    How embarrasing.
  12. wide right

    wide right Grumpy Old Man

    international games suck
  13. smashmouth

    smashmouth Rookie

    can't wait to see the turf all churned up.

    as for the reporter, being cheeky about what's a down, send'm to a NFL Eu game, before covering the Pro's.
  14. phiglesphan

    phiglesphan BANNED


  15. Sportsguy

    Sportsguy AKA-Sportsguy9695

    god there are some dumb people out there
  16. packerboy

    packerboy Bugger off

    Because they're ignoramus heckheads who can't get over the whole 'It's rugby for pussies' mantra.
  17. ollysj

    ollysj iKraut

    The NFL Europe was shut down after the 2007 season, 15 months ago...


  18. Chrisbob

    Chrisbob Fuck Dallas

    What's a down?

    Ask TJ.

    Well, he's just down:icon_cheesygrin: