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16.10.2011 14:00 to 16:00
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City/Town: Zurich-Wiedikon
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Meeting Point: Field next to Sihlhölzlibrucke

Week 05 - Zürich Intruders Flag Football team. This is not a fixed league, we play for fun and all are welcome. This is non-contact football, no pads or helmets.

Suggest you wear cleats rather than sneakers, shorts and a T-shirt, bring a white and colored top and something to drink. We've been playing flag football for over five years in and around Zürich and are always pleased to see new faces and regulars alike.

If you need better directions or would like to take a look at the rules we use, just send a PM.
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for those who never have played before--the basic skills are very simple. Run, Catch, pull opponent's flag when they have the ball.

here's a little flow diagram of the general rules and play style (although Zürich Intruders Flag Football has slightly different rules), so any new comers or beginers can understand what's going on very quickly

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Re: American Flag Football

do we need to bring our own flag belts (where can I procure one?) or is someone bringin a handful?
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Re: American Flag Football

No, you don't need to bring anything with you. We have footballs, flags and cones for marking up the field. We've been doing this for a few years now. I'd really suggest that you wear shoes with cleats, because you'll slide around in sneakers and the guys will burn you on the cuts and sprints. Also, bring a white T-shirt as well as a colored one so that we can differentiate the teams better like I wrote before.

There's a bunch more info on Facebook under Zürich Intruders if you'd care to see what we do.

If you'd like the full details for the field, please send me your e-mail address via PM.

@Chemmie - have you got the CFL version of that graphic? I like it

Our rules are a little more basic, but we'll leave the counting Mississippis until Sunday...
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Where's a good place to find cleats, inexpensively? I love myself some flag football, but I don't have any cleats.
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Where's a good place to find cleats, inexpensively? I love myself some flag football, but I don't have any cleats.
Any Ochsner sports store or Migros Sportxx

My cleated boots cost about $ 35 via Amazon.

Regular soccer shoes are fine too, just something to grip the dirt.

There are some specialist US Sports stores too, but with the usual atrocious Swiss price mark up factor involved.
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Where's a good place to find cleats, inexpensively? I love myself some flag football, but I don't have any cleats.

There's Top Market near the Binz stop on the S10 in Zurich. They usually have a good selection of shoes and dirt cheap too.

Actually the whole store is full of sick-cheap deals, but stock varies and changes.

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.....@Chemmie - have you got the CFL version of that graphic? I like it

Our rules are a little more basic, but we'll leave the counting Mississippis until Sunday...
Just random found that flow chart a few days ago, figured it was usefull for many europeans. A CFL on wouldn't be too hard to edit in---or our own Intruders version for that matter.
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I thought the Halfback and Fullback positions were reversed in American football? I could be wrong...
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We don't worry about minor details. The call will be something like, "Trips right, two on the left you two stand in the back field and protect my ass, I'll throw to whoever's open past the first down marker. Have they blitzed yet?".
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a recent joke kinda on topic from the show Modern Family (pretty funny if you don't watch it already)

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Re: American Flag Football

What the physical address (have a gps), i am not good with major names..

Also when is the next time you all will play, me and my friend would like to join.

Are there any weather requirements, meaning if it rains we can not play?
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Re: American Flag Football

Sounds like a great time. Will have to check it out. How often do you play, and until when?

Will be paintballing this sunday, but would be interested in playing some American flag football before the snow comes.

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"Does not one have to be an American to play the game?" she asks innocently and then ducks under the table.
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What the physical address (have a gps), i am not good with major names..

Also when is the next time you all will play, me and my friend would like to join.

Are there any weather requirements, meaning if it rains we can not play?
There's not a street address as such. It's the field on the other side of the Sihl river from the Sihlhölzli athletics track. There are road names, Tunnelstrasse and Sihlpromenade, but I doubt your GPS will do the job and parking won't be advantageous.

We play (and have done) in any weather, because we're awesomely tough. No e-mails or postings if it's raining, we'll be playing anyway. The schedule is kind of every two weeks unless I'm doing something else. Send me a PM with your e-mail address if you'd care to be on the Intruders mailing list.

You can PM me for cell phone #, I'm not putting that up here.

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"Does not one have to be an American to play the game?" she asks innocently and then ducks under the table.
Are you trolling Ms. Clover? We accept Canucks as well as Yanks, but no one with green skin is allowed to play: not because we're essentially racist, rather because one of our QBs has color issues and keeps throwing it to the guys on the other team...
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"Does not one have to be an American to play the game?" she asks innocently and then ducks under the table.

well I guess the rules we play are closer to Canadian football, so if you're not a Canuck, then no go!



Just kidding, open to all for sure! There's a good fraction of non-americans (USA) who play.
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Are you trolling Ms. Clover? We accept Canucks as well as Yanks, but no one with green skin is allowed to play: not because we're essentially racist, rather because one of our QBs has color issues and keeps throwing it to the guys on the other team...
It's chlorophyll and you'd only end up stepping on me anyway, which wouldn't bring luck to anybody.

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well I guess the rules we play are closer to Canadian football, so if you're not a Canuck, then no go!
This means an amazingly good offense with balls flying every which way but loose, receivers in forward motion, massive end zones and embarrassingly crap defense.
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.......and embarrassingly crap defense.
Are you referring to my performance last time I played??!!
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Are you referring to my performance last time I played??!!
Er, no, of course not. It was a tactical decision to let the ball pass through your hands and then hit the ground. Shame to have to record an INT for the statistics.

Thanks to all of the mighty 18 that showed up for football yesterday. White wins 3 to 2, an amazingly well balanced game, even if I was getting pretty fed up of the QB sweep option, get the f**k open play.
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