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Old 23.06.2008, 22:04
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American Touch Football Weekly Game in Zurich

I know it's June, but it's never too early to start planning.

I am trying to start up a weekly two hand touch American Football game and want to try to have a "pre-season" game pretty soon. I'm thinking
about the weekend of July 27 (Sunday). There are some appropriate
fields at SaalSporthalle, which is accessible by Tram 5, 13, Train S4
and Bus 33, 89 amongst many others.

In brief, I have been playing Touch Football every Sunday from August
to January, for about 20 years. I don't intent to stop simply because
I'm in Zurich and not the US. It's informal and a lot of fun and
something good to do on Sundays around here, to boot.

If you want further information, send me a Pr Mess
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Old 27.06.2008, 10:23
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Re: American Touch Football Weekly Game in Zurich

American Touch Football responses = 0
Carp Fishing responses = 29...

If this is an English speaking ex-pat site, can someone explain this phenomenon to me, as I believe, and this is just a guess, that the Super Bowl gets a higher TV rating than Carp Fishing Championships, even in Zurich, London, Basel or Sydney.
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Old 27.06.2008, 10:31
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Re: American Touch Football Weekly Game in Zurich

Who knows...

I'm not much good, but I could be interested in a game from time to time.
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Old 27.06.2008, 10:41
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Re: American Touch Football Weekly Game in Zurich

I havent played before, but would like to try
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Re: American Touch Football Weekly Game in Zurich

I have 'crap' knees otherwise would love to, need to save the knees for skiing and cycling.
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Old 27.06.2008, 10:46
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I have 'crap' knees otherwise would love to, need to save the knees for skiing and cycling.
We could do Ultimate Frisbee instead. It should be a bit easier on the knees. Is it close enough to football to take care of the football jones?
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Old 27.06.2008, 10:52
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Re: American Touch Football Weekly Game in Zurich

There is a touch rugby club in ZUrich..similar (obviously better) than american Football, it might be worth giving that a try.
http://www.englishforum.ch/sports-fi...uch-rugby.html
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Old 27.06.2008, 10:55
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There is a touch rugby club in ZUrich..similar (obviously better) than american Football, it might be worth giving that a try.
http://www.englishforum.ch/sports-fi...uch-rugby.html
If you like games that don't require strategy, you are right.
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There is a touch rugby club in ZUrich..similar (obviously better) than american Football, it might be worth giving that a try.
http://www.englishforum.ch/sports-fi...uch-rugby.html
What! No forward passing?!

Actually, I enjoy watching Rugby, but it's not the same.
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Old 27.06.2008, 11:02
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If you like games that don't require strategy, you are right.
chuckle..don't tell them that, they don't need padding to play their sport.

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Fair enough, I guess I got carried away when I saw touch mentioned.
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Re: American Touch Football Weekly Game in Zurich

You are also competing against Uncle MAx et al and their Sunday afternoon football games. Why not adapt to the European way of life, continue your Sunday "football" outings? I am pretty sure they are well attended (and the location is well situated for any carp fishermen).
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Old 27.06.2008, 12:16
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Re: American Touch Football Weekly Game in Zurich

Haha...Nothing like a little vitriol to illicit responses

Rath - with all due respect, there are things here that I have adapted to, high prices, Abfallmarkers, honking horns and churchbells ringing all through the night. I'm OK with all of it and I am actual enjoying the Tournament.

But sometimes the catch-all suggestion of "Adapt to Switzerland" is just not applicable. I cannot play soccer or rugby, never will be able to play soccer or rugby, don't want to play soccer or rugby and if I can find 10 other guys like me who want to play American Football, should I be knocked for attempting to do so.

My point here is that sometimes adapting is necessary, but if I want to do something to make living here more pleasurable, at no expense to the citizenry, then why should I not do it?
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Old 27.06.2008, 12:20
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Haha...Nothing like a little vitriol to illicit responses

Rath - with all due respect, there are things here that I have adapted to, high prices, Abfallmarkers, honking horns and churchbells ringing all through the night. I'm OK with all of it and I am actual enjoying the Tournament.

But sometimes the catch-all suggestion of "Adapt to Switzerland" is just not applicable. I cannot play soccer or rugby, never will be able to play soccer or rugby, don't want to play soccer or rugby and if I can find 10 other guys like me who want to play American Football, should I be knocked for attempting to do so.

My point here is that sometimes adapting is necessary, but if I want to do something to make living here more pleasurable, at no expense to the citizenry, then why should I not do it?
The Swiss don't really play Rugby either...at least I don't see many Swiss playing rugby. There are just less Americans around than there are folks from those Rugby playing countries.


Well, there is always the Zurich Renegades.....http://www.renegades.ch/
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Old 27.06.2008, 12:27
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Re: American Touch Football Weekly Game in Zurich

Wow, the Renegades even have cheerleaders.....
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Old 27.06.2008, 13:31
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Re: American Touch Football Weekly Game in Zurich

The Renegades also have a flag football team - I assume this is the same as touch football.
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Re: American Touch Football Weekly Game in Zurich

Flag Football is slightly different from two hand touch in that it has a tendency to be a little rougher. It turns out to be flat-out tackling sometimes and I'm too old for knocking heads at this point.

And to answer the questions about Frisbee/Rugby as reasonable facsimilis...I'm afraid not. The throwing and catching of a football is very unique onto itself. The stratagies and play calling are as well.

Thanks for the suggestions though
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Haha...Nothing like a little vitriol to illicit responses

Rath - with all due respect, there are things here that I have adapted to, high prices, Abfallmarkers, honking horns and churchbells ringing all through the night. I'm OK with all of it and I am actual enjoying the Tournament.

But sometimes the catch-all suggestion of "Adapt to Switzerland" is just not applicable. I cannot play soccer or rugby, never will be able to play soccer or rugby, don't want to play soccer or rugby and if I can find 10 other guys like me who want to play American Football, should I be knocked for attempting to do so.

My point here is that sometimes adapting is necessary, but if I want to do something to make living here more pleasurable, at no expense to the citizenry, then why should I not do it?
I don't know who "Rath" is, I'll assume your comments are directed at me.

Might I ask who **** on your cornflakes (err, Wheaties) this morning? I'm the last one to suggest that people should become European when they move over here and I am certainly not trying to knock you for trying to get some guys together to toss around the pigskin. "My point here is that sometimes adapting is necessary" and if there is:
  • a game of anything underway
  • in the same city
  • drawing on many of the same people who might play
  • at the same time as you are suggesting
...well, it makes your job a bit tougher.

Frankly I am surprised to see "Thanks" to your post. I'm not a big one for the groan button but you almost got one from me for your response. I post something to give you some information that you may not have been aware of and you say I'm knocking you? Man oh man.
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IFrankly I am surprised to see "Thanks" to your post. I'm not a big one for the groan button but you almost got one from me for your response. I post something to give you some information that you may not have been aware of and you say I'm knocking you? Man oh man.
I think you are taking his comment too personally in my opinion. Maybe I am used to the NYC sense of humor... which can come off abrasive at times I suppose.
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I think you are taking his comment too personally in my opinion. Maybe I am used to the NYC sense of humor... which can come off abrasive at times I suppose.
Oh, I've got plenty of experience with sarcastic New Yorkers. But I don't have much patience for newbies (who happen to work in HR, the most useless waste of space and money that god has seen fit to bestow upon the finance world) who give me attitude when I am trying to be helpful.

Edit: all that aside, I'd be interested in playing... there's a nice little beer garden down there as well for a cold one after the game.
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Re: American Touch Football Weekly Game in Zurich

Now I'm confused, when is the Carp Fishing?

I might be interested, It's been a long time since I've played "real football".

Don't forget it's not only Americans who play "football", I mean us Canucks helped invent the sport.
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