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American Football in Germany

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by cranberry, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. Alpenbolt
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    Hey Cran. Good to see your Wild Boys started off the season with a win.

    Love the team names. The Hanau Hornets has a pretty nice ring to it. Used to go to Hanau a lot for work.

    But the best has to be the Freiburg Sacristans. Somehow it doesn't bring up visions of an angry football team though. I am sure there must be an alternative name their opponents give them.
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    Right on!:tup:
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    OK what the heck is a sacristan?:icon_huh:

    edit: nevermind I wiki'd it. Guess I should have known that as I went to catholic school and all. The Salesians would likely kick my *** for not knowing it.
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    I got the Hornets Logo:

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    Freiburg is really catholic, but taken away from Austria
    to be then part of protestant country Baden by the French Napoleon. It's the site of a bishop.

    here are some priest's helpers:

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    and here is the Logo of Freiburg Sacristans:

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    I searched some footballpages for photos and here they are:

    Nauheim Wild Boys TD vs. Pforzheim Wilddogs

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    Jenaer Hanfrieds are coming from eastgermany.
    Hanfried ist the nickname of the founder of the university of Jena JoHAN FRIEDrich II.
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    the teamcolors of the Sacristans are purple-gold

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    Next weekend following games will be played:

    Freiburg Sacristans @ Holzgerlingen Twister
    Pforzheim Wilddogs @ Badener Greifs Karlsruhe
    Hanau Hornets @ Hanfrieds of Jena

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    cranberry

    What does "Gegenpunkten" mean in English?

    -=dave=-
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    it's a sportsslang phrase = to make points against someone

    punkt = point gegen = versus

    the word is used when a trailing team gets some points on
    the board, but it's still behind the opposite team.
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    ROFL - figured it must be some kind of colloquialism or something like that. Thank you for getting back to me on that one. (Took German in High School, married a girl named "Heidi" not too long afterward - its now been 45 more years and I'm still Babelfish dependent)! :)
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    Here are the scores of the weekend:
    Freiburg Sacristans @ Holzgerlingen Twister 36 : 14
    Pforzheim Wilddogs @ Badener Greifs 24 : 27
    Hanau Hornets @ Jena Hanfrieds 35 : 6

    Because I do not know how the playoffs will run
    the standings by all and by divisions:

    1. Hanau Hornets....... 1.000 2-0 70:20
    2. Bad. Greifs............ 1.000 2-0 44:24
    3. Freiburg Sacr. ...... 1.000 1-0 36:14
    4. Holzg. Twister....... .500 1-1 33:36
    5. Nauheim Wild Boys.. .500 1-1 39:55
    6. Jena Hanfrieds....... .500 1-1 33:55
    7. Mainz Golden Eagles 0 0-1 0:17
    8. Frankfurt Pirates.... 0 0-1 20:27
    9. Pforzheim Wilddogs.. 0 0-3 44:71

    North (win = 2:0 points, tie= 1:1, lost = 0:2)
    1. Hanau... 4:0
    2. Jena..... 2:2
    3. Frankfurt 0:2

    Central
    1. Karlsruhe 4:0
    2. Nauheim 2:2
    3. Mainz 0:2

    South
    1. Freiburg 2:0
    2. Holzgerl. 2:2
    3. Pforzheim 0:6
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    Here are the results of last weekend:

    Pforzheim Wilddogs @ Freiburg Sacristans 6 : 22
    Holzgerlingen Twister @ Mainz Golden Eagles 15 : 8
    Frabkfurt Pirates @ Hanau Hornets 6 : 14

    1. Hanau 3-0 84:26 1.000
    2. Freiburg 2-0 58:20 1.000
    3. Karlsruhe 2-0 44:24 1.000
    4. Holzgerlingen 2-1 48:44 0.667
    5. Nauheim 1-1 39:55 0.500
    6. Jena 1-1 33:55 0.500
    7. Frankfurt 0-2 26:41 0.000
    8. Mainz 0-2 8:32 0,000
    9. Pforzheim 0-4 50:93 0.000

    Central Greifs 4:0
    Nauheim 2:2
    Mainz 0:4

    Süd Freiburg 4:0
    Twister 4:2
    Pforzheim 0:8

    Nord Hanau 6:0
    Frankfurt 0:4
    Mainz 0:4
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    The next scores:
    Twister @ Wildboys 23 : 0
    Hanfrieds @ Wilddogs 33 : 21
    Greifs @ Wildboys 29 : 20
    Sacristans @ Golden Eagles 28:21
    Eagles @ Pirates 21: 37
    Wildboys @ Hanfrieds 16 :49
    Hornets @ Twister 18 :21
    Sacristans @ Greifs 38 : 11
    Pirates @ Sacristans 31:19
    Greifs @ Hanfrieds 6 : 21
    Eagles @ Hornets 12: 33
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    games from 6/20 up to now:

    Hanau Hornets @ Pforzheim Wilddogs 32:6
    Nauheim Wildboys @ Frankfurt Pirates 14:35
    Holzgerl. Twister @ Badener Greifs 14:13

    Mainz Gold Eagles @ Nauheim WB 28:18
    too many players injured
    Jena Hanfrieds @ Holzgerlingen Twister 23:26
    Badener Greifs @ Hanau Hornets 3:18
    Freiburg Sacr. @ Nauheim Wildboys 18 : 20 second win!
    Pirates @ Pforzheim Wilddogs 22:23


    1. Twister.... .857--- 6-1 ---132:98
    2. Hornets.... .857--- 6-1 ---185:68
    3. Sacristans .667--- 4-2--- 164:103
    4. Jena Hanf. .667--- 4-2 -- 159:118
    5. Pirates.... .500 --- 3-3 ---151:118
    6. Greifs .... .429 --- 3-4 --- 100:135
    7. Wild Boys . 250 ---2-6 --- 127:237
    8. Gold.Eagles.167 --- 1-5 --- 90: 148
    9. Wilddogs ... 143 --- 1-6 --- 100:183

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