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German Bowl XXX @ CB Arena Frankfurt

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by cranberry, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. cranberry

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    Hi folks, our German reporter has the next picturestory for all bolttalk viewers. Today the XXX German Bowl took place near my hometown and I followed the game.

    For those who haven't seen the thread about american football in Germany the German Football League is divided
    in a north and a south conference. The north is dominating
    since fifteen years so after the playoffs of the 8 best teams
    North Nr. 1 Kiel Baltic Hurricanes as Newcomer and North Nr. 2Braunschweig Lions with 12time Bowl appearance and 6 wins
    fighting against each other. The first time a major soccer stadium was chosen to be host of the Bowl, in former days they played in smaller towns. Frankfurt Galaxy of NLFE was cancelled last year, so they hoped to get some bipartisan fans to the game. On a sunny harvest day only 17.000 found their way into the stadium. A lot for the Bowl, but less than an normal NFLE game.

    I was surprised when 5 youngsters from Dornheim (the village where I live 25 miles south of Frankfurt) started with me at the railwaystation.

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    But in the stadium the lower seats were all filled with people.
    A lot of fans had found their way down south from Kiel
    (350 miles) and Braunschweig (240 miles) - long distances for Europeans - I saw, too a lot of Galaxy jerseys and NFL colors.
    The dominace of Raider and 49ers clothing is broken !!
    (because of their standings :tdown:)
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    The German Bowl defenders Braunschweig Lions enter the gridiron.
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    From the other side the Kiel Baltic Hurricans, called
    KBH or just CANES are marching in.

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    In the first quarter both teams exchange punts and a lot of yellow flags. (delay of game etc) They seam nervous and uncomfortable in the huge stadium. The Lions get together
    the first suceeding drive after 14 minutes with their ground attack. 7:0
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    But Kiel can answer at once with two passes over 30 y,
    one of them into the endzone. 7:7 , 3min into 2nd Quarter.
     

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    The Lions have been 3 and out and the Canes started
    a long drive with 7 plays in the red zone, but were unable
    to get the TD and the FG-Kick was blocked. So halftime
    comes with a little music and dance show.

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    In the third quarter the Hurricanes were trailing again 7:14
    and managed again to get even.
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    In the 4th quarter the Lions running game decided the Bowl.
    After a long drive finished with a TD but missing PAT. theLions lead only 20 : 14 but the Hurricanes couldn't get in.
    a QB fumble at the 15yard line of Braunschweig and after
    a quick 3 and out a interception at the 5 yard line of Braunschweig gave the Lions their 8th Bowl win. They are now first place, Duesseldorf Panthers have 7 Bowl wins.
    (I'm not disappointed all I want is a BOLT win in Oakland.)
     

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    I wanted to get some Charger gear for London, but the merchant said he ordered 100 jerseys of Saints and Chargers, but got only 4. I don't understand why the NFL is so bad in shipping overseas. The only thing I got was a new cap in throwback blue and the lightning. He too had no pins with the white helmet. Hope to see better merchandise in England.
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    So I took the train back home. I got my second weekly game pass, so sunday evening will be filled with Bolts attack at Black Hole City.:tup::bolt:

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    Thank you for watching Bolttalk*Germany
    See us again with pix from the London trip.
     

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    Awesome stuff once again Cranberry!!!! Your last thread was awesome, and this one is as well. I hope that you have a blast in London, and I look forward to the pictures!
     
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    Looks like you had a blast man! Thanks for the pics...
     
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    Awesome....Thanks for the pics:tup:
     

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