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Aiw
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Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 10:02 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Interesting article here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/h i/other_sports/american_footba ll/4580140.stm
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Basscase
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Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 11:52 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow, the article says we have floating casinos on the Detroit River? Where are those? I wanna boat ride!
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Andysrc
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Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 12:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Always interesting to get a foreign perspective on American sports/culture. Even though the cost they list for a :30 spot is about double what the actual cost is.
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Northend
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Basscase.....Floating casinos and floating dead bodies are used interchangingly in the UK
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Gumby
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Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 3:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well that river boat docked by Cobo used to be a floating casino so it is at least half right.
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Upinottawa
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Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 4:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From December 1995 to July 1998, Casino Windsor had a riverboat casino. I don't think the riverboat had much of an impact on Detroit's downtown other than increased tolls at the tunnel.

northern belle
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Susanarosa
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Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 4:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cause there's a lot of lobsters in the Detroit River...

:-)
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Upinottawa
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Post Number: 111
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Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 4:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Lobsters in the Detroit River...another failed attempt at downtown revitalization -- BBC News.
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Dabirch
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I hear they eat zebra mussels...
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Super_d
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Floating casino's up and down the river??? Almost as funny as when Rowdy Rod Pipper stated, ...."Detroit with all its' cars and subway trains".....

super d(motordetroit)
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L_b_patterson
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Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 7:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

what the hell is a geordie? the blind guy from star trek?
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Caseyc
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Post Number: 572
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Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 7:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is Geordie Walker from Killing Joke still around? Perhaps they were just lokking for a little anglo tie-in....sure.
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Shark
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I believe a Geordie is a northerner, or someone from Newcastle.
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Matt_the_deuce
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Post Number: 435
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Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 12:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes, a Geordie is someone from Newcastle.

Liverpool = Scouse or Scally
Manchester = Manc or Mancunian
Birmingham = Brummie

I'm sure there's some more...

It's always interesting to hear their take on our sports. They would rib me about our football players - asking why they wear pads, when their rugby players wear no protection. And we know baseball has it's roots in cricket. Don't get me wrong, they appreciate our sports. Hell, we usually give them a much more hard time then they do to us. They aren't really considered a sporting nation, even though their enthusiasm for their football is deep rooted and probably more intense than our fans can muster for their favorite teams. They're absolutely mad when it comes to football.
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Rockcity2windycity
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Post Number: 24
Registered: 11-2005
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Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 12:57 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

that article had a couple of mistakes

In fact, up until 1982, only Pasadena, CA - home of the Rose Bowl - and Houston, TX, had interrupted its Los Angeles-Miami-New Orleans cycle since Super Bowl I in 1967.

Jacksonville is not Miami. It was just in Jacksonville last year
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Motorcitymayor2026
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Post Number: 362
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Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 1:00 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

until 1982. Last year was 2005 :-)

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