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    Hey Raoul, are you a Flash fan?

    Saw this report about a game between the Paris Flash and the Argonauts American football teams this morning on CBS...saw a dude with a Jets jersey in the stands...

    Pretty cool stuff.:yes:


    [url]http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/02/07/sunday/main6183107.shtml[/url]

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    Not a fan, but we do have a 5 or 6 team league. La Courneuve has been the best lately. Every team has a number of Americans. College level guys who didn’t get drafted.

    I’d say American football is pretty popular. Obviously far behind the other football, rugby and other sports.

    There’s been one French NFL player. Guess who he played for? :baghead:

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    [QUOTE=RaoulDuke;3494221]Not a fan, but we do have a 5 or 6 team league. La Courneuve has been the best lately. Every team has a number of Americans. College level guys who didn’t get drafted.

    I’d say American football is pretty popular. Obviously far behind the other football, rugby and other sports.

    [B]There’s been one NFL player. Guess who he played for?[/B] :baghead:[/QUOTE]

    thids guy?

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGAMxQcKst0[/url]

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    [QUOTE=RaoulDuke;3494221]La Courneuve has been the best lately.[/QUOTE]

    Gotta know...what's the name mean?

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    [QUOTE=PlumberKhan;3494628]Gotta know...what's the name mean?[/QUOTE]
    I’d have to look it up. It most likely comes form [I]La Cour Neuve[/I], which literally means “The New Court”.

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    [QUOTE=RaoulDuke;3494631]I’d have to look it up. It most likely comes form [I]La Cour Neuve[/I], which literally means “The New Court”.[/QUOTE]

    They should change it to the Guillotines...:D

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    [QUOTE=PlumberKhan;3494638]They should change it to the Guillotines...:D[/QUOTE]
    La Courneuve is the name of the city..

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    [QUOTE=RaoulDuke;3494221]
    There’s been one French NFL player. Guess who he played for? :baghead:[/QUOTE]

    Can't see the youtube clip? who was he?

    We had one of our own, Tunç İlkin, play as I think a LT or a LG, for the Steelers in the 90's. I think he still coaches in the Steeler organization at some level.

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    [QUOTE=The Turk;3495561]Can't see the youtube clip? who was he?

    We had one of our own, Tunç İlkin, play as I think a LT or a LG, for the Steelers in the 90's. I think he still coaches in the Steeler organization at some level.[/QUOTE]
    Richard Tardits. 2nd string LB + Special Teams for the Pats in the 90's. If any of the Pats fans remember him, I'd be surprised.

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    [QUOTE=RaoulDuke;3495563]Richard Tardits.[/QUOTE]

    Jeez...I wonder what his nick name was?


    :dunno:



    :rolleyes:

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    [QUOTE=32green;3495582]Jeez...I wonder what his nick name was?


    :dunno:



    :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]
    Dick Tard

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    [QUOTE=RaoulDuke;3495587]Dick Tard[/QUOTE]

    Lol, its great being a guy. Simply by virtue of birth, you automatically belong to an army of like minded eejits.:yes:

    lol

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    [QUOTE=32green;3495588]Lol, its great being a guy. Simply by virtue of birth, you automatically belong to an army of like minded eejits.:yes:

    lol[/QUOTE]
    The Hangar is just a succession of alley oops. ;)

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    [QUOTE=RaoulDuke;3495563]Richard Tardits. 2nd string LB + Special Teams for the Pats in the 90's. If any of the Pats fans remember him, I'd be surprised.[/QUOTE]

    didn't the Browns under Butch Davis draft a long snapper from Rice a few years ago who was french??? Jean Ratelle Le' Fevere or something like that???

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    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY;3495625]didn't the Browns under Butch Davis draft a long snapper from Rice a few years ago who was french??? Jean Ratelle Le' Fevere or something like that???[/QUOTE]

    Ryan Pontbriand/LS/Rice...a little off on the name...

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    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY;3495625]didn't the Browns under Butch Davis draft a long snapper from Rice a few years ago who was french??? Jean Ratelle Le' Fevere or something like that???[/QUOTE]
    I’m pretty sure he’s been the only one since it’s repeated every time he opens his mouth during the SB. He had a fairly good college career I think at Georgia. Has a sack record maybe. There are many guys like Pierre Garçon (or Favre :P) with French names but who are Haitian (or other).

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    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY;3495634]Ryan Pontbriand/LS/Rice...a little off on the name...[/QUOTE]
    Per Wiki

    [QUOTE]Ryan David Pontbriand (born October 1, 1979 in Houston, Texas)[/QUOTE]

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    [QUOTE=RaoulDuke;3495640]Per Wiki[/QUOTE]

    probably just to embarrassed to admit he was born in Nord-Pas-de-Calais

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    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY;3495645]probably just to embarrassed to admit he was born in Nord-Pas-de-Calais[/QUOTE]
    Texas or Nord Pas de Calais...

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