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What Was Your First NFL Game

Postby Gil Dobie » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:38 pm

Packers walloped the Cardinals in the 1982 playoff game. We drove from Fargo the night before. I remember scraping the ice of my bench seat. 19th row 45 yard line behind the Packers bench. Still have the ticket stub.

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Re: What Was Your First NFL Game

Postby JohnStOnge » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:24 pm

Never been to one. Never had any desire to go to one even when I was much more of a NFL fan back in the 70s. It's just too easy to watch them on TV vs. the crap you'd have to go through to actually go to one.
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Re: What Was Your First NFL Game

Postby Gil Dobie » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:44 pm

JohnStOnge wrote:Never been to one. Never had any desire to go to one even when I was much more of a NFL fan back in the 70s. It's just too easy to watch them on TV vs. the crap you'd have to go through to actually go to one.


I totally get that. Grew up a Packers fan, and always wanted to go to Lambeau for a game. Saw the playoff tickets go on sale, so I wrote a letter stating it would be my first NFL game with my check. May have been the reason I got such great seats. I live 20 miles from a NFL stadium, but have gone to many more games in Lambeau than Minneapolis. Lambeau is more of a college atmosphere, with a large tailgating lot and free residential parking if you look around. Been a while since I have gone to a game, and I only watch the Packers at this point. Spend most of my football time following NDSU.
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Re: What Was Your First NFL Game

Postby CAA Flagship » Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:33 pm

I use to go to one Giants pre-season game for several years in the early 80's.
I think my first real game was the 1983 Redskins-49ers NFC Championship game at RFK Stadium.

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Re: What Was Your First NFL Game

Postby Vidav » Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:56 pm

The only professional sporting event I have been to was a Oilers @ Flames hockey game. :(
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Re: What Was Your First NFL Game

Postby Gil Dobie » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:39 am

Vidav wrote:The only professional sporting event I have been to was a Oilers @ Flames hockey game. :(


In Edmonton or Calgary? Gretzky years?
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Re: What Was Your First NFL Game

Postby Vidav » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:06 am

Gil Dobie wrote:
Vidav wrote:The only professional sporting event I have been to was a Oilers @ Flames hockey game. :(


In Edmonton or Calgary? Gretzky years?


In Calgary in 1999.
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Re: What Was Your First NFL Game

Postby GannonFan » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:42 am

I think for me it was the Eagles/Buccaneers and the Ricky Watters "For who, for what?" game. Kinda like JSO - pro football was/is so easy to watch on TV that going to a game seemed like a chore. And already going to Delaware games on most Saturdays meant I was getting my fill of live, in person football most weekends.
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Re: What Was Your First NFL Game

Postby 89Hen » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:46 pm

Eagles/Jets pre-season back at Veterans Stadium, probably mid 80's. Went to tons of Flyers games, many, many Phillies games, but NFL was just too darn cumbersome. I still rarely go, even when offered free tix.

Strangest game I went to was Eagles at Ravens at old Memorial Stadium in B'more. What a dump. Couldn't believe I was watching an NFL game there. Not sure how the Colts put up with it all those years. The upper deck only went to the 40 yard line.

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Re: What Was Your First NFL Game

Postby DuckDuckGriz » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:23 pm

2010

January game between the 4-11 Broncos led by Tim Tebow and the San Diego Chargers.

Last game of the year. Blustery and snowing. Broncos lost in the final minute to end their season at 4-12.

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Re: What Was Your First NFL Game

Postby DuckDuckGriz » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:25 pm

89Hen wrote:Eagles/Jets pre-season back at Veterans Stadium, probably mid 80's. Went to tons of Flyers games, many, many Phillies games, but NFL was just too darn cumbersome. I still rarely go, even when offered free tix.

Strangest game I went to was Eagles at Ravens at old Memorial Stadium in B'more. What a dump. Couldn't believe I was watching an NFL game there. Not sure how the Colts put up with it all those years. The upper deck only went to the 40 yard line.

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Re: What Was Your First NFL Game

Postby Gil Dobie » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:37 pm

DuckDuckGriz wrote:
89Hen wrote:Eagles/Jets pre-season back at Veterans Stadium, probably mid 80's. Went to tons of Flyers games, many, many Phillies games, but NFL was just too darn cumbersome. I still rarely go, even when offered free tix.

Strangest game I went to was Eagles at Ravens at old Memorial Stadium in B'more. What a dump. Couldn't believe I was watching an NFL game there. Not sure how the Colts put up with it all those years. The upper deck only went to the 40 yard line.

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That chain link fence really sets the mood.
Surreal indeed.


Reminds me of the Oakland Coliseum BART Train exit.
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Re: What Was Your First NFL Game

Postby AshevilleApp » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:43 pm

1970 Thanksgiving game in Detroit between the Lions and Raiders (Daryle Lamonica and the bunch). It was played at the long gone Tiger Stadium. Notable in that the Lions won.

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Re: What Was Your First NFL Game

Postby ASUG8 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:52 pm

9/29/97 San Fran @ Panthers, I think Carolina's fist MNF game. We got box seats with my wife's work and rode down from Greensboro in a bus with about 20 other people. Steve Young was QB for SF.

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Re: What Was Your First NFL Game

Postby SuperHornet » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:03 am

Wait a minute. The St. Louis Cardinals actually made the playoffs? John Riggins actually threw a pass? Where have I been. SMH....
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Re: What Was Your First NFL Game

Postby SuperHornet » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:03 am

AshevilleApp wrote:1970 Thanksgiving game in Detroit between the Lions and Raiders (Daryle Lamonica and the bunch). It was played at the long gone Tiger Stadium. Notable in that the Lions won.


Did Blanda come off the bench after Lamonica stunk the joint up again?
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Re: What Was Your First NFL Game

Postby SuperHornet » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:05 am

Incidentally, I have only been to one NFL game, and I didn't even get to see that. I was running garlic fries at a Rams-49'ers game at Levi's Stadium as part of a fundraiser for the Sirens cheerleaders.

An actual game ticket is cost-prohibitive for me. MUCH easier to get baseball tickets....
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Re: What Was Your First NFL Game

Postby css75 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:48 pm

Went to a couple Bronco games when I lived in Colorado including one in their first SB win season. But the college game is much more fun.


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