alandoamazing
So, this has been in the works for a little bit, and today I received the offer, finally. An opportunity like this is basically once in a lifetime, and I am pretty excited. I'll hopefully be headed over there in February. But, I have spent a total of one week in London ever. Have any other wissporters spent a sizeable length of time in London? Any advice for me? Any idea what the best way to tune into US sports is? It would be much appreciated.
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dawgstyle
alandoamazing wrote:
So, this has been in the works for a little bit, and today I received the offer, finally. An opportunity like this is basically once in a lifetime, and I am pretty excited. I'll hopefully be headed over there in February. But, I have spent a total of one week in London ever. Have any other wissporters spent a sizeable length of time in London? Any advice for me? Any idea what the best way to tune into US sports is? It would be much appreciated.


That is awesome! I have no advice or information to you, but congrats! This is me officially being jealous.
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roadkill1
mikefehl wrote:
Haven't been on WSN in about 8 years, but was told I should come and help you out. (I was CSOM back in the day when wishoops first started up around 2001...)

I've spent more time in London than all but Houston over the past 10 years. I lived there 2009-2010 so happy to help. If you'd rather talk privately, DM me and I can help with housing, getting acclimated, etc but a lot will depend on your job, salary and location.

Sky Sports will carry ESPN America where you can get PTI, SportsCenter, etc. and some American sports (MLB, NCAA Basketball). BBC and Sky used to carry NFL games on Sundays with a shortened replay on Mondays. Streaming sports works too if you're savvy to that, or you can try the slingbox routine with some friends back stateside.

As far as sports bars go, SportsCafe near Piccadilly Circus carries a lot of NCAA and NFL football, and isn't bad for March Madness. If it's not a huge game though otherwise, it's kind of odd - can turn into a dance club. http://www.thesportscafe.com/london/ Bodean's BBQ has a number of locations in the city and they will carry some sporting events and have big Super Bowl parties too.

Otherwise, I'd recommend getting into Premier League for football (soccer) - soccer pubs can be great fun. You'll be there for World Cup 2014 - I was there for WC10 and that was awesome (Eng played USA for first match). English national team Rugby is a lot of fun to watch too - especially during Feb/March during the 6 Nations tournament. Try going to a Cricket match at Lord's as well - doesn't matter the team, just go and check it out.

Living in town is great, but pricey. Let's talk when you get time.







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mandango
I actually lived there for 8 months while playing "American Football". The two most popular sports on TV seemed to be Cricket and Billiards.

American football players over there are considered to be "wimps" because we have to wear pads. This was the popular sentiment of the Rugby players. My standard response was that we were just smarter than them and wore pads.

My overall experience was wonderful. I would call London a great place to visit, not someplace I would want to live. Commuting in and out of London was a pain in the arse. Traffic is awful and the "Tube" system seemed crowded. I would consider myself a small town person and not real fond of crowds.

Hyde Park is an awesome place to spend time. I used to do all my running there. Other players could never figure out why until I took a couple of them with me. The European girls have different opinions on what is necessary to wear while sunbathing!

One other note, they drive like they are crazy and on the wrong side of the street. It was difficult driving 55 when I got back to Wisconsin. It seems our Police officers here don't care that you just got back from Europe.

Best of Luck
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sp0rtsfan
nirvanafan1 wrote:
Sky Sports I believe is the station/family of networks that shows sporting events, but I'm not entirely sure on the scope of how much of their broadcast time is dedicated to US sporting events. Seems to me like the NFL and NBA would have that info available on their websites though.


This.

What's the job? I've toured London and surrounding areas for 2 weeks...I could have saw myself living there. Good luck to you.
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mikefehl
Haven't been on WSN in about 8 years, but was told I should come and help you out. (I was CSOM back in the day when wishoops first started up around 2001...)

I've spent more time in London than all but Houston over the past 10 years. I lived there 2009-2010 so happy to help. If you'd rather talk privately, DM me and I can help with housing, getting acclimated, etc but a lot will depend on your job, salary and location.

Sky Sports will carry ESPN America where you can get PTI, SportsCenter, etc. and some American sports (MLB, NCAA Basketball). BBC and Sky used to carry NFL games on Sundays with a shortened replay on Mondays. Streaming sports works too if you're savvy to that, or you can try the slingbox routine with some friends back stateside.

As far as sports bars go, SportsCafe near Piccadilly Circus carries a lot of NCAA and NFL football, and isn't bad for March Madness. If it's not a huge game though otherwise, it's kind of odd - can turn into a dance club. http://www.thesportscafe.com/london/ Bodean's BBQ has a number of locations in the city and they will carry some sporting events and have big Super Bowl parties too.

Otherwise, I'd recommend getting into Premier League for football (soccer) - soccer pubs can be great fun. You'll be there for World Cup 2014 - I was there for WC10 and that was awesome (Eng played USA for first match). English national team Rugby is a lot of fun to watch too - especially during Feb/March during the 6 Nations tournament. Try going to a Cricket match at Lord's as well - doesn't matter the team, just go and check it out.

Living in town is great, but pricey. Let's talk when you get time.




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whfan202
Hey, congrats on the offer Alando. I'm sorry I don't expertise to give you, but best of luck.
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alandoamazing
mikefehl wrote:
Haven't been on WSN in about 8 years, but was told I should come and help you out. (I was CSOM back in the day when wishoops first started up around 2001...)

I've spent more time in London than all but Houston over the past 10 years. I lived there 2009-2010 so happy to help. If you'd rather talk privately, DM me and I can help with housing, getting acclimated, etc but a lot will depend on your job, salary and location.

Sky Sports will carry ESPN America where you can get PTI, SportsCenter, etc. and some American sports (MLB, NCAA Basketball). BBC and Sky used to carry NFL games on Sundays with a shortened replay on Mondays. Streaming sports works too if you're savvy to that, or you can try the slingbox routine with some friends back stateside.

As far as sports bars go, SportsCafe near Piccadilly Circus carries a lot of NCAA and NFL football, and isn't bad for March Madness. If it's not a huge game though otherwise, it's kind of odd - can turn into a dance club. http://www.thesportscafe.com/london/ Bodean's BBQ has a number of locations in the city and they will carry some sporting events and have big Super Bowl parties too.

Otherwise, I'd recommend getting into Premier League for football (soccer) - soccer pubs can be great fun. You'll be there for World Cup 2014 - I was there for WC10 and that was awesome (Eng played USA for first match). English national team Rugby is a lot of fun to watch too - especially during Feb/March during the 6 Nations tournament. Try going to a Cricket match at Lord's as well - doesn't matter the team, just go and check it out.

Living in town is great, but pricey. Let's talk when you get time.




Thanks! I'd give you 100 high fives if I could. I'll DM you.

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alandoamazing
sp0rtsfan wrote:
nirvanafan1 wrote:
Sky Sports I believe is the station/family of networks that shows sporting events, but I'm not entirely sure on the scope of how much of their broadcast time is dedicated to US sporting events. Seems to me like the NFL and NBA would have that info available on their websites though.


This.

What's the job? I've toured London and surrounding areas for 2 weeks...I could have saw myself living there. Good luck to you.


Basically the same thing I'm doing now, interestingly. US Tax group for a UK accounting firm.
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roadkill1
alandoamazing wrote:
So, this has been in the works for a little bit, and today I received the offer, finally. An opportunity like this is basically once in a lifetime, and I am pretty excited. I'll hopefully be headed over there in February. But, I have spent a total of one week in London ever. Have any other wissporters spent a sizeable length of time in London? Any advice for me? Any idea what the best way to tune into US sports is? It would be much appreciated.

Congrats!!!!

Going to a foreign country is an amazing experience......AMAZING, ALANDO!!!

Go for it, enjoy it, learn from t and make lifelong memories.
You will come out of it a different person.
That will be a good thing (not that you need to change, that you WILL grow!).


All the BEST!!!


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diener34
I have no direct experience with London, but I have heard a few things about it:

1) Be careful about London Bridge, I heard a report it was falling down.

2) Bring Ketchup

3) You'll get to watch up to 2 mediocre NFL games per year! Go Jaguars!

4) You have to hit up a ton of EPL games and report back to us.

Best wishes, we'll be expecting pictures!
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longball12
alandoamazing wrote:
sp0rtsfan wrote:
nirvanafan1 wrote:
Sky Sports I believe is the station/family of networks that shows sporting events, but I'm not entirely sure on the scope of how much of their broadcast time is dedicated to US sporting events. Seems to me like the NFL and NBA would have that info available on their websites though.


This.

What's the job? I've toured London and surrounding areas for 2 weeks...I could have saw myself living there. Good luck to you.


Basically the same thing I'm doing now, interestingly. US Tax group for a UK accounting firm.


I fully expect you to continue your arguments on here, but now I want you to start using words like: Arse, Chaps or even Mate, Bloody Hell, I want you to tell us about banging/shagging/bonking/snogging, Shut Up is Belt Up over there, and instead of having a rough night you had a bender or were "on the piss", there better be a lot of the word Blimey used, call some people Twits, but most of all, don't be a wanker.

Best of luck, but you may want to pick up on the lingo before going over.
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nirvanafan1
Sky Sports I believe is the station/family of networks that shows sporting events, but I'm not entirely sure on the scope of how much of their broadcast time is dedicated to US sporting events. Seems to me like the NFL and NBA would have that info available on their websites though.
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