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  1. Yes, you better get on it now. EA are tempting fate by making him the cover athlete on this seasons Madden! http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/tom-brady-laughs-at-curses-graces-cover-of-ea-sports-madden-18-goat-edition/
  2. David and I used AceTicket for the NLH Winter Classic at Gillette stadium, and I have experience of both buying and selling on Stubhub and Ticketmaster Resale. The latest one was the Jets road game last year. As has been mentioned, there is obviously a premium on using those sites if you're not successul in the general sale, but you would be very lucky to get a ticket there. Given the difficulty in obtaining tickets and the chances people not from the area get to go the games, the premium is worth saving for!
  3. A LOT of thought went into that, bravo to the creator!
  4. Travel to Boston

    Toronto has a US customs too. Been a nice change travelling from here rather than the UK. But as Warren said, never had any major delays doing it in Boston.
  5. Travel to Boston

    Or buy a few things from the Pro Shop We did - about $500 dollars worth including 2 shirts with Roberts on the back - which confused the heck out of the locals - who? When did he play Also depends on time of year and length of trip. I did just hand luggage last year to Denver. It was 2 nights and a cold weather game which I managed fine with. If its a September game, 3-4 nights to Boston, you could potentially get away with only hand luggage providing you don't want to buy much while you're there. If you're a first timer, I suspect you would want to play it safe and have the choice of fresh clothes to wear and the option to purchase what you want without fear of running out of space/weight allowance. Also, buying travel sized things like shower gel/deodorant is a rip off (though I personally use refillable travel bottles as a way around that). I do always pack a spare t-shirt and change of socks/boxers in my hand luggage when travelling with hold luggage. If your bag is lost, it's normally back with you within 24 hours so they I feel are the essentials.
  6. If I am still in my job by this time, I should be off for both the RT and the Browns game. I have time booked off until early Sep and my 3 week rotation has me coming off late September, what a coincidence! I think I will look for tickets a little closer to the time, but this one is definitely on the radar. The UKPCC should hopefully be in full force!
  7. Travel to Boston

    Some people like to wear fresh, clean clothes though.
  8. Travel to Boston

    I've done a few routes with various airlines and never had any major issues. One time I went via Amsterdam with KLM and my bag was left there, that was in 2008. I had it delivered to the hotel 24 hours later. I've also flown KLM a bunch of times since and I actually like and would recommend their service. I wouldn't go out of my way to book them, I tend to just book the best price. I know one or two others have had bags go missing or had delays with fog, but that's more down to bad luck than anything else. I always recommend packing at least some clean underwear, a tshirt and a toothbrush in your hand luggage for such an event as your bag being delayed. From what I understand, WOW are just a budget airline. I suspect the flight wouldn't be as comfortable as Virgin/BA/KLM etc and some drinks/snacks/headsets/pillows/blankets might not be free, but if you save a good chunk of change booking with them, I'm sure you could stick out a 6-7 hour flight. How old are you if you don't mind me asking? Are you looking at going with anyone or sticking it out allone? Just thought I would ask as 21 is legal drinking age their and they are VERY strict on this.
  9. https://www.facebook.com/groups/PatsTG/?fref=ts This group I noticed sorts out tailgates at road games. Probably the best place to look for info of tailgating with fellow Pats fans. I'm still very interesting in doing Cleveland, just depends on work situation come October, which is miles away yet!
  10. Sounds good Howie, though I know of 4 of our contingent north of the border who are thinking of making the trip! So a van may be in order!
  11. This has to be the first time anyone has ever written that sentence. Aha aye, although the place isn't great the game could be special if we are both injury free! My buddy from work is from Pittsburgh and he has assured me Pittsburgh is a great city but get's a bad rep! Said we would go together the next time they played at Heinz Field, so we'll see. As long as I get to one of Buffalo, Pittsburgh or Cleveland, I'll be happy. All about my schedule for me though.
  12. I definitely want to attend the Bills road game this year, had it happened this year, my record would still be unbeaten at 8-0! Nevertheless, Denver was fun. Cleveland has been on the cards for a few years for me. Used to work with a guy from Cleveland. He is the only Browns fan I have met, and I told him I didn't believe there was any more, and want to visit the dog pound to ensure it isn't a hologram! Canton would also be cool to tie in. I heard it's not a far drive from Toronto. surprising really. 4-5 hours.
  13. Ade, and anyone else with experience in this topic, and it is a little off-topic, I'm looking to book a couple of days in New York in a couple of weeks, I always use SkyScanner to search my flights, and pick up a hotel later. Is it any cheaper in your experiences to book a packaged deal? Are there any other sites that you find better to use or search to get a better deal?
  14. Travel advice

    Hello all, Bit of a random question. My ESTA expired and I was about to apply for a new one. But since my last one expired, I now have 5 year L-1 visa which I haven't yet activated as I haven't been down to the States since it was approved. Do I need to get an ESTA, or will they activate my L-1 when I fly into Denver? I don't really need to activate it any time soon as I don't anticipate needing to travel for work. The time it will take in the airport to activate too, I'd rather just spend in Denver as I'm on there for 2 days. I know a few of you have had business in the States in the past, and just wondering what you did.
  15. Travel advice

    Looked on expedia, tried a few different combinations, in the 2 minutes it took to put my details in, on 3 separate occasions, coincidentally a price alert popped up with increased each price...and as a man of principle, I swiftly closed. When I searched again, the original price was still displaying. Disgusting. I'd be more impressed if I got to the check out and a price alert displayed with it being even cheaper. Ended up getting a good deal on the flight separately, and also got a good deal on the Hilton Doubletree on the 3rd night. Ended up grouping night 1 & 2 in some glorified hostel which claims it's a 4 start hotel, either way, saved a few $'s! In English please Expedia tried to screw him so he booked his flights and hotel separately and saved money but is slumming it for a couple of nights Haha well done! I searched Expedia, found a combination of a flight/hotel I wanted, and each time I selected something, by the time I got to the "pay" page, there was a price alert. This alert was informing the price increased. It did this 3 times, so I figure they're just a bunch of con artists. Each time I re-searched, the original price was displaying from when I first clicked the deal! Cheers Wazza, I'll bare that in mind next time!
  16. Travel advice

    Looked on expedia, tried a few different combinations, in the 2 minutes it took to put my details in, on 3 separate occasions, coincidentally a price alert popped up with increased each price...and as a man of principle, I swiftly closed. When I searched again, the original price was still displaying. Disgusting. I'd be more impressed if I got to the check out and a price alert displayed with it being even cheaper. Ended up getting a good deal on the flight separately, and also got a good deal on the Hilton Doubletree on the 3rd night. Ended up grouping night 1 & 2 in some glorified hostel which claims it's a 4 start hotel, either way, saved a few $'s!
  17. Tickets I can't see being a problem. It might be just a little early for me to get to though with actually moving over, settling in and making sure I will be off work. Will have to wait and see though. I won't rule it completely out for another month or 2. Definitely one for next season though no matter how cold it is!
  18. Cupcakes

    The cupcakes were immense. Enough said. Can you send a dozen in the post Yvette?!
  19. Massive Thank You

    Glad you are home safely Howard, hope the family is well too.
  20. Massive Thank You

    Keep in a locked, dark room until required and feed with Krispy Kremes!! Do so at your own risk. May hustle everyone at Poker.
  21. Britni is still my favourite! It will be July 2013 in my house all year round, just like it was in February 2010 for a while too!
  22. NFL Fan Rally - Saturday 27th October

    What were the Bills doing there?!
  23. UKPatriots Pre-Game Party FAQs

    That reminds me, did any flags go walkies this year at all? Hope the camera is returned to its rightful owner soon!
  24. Massive Thank You

    Absolutely top weekend. Words can't do it justice. Thanks to the effort from Ade & James for working noon and night, and mornings, and basically giving up their lives to arrange this for us. I don't know where you found the time with your jobs and families! Also thanks to Damien for organising the flag football even though I couldn't take part this year, and Mark for the SB&G and rally towels, also not forgetting Yvette for the awesome cupcake!! Trying to keep this short so thanks to anyone I missed who made this weekend so special. Was a pleasure meeting some new faces, and getting to hang out with so many familiar ones, and meeting ones I have spoken to for years and not had the chance yet to meet! Glad to call you all friends and I look forward to our next meet. Whether that will be the Superbowl party for me, a night at a concert/sporting event or a night at a house watching the game, see you all soon!
  25. Great news the derby will be on, that will be of interest for me, my friend Liam, and Jamie too!!
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