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Freo Yankee

Discussion in 'Introductions Board' started by Daddoo, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Daddoo

    Daddoo Draftee

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    Hi all,

    I've been a reader for a couple years now and just decided to post something. I got into footy when an Aussie I met in a video game guild suggested I check it out. First game was the 2013 Hawthorn vs Fremantle GF and after watching a bunch of games the next year, I was hooked! I don't know anyone in the states here who follows AFL so I thought I would join for the conversation... And, if you're from the Chicago area, hit me up. I'd love to connect sometime and watch a game!

    Real Name: Paul

    Age: 43

    Location: Chicago, USA

    Occupation: Teacher educator

    Transport: Keen hiking boots when not forced to drive a car.

    Team: Fremantle Dockers, Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers

    Other Sports: American football, soccer, baseball

    Favourite Foods: anything Mexican, Indian, or Italian

    Favourite Drinks: Craft beer, hands-down

    TV Shows I'd Never Miss: None. I'd rather be outside or playing with my kids.

    Favourite Website: Big Footy. What else?

    Best Holiday Spot: Any place with an ocean.

    3 Things ALWAYS in my Shopping Trolley: Trolley? We don't have trolleys in the states. I use a proper shopping cart. lol. You'll always find dark roasted coffee, lots of fruit, and cheese.

    Which Supermarket Chain Do You Prefer...Why? Woodman's...for the beer selection, of course.

    Favourite Cartoon: Star Wars Rebels

    Most amazing thing I've done or seen: Too many to count. Probably capturing/tagging endangered northern spotted owls in old growth forests when I was a field biologist back in a former life.

    Bad Habits: I don't have any, but you could ask my wife. ;)

    Biggest Fear/Phobia: No Fear

    Have You Any Piercings Or Tattoos? Yep

    Hobbies: Homebrewing, auto mechanic, cooking

    Dream Job: Lottery winner...that is a job, right?

    Favourite Game Show: Gong Show

    Reality Program: American Ninja Warrior

    Finally...3 Things I'd Like To Do/Achieve Before I die... Live hard, play hard, and watch Freo win a flag!

    Cheers!
     

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  2. CazC30

    CazC30 A blonde free zone!!!

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    Yep... This is gonna be a problem... Such a shame!!!
     
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  3. Daddoo

    Daddoo Draftee

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    Problem? What problem? I don't see a problem here. ;)

    It's not hard to feel the "love" WC and Freo fans have for each other despite me being literally 10,000 miles away...as it should be in a two team town. Chicago Cubs / White Sox fans have a similar rivalry here.
     
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  4. Present Not Past

    Present Not Past Norm Smith Medallist

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    Firstly, you need to know that Australian Football (AFL) was invented in Melbourne, Victoria. Long before Fremantle was even colonised by Australians.
    Secondly, as a Milwaukee Brewers fan you'd know that baseball was invented in Chicago, long before it got to Milwaukee.
    So, I suggest to you that you have a second look at the AFL teams that you want to support in the future,
     
  5. Daddoo

    Daddoo Draftee

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    Thanks for clearing that up. I didn't know I was required to support a team from Victoria. Good to know.

    Baseball invented in Chicago? Nice one. Spoken by a true Chicagoan. You might want to google that.
     
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  6. Admiral Byng

    Admiral Byng Brownlow Medallist

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    Welcome aboard mate. :thumbsu:
     
  7. Freofalcon

    Freofalcon Brownlow Medallist

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    Prictorians could have invented Footy 1000 years ago and St Kilda would still be shit.
     
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  8. ep2018

    ep2018 Bigfooty Pessimist

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    Enjoy your time here mate. There are a few American freo fans that post on here too.
     
  9. CazC30

    CazC30 A blonde free zone!!!

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    Very true but they have separate stadiums and seem to appreciate each others faults more... Freo fans keep scraping their knuckles along the ground causing small groves in the tarmac.
     
  10. Daddoo

    Daddoo Draftee

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    That's an interesting observation from someone who lives on another continent. But if you insisit, master of analogies, how about the NY Giants and NY Jets fans? Or how about the LA Lakers and LA Clippers? Or how about AC Milan and and Inter Milan? Does that work for you or are my knuckles scraping too loudly on the tarmac for you to hear?

    I can't wait to hear your expert analysis!
     
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  11. CazC30

    CazC30 A blonde free zone!!!

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    I am a Western Australian (they now ship them the other way) originally from Wanneroo (North of Perth). I was born kicking a footie, sadly everything is free when your like a bird but nothing comes from towing an anchor... Three sports where they play with each others balls x
     

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  12. SarahSmiles

    SarahSmiles SarahFrowns

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    G'day Daddoo hope you enjoy your stay. I too enjoyed the 2013 grand final although probably for different reasons ;)
     
  13. Daddoo

    Daddoo Draftee

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    Cheers. And let me guess, Hawthorn supporter?


    On iPhone using BigFooty.com mobile app
     
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  14. Daddoo

    Daddoo Draftee

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    I sure hope I run into them. I’d loooove to watch a match with another footy fan and even better if they’re a Freo supporter. Haven’t run into anybody around me who follows AFL. I actually live outside Chicago in the corn fields of Illinois.


    On iPhone using BigFooty.com mobile app
     
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  15. Daddoo

    Daddoo Draftee

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    I sure hope I run into them. I’d loooove to watch a match with another footy fan and even better if they’re a Freo supporter. Haven’t run into anybody around me who follows AFL. I actually live outside Chicago in the corn fields of Illinois.


    On iPhone using BigFooty.com mobile app
     
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  16. Daddoo

    Daddoo Draftee

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    I sure hope I run into them. I’d love to watch a match with another footy fan and even better if they’re a Freo supporter. Haven’t run into anybody around me who follows AFL. I actually live outside Chicago in the corn fields of Illinois.


    On iPhone using BigFooty.com mobile app
     
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  17. SarahSmiles

    SarahSmiles SarahFrowns

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    Course :)
     
  18. _Mike_

    _Mike_ Super Moderator

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    Welcome to BigFooty Daddoo

    Being a long time/first time you’ll probabaly be aware of the competitive nature of Australians when it comes to “our game”. Join in on the Fremantle club board, introduce yourself and get involved in the discussions. I’m not really a fan of the NFL but I do follow the Lakers and Canadiens when it comes to North American sports.
     
  19. eastfreo75

    eastfreo75 Norm Smith Medallist

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    Non Australian becomes an AFL fan and gets attacked by eagles supporters.

    Wow, classy.
     
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