NFL Training camps Are Opening

Discussion in 'Camping Community Board' started by ntsammy5, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. ntsammy5

    ntsammy5 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    12,094
    For me this is the best time of the year. It's still summer (alright so it's only 63 here), the camping is good and the NFL is opening their training camps to prepare for the 2008 season. Anyone who know me knows I live and die with the Buffalo Bills. It's been a long drought for the Bills, but I see a lot of promise this year. I'm really looking forward to it - along with tailgating and the beer that goes with it.

    There are no big college teams near here, but I did go to Alabama and Texas so I know what college games are like - and one daughter went to Syracuse which is a 2 1/2 hour drive away - I do miss that - 'cause nothing beats a good SEC game EXCEPT FOR AN NFL GAME.

    GO BILLS

    And Jen,

    WAR EAGLE!

    and Pete

    ORANGE AND BLUE
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. Gatordad

    Gatordad <font color=blue>Hates WDW<br><marquee behavior=al

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    5,653
    you'd watch badmitton if they let you grill sausages and drink beer.
     
  4. medic9016

    medic9016 Free Agent

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Messages:
    528
    Good, now we can get some other NFL news besides the Wheel of Favre.
     
  5. ntsammy5

    ntsammy5 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    12,094
    You got that right! Ever watch curling? :lmao:

    I find it strangely fascinating!
     
  6. RvUsa

    RvUsa <font color=blue>John, the special Dis'r formerly

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2008
    Messages:
    3,538
    Al, I LOVE CURLING! But I was just saying on my board that we should meet up at the campground you posted, but now that I know you are a bills fan, I may have to rethink that! ;)
     
  7. ftwildernessguy

    ftwildernessguy <font color=green>I have a linen closet at home fu

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2003
    Messages:
    6,587
    Remember the Houston Oilers? I was at Trinity University many years ago in San Antonio taking an Army course during their training camp. We ate with them, and man, those guys could EAT. Not a lot of brain power in the room, though.
     
  8. Gatordad

    Gatordad <font color=blue>Hates WDW<br><marquee behavior=al

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    5,653
    you should hear what they said about you.
     
  9. ftwildernessguy

    ftwildernessguy <font color=green>I have a linen closet at home fu

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2003
    Messages:
    6,587
    Not much. They were still into basic, three word sentences. Anything more than that was a novel to them. They carried around these 50 lb playbooks. A friend of mine was a real clown and asked what course they were taking and they looked at him and said "football". He laughed and laughed. I thought they were going to kill us. They had no necks - just heads on shoulders.
     
  10. Gatordad

    Gatordad <font color=blue>Hates WDW<br><marquee behavior=al

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    5,653
  11. big kahuna1

    big kahuna1 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    Messages:
    1,487
    I can't stand the Bill's ever since that a#!hole Jim Kelly refused to sign a couple of hats at the pro-bowl for my kids. He happend to be at the Hotel we were at and many other team members. He was the only jack@#! that did not sign. He had to hurry and go sit on the beach. If it was not for the other huge team members with him I would of went and kicked sand in his face.:scared1:


    Bill's Bite!


    Do I sound bitter?
     
  12. ntsammy5

    ntsammy5 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    12,094
    That actually surprises me. Kelly's a drunk and a loud mouth but I never heard of him refusing to sign anything before.
     
  13. Us3

    Us3 <img src=http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/smilies/tin

    Joined:
    May 17, 2003
    Messages:
    1,936
    Amen my friend!! I wore my t-shirt with the blue star on it today! :duck: We're definitely the odd one out here in the south east...everyone is done watching football here by the time Sunday rolls around. :confused3 Sunday is when dh and I are breaking out the beer and hot wings!
     
  14. ftwildernessguy

    ftwildernessguy <font color=green>I have a linen closet at home fu

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2003
    Messages:
    6,587
    Whatever happened to his son? I assume he passed away a while ago. Does he still live in Orchard Park?
     
  15. ntsammy5

    ntsammy5 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    12,094
    Hunter died about three years ago. Jim still lives in OP and attends quite a few events in the area. I saw him at a game day party a couple of years ago - he was outside puking his guts out - some things never change.

    I saw him at a local charity event back in the 90s stay in an autograph signing line for over 4 hours - the kids all got stuff from him - that's one of the reasons I'm surprised he wouldn't sign something - but everyone can be a jerk sometimes.
     
  16. ntsammy5

    ntsammy5 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    12,094
    You know Sonya, I knew there was something about you I liked! :cool1:
     
  17. ftwildernessguy

    ftwildernessguy <font color=green>I have a linen closet at home fu

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2003
    Messages:
    6,587

    I rode on a plane across the aisle from him back in the '80's from Chicago to Buffalo. He actually seemed like a pretty nice guy and was more than willing to sign napkins for the kids on board. My son was an infant and fussing a bit so he held Jon on his lap while FWGirl took care of my daughter's needs. It is still one of my son's favorite stories despite the fact he doesn't remember any of it. He is 21 and still has a Jim Kelley poster on his wall.
     
  18. 2goofycampers

    2goofycampers Sounds like something a camping trip could cure!

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Messages:
    14,171
    Houston Oilers now Tennessee Titans. Still not much brain power there.
     
  19. AuburnJen92

    AuburnJen92 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 30, 2005
    Messages:
    8,253
    I thought that was what Saturday was for?
     
  20. kc5grw

    kc5grw Musket Mickey's Motoring Maniac #1

    Joined:
    May 13, 2003
    Messages:
    1,220
    I just don't get into NFL, or professional sports at all. High school football I can handle.

    But it is getting close to marching season. My oldest DD starts summer band in 10days. This is the end of free weekends for about 4 months.
     
  21. des1954

    des1954 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2007
    Messages:
    7,329
    My mom actually went down on the field when the Bills were in a playoff game against the then Boston Patriots and kicked a Pat player in the shins!! This was in 1963 or 4....perhaps Al can tell the details as I was too young & don't remember much about it other that the event itself!

    Don't blame DA BILLS for Kelly's action, Steve.

    I love the Buc's, but hate Warren Sapp & didn't cry any tears when he left. He was the same way ---- refused to do anything for anybody.

    Each year the Buc's hold a special event for underprivileged kids, and most of the big names on the team show up for it even though they don't have to. Do you think Sapp ever did? NO WAY!! Fox 13 news interviewed him & asked why he didn't show. His response...."Anyone want my autograph day gotta pay fo it." I wanted to shoot that arrogant b#st#rd on sight when I heard that!! Thankfully, there are many GOOD, KIND, men that play pro ball.

    In my books, Tony Dungy is the best of the best, and the Bucs made a bad move letting him go ---- but they're paying for it now. Dungy still calls Tampa his home.
     

Share This Page