Cardinals at 49ers – Top 5 moments

5.  The walk. We parked quite far away, so had to walk through the crowds and soak up the atmosphere. By the time we arrived we proper smelt of barbecue smoke, and didn’t buy a hundred t-shirts. Wish I’d bought a flag on the way though… Anyway, in 2014 the 49ers are moving to a new stadium even further outside the city, we saw the building site a few days later in the way to the outlet at Milpitas, at the moment though they play at Candlestick Park ::

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4. We get the tickets, exciting times! No different to any other tickets, they scan them and check your bag and you’re golden. Make sure you have cash, and your ID with you though, because I (at nearly 30) got ID’d for buying two Coors Lights, at $18.00 (£11.00). Another tip – get in early, the queues for the shop and the bar were enormous.

3. Play starts. And goes on for hours. Seriously. Three hours. The photo below is the touchdown celebration in the 2nd quarter. Again, I’m sure my Mexican got fed up with all the questions, and it’s a lot more difficult to keep an eye on what’s happening without the TV drawing the lines on for you. You need to keep a careful eye on the men with the bright orange markers, or as I call them – the Lollipop Men.


2. The teddybears come out! Daniel’s dad bought us girls a teddy each, cue distraction! At least it was sunny 🙂



1. The score. They won, the 49ers won. I know I was only a fan for a day, but I was genuinely pleased that they won. A fantastic day out, and I managed to stay awake for it. They actually won 27-13, after the Broncos won against the Kansas City Chiefs, putting both the 49ers and the Broncos top of their divisions, and through to the play-offs. We then went to the Olive Garden to watch the Dallas Cowboys game, who lost and out of theplay-offs unfortunately, but it was a brilliant day all round.

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Tonight’s Game Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs

Tonight at Coming-Home-Early o’clock we have Denver Broncos at the Kansas City Chiefs, so Daniel decided to play this on Madden 13 this morning – because we will be out at a gig tonight. Bit of a poor show really because he lost 3-0. So, along with the “Ah take that you bastards” here is why this is a bit poor…

Basically as I said, it involved a lot of really manly falling over, but that’s because a “normal” score would be like 17-10, like last year. So it’s 6 points for a touchdown, all you have to do it run to the end, you don’t even have the big dramatic throwing yourself on the floor like in Rugby, you just run over the line and Gangnam Style it across the crowd.

Then they can try and kick it though the bars, just like Rugby, but here it’s called a try. The bravest player of them all holds the ball on the floor, while Matt Prater runs as fast as he can to kick it over between the posts. That’s one point, or you can try and run over the line again for two points. If they don’t get the touchdown, they can just try a field goal if they are near enough, for three points.

There’s another score called a safety for two points, but to be honest I don’t get it at all, so leave me some time and we’ll come back to that.

In the meantime, here’s a BBC montage of Gangnam style celebrations in the National Football League. Nice change from throwing yourself in front of the home supporters, arms open like you’re a God. I’m talking about you, Christiano Ronaldo.