Category Archives: North America

NY Giants 30 Houston 17

New York Giants 30 Houston Texans 17 (21st Sept 2014) Although I can appreciate the game easily enough, I’m not an NFL fan. Not that I dislike the game. I watched it way back in the 1980s when it first … Continue reading

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New York 4 Seattle 1

New York Red Bulls 4 Seattle Sounders 1 (20th Sept 2014) As far as most New York guide books are concerned, they might as well have “dragons live here” written on any map that shows the western side of the … Continue reading

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NY Yankees 3 Toronto 2

New York Yankees 3 Toronto Blue Jays 2 (18th Sept 2014) Despite the so-so evening out at the Mets the previous day, I was looking forward to a game at Yankee Stadium. Even for a non-Baseball fan as myself, the … Continue reading

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NY Mets 3 Marlins 4

New York Mets 3 Florida Marlins 4 (17th Sept 2014) Now I admit I’m not a baseball fan to any degree, and I only went because I love seeing events at stadiums, but my reason for wanting the game to … Continue reading

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Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium

“How long does the guided tour last?” asked the man in the queue ahead of me at the ticket booth. “About four hours. Is that good for you?” replied the guy in the booth. “…err… I’m not sure I have … Continue reading

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Houston 2 Columbus 2

Houston Dynamo 2 Columbus Crew 2 (13th Sept 2014) The game in the USA does seem to have come a long way since I first saw a game there in 2001. The standard has certainly improved, as has the lure … Continue reading

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Minute Maid Park

First stop on a sport-themed couple of weeks in the USA (two stadiums tours, two football matches, two baseball games and one NFL game) was Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros. A very rainy morning, not exactly what … Continue reading

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(MLB) Toronto Blue Jays 8 Boston Red Sox 4

(MLB) Toronto Blue Jays 8 Boston Red Sox 4 (29/06/2001) Toronto’s CN Tower opened in 1976, and you have to wonder what the city’s tourist board used to lure visitors to the city before that. Not that it’s an unattractive … Continue reading

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Rochester Raging Rhinos 3 Long Island Rough Riders 1

A week after watching Chicago draw with the New England Revolution, I found myself in Rochester. Not a town on the usual tourist trail, and indeed it was a detour so absurdly expensive that it clearly overstepped the boundary of … Continue reading

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Chicago Fire 1 N.E. Revolution 1, Chicago Cubs 3 Milwaukee 6, June 2001

If you are fan of the film The Blues Brothers then you shouldn’t go to Chicago. Yes, it’s good in that you recognise so many locations from the film, but once you know just how bafflingly illogical the car chase … Continue reading

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